Meet the Team

A multidisciplinary team of specialists provides aerodigestive care. Our team includes gastroenterologists (feeding, stomach, liver), pulmonologists (lungs) and otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat), as well as pediatric surgeons, nutritionists, speech pathologists and nurses.

Aerodigestive team 


Dawn Simon, M.D., Aerodigestive Center Medical Director

Gastroenterology (GI)

Benjamin Gold, M.D.
Cary Sauer, M.D.
Jose Garza, M.D.


Roy Rajan, M.D.
Kara Prickett, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery

Amina Bhatia, M.D. 

Care Navigators

Amy Painter, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Aerodigestive Center Clinical Program Manager
Shannon Luetkemeyer, B.S.N., R.N.
Laurie Hobbs, M.S.W. - Social Work


Abby Johnson, M.S., R.D.

Speech pathology

Kristin Hall, M.S., C.C.P.-S.L.P.
Laura Brooks, M.Ed, C.C.P.-S.L.P.
Sarah Harmon, M.S., C.C.P-S.L.P.
Nashifa Hooda, M.S., C.C.P-S.L.P.
Ashley Pugh, M.S., C.C.P-S.L.P.
Anna Vance, M.S., C.C.P-S.L.P.

Respiratory therapy

Donna Williams, C.R.T.T., R.R.T.

Additional resources for aerodigestive patients and families

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.