Meet the Doctors

The doctors and nurse practitioners of Commonwealth Pediatrics are certified specialists in the provision of health care to infants, children and adolescents.

Christopher Ayers

Christopher Ayers

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Ayers received his M.D. from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. His residency and internship in Pediatrics were completed at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ayers completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

Dr. Ayers resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and children.

Alice Condro

Alice Condro

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Condro is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Condro received her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she was awarded the Dr. Edmund J. Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics, and the Dr. Leonard J. Hummel Prize for Excellence in Internal Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia, and then served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics and Clinical Attending at the Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Condro completed her undergraduate work at Harvard University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia awarded her the Benjamin Ritter Award for “Devotion to the care and welfare of children, and exemplary service in the training of residents.”

Dr. Condro resides in Midlothian, VA with her husband and three children.

Jennifer Domer

Jennifer Domer

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Domer is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Domer received her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Domer completed her undergraduate work at The College of William and Mary in Virginia where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Dr. Domer resides in Midlothian, VA with her husband and son.

Kari Gilliam

Kari Gilliam

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Gilliam is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Gilliam received her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Gilliam completed her undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with minors in Biology and Chemistry.

Dr. Gilliam resides in Chesterfield County, VA with her husband.

Suzanne Greth

Suzanne Greth

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Greth received her M.D. from the Wake Forrest University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Greth completed her undergraduate work at the University of Arizona where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Chemistry.

Dr. Greth resides in Ashland, VA with her husband and four children.

Candace Pate

Candace Pate

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Candace Pate is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Pate attended East Carolina University School of Medicine and did her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Pate worked in General Pediatrics for 13 years in Augusta County, VA before moving to Richmond. Dr. Pate completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Dr. Pate resides in Midlothian, VA with her husband and son.

Kristen D. Ryan

Kristen D. Ryan

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Ryan is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Ryan received her M.D. from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ryan completed her undergraduate work at Miami University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology.

Dr. Ryan resides in Richmond, VA with her husband and two children.

Paul M. Strehler

Paul M. Strehler

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Strehler is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Strehler received his M.D. from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Dr. Strehler completed his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

In 2008 and 2015, Dr. Strehler was selected as one of the best pediatric physicians in Richmond by the annual survey conducted by Richmond Magazine.

Dr. Strehler resides in Moseley, VA with his wife and three children.

Azhar A. Talibi

Azhar A. Talibi

MD, FAAP

is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Talibi is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, the Richmond Pediatric Society and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Talibi received his M.D. from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Dr. Talibi completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. In addition, Dr. Talibi received a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of Florida.

Dr. Talibi resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and two children.

Certified Nurse Practitioners

Lauren R. Carroll

Lauren R. Carroll

CPNP

is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mrs. Carroll is a member of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Pediatrics, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Mrs. Carroll received her M.S in nursing from the University of Virginia. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Mrs. Carroll resides in Richmond, VA with her husband and son.

Karen Capshaw

Karen Capshaw

FNP

is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Pediatrics, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Mrs. Capshaw received her M.S. and B.S. in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, she received a Masters in history from Baylor University and nearly completed a PhD in history before becoming a nurse practitioner.

Mrs. Capshaw resides in Midlothian with her husband and two daughters.

Shannon Cannon

Shannon Cannon

CPNP

Shannon Cannon, CPNP is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Shannon is a member of the National Association for Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners.
Shannon received both an M.S. and a B.S in nursing with a minor in Spanish from Virginia Commonwealth University. Shannon welcomes Spanish speaking patients! Shannon joined Commonwealth Pediatrics with four years of pediatric nursing experience from VCU Health System as well as 7 years of nurse practitioner experience from another office in Richmond.

Shannon resides in Midlothian with her husband and two boys.

Holly Holston

Holly Holston

CPNP

is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Holly is a member of the National Association for Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners, American Association of Pediatrics, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Holly graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Health Policy Administration. She received her Masters in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Holly joined Commonwealth Pediatrics with over five years of pediatric experience with VCU Health System.

Mrs. Holston resides in Powhatan with her husband and two children.

Sarah Kirchner

Sarah Kirchner

CPNP

is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sarah is a member if the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Association of Pediatrics, and the National Association for Pediatric Nurses (NAPNAP). Sarah is a past-president of the Virginia Chapter of NAPNAP. Fluent in Spanish, Sarah welcomes Spanish-speaking patients!

Sarah graduated from Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Masters in Nursing from the University of Virginia. Sarah joined Chippenham Pediatrics in the summer of 2015. She has seven years of pediatric nursing experience with the University of Virginia’s Pediatric ICU as well as six years of Nurse Practitioner experience with another practice in the Richmond area.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys co-leading a Girl Scout troop and takes them on as many adventures as possible.

Lynn Watkins

Lynn Watkins

FNP

is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a member of the American Association of Pediatrics and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Mrs. Watkins received her M.S. in nursing from Maryville University. She completed her B.S. in nursing from Marymount University and her B.A. in psychology from UNC-Wilmington. Lynn joins our practice with 5 years of nursing experience from VCU and 2 years of EMS experience.

Lynn currently resides in Chesterfield with her husband, son, and their 2 dogs.