Meet the Team

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Asthma Center is staffed by specialists who are trained in allergy, asthma, environmental health and pulmonology. The center is unique in that we have physicians from Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.



Timothy Beaty, M.D.   Sophia Kim, M.D.  Julie Sedor, M.D. 
Ann-Marie Brooks, M.D.  Kevin Kirchner, M.D.  Monal Shah, M.D. 
Allan Dias, M.D.  LaTresa Lang, M.D.  Dawn Simon, M.D. 
Joshua Freedman, M.D.  Burt Lesnick, M.D.  Arlene Stecenko, M.D.
Devon Greene, M.D.  Rachel Linnemanm, M.D.  Daniel Torrez, M.D. 
Lokesh Guglani, M.D.  Gary Montgomery, M.D.   
Matthew Hazen, M.D.  Jonathan Popler, M.D.   



Kelvin Holloway, M.D., M.B.A.   Marissa Shams, M.D. 
Lisa Kobrynski M.D., M.P.H.  Jennifer Shih, M.D. 
Kiran Patel, M.D.   

Environmental Pediatrician and Toxicologist

Robert Geller, M.D.

Physician Assistant

Caroline Ivie, P.A.-C.

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

April Fortenberry, C.P.N.P.
Sharon Golubic, C.P.N.P.
Demetrius Holiday, R.N., C.P.N.P.
Kun Hui Yi, C.P.N.P.
Jodie Rodriguez, R.N., C.P.N.P.

Additional Staff

  • Respiratory Therapist 
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N., R.N.) 
  • Social Worker 
    Helps families by assessing their needs and providing them with resources and support to deal with their child's illness.
  • Program and Outreach Coordinator 
    Provides administrative and clinical support to the asthma team, especially for the high risk asthma program. Conducts outreach eduation to schools, child care centers, after school programs and other organizations. Participates in community groups to help improve outcomes of children in Georgia with asthma.  


Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not hospital employees.