Kids in the Sun - A Pediatric Practice in Broadview Heights and Strongsville, Ohio
A University Hospitals Rainbow Care Network Member
Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together with parents and other health care professionals to nurture our children in a happy and safe environment, using state of-the-art medicine to provide advanced care along with advanced caring.
E. A. Gerardo, MD
After receiving his medical
degree from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines),
Dr. Gerardo completed his residency training at the Mount
Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland,
where he also served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Board Certified in
Pediatrics, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Case
Western Reserve School of Medicine. Dr. Gerardo founded Kids in the Sun in 1990
in Brecksville. As an international medical graduate, his special interests
include helping transition the families of foreign adoptees, as well as working
with the families of children with ADHD.
Gregory G. Golonka, MD
Dr. Golonka is a native of Cleveland. He graduated from
Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency training
at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where he also served as Chief
Resident. He worked for 3 years after that as the Attending Physician for the inpatient floor at Rainbow for children with special needs. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western
and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. His special interests include general pediatrics,
feeding problems, sleep issues and special needs. Dr. Golonka enjoys swimming, biking, boating, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Elizabeth Hagen, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Hagen received
her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She then completed her
pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital, where she was selected to spend an additional year
as Chief Resident. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Clinical
Instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has a special
interest in adolescent medicine and preventative care.
Michelle Levy Mandalla, MD
Dr. Levy Mandalla is a
graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed
her pediatric residency training at Baystate
Tufts University of Massachusetts. In 1995 she moved back to Cleveland and has been with Kids in the Sun since.
She is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Her areas of special interest are
allergies and asthma.
Brian S. Postma, MD
Dr. Postma grew up in Stow, OH and graduated
from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Pediatric
Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
His areas of special interest are newborn care and general pediatrics. He is Board Certified and a Clinical
Instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In his free time, he loves to be outdoors with his wife and two daughters and enjoys skiing, hiking, and biking.
Lynn Maruskin, MSN, CPNP
Lynn is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with an undergraduate
degree from Case Western
and a Master’s degree from the University
of Akron. She brings experience
from Rainbow Babies and Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric
Sedation Unit to the practice. Her interests include adolescent preventative
care as well as breast feeding issues.
She resides in Avon with her husband and three daughters Jenna, Abby, and Josie.
She enjoys enjoys coaching and playing volleyball and loves to cook and bake
with her three girls.
Lisa A. Barnes, RN, MSN,
Lisa is a certified Pediatric
Nurse Practitioner who received her BSN and MSN degrees in Nursing from The
University of Akron, with extensive clinical experience in pediatric primary
care. She has lectured on Pediatrics and Obstetrics at Lorain County
Community College in the Department
of Nursing, and has also worked in Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery, and Postpartum
Care. Her areas of interest include the care of newborns, infants, and adolescents.
Connie S. Tezie, ND, CNP
Certified as a Family Nurse
Practitioner, Dr. Tezie earned her Clinical Doctorate in Nursing from Case Western Reserve
University and is a graduate of Heidelberg College
in Tiffin, Ohio. Prior to becoming a Nurse
Practitioner, Dr. Tezie worked in the field of developmental disabilities. She
earned special education teaching certificates from Cleveland State
Ryan Codner, CPNP-PC
Ryan grew up in Macedonia, Ohio, and earned both
his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. He is
board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with additional education in
child and adolescent mental health. An area of personal interest is working with
athletes, having been a collegiate football letterman and presently helping
develop first-, and second-year wrestlers on his father’s youth team.
Catherine Wagner, CPNP
Catherine is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who grew up in Wooster, Ohio. She attended The College of Wooster and received an Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and moved on to attend nursing school at The University of Cincinnati. She worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for 3 years and then at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for 3 years, during which time she attended Vanderbilt University and received her Master of Science in Nursing. Thereafter, she moved to Southern Indiana and worked at a pediatric practice for 6 years before moving back to Ohio to be closer to family. Cathy and her husband have experience as foster parents for the last 4 years and have also adopted out of foster care. She enjoys spending time with her family.