Lawrence Pakula M.D., F.A.A.P. *Emeritus
Dr. Pakula was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Baltimore 53 years ago to pursue his career in medicine. Prior to his arrival, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and Biology at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin and graduated from Medical School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In Baltimore, he completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then moved to the Philippine Islands to become the chief of Pediatrics at Clark AFB Hospital. He returned to Baltimore two years later to complete a post doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Aspects of Pediatrics, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Pakula then became a solo practitioner, founding our practice in 1963. Since its inception he has had a special interest in behavioral and developmental pediatrics, and in helping children with school issues and attention disorders. Dr. Pakula has a strong love of teaching. He has received awards for teaching from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Society, and the Johns Hopkins Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He currently serves as the Board Chair of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and the Board Secretary of the Shoshana S. Cardin High School. He also serves on the Boards of the Eudowood Foundation and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Foundation. Dr. Pakula continues to be a pediatric consultant to Ridge Ruxton and Battle Monument Schools of the Baltimore County Board of Education. Dr. Pakula is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Pakula has been married to his wife Sheila for the past 55 years. They have four children together and eight beautiful grandchildren with whom they love to spend time. Dr. Pakula also enjoys traveling with his wife along with his other hobbies which include trains and maps.
Lauren Bogue M.D., F.A.A.P. *Emeritus
Dr. Bogue began her formal education at Wellesley College where she earned a Bachelor’s of the Arts in Art History. After college she worked at Time Inc. for two years and enjoyed time at home with her three young children for the following 11 years which provided her with a lot of on the job training. Dr. Bogue then decided to pursue a career in medicine; she attended University of Maryland for her medical education and graduated in 1986. She continued on to complete her Residency in Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital (then an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital) and has done specialty training in Pediatric Endocrinology.
Dr. Bogue joined the practice in 1989 and during her career has been very involved in the community. She is the School Physician for Calvert School of Baltimore and St. Paul’s School for Girls. She is a member of the board at Thomas Wilson Sanatorium for Children of the City of Baltimore. She has taken care of children with diabetes at Johns Hopkins weekly for the past 20 years. Dr. Bogue is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Bogue has been married to her husband Robert for over 43 years. They have three grown children Jennifer, Kimberley, and Peter and enjoy spending time with their 8 wonderful grandsons ranging in age from 4 month to 12 years old. She credits her grandchildren with refreshing her memory on how to raise young children. Dr. Bogue enjoys singing and has been a member of the Church of Redeemer choir for the past 37 years as well as a two time participant in the Vestry of the church. She served as a docent for the Baltimore Museum of Art in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Her other hobbies include reading, sewing and traveling.
Travis Ganunis M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Ganunis was born and raised in St. Clair, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate education at Franklin and Marshall College. He has lived in the Baltimore area for over 20 years. Dr. Ganunis attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He continued on to do his Residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was chosen as the Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Dr. Ganunis worked at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital between residency and beginning his chief year.
Dr. Ganunis joined Pavilion Pediatrics in 2000. In 2008, he won The Frederick J Heldrich MD award for outstanding medical student teaching. He is currently a Board Member of Parents and Children Together (P.A.C.T), an affiliate of The Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ganunis is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Ganunis and his wife Ruth have two young children, Peter and Anne. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family, skiing, and traveling.
Jason Goldstein M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Goldstein began his formal education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to beginning his medical training he was involved in several youth development projects in the San Francisco Mission district where he served as director of education at a non-Profit organization Youth in Action. He was then awarded a CORO Fellowship, a leadership training and public affairs fellowship through which he developed a youth advocacy platform for the Center for Youth Development. He moved to Baltimore in 1997 to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He remained at Johns Hopkins to complete his residency in pediatrics. Following residency he worked as an emergency room physician at GBMC for a year.
Dr. Goldstein joined our practice in 2004. He also won the Johns Hopkins Medical Student Teaching Award in 2004. He is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Goldstein and his wife Cynthia have three young children, Avery, Tessa, and Finn, and enjoy spending time together as a family. Dr. Goldstein’s other hobbies include running, squash, traveling, and he also loves coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
Michelle Hearns M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Hearns was born and raised in New York and completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University. She then attended medical school at the State University of New York- Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She continued on to do her residency education at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Hearns began her work as a general pediatrician at Highlandtown Community Health Center. In 1999, she joined our practice. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, Dr. Hearns loves to travel.
Julie King M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Julie King was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. In 1995 she graduated with Honors from Northwestern University where she received her B.A. in American Studies. From 1996-1998, she taught elementary school in Compton, California with Teach for America, and went on to do graduate work in American History at the University of Pennsylvania. She then taught high school History and English at Columbus School for Girls in Ohio.
In 2004 Dr. King began her premedical studies at the Bryn Mawr post baccalaureate program and then went on to earn her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She stayed at Johns Hopkins to complete her post graduate residency in pediatrics. You may have seen and met Dr. King when she worked with our physicians during her residency training. She joined our practice in 2013.
Dr. King and her husband, Daniel, live in Baltimore with their two children, Charlie and Alice, and enjoy exploring Baltimore’s many farmers’ markets, gardening, cooking, and seeking out new adventures in and around Baltimore.
Jennifer Broome M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Jennifer Broome was born at Fort Meade, MD and, as part of a military family, moved several times before her family settled in Manhattan, KS. There she attended high school, then went on to receive her undergraduate degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary's University. After completing college, Dr. Broome worked in quality control for a company developing an acellular pertussis vaccine.
Dr. Broome returned to Kansas and attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine from 1996-2000. In 2003 she came back to Maryland and completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She worked for several years as a pediatric hospitalist, then general pediatrician before taking time off from practicing medicine to concentrate on growing her family. Dr. Broome joined our practice in 2015.
Dr. Broome and her husband, Patrick, live in Baltimore with their four young children. They enjoy coaching and watching their children play multiple sports.
Joanne Desmond, C.R.N.P
Joanne was born in Towson where she currently resides. Joanne received her Bachelors in Science from College of Charleston in 2007. In 2010, she completed her Graduate degree in the Clinical Nurse Leader program from University of Maryland. She then continued on to complete her Postgraduate degree in the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program in 2016 from University of Maryland. Joanne started her position with us as a Nurse Practitioner in July of 2016. Prior to joining our practice in 2016, Joanne worked as a Registered Nurse on the Pediatric Oncology unit at Johns Hopkins for six years. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Joanne has been married to her husband Eugene since 2013. They have a daughter, Ella and a son, Oliver. Joanne enjoys running, skiing, being outdoors, going to the beach, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.