Steven A. Shapiro, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FCPP
Dr. Steven A. Shapiro, better known as “Dr. Steve” to his patients, is the Founder of Pediatric Medical Associates which began operations in 1980. Since January 2002 he has been Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health (AHJH). He is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at both the Naval Regional Medical Center-Philadelphia, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Following his residency he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at CHOP.
Dr. Shapiro is an outspoken advocate for children. He has testified before the PA State Legislature on matters involving unintentional childhood injury as a result of furniture manufacturing deficiencies and served the Commonwealth on several State and County Committees. Dr. Shapiro is a charter member and continues to serve on the Montgomery County Child Death Review Team.
In December 2008, with the support of AHJH and the family of the late Dr. Corinne R. Santerian, Dr. Shapiro proudly opened the Corinne R. Santerian Newborn Center on the AHJH campus. The Center provides Newborn services to both uninsured/underinsured families who deliver their infants at AHJH.
Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American College Osteopathic Pediatricians (FACOP). In April 2003, Dr. Shapiro was elected to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest (established and in continuous operation since 1784) and one of the most prestigious medical societies in America, as a Fellow. He is a current member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAP, and both the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Medical Societies. He is married to his childhood sweetheart Judi. They have three children, three more by marriage, and ten grandchildren. His eldest son, Josh, currently serves as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
Kyle Solomon, MD, FAAP
Dr. Solomon is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). A 1989 graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Columbus Children’s Hospital and joined a private pediatric group in Ohio. After moving to Philadelphia in 1996, Dr. Solomon joined Pediatric Medical Associates. Dr. Kyle has experience and special interest in childhood behavior, attention deficit disorder (ADD), headache, and children with special needs. She is married with five grown children, one grandchild, and a dog. When not at PMA, Dr. Kyle enjoys gardening, skiing, traveling, and reading.
Raluca Papadopol, MD
Dr. Raluca Papadopol, usually known as Dr. P., finished Medical School in Iasi, an old and traditional Romanian university city. Her experience includes completing a Pediatric Residency in a top Romanian Children's Hospital located in Iasi and working briefly in an orphanage, providing care to the children in her hometown while finishing her U.S. Licensing exams. During her extensive training, Dr. P. had the opportunity to encounter a wide array of childhood illnesses, including some that fortunately are not seen in the U.S. very often – Measles and Rickets being such examples.
When she arrived in the U.S. in 2001, Dr. P. went through another Residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. She subsequently served a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and then worked as a general pediatrician in a beautiful rural setting in Tennessee, close to the Smokey Mountains. During those years she became accustomed to the needs of children raised in remote and underserved areas.
In 2009 Dr. P. moved to Orlando, Florida – working as a hospitalist for two local prestigious Children's Hospitals – first, Florida Hospital and then Nemours Children's Hospital. She again had the privilege to serve and learn from numerous families with children with special needs, as well as children undergoing surgical procedures or other interventions.
Dr. P. enjoys the most communicating with her patients and parents in an accessible and child-friendly language, be it while explaining normal development and growth or an illness process.
Dr. Papadopol is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in Upper Dublin with her teenage son.