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Cathi Badik, M.D. Dr. Brace received her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at The Medical University of Ohio. She is originally from Northeast Ohio. She is married and a mother of one son. She enjoys spending time with family, crocheting, and reading.


Valarie Stricklen, M.D. Dr. Stricklen completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Toledo. She has particular interest in newborn care. She is recently married and enjoys spending time with her son, husband and three dogs.

Mary Beth Wroblewski, M.D. Dr. Wroblewski is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Pediatric Residency Program. She served as chief resident of pediatrics. She has a strong interest in helping faculty reach higher levels of teaching ability. She is married and has two children. 

Eliza McCartney, C.P.N.P.      Mrs. McCartney is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She received nursing degrees from Marquette University and University of Michigan. In addition to practicing in primary care pediatrics, she also teaches in the UT College of Nursing. Eliza sees children and families for well care and sick visits, as well as for education and counseling in areas such as nutrition and parenting. She is married and has two grown sons. Eliza enjoys gardening, reading and time with her family.  

Last Updated: 6/17/14