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There are three physicians in our practice.  Click on the physician's name to read her biography. 


Dr. Rona L. Stein

Dr. Rona L. Stein has been practicing in the Pikesville / Owings Mills community since 1993. She joined Valley Pediatrics in 1996. Her favorite part of being a primary care pediatrician is seeing her patients grow and develop over the years.

Dr. Stein graduated from Cornell University in 1982 with a BA in Neurobiology and Behavior. She received her Medical Degree in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Maryland, in 1989. After graduating from residency, Dr. Stein was Director of the Full Term Nursery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was in charge of all full-term newborns born at the hospital. Dr. Stein also participated in a special program at University Hospital for foster care children.

Dr. Stein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is an active member of the Maryland Chapter of the AAP, where she serves on the Academy’s Pediatric Council, and is an instructor in the Pediatric Residency program at Sinai Hospital. Dr. Stein is the school physician for Garrison Forest School and lectures frequently to parents on childcare issues.

Dr. Stein enjoys riding her bike, baking bread, reading and spending time with her husband, children and the family dog, Diesel.

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Dr. Shari R. Cohen

Dr. Shari R. Cohen enjoys being a pediatrician at Valley Pediatrics, where she was a patient when she was little. Dr. Cohen was one of the first patients of Dr. Larrie Blue (1930-2008) at Valley Pediatrics. As her doctor, Dr. Blue showed Dr. Cohen how important it is to have a relationship of trust between a doctor and the family, and inspired her to become a pediatrician. Today, she enjoys watching her patients grow from babies to adults, some of whom return to Valley Pediatrics with kids of their own.

Dr. Cohen graduated in 1986 from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Biology. She received her Medical Degree in 1990 from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency in 1993 at the University of Maryland Hospital. She was an Attending Emergency Room Physician at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where she continued to work for several years after joining Valley Pediatrics in 1996. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Cohen enjoys reading and volunteering at her children’s school. She also enjoys watching sporting events with her husband Phil, particularly those of their three children, Josh, Rebecca and Gabriella.

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Dr. Joyce Zmuda

Dr. Joyce Zmuda joined Valley Pediatrics in 2006. She was born in Buffalo, New York, and received her undergraduate degree in biology and her medical degree from The University of Buffalo. Dr. Zmuda went on to complete her pediatric residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She is Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Working full time at Valley Pediatrics, Dr. Zmuda especially enjoys the long term relationships she has developed with families and the privilege of taking care of children from infancy to college.

At home, “Dr. Z” enjoys long walks with her three dogs and spending time with her husband.  On March 2nd, 2011, Dr. Zmuda and her husband welcomed their twin girls into the world. Although quiet nights have been replaced with diaper changes and late feedings, the new parents are savoring every moment with Mary and Sonia.

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