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Meet The Pediatrcians

Dr. Susamma Mathew, M.D.

Susamma Mathew, M.D.

Dr. Susamma Mathew has been a pediatrician in the state of Georgia since 1998.
She is a graduate of Trivandrum Medical College and received a diploma in Pediatrics from Dublin University in Ireland.
She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey.
She is a Board Certified Pediatrician that has been practicing in the metro area since 2001 and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.She is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Lekha Mathew, M.D.

Lekha Mathew, M.D.

Dr. Lekha Mathew graduated from PSG, Institute of Medical Science and Research.
She completed her residency at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
She practiced in North Kansas City, MO prior to joining Sugarloaf Pediatrics.
She is a Board Certified Pediatrician that has been practicing in the metro year since 2009.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Alma Cehaja, MSN, CPNP

Alma Cehaja, MSN, CPNP

Alma Cehaja, MSN, CPNP, Is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practioner.
She graduated from The University Of Alabama at Birmingham with a master’s of Science In Nursing.
Before that, She received her bachelor’s of Science in Nursinf at Georgia State University.
Alma began her carrier as an emergency nurse at Children healthcare of Atlanta, S cottish Rite.
Alma is a native of Gwinnett.
She enjoys spending time with her family and being out doors.

Dr. Alayne Benassi CPNP, IBCLC

Alayne Benassi, CPNP, IBCLC

Alayne Thompson Benassi, CPNP, IBCLC, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland as a labor and delivery, postpartum, and neonatal nurse from 2007-2011. She then went back to school and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2013, and became a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has since been practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a variety of primary care settings in several states including Maryland, California, Florida, and Georgia. She has worked in rural health, in underserved communities, suburban communities and on the border of Mexico on a mobile unit. She speaks Spanish fluently. She is a mom to one daughter, and enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family.