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Doctor Biographies

Dr. Osama Hussein

MD

Dr. Hussein has been a Dover, Delaware area pediatrician since 2005, opening this practice at our location in January of 2015. He began his medical career as an anesthesiologist in Egypt. After moving to the United States, Dr. Hussein pursued his pediatric residency training in Washington, DC at Howard University and George Washington University. He is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Hussein is married and has three children. He can often be found at band competitions, following his children’s love of music. In his limited leisure time, he enjoys fishing.

Dr.Julia Pillsbury 

DO

Dr.Julia Pillsbury began her career as an RN in Philadelphia. She later graduated from the Philadelphia College Of osteopathic medicine. She completed her residency at Fitzsimmons Army MedicalCenter in Denver, CO and served in the Air Force prior to coming to Dover. Dr. Julia Pillsbury has been the owner of CPAM from1991-March 31, 2018.

Melanie Sciarra 

APRN NP-C

In March 2020, Melanie started at Kids & Teens Pediatrics as Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated to caring for the pediatric population and she wants to make sure that all the children are meeting their developmental milestones and if they are not, then she wants to make sure that they are referred to the correct specialty in a timely manner. She enjoys interacting with her pediatric patients and their families by making it a fun visit for them. She forms trusting relationships with all of her patients and their families.

Melanie began her studies at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Biology-Chemistry. She worked as a Microbiologist for about 5 years and then decided to go back to school for Nursing. She went to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and graduated with a Bachelor's of Nursing Degree in August 2009. Then in 2010 she started working as a nurse on the Pediatrics floor at Kent General Bayhealth. She became a certified nurse in Pediatrics in 2014. In 2017, she started in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Wilmington University. She graduated in August 2019. She passed her Family Nurse Practitioner Boards in November of 2019. She continued working in the Pediatrics Department at Kent General Bayhealth as a Certified Pediatric Nurse until the beginning of March when she started at Kids & Teens Pediatrics. She currently started taking classes in the Doctoral Nursing Program at Wilmington University in May.

Licensed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioner as a Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed by the State of Delaware. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is certified by the American Heart Association to provide cardiac life support, basic life support, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and she is certified by the American Heart Association to provide advanced pediatric life support (PALS).

When Melanie is not working at Kids & Teens Pediatrics, she enjoys doing Jiu Jitsu, yoga, working out, reading, going to the beach, walking her dog Shelby, and spending time with family and friends. She is a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu and she has her pink belt in Women's Empowered Jiu Jitsu.

Christian Ruth 

M.M.S. PA-C

Is a Delaware local who graduated from Arcadia University’s physician assistant program in May of 2020. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 studying Biology with a minor in Spanish before training to become a physician assistant, and is fluent in the Spanish language. Christian has experience rotating through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and trained under Dr. Hussein in our practice as a student earlier this year. He has been a lifelong Delawarean and holds a passion for the state and its needs for pediatric care, especially in the Dover area.

In his free time Christian loves traveling to Spanish-speaking countries, spending time with his cat Carmen, and visiting the Delaware beaches whenever he can.

Allison Blackwell 

PA-C

In June 2020, Allison joined Kids and Teens Pediatrics as a Physician Assistant. She is dedicated to early detection and prevention, ensuring her patients are referred early and appropriately if developmental milestones are not met. Allison thoroughly enjoys the time she shares with patients, not only discussing treatment plans but what is going on in their daily lives. She works diligently to develop a unique relationship with each patient and their family, making visits fun­ talking with each client, using playful techniques, and fostering laughter. Allison develops an easy rapport with children and gets great satisfaction out of their continued development and growth.

Allison began her studies at the University of Delaware, where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She was trained at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Pediatric Emergency Medicine as well as Pediatric Surgery. Allison holds a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University in Newark, Delaware, graduating in the top 10% of her class.

After completing her training, Allison served as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant for a Delaware medical group in their hospital setting.

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of Delaware, Allison is a Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the national professional society that represents PAs across all medical and surgical specialties nationwide. Additionally, she is certified by the American Heart Association to provide advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

When Allison is not at Kids and Teens Pediatrics, she enjoys traveling, yoga, taking long walks and spending time with her family at the Delaware Beaches.

About Our Friendly Office

Kids & Teens Pediatrics of Dover, DE area, loves caring for families and their children by providing the best in pediatric care from babies to adolescents. We take the time to personally get to know every parent and child and to address individual health care needs. With comprehensive care and a thorough list of services, we take care of the entire child, providing all their treatment needs from birth to their young adult years.

Our office is physician owned and operated and run by our Head Licensed Pediatrician, Doctor Osama Hussein. With a doctor making the decisions, you can be sure that the care of your child is of the utmost priority to both Dr. Hussein and our staff. 

Our staff is warm, caring, and compassionate. We take the time to listen to all our patients needs, and at our office if you call with a question about care, the doctor always calls you back!

We love our community and live in the same areas as a lot of our patients, so we care about local teams, organizations, schools, events, and more. Providing proper healthcare and education to the children and families of our community is what we do!

Hear What Our Patients Have to Say

“Dr Hussein has taken care of my children for 9 years. I cannot express how professional and compassionate Dr Hussein is when dealing with his little patients. I highly recommend without any reservations that Kids and Teens Pediatrics would be a sound choice for your children's health care. You will be greeted with beautiful smiles from his incredible staff and provided the utmost professional care."
-Charese M.


“I love this practice. There have been several times where my child needed to be seen that day. They ALWAYS have made the time to see my children the SAME day. He is very nice as is his entire staff.”
-Jeannie A.


“One of the best doctors my son ever had he takes his patients as if they are his own. His heart is genuine and he don't play no games.”

-Stephanie S.


“Absolutely love Dr. Hussein. He has cared for all three of my children starting with the oldest when he was about a yr old. The care he showed is still the care he shows 2 more children later. I will continue to follow him wherever he goes because he's the best! My kids and I are not just another patient number and that definitely stands out.”
-Ashauna G.


“Followed Dr Hussein, my son doesn't like any other doctor ! Always available and fast when I visit the office. Is notable that he loves his job and every time asks if I have any question and helps get the solution right away !!”
-Rochelly Ann F.


“This entire staff is just incredible!!!! The passion for the care of the children is just priceless . It's hard to find any staff let alone a doctor that truly cares for the convince efficiency effectively well being of your child! I'm so blessed to have found Osama Hussein and his staff once again. I highly recommend this opportunity for you and your child(ren). Thank you again to all of you for your sincerity and kindness.”
-Heather G.


“One of the hardest decisions you make as a mother is to decide who you will trust to advise you on medical decisions for your baby ... 3 children later I am still 200% confident that I could not have picked a better pediatrician! Dr. HUSSEIN is the absolute best doctor I have ever met. He truly sets himself above all others, going above and beyond for his patients and their families. Not only do my children adore him, but he always puts me at ease when it comes to diagnosis and treatment, giving me the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns I may have. I highly recommend Dr. HUSSEIN and fully support his new journey! His office staff is also absolutely wonderful and they too go above and beyond to care for patients and their families!”
-Whitney C.


“Dr.Hussein was my first choice when moving to Dover with my first daughter and three years later I still choose him with both my daughters now! He's professional, patient, extremely kind, and you can trust he knows what's best. I highly recommend him!”
-Jamie S.


“More than happy to follow doctor Hussein to any location. Although I do wish he would come to Seaford! I wouldn't have any other doctor treat my son. I trust him and my son loves him. The ladies at the front desk couldn't be replaced with anyone better! Who answers the phones and greets the callers by name??? These ladies! love them to pieces!”
-Angie B.