Staff - Jay Sutay, MD., FAAP

Jay Sutay, MD., FAAP

Dr. Sutay was a 1985 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fairfield University. After spending one year pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian, Dr. Sutay began his studies at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. Dr. Sutay graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1990 where he delivered the valedictory address at Commencement. Dr. Sutay performed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Hartford Hospital from 1990 through 1993. Dr. Sutay is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Sutay has hospital privileges at Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He holds academic teaching appointments at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Sutay serves as a member of the Pediatric Advice Line Medical Advisory Board at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In May 2000, Dr Sutay was appointed by Governor John Rowland to the State of Connecticut Commission on Children. Dr. Sutay has been in practice in South Windsor since 1993. He has been active as a coach in a number of youth sports in South Windsor, particularly the South Windsor Little League’s Girls Softball division. Dr. Sutay is an avid baseball fan, and a long time fan of the New York Yankees. Dr. Sutay is also an accomplished Stand-up Comedian who performs throughout the northeast (www.standuppediatrician.com). Dr. Sutay has two college-aged daughters, Becca and Sami, and resides in South Windsor with his dog, Stanley.


Staff - Kurt Stewart, MD., FAAP

Kurt Stewart, MD., FAAP

Dr. Kurt Stewart was a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from college in 1996, he began medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2000, Dr. Stewart graduated from Tufts and moved to the greater Hartford Area to begin a pediatric residency at Connecticut Children*s Medical Center and the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Stewart completed his residency training in June 2003 and moved on to private practice with Dr. Sutay in July. Dr. Stewart is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is an avid golfer, and fan of the New England Patriots. Dr. Stewart resides in Tolland with his wife, Becky, and their sons, Jack and Ryan.

Staff - Jen Nichols, APRN

Jen Nichols, APRN

Jennifer Nichols, APRN earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1981, an M.S.N. in Acute Care Pediatrics from Boston College in 1994 and a Post Master’s Certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Boston College in 1995. Jen has spent her career caring for children and their families. As an APRN over the last 14 years, she has worked in critical care, as coordinator of the Asthma and Infants with Chronic Lung Disease Program’s at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) and in primary care in a private pediatric practice. She has also worked in the emergency department at CCMC as an APRN and also as the clinical educator. During that time, Jen was also employed by Windham Hospital as a pediatric consultant. Most recently, she was lead practitioner for the inpatient services at CCMC and holds an appointment as instructor of Pediatrics at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. Jen has lectured extensively on various topics in pediatric health care both locally and nationally. Also, she has developed an emergency provider course for school nurses and has offered first aid and bike safety badges to local Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops. Her special interests include sports medicine and naturopathic therapies. Jen resides in Coventry and enjoys photography, hiking, biking and spending time on the lake with her step-children and grandchildren.

Staff - Sheri Eklund, APRN

Deborah “Debbie” Staley, APRN

Sheri Eklund is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her BSN at Southeastern Massachusetts University, and her MSN at Boston College. Her career started in nursing at Boston Children's Hospital working with Bone Marrow Transplantation and Oncology. During her time there she also worked in the Intensive Care Unit. Since earning her masters degree Sheri has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care. Most recently she became a board certified Lactation Consultant (IBLC) and enjoys working with mothers and their breastfeeding babies. She has an interest in International Health Care and travel. Sheri is married and has three children, one in the Peace Corps, the other two in college. She is an avid tennis player and also enjoys biking in her free time.