Our Doctors

Ann Starchman, MD, FAAP

Dr Ann Starchman | Pediatrician Rockville MD | Silver Spring MD | Wheaton MDDr. Ann Starchman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She continued her training in the Pediatrics Residency Program at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Starchman then worked in Community-Based Pediatrics and taught medical students and residents at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Starchman joined Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County as a board certified Pediatrician in 2007. She is currently affiliated with both Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Starchman is a Fellow of both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In her spare time, Dr. Starchman enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.


Ivy Sue Masserman, MD, FAAP

Dr Ivy Sue Masserman | Pediatrician Rockville MD | Silver Spring MD | Wheaton MD
Dr. Masserman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She continued her training with a Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals, in Tampa, followed by a Pediatric Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Masserman then went on to complete 1 year of Medical Genetics at the University of California at San Francisco.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Masserman has been in practice at Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County since September 1992. She currently holds privileges at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Masserman’s extensive medical experience includes having served as Chief of Pediatrics at the Rutgers Community Health Plan’s Somerset, New Jersey branch. Dr. Masserman is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Masserman has two grown sons and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.


Noel Vetticad Pesce, MD, FAAP

Dr Noel Pesce | Pediatrician Rockville MD | Silver Spring MD | Wheaton MDDr. Noel Pesce earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He continued his training with a Pediatric Residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church, Virginia, and a Clinical Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Pesce has a special interest in Adolescent Medicine although he sees children of all ages. Much of his spare time is devoted to local community activities and programs that educate young adults on topical health issues, including infectious disease prevention. Throughout his career, Dr. Pesce has received numerous honors and accolades, including the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant. He also served on the Residency Advisory Committee for the Pediatrics Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Pesce now lives in Maryland.


Terisa Foster Flick, MD, FAAP

Dr Terisa Flick | Pediatrician Rockville MD | Silver Spring MD | Wheaton MDDr. Terisa Flick earned her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and her Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She continued her training with a Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Flick has been in practice with Pediatric Associates of Montgomery County since 2010. She is currently affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Flick is a member of La Leche League International, an organization devoted to providing education on breastfeeding to mothers around the world.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, and volunteering in the community.

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