About Us

Lakeshore Pediatric Center specializes in the care and treatment of children from newborns to young adults to young adults up to age 21. We are pleased to that you have chosen us as your child's medical specialist. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the best pediatric medical care available combined with sincere dedication to the health and well-being of your child.

There is no better place for the care of children.

About Our Medical Staff

Wissam Nadra, MD, FAAP, ABIHM

Dr. Nadra moved to North Carolina from Southern California in August of 2000. He worked at ECIM Pediatric Clinic in New Bern before relocating to the Lake Norman area. He, his wife and three children reside locally in Denver.

Dr. Nadra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Southern California and received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Some of Dr. Nadra's professional highlights / achievements include being a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Health which included several publications on hypertension. He also served as Chief Resident / Junior Faculty in the Pediatric Dept. at St Joseph's Hospital. In addition he has been a preceptor for East Carolina University medical students and currently also precepts at UNC Charlotte for the Nurse Practitioner program. Otherwise, Dr. Nadra is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, and the North Carolina Pediatric Society.

Dr Nadra and his staff are dedicated to the practice of pediatric medicine considering the care of children as the finest privilege.

Misti G. Benton NP-C

Misti Gulledge Benton, NP-C is a Family Boarded Nurse Practitioner that has been part of Lakeshore Pediatric Center since 2008. Misti was born in Kingsport, TN and spent her childhood in Salisbury, NC. Upon her graduation from West Rowan High School, she pursued undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and continued to pursue a Masters of Science in Nursing with Concentration as a Family Nurse Pracititioner, completed in 2008.

“During graduate clinical rotations, I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Nadra and his staff at Lakeshore Pediatric Center, where I fell in love with community and the kids within the practice. As of this year, the children I once saw as newborns are now entering Kindergarten!  It is an amazing experience to be a part of these families’ lives.  I will always strive to be a reliable, trustworthy, personable (and fun) advocate for the parents as well as the children within the practice.”

Misti is an active member of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Mecklenburg Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Misti lives in Cornelius with her husband of 10 years, Chris, and their 2 lb yorkie, Chloe.


Kimberly Baumann, PNP-C


Kimberly Baumann is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner that joined Lakeshore Pediatric Center, PA in April 2017.

Kim was born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin.  She graduated from The Universityof Wisconsin-Madison with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993.  She pursued graduate studies at 

Marquette University and in 1998 graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Kim spent the first 18 years of her career providing primary care in Racine, WI.

She and her husband Steve, daughter Gabriella, and son Zachary relocated to North Carolina in 2016.





Jennifer Engel, MD

Dr. Jennifer Engel, MD has been board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2003.  She completed her undergraduate training at Franklin and Marshall College with departmental honors and her medical training at the American Univerisity of the Caribbean.  Dr. Engel completed her pediatric residency at the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she was the recipient of the Anna Marie Sesso Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Care.  She has been in private practice in New Jersey since 2003 and was nominated in 2016 abd 2017 as a NJ Top Pediatrician.  Dr. Engel relocated to the Charlotte area in 2016 with her husband and 2 children.  



About Our Office Staff

Lydia McIntosh


Krista Shook


Joanna Robinson



Debra Sisco

Practice Manager

Dagny Mercado



Autumn Daves

Patient Coordinator

Valerie Cutonilli

Patient Coordinator


Susan Keaves

Patient Coordiator