Stony Brook Providers


Our providers consist of five physicians, three pediatric nurse practitioners, and one physician assistant all supported by a a full staff of experienced pediatric nurses.



 Our Physicians

 Joan Flender, MD


FlenderDr. Joan Flender is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology. She graduated with a degree in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University in Ithaca and then went to complete her medical degree from Cornell at their NYC campus. After her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, she moved to Dansville and started a medical practice for infants, children, teens, and young adults.


Dr. Flender has been an active member of the Dansville community since 1981, volunteering in many areas from being a little league score keeper to the Department of Health, along with being an member on the Noyes Hospital board. She has unique interest and training in child development for children with special needs, and children with emotional or behavioral issues.


She resides with her husband currently in Dansville where they raised their three sons. She enjoys her family time, reading, hiking, and traveling to escape the cold New York winters.



Deanna Lyons, MD


LyonsDr. Deanna Lyons received her medical degree from the University of Rochester. Her residency training was also at the University of Rochester where she completed a year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Jennifer Graham, MD



Dr. Jennifer Graham received her medical training from Ohio State University College of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, she completed her Family Practice residency at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA. Dr. Graham is board certified in Family Practice. She is on the Active Medical Staff at Noyes Memorial Hospital and currently practices exclusively pediatrics.


Jason Elwell, MD


ElwellDr. Jason Elwell received his Medical Degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his Pediatric Residency in June 2010 at the University of Rochester. He is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics.


Amanda McCaulley, MD


MandyDr. Amanda McCaulley received her medical education at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH.  She then completed her pediatric training at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.  She served as a Navy pediatrician in Okinawa, Japan and Jacksonville, FL.  She then spent three years working as a pediatrician in the National Health Service in Scotland before relocating to the Rochester area with her husband and four children.   She is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Kathryn Edwards, PNP


Kathryn Edwards is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner whom received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Buffalo in 2004. She then proceeded to work as a pediatric bedside RN for several years in such establishments as Johns Hopkins Hospital and Golisano Childrens Hospital. Her RN experience ranges from inpatient medical surgical pediatrics as well as the Pediatric Emergency Room. She completed her Masters Degree at the University of Rochester in the Care of Children, and Families Program. She has ongoing relationships with the University of Rochester and often mentors nurse practitioner Students. She joined the Stony Brook Pediatrics team in 2009 and is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.


Lacey Fox, PNP


Lacey Fox Lacey received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Rochester in 2011. After a brief time of caring for patients on a medical-surgical floor, she went on to become a pediatric home care nurse, then a nurse at a private pediatric office in Brighton. During that time she completed her Masters Degree in Care of Children and Families from the University of Rochester. In July of 2013 Lacey joined the Stony Brook Pediatrics office. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.


Melinda Sciera, PNP


fullsizerMelinda joins SBP after many years at UR Medical Center. She completed her Masters in Nursing and PNP program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Her experience as a PNP includes several years each in Pediatric Emergency Care, the Childrens Diabetes Center and Pediatric Primary Care Practice. She also did stints as school nurse in an inner city elementary school, a suburban high school and a rural K-12 school. In her free time, Melinda enjoys reading, snuggling her granddaughter or working outside, gardening or helping her husband with many DIY home projects.


Physicians Assistants


Patricia Wheeler, RPAC


trishw  Trisha Wheeler received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo, and training as a Physician Assistant at the Medical College of Georgia.