Physicians

Our physicians are Board Certified through the American Board of Pediatrics


Dr. Susan Storm, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Susan Storm, MD, FAAP Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Susan Storm is a native of the Northland. She graduated Valedictorian from Oak Park High School in 1979. She attended the 6-year B.A./M.D. program at UMKC School of Medicine, graduating in 1985. After completing her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in 1988, she became an assistant professor at UMKC and an attending physician at Children’s Mercy Pediatric Care Center. She is one of the founders of Pediatric Care North, establishing the practice in January, 1989. She is very proud to have established the first pediatric practice in Platte County, now located on the Clay/Platte County line since 2006. Her passion and desire was always to return to the Northland and start a pediatric practice.

Dr. Storm is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to caring for patients at Pediatric Care North, she has a docent teaching position of year 1-2 medical students at UMKC School of Medicine. You might see her teaching med students in the office or at the hospitals.

Dr. Storm is the proud mother of two children, Shane and Sarah who are both in medical school at UMKC School of Medicine.

She has many outdoor hobbies, caring for her menagerie of animals, organic gardening, and enjoying nature. Ask her about her rescued dogs!

She has a special interest in Developmental Pediatrics. She loves educating new parents about their child’s developmental milestones and counseling them on their age-appropriate behavior. She is passionate about giving immunizations.

Dr. Storm is thrilled and honored to care for second-generation patients. She has several hundred second-generation families now, after serving families in the Northland for over 30 years!

 


Dr. Laurie Riddell, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Dr. Laurie Riddell Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Laurie Riddell grew up in Kansas City, graduating from Center High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1980. She attended medical school and graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1985. She then moved back to Kansas City for her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in order to be closer to her family. She completed her residency in 1988, becoming an assistant professor at UMKC and attending physician at Children’s Mercy Pediatric Care Center.

Dr. Riddell is a founding partner of Pediatric Care North, opening the practice with Dr. Storm in 1989.

She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Riddell is the proud mother of two girls, Rachel and Claire. She spends her time outside of the office with her daughters and their many activities. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her many animals.

 


Dr. Ermalyn Kubart, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Ermalyn Kubart, MD, Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Ermalyn Kubart grew up in Kearney, Nebraska where she attended college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1989 and moved to Kansas City for her residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

She and her husband, Greg, both fell in love with the Kansas City area and all the activities it had to offer during those three years. They enjoy Kansas City Chiefs games, attending the symphony and opera, and going to concerts.

Dr. Kubart is now the mother of three children, Ben, Emma and Grace, and a dog named Daisy. She enjoys reading, music, cooking, and riding bicycles with her family. She loves singing in her church choir at Platte Woods United Methodist Church. She joined Pediatric Care North in 1992.

Dr. Kubart’s special interests include taking care of kids with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children with special medical needs. She is a Board Certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 


Dr. Stephanie Marx, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

 Stephanie Marx, MD Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Stephanie Marx was born in North Dakota, spent her childhood in Texas and graduated high school in Missouri. She attended the University of MO-KC School of Medicine 6 year program, graduating in 1993. She completed pediatric residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in 1996.

While she was a resident at Children’s Mercy she was named the Outstanding Clinical Resident of the year in 1993. She was named the Outstanding Clinical Resident by the Missouri Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics in 1996.

Dr. Marx joined Pediatric Care North the summer of 1996. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Marx is the enthusiastic mother of three children-Alex, Jennifer, and Luke. She enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining with family and friends, as well as spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks. She has been married to her husband James for 25 years- he is a family physician in the Northland.

 


Dr. Kathy Hauptmann, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Dr. Kathryn Hauptmann joined Pediatric Care North in 1997. She is a native of southern Kansas City. After graduating from Center High School, she attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, obtaining a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry. She also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, earning her medical degree in 1991.

Dr. Hauptmann finished her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1994. She then completed a subspecialty fellowship in Clinical Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in 1996. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Hauptmann has been married for over 25 years to her husband, Ed, a local anesthesiologist. They are the proud parents of four children: Teddy, Evie, Katia and Christoff. As their children grow, they enjoy traveling to visit them in their various locations.

Dr. Hauptmann enjoys using her own personal maternal experiences to help guide her patients in caring for and raising their own children, from birth through adolescence. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, doing needlepoint and monogram projects, and gardening.

100% Greek and fluent in the language, Dr. Hauptmann is an active member of the Greek community and the Orthodox Church. She volunteers as a traditional Greek dance instructor for the annual Greek Festival and many other activities.

 


Dr. Melissa Beard, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Melissa Beard, MD,Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Melissa Beard grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended Pittsburg State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She then moved on to University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1986. She completed her pediatric training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in 1989. After practicing pediatrics for 10 years in KCMO at Kaiser-Permanente, she joined Pediatric Care North in January, 2001. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Growing up as the child of a Pittsburg State coach, Dr. Beard was a passionate sports fan at an early age. She is an avid Kansas City sports fan, especially Royals and KU. She is our office expert and consultant on any sports topic. Dr. Beard also enjoys traveling, taking cruises, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 


Dr. Stephanie Bays, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Stephanie Bays, MD, Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Stephanie Bays is a lifelong Missouri resident. She lives in Gladstone with her husband and 3 high spirited children. She attended college at Central Methodist in Fayette, MO and KCUMB for medical school.

Dr. Bays did her residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital and spent 2 years at CMH Northland UCC before joining Pediatric Care North in 2009.

Dr. Bays is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She enjoys knitting everything she can in her free time.

She is honored to have the privilege of taking care of your children. She loves taking care of kids of all ages and has special interests in learning disabilities and behavioral health management.

 


Dr. Heather Malone, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Heather Malone, MD, Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Heather Malone grew up in the Northland and graduated from Oak Park High School. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and graduated in 2007. Dr. Malone completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska in 2010. She joined Pediatric Care North after completing her residency in the summer of 2010.

Dr. Malone is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In her free time, Dr. Malone enjoys going to concerts, taking pictures, and most of all traveling...especially to the beach!

 


Dr. Amanda Finn, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Pediatric Care North

Dr. Amanda Finn Pediatrician in Kansas City, MO

Dr. Amanda Finn was born and raised in central Kansas. She attended Kansas State University where she graduated with a degree in nutritional sciences. Dr. Finn moved to Kansas City in 2010 where she attended medical school at KCUMB and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kansas in 2018. 

She is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She and her husband have lived in the Northland since 2015. Most of her time away from work is spent raising her twin daughters. In her free-time she enjoys baking, crocheting and trying new coffee shops around Kansas City. 

 


Dr. Nick Stasic, MD

Dr. Stasic

Dr. Stasic grew up in Zionsville, IN. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He then earned his medical degree from Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Dr. Stasic moved to Kansas City and completed his internship and residency at Children's Mercy Hospital.

He values his relationships with his patients and families, and his practice aims to provide comprehensive evidenced based quality care through family-centered education and guidance. Dr. Stasic has a true passion for the health of all his patients with special interests in newborn care, child development, and preventative care from birth through adolescence.

Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, fishing, camping, sports, and spending time with family and friends.