About Us

Our Practitioners
Michael J. Scobie, M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Scobie is a native of Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry in 1971. He received his M.D. degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico in 1981 and completed an internship at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly, MD sponsored by the University of Maryland in 1982. He then completed a Pediatric Residency at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore including rotations at the University of Maryland Medical System and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in 1985. He joined Carroll Children's Center in 1986 and has been an affiliated member of Carroll Hospital Center and St. Agnes Hospital for over 25 years. He belongs to the following organizations: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Med Chi, MGMA, and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association. He has been board certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics for 25 years and has participated in preceptoring students from the Hershey Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner program. He is married with two daughters and enjoys hiking, travelling, reading, growing orchids and his Great Pyrenees Dogs.

Peter K. Chung, M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Chung has been a Pediatrician at Carroll Children's Center for over 10 years. He grew up in Baltimore, MD where he attended Gilman School. He received his Bachelor's degree and graduated Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and his medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his Pediatric residency from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ. Dr. Chung is married and has two great children. He strives to treat his patients the way he would want his children treated. Dr. Chung enjoys being active and playing golf.

Yasmeen S. Abernathy, M.D.

Dr. Abernathy is a board certified pediatrician who joined Carroll Children's Center in January 2015. Dr. Abernathy graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/pre-medicine. She then went on to receive her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania--Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now known as Drexel University) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Abernathy completed her pediatric residency at Tod Children's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. Though originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Abernathy
has been practicing general pediatric medicine for 13 years in Maryland and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is committed to providing quality healthcare for her pediatric and adolescent patients in a comfortable and compassionate manner. In her spare time, Dr. Abernathy enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with her husband, son and dog.

Cynthia B. Newton, R.R.T., PA-C

Cindy graduated with honors from Towson University with a B.A. in Biology in 1982. She became a Respiratory Therapist at Carroll Hospital Center (then CCGH) in 1983, graduating from the California College of Health Sciences with honors and becoming certified in 1985 and registered in 1989. She studied counseling at Boston University and the University of Maryland, but, while living abroad, changed her course after meeting military P.A's in Germany. Cindy then attended the Essex Physician Assistant Program, graduating in 2000 as Vice President of her class. She has a background in ACLS and has been a member of the Tri Beta Honor Society, CCBC Honor Society, The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has two grown children and loves animals and gardening. Cindy has been employed at Carroll Children's Center since 2000 and looks forward to helping you with all of your child's health care needs.

Shannon Gibbons, PA-C

Shannon studied Biology and Chemistry at Mt. St. Mary's University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Science. She then attended Philadelphia University's National Accredited Physician Assistant Program and earned a Masters in Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008. She joined Carroll Children's Center as a physician assistant in 2008. Since then, she volunteers as a preceptor providing education to students from the Towson/CCBC Physician Assistant Program. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Physician Assistants in Pediatrics. She enjoys playing outside, going to the beach and experimenting in the kitchen. As an advocate for good health she participates in 5K benefits and participates in other races.

Sarah Letos, PA-C

Sarah grew up in Upstate New York. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University. While she was in school, she competed on the rowing team. She obtained a master's degree in Nutrition from University of Washington. After practicing as a pediatric dietitian at Johns Hopkins Children's Center for several years, she returned to school and received a master's degree in Physician Assistant studies from Towson University, graduating as vice president of her class. Sarah is married and has one child. She enjoys running, knitting, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. Sarah has been employed at Carroll Children's Center since 2009.

Wendy Gatto, CPNP

Wendy graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and University of Maryland with a Masters of Science in Advanced Practice Primary Care Pediatrics. She has 15 years of pediatric experience. She is currently active and certified by the National Association of Nurse Associate and Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Her pediatric experience includes in patient acute care, pediatric oncology and surgery. She stays up to date with current medical literature and conferences to provide the best care for your child. She is a preceptor for nurse practitioner students from her alma mater. Wendy has a daughter and is very active in coaching field hockey. Wendy has been employed part time at Carroll Children's Center since 2001.

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