Genesis Pediatrics adds doctor, nurse practitioner

Genesis Pediatrics, located on Elmgrove Road in Gates-Chili, has recently added a new physician and a nurse practitioner to its staff.

• Pooja Makhija is a board-certified physician and a fellow of the  American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at the University of Buffalo in 2016. She finished her pediatric residency at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo in 2019. She also completed one year in cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Makhijia is passionate about newborns and adolescent medicine. She resides in Rochester with her fiance.

• Caitlynn Fantigrossi is a New  York state registered nurse and completed her pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) degree from the Unversity of Rochester in May 2020. Before joining Genesis, she worked as an RN at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital and was part of the pediatric critical care transport team for seven years. Fantigrossi is passionate about congenital heart defects. Fantigrossi resides in Rochester with her husband.

Photo: Makhija and Fantigrossi