Michelle Caserta, MD
Dr. Caserta helped establish Complete Pediatrics in 2009 after practicing in a larger pediatric office for 10 years. She enjoys the continuity of care she is able to provide and the time she is able to spend with patients by being a part of a smaller practice. Her desire to practice pediatrics and help families stems from her growing up with a sibling with special needs; however, she has an interest in all areas of general pediatrics. The most fulfilling part of being a pediatrician for Dr. Caserta is the opportunity to help children develop into confident, balanced, healthy young adults. The one-on-one time she has with the patients at Complete Pediatrics is an important piece to that end.
Dr. Caserta grew up in Fairfield, CT and received her BS in Biology at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She attended medical school in Philadelphia at Temple University School of Medicine, then returned to CT to be with her family in 1996. She completed her residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in 1999 and has been practicing general pediatrics in the New Haven area ever since. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds a Clinical Instructor position at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. In addition, she volunteers on the advisory board for the ASD Fitness Center in Orange, CT, a specialized fitness facility for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her time away from the office is usually spent relaxing in Fairfield County, enjoying the water, family, and friends.
Liesel Gould, MD
Dr. Gould is one of the original founding partners of Complete Pediatrics. She opened the practice in 2009 with two colleagues and friends with the goals of learning the business of medicine and of delivering high quality medical care on a smaller scale.
Dr. Gould received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1993. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1997. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2006, 2013 and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Gould was in private practice in Hamden since completing her residency and is committed to the practice of medicine full time. She is a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine and precepts medical students in the office along with her partners. She has been the medical consultant for the former Whitneyville Preschool of Hamden from 2009-2014 and is currently the consultant for Whitneyville Innovative Learning Center.
Dr. Gould grew up on Long Island and loves living in New England. She enjoys all things outdoors and spends a lot of time in upstate New York on a small farm with family, friends, dogs, horses and sheep.
Linda Jacobson, APRN
Linda is one of the founders and owners of Complete Pediatrics. She received her BA in Biology from Merrimack College and her MSN from Yale University School of Nursing where she completed her nurse practitioner training in Pediatrics. As a Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the Pediatric National Certification Board (PNCB), she is an active fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and past president of the Connecticut chapter. Linda is especially interested in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. She is committed to helping parents raise healthy children by offering anticipatory guidance in order to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle both physically and emotionally. She has been enjoying her career as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years.
In addition to her clinical practice and business responsibilities, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Nursing. Linda has been teaching and mentoring nurse practitioner students, medical students, and physician assistant students both in the hospital and office settings. She is also an active participant on the Well Baby Nursery Committee at Yale New Haven Hospital.
As part of her local community support, she is a health care consultant for a preschool and a consultant for playground safety. In her spare time, Linda enjoys traveling, swimming, kayaking, gardening and spending time with her partner and family.
John Ramirez, MD
Dr. Ramirez joined Complete Pediatrics in August of 2017. Dr. Ramirez is a Los Angeles native who has been residing in Connecticut for over 10 years. He earned his BS in Biochemistry from UCLA and subsequently pursued a career in pediatrics, having been inspired by his own pediatrician and his love for working with children of all ages. Dr. Ramirez completed his medical training at Yale School of Medicine and his pediatric residency training at UConn’s Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The decision to practice general outpatient pediatric medicine came naturally from his desire to build strong, open, long-lasting relationships with children and families.
Dr. Ramirez is board eligible in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His interests include atopic disease, underserved patient populations and health informatics. He enjoys working with learners of all levels, particularly the residents and medical students from Yale University School of Medicine who spend time at the office during their private practice rotations. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and rock climbing. He is an avid vinyl record collector and a technology enthusiast.
Margaret Shea, APRN
Margaret joined Complete Pediatrics in August of 2017. Margaret Shea was born and raised in Connecticut and is committed to providing comprehensive family-centered care with specific interests in lactation support and obesity prevention. She earned her BA in Classics from Brown University and her MSN from Yale School of Nursing, where she specialized in pediatrics with a concentration in diabetes management. She is a board certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. In her spare time Margaret enjoys tennis and spending time with friends and family, especially her niece and two nephews.