Our Staff



Our Providers

Ann Dr. Ann Novosel, MD, FAAP

Dr. Novosel joined the Lawrence Pediatrics team in January 2021. She grew up in Tonganoxie and went to the University of Kansas for both undergraduate and medical school. She then completed residency at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Novosel chose to be a primary care pediatrician because she loves teaching her patients about healthy living and building relationships with families over time to provide effective and individualized care. Kansas has always been home, and she is so excited to fulfill a long-time dream of living and practicing in Lawrence. 

Dr. Novosel is married, has a baby boy and a sweet black lab puppy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafting, jigsaw puzzling, and rooting on the KU Jayhawks.

KristenNew Dr. Kristen Jacobs, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jacobs joined the Lawrence Pediatrics team in April 2015. After deciding she wanted to become a doctor while still in kindergarten, she completed medical school and residency at the University of California, San Francisco and has practiced pediatrics in Kansas City, Missouri. Her medical interests include asthma, obesity, and the effects of sleep on overall health.

Dr. Jacobs also has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has two "furkids", a dog named Skye and a cat named Cleo, who were both rescues from the animal shelter. In her free time, Dr. Jacobs enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her nephew.

MalaniNew Dr. Malani Kuiper, MD, FAAP

Dr. Kuiper is a board-certified pediatrician who has worked at Lawrence Pediatrics since November 2016. Dr. Kuiper has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Iowa. After residency, she served as Chief Resident at the University of Iowa. She has worked in private pediatrics practices in Salina and Leawood prior to moving to Lawrence. She enjoys treating a variety of childhood illnesses, interacting with healthy children at their well-child checks, and getting to know their families. Dr. Kuiper is married with two busy school-aged children.

Sara Dr. Sara Nelson, MD, FAAP

Dr. Nelson joined Lawrence Pediatrics as a co-owner in May 2020. She completed her undergraduate studies at Washburn University and proceeded to the University of Kansas Medical Center for her medical degree and residency training. After residency, she joined Pediatrics Associates of Topeka, where she continues to practice. She will share time between both clinics along with her partner, Dr. Gramma. 

Dr. Nelson was born in Dodge City and has never lived outside of Kansas. She and her husband, along with their three children, have lived in Lawrence for 12 years. Dr. Nelson absolutely loves Lawrence, and her house bleeds crimson and blue.

Eleni Dr. Eleni Grammatikopoulou, MD, FAAP

Dr. Grammatikopoulou has lived in Lawrence since 2010. She knew very early that she was going to be a doctor. She is originally from Greece, born and raised, and completed her medical school at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She moved to the United States soon after that and did her pediatric residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After she successfully completed her residency, she stayed at KUMC for another year as chief resident. She chose pediatric primary care because she loves interacting and working with families, figuring out their dynamics, and coming up with care plans that work for each case. She has been practicing as a board certified pediatrician since 2014 in Topeka.

Dr. Grammatikopoulou has three children who keep her busy, and she spends most of her free time with them. She loves reading literature, growing her veggie garden in the summer, taking walks with her two dogs, and taking a yearly trip with her children to Greece to visit with extended family.

Gretchen Gretchen Wells, APRN

Gretchen joined the Lawrence Pediatrics team in May 2020. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Southwestern College, in her hometown of Winfield, Kansas. She obtained her Master's of Science in Nursing in 2010. As a registered nurse, Gretchen worked in the ICU/trauma units and the emergency department. She moved to pediatrics after earning her APRN, and she has worked in pediatrics for nine years.

Gretchen grew up in a family of healthcare workers, where her interest blossomed at a young age. Gretchen has three children and two dogs, and she has lived in the Lawrence area off and on since attending the University of Kansas in 1990. She enjoys crafting, spending time outdoors with friends and family, kayaking, and playing sports. Gretchen believes she is definitely a kid at heart and realizes she found her calling working in pediatrics.



Our Nursing Staff

  Ashley, RN

Ashley has been a nurse since 2009, after obtaining a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Baker University. Her past experience includes hospital work on the Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and most recently in public health at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. She lives in Lawrence with her husband and two children, and in her free time, enjoys running, kickboxing, cooking, and reading. 

Ashley is the Certified Lactation Educator at Lawrence Pediatrics

  Cathy, RN

Cathy has worked in the nursing field since 2006 and at Lawrence Pediatrics since opening day. She is married with two sons, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys playing softball, kickboxing, and spending time with friends and family.

Cathy is the Nurse Manager at Lawrence Pediatrics

   Jennifer H, LPN

Jennifer has been a nurse for over twenty years, the majority of those spent working in Pediatrics. She has been married forever, has a grown son and four cats (Lucy, Linus, Franklin, and Sally). In her free time Jenn enjoys reading, jogging slowly, attempting to play sports, baking, and working towards her future as a cat lady. 

Jennifer H is the I.T. Administrator at Lawrence Pediatrics 

  Lauren, RN

Lawrence Native, Lauren, graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Washburn University in 2016. She is married, has one little boy, one dog, and three cats. In her free time, she enjoys Pure Barre, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.


   Jenn J, RN

Jenn J has been a nurse for 1 1/2 years. Prior to pursuing nursing Jenn taught preschool for 10 years. She loves being around kids of all ages and has three of her own, as well as 2 cats. In her free time she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. 


   Chessica, RN

Chessica has been a nurse since 2020 and joined the Lawrence Pediatrics team in July 2021. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they share a daughter and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys fishing, watching football, and spending time with friends and family. 

    Natalie, CNA

 Natalie joined Lawrence Pediatrics in September 2021. She is a CNA and recent graduate of Washburn University with hopes of attending medical school in the future. Natalie loves baking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 Our Front Desk Staff



Bio Pending


Grace joined Lawrence Pediatrics in September 2021 after working in childcare for 6 years. She was drawn to pediatrics by her love for working with kids. Grace is a proud "Dog Mom" and spends her free time taking him on walks around town. 


Aimee joined Lawrence Pediatrics in August 2017. She has one daughter, three cats, and one ferret. She enjoys painting and crafting in her spare time. Aimee is attending school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

Lawrence Pediatrics, PA
3310 Clinton Parkway Ct
Lawrence, KS 66047

Phone: 785.856.9090
Fax: 785.856.9093

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*Closed from 12:00-1:20
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