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Meet Your Northside Pediatrics Premier Care Team

We are honored that you trust the care of your children with us. Regardless of the board-certified physician or nurse practitioner your child sees, you can expect the same quality of outstanding care and reliable advice supported by the latest knowledge from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Physicians with Knowledgeable Experience

Many of our physicians teach or serve on medical boards and committees to maintain the most current knowledge possible for the benefit of your kids. Practitioners in our group have served as the head of pediatrics at both Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

We’re looking forward to getting to know you and your family better! Select any of our team members below to learn more about us.

Dr. Sally J. Marcus


Dr. Sally J. Marcus, a board certified pediatrician, was in private practice in the Marietta area for ten years before joining Northside Pediatrics in 1996. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Duke University for Pediatric Internship and Emory University for Pediatric Residency. Dr. Marcus is Medical Director of Kids Health First, an organization of over 35 pediatric practices in the Atlanta area and serves on the Quality and Utilization Management Committee. She has been active in various committees at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Sandy Springs Christian Church as well as her children’s school and Girl Scouts. Now that her children are grown, she is pursuing learning to play piano, cycling, and reading. Dr. Marcus’s special interests include breast-feeding, early child development, preventive medicine and asthma.

Dr. Allison B. Hill


Dr. Allison B. Hill, a board certified pediatrician, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia. She attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating with high honors. After completing her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, she returned to Georgia and joined Northside Pediatrics in 1997. Dr. Hill is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as a committee member of Newborn Services at Northside Hospital. Areas of interest include child development, infectious disease, and preventive medicine. She enjoys volunteering at Camp Kudzu, a summer camp for kids with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Hill’s husband, Scott, and their 4 children fill her spare time with love, entertainment, endless errands, and much joy!

Dr. Amy J. Hardin


Dr. Amy J. Hardin is on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee for Office and Practice Management and was a previous two term board member of the Georgia Chapter of the AAP. She is a proud honor’s graduate of The Ohio State University for both undergraduate and medical degrees (check out her OSU shrine in her Woodstock office) and completed her residency at Emory University, serving as chief resident there. She is also a board member of the Physician’s Alliance, and board member of the AAP website, She and her family are active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and her daughters are both attending University of Georgia. She can be found most fall weekends in the stands at Sanford Stadium, there for the band, as both daughters play trumpet in the Redcoats. She and her husband enjoy travel and bike riding on the fun Georgia trails.

Dr. Jeffrey C. Hopkins


Dr. Jeffrey C. Hopkins, a board certified pediatrician, completed his pediatric residency at Emory University in Atlanta, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. He earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL. Dr. Hopkins was born and raised in Rockville, MD. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has served as a clinical instructor of pediatrics for Emory University. Dr. Hopkins serves as a board member of Kids Health First, a pediatric practice alliance that helps serve children all over Atlanta. He also serves as a board member in the joint venture that connects general pediatricians with pediatric specialists throughout Atlanta. In addition, Dr. Hopkins continues to serve as a board member of the Davis Academy. His areas of special interest include early childhood development, asthma, and infectious diseases. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf with his sons, running, and traveling.

Dr. Natalie Metzig


Dr. Natalie Metzig, a board certified pediatrician, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and subsequently completed her pediatric residency at Emory University in June 2014. She is originally from the Atlanta area and has always considered Georgia home. She is passionate about traveling to new places abroad. Her travels have included climbing the Great Wall of China! One of her favorite local events is the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain. She has been almost every year since she was a little girl! She also loves cooking, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Sara Dorsey, M.S.N., C.P.N.P.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Sara Dorsey, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. While working as a Registered Nurse in the Children’s Emergency Room, she graduated from Georgia State with a Master’s of Science degree in Child Health. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Sara is actively involved in her daughters’ lives both at UGA and Cherokee county schools, participating in activities such as cross country, dance and gymnastics and she and her family are active members of Woodstock City Church. She herself enjoys cycling and lake time with her family.

Maureen Shifflett, MSN, C.P.N.P.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Maureen Shifflett, MSN, CPNP, is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who began her nursing career in Pediatric Intensive Care after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Syracuse University in 1996. After obtaining her Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree from The University of Michigan in 2002, Maureen began her nurse practitioner career in New York City, where she worked first in private practice, then in a school-based health center. She moved to Chicago in 2006, where she worked in an adolescent health clinic and in the Emergency Department of Children’s Memorial Hospital. She also served as adjunct faculty at DePaul University. Special interests include childhood obesity, asthma and adolescent health. She, along with her 4 year old daughter, enjoy outdoors activities with their two dogs.

Amanda Batlle, M.S.N., C.P.N.P.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Batlle, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Before earning her Master’s degree, Amanda completed a Bachelor’s of Education in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Georgia. She was a high school science teacher where she spent much of her time providing health promotion education. Her passion for educating children to make healthy choices influenced her decision to pursue a career in healthcare. Special interests include developmental disabilities, pediatric nutrition, and obesity. She lives in Avondale Estates with her husband, two sons, and step-daughter. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, running, traveling, and anything outdoors including kayaking, hiking, and camping.

Jennifer S. Martin, MSN, C.P.N.P.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer S. Martin, MSN, CPNP, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, received her master’s degree from Georgia State University. After working as a pediatric nurse for 17 years in a variety of areas including primary care, CHOA Urgent Care and Wellstar Pediatric emergency departments, she is excited to begin a new stage of her career with Northside Pediatrics. Areas of special interest for her include newborn care and autism. Originally from Southwest Florida, Jennifer has enjoyed making Georgia her home for the last 19 years. With her husband, Robert and her 10-year-old son, Ben, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and camping and avidly scrapbooks their adventures.

Dr. Tiji M. Philip


Dr. Tiji M. Philip is a proud Georgian, growing up and receiving most of his education in-state. He grew up in Lilburn, GA, attended Emory University for his undergraduate education, and earned his medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his pediatric residency at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He is an avid Atlanta sports fan and enjoys watching and attending Braves and Falcons games. He also enjoys spending time with his loving family, playing basketball, and attending concerts of all varieties. Dr. Philip is excited to be back home in Georgia!

Dr. Adele H. Goodloe


Dr. Adele H. Goodloe grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia and is a University of Georgia summa cum laude graduate (Go Dawgs!). She attended Mayo Medical School in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and then migrated south for pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in 2013. Dr. Goodloe is passionate about breastfeeding and childhood obesity prevention. She has three young children including a daughter born in 2014 and twins born in 2016. In her free time, you might find her playing ultimate frisbee, running, or trying out a new recipe.

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