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The providers at Kids First Pediatrics in Pooler, Rincon, and Savannah, Georgia welcome you! Specializing completely in pediatric medicine, we care for your child(ren) as our own.

Karen M. Kim, MD, FAAP

Karen M. Kim, MD, FAAP

Dr. Karen M. Kim graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, then completed pediatric residency training at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. Dr. Kim relocated to Savannah in 1999. She is married and is the mother of seven children.

Rolando Manalo, MD, FAAP

Rolando Manalo, MD FAAP

Dr. Rolando Manalo received his medical degree from Saint Louis University in 1984, after which he served as pediatric resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. There, he also received further training in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Manalo moved from Baxley, Georgia to Savannah in 2003 to join Kids First Pediatrics.

Francisco Herran, MD, FAAP

Francisco Herran, MD, FAAP

Dr. Francisco Herran graduated from medical school at the Universidad de Valle in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. He completed his pediatric residency at the former Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, now Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He served as an attending physician for six years at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago before moving to Florida in 2001 to work in a private practice. Dr. Herran moved to Savannah in 2007 when he joined Kids First Pediatrics. He is married and has one daughter.

Yolanda Rivera Caudill, MD, FAAP

Yolanda Rivera Caudill, MD, FAAP

Dr. Yolanda Rivera Caudill is a graduate of the Medical School at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She completed her pediatric residency at Miami (now Nicklaus) Children's Hospital in Florida. Dr. Rivera Caudill also completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics at Miami Children's Hospital. She worked in pediatric private practice in Miami for sixteen years before moving to the Savannah area in 2008. Dr. Rivera Caudill is married and has three children.

JP Gleason, MD, FAAP

JP Gleason, MD, FAAP

Dr. JP Gleason graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Dr. Gleason joined Kids First Pediatrics in 2013. He is married and has five children.

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