Heather Gaddy, FNP 

Heather is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2001.  She spent 13 years working at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and has extensive experience working in mother/infant care, neonatal intensive care, lactation and gynecology.  She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing From Graceland University in 2014. She joined Pediatric Urology Associates in 2015.  Heather is the mother of two children and she and her husband are lifelong residents of North Carolina

Keiran Llaneza, PA

 Keiran is a board certified Physician Assistant. She completed the Physician Assistant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005. Keiran began working for Pediatric Urology Associates in 2006 until leaving in 2008 to practice in the Emergency Department and General Pediatrics. She returned to Pediatric Urology Associates in 2013.  Keiran is a devoted mother of four children.

Jayme Alberssen, CPNP

Jayme earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Florida.  She spent considerable time working on the Pediatric floor and Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit as a nurse prior to be being admitted to the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Florida.  She has had extensive experience with pediatric patients having worked at SHANDS at the University of Florida as a Nurse.  Since moving to Charlotte and beginning work as a Nurse Practitioner, she has worked at Indian Trail Pediatrics and Charlotte Pediatric Clinic.  She currently also works at Hemby Childrens Hospitalist Service and joined Pediatric Urology Associates in August of 2010. 

Joe Molitierno, Jr. , M.D. 

Director of the NEWT Center

Dr. Molitierno grew up in Punxsutawney, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate where he studied molecular biology and biochemistry and graduated with honors. He then moved to North Carolina where he worked as a researcher and manager in the University of North Carolina's Human Gene Therapy Center before his admission to the University of North Carolina Medical School. While at UNC he was named to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He remained at the University of North Carolina for his urologic surgery residency, earning multiple awards for his outstanding service. Dr. Molitierno then travelled to Atlanta to complete his Pediatric Urology Fellowship training at Emory University: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.         Dr. Molitierno moved to Charlotte in 2007 and joined Pediatric Urology Associates. He is board certified in urology by the American Board of Urology and has earned the subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology.

Our Providers

Jay Levy, M.D. 

Medical Director

Dr. Levy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he attended the University of Texas as an undergraduate from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where graduated with honors and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  He then completed his urologic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he spent a great deal of his training at the renowned Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Levy then completed his pediatric urology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Upon completion of his training he moved to Charlotte in 1996 and subsequently established Pediatric Urology Associates. He is board certified in Urology by the American Board of Urology and has also earned the subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology.

Mission Statement

Pediatric Urology Associates's mission is to provide your child with personalized, state of the art urologic care tailored to the needs of your child and your family. We believe that by working together with parents we can best diagnose and treat your child in the safest and most comfortable manner possible. We specialize in minimally invasive treatment options including advanced laparoscopy and endoscopic treatments of many surgical conditions. We know that taking your child to a specialist can be overwhelming and anxiety-provoking. Our goal is to help guide you through the process as comfortably as possible and to earn the trust that you deserve to have in a provider taking care of your child.


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Pediatric Urology Associates, Charlotte, NC