Martha Pignataro, CPNP
Mrs. Pignataro received her her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Rochester in 1973 and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Buffalo, NY. In 1981 she earned a Master of Science (MS) in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Colorado. She joined Lake Shore Pediatrics in 1996.
Prior to joining Lake Shore Pediatrics, Mrs. Pignataro applied her pediatric expertise in a wide variety of settings. She served in the United States Air Force as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner both stateside and overseas, spending 4 years on active duty, and 8 years in the reserves, ultimately achieving the rank of Major. In the civilian world she has worn many hats: working for two private practices in Maryland, being a faculty member at two different universities, and working as a special projects consultant at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Pignataro’s abiding passion in her work is health teaching, especially first time parents of newborns who can feel overwhelmed by all the 24/7 responsbilities of caring for a brand new human being. “New babies are the best,” she says.
Alongside her pilot husband, Ms. Pignataro raised two soccer-playing sons and many cats at her home in Algonquin. Her interests include music and dance, books, and travel. She loves to shop for clothes and despises vacuuming.