Meet Our Providers
Karen Dewling, M.D., F.A.A.P
Dr. Dewling grew up in the Baltimore, MD area. She received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Dewling completed internship and residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1993. After four years in practice in Maryland, she relocated to Georgia in 1997 to serve as Chief of the Section of Pediatrics, The Emory Clinic and as Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University. In 2001, she started Johns Creek Pediatrics with the now retired Dr. Harriette Perlstein. Dr. Dewling was named one of Atlanta's Top Doctors every year since 2007. . Dr. Dewling has appeared on numerous health information spots on news programs nationwide. She also appears on CNN’s Accent Health, a health news program shown in physicians’ offices. She is a member of the Community Pediatrician Advisory Committee at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, advocating for the needs of her patients and community. Dr. Dewling is married and has a son , a daughter and two grandsons. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, hiking horseback riding and spending time with her two golden retrievers and her family and friends.
Jennifer R. Looby, M.D., F.A.A.P
Dr. Looby grew up in the Columbus, Ohio area. She received her BS from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 and her MD from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 1997. She completed her residency at The Children’s Medical Center, now Dayton Childrens in 2000. Dr. Looby was in private practice with a large pediatric group in Ohio for nearly seven years before relocating to the north Atlanta area in March of 2007. She is married with three children. She enjoys gardening, cooking, decorating, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Santorum, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Santorum grew up in upstate New York. She received her B.S. from Furman University, in Greenville, SC, and her M.D. from USC School of Medicine in Columbia, SC in 2007. She has been practicing in the Atlanta area since she completed her pediatric residency training at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center in Greenville, SC in 2010. She loves building relationships with her patients and their families and partnering with parents as they help their children navigate life and grow into healthy young men and women. Dr. Santorum lives with her husband, two daughters and her son. Her favorite activity by far, is spending time with her family. She also likes to travel, read historical fiction, experiment with new recipes in the kitchen and paint.
Laura Hobbs, Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CPNP
Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Oklahoma. She started her nursing career in Indianapolis, Indiana where she was an Orthopedic Nurse, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and Pediatric ER nurse. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2012 from Indiana University in Pediatric Primary Care. Since moving to Georgia, she has worked in both primary care and emergency room settings as a nurse practitioner. She is currently the secretary of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association, Georgia Chapter. She and her husband have 2 beautiful sons and enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending sporting events and cheering for their favorite team, the Oklahoma Sooners.
Samantha Calleiro, Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CPNP
Sammi grew up in Lilburn, Georgia, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia. After beginning her nursing career at the Emergency Department at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Sammi completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2014. Sammi is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sammi, her husband and their son live in Roswell and enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, fishing, and spoiling their nieces and nephews. Sammi also loves cheering for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!
Nina Earnest, CPNP-PC, APRN, MSN
Nina was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, until moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009. Nina received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing through Emory University. Prior to Emory University, Nina attended University of Georgia where she double majored in Biology and Psychology. Nina has been a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care since 2011 and previously served the Peachtree Corners area prior to joining Johns Creek Pediatrics.
Nina has the pleasure of raising two daughters with her husband, Chris.