Dr. Dori has practiced pediatric medicine in the Research Triangle area since 1998. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended college at Grove City College, Grove City, PA where she studied Chemistry and was active in the Flag Line/Marching Band and her sorority. After 4 years in graduate school and 3 years doing medical research, Dr. Dori decided that medical school was the way to go. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri and did her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Iowa/University of Iowa (2 years) and at UNC Children’s Hospital. (1 year). Prior to co-founding Building Blocks Pediatrics with Dr. Kristi, Dr. Dori worked for the same practice for 13 years. Dr. Dori and her husband, a private practice endocrinologist in Raleigh, have college age twins, a son and a daughter, who were born when she was in medical school. When her children were younger, Dr. Dori volunteered as a Girl Scout troop leader and classroom parent. As she has done over the last 8 years, she spends time every summer volunteering as a camp physician at Camp Seafarer for Girls.

Because of personal experience with her children, Dr. Dori has a strong interest in providing medical care to children and adolescents with complex medical histories or chronic medical conditions. She believes that with the right medical care anything is possible. She also has interest and experience in managing ADD/ADHD, asthma, behavioral issues and day-to-day illness that children face.


Dr. Kristi was born and raised in North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University and completed her medical school education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

After completing her training, Dr. Kristi returned home to North Carolina. She has been practicing in the Triangle area since 2005. In her spare time she enjoys Tae Kwon Do, quilting, and electronic gadgets of all kinds. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, who also practices pediatrics, and her toddler son.

Dr. Kristi enjoys all aspects of pediatric care but has a particular interest in asthma, ADHD, behavior issues, children with special needs, and childhood obesity.

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