Our Providers

Jennifer Roche, MD

Enjoys running and skiing. Special interests include adolescent health issues and asthma.

I grew up in West Newbury, MA in a family of 5 children. I completed my undergraduate degree at Boston College, my Medical degree at University of Massachusetts Medical School and my internship/residency in Seattle, Washington at The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

I loved the Pacific Northwest and practiced there for a year. However, after I had my first child I realized I wanted to be closer to family so my husband and I moved back east. I have been with Amherst Pediatrics since 2000 and continue to strive to provide comprehensive and well-balanced care to all my patients and their families.

My goal is to provide the knowledge and guidance to make appropriate medical decisions, and truly believe that being a part of your child’s transformation from birth to young adulthood is a privilege. My special interests include premature infants, asthma and adolescent health issues.

I live in South Deerfield with my husband John and three daughters, Tierney, Maggie and Hannah. When not busy running in the many different directions my children and their activities take me, I enjoy running, skiing and anything outdoors.

Susan Wang, MD

Enjoys reading, gardening and bicycling, special interests include adolescent female health and child development

I received my undergraduate degree from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island and my medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts.

I was born in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and currently reside in Northampton with my two daughters Madeline and Ella and our dog Fido.

I am interested in adolescent female health, child development, and the treatment of asthma. Working with families to do everything possible to allow each child to reach his/her full potential is my personal mission.

I enjoy reading, gardening, bicycling and spending time with my family.

Stephen Hickman, MD

Enjoys playing basketball and learning about Airplanes of World War II, Amherst Regional School Physician, special interests include sports injuries I received my undergraduate degree from Macalester College, St. Paul Minnesota and my medical degree from University of Missouri and completed my pediatric residency at University of Texas Medical Branch. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I have served on the Amherst Board of Health and have been the Amherst Regional School Physician since 1995.

I was born and raised in Missouri, but I currently reside in Amherst Massachusetts with my wife Ruth and daughters Sarah and Rachel.

I have a professional interest in Sports injuries and dermatology.

When not working, I enjoy playing basketball and learning about Airplanes of World War II.

John Snyder, MD

Passionate about science, music, photography, and the outdoors. Special interests include science-based medicine and medical myth.

I grew up and lived in New York City until my move to the Amherst area in 2010. Though this was a big change, it was the best decision I have ever made. I have made this beautiful part of the country my home, and feel privileged to be a part of the communities around me.

While I have always practiced pediatrics, my career has also been devoted to the training of young pediatricians. In New York, I was the director of the pediatric resident training clinic at Saint Vincent’s Hospital for 16 years. I held the same position at Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield, MA from 2010 to 2013. I have a strong interest in medical myth and the ways parents utilize information to make medical decisions for their children. I am also interested in finding innovative ways to deliver the most effective, evidence-based medicine as part of a patient-centered medical home.

I received my undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed my residency training in pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the MA Chapter AAP Immunization Advisory Comittee.

I live in Amherst with my daughter, Maggie.

I am a contributor to the blog sciencebasedmedicine.org and can be found on Twitter as @SciPeds.

Jenny Salander, MS, BSN, RN

I grew up in West Michigan, having the opportunity to enjoy all that The Great Lakes have to offer. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Michigan. After gaining experience as a Registered Nurse, I continued my education and obtained my Master of Science in the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Michigan. 

My goal is to provide quality and thoughtful family-based care to infants, children, and adolescents in my community. My special interest is adolescent medicine. 

I recently moved from Michigan to Belchertown with my husband and two dogs, and we are enjoying exploring the area. My personal interests include crafting, being outdoors, and watching college football, especially the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!).

Jessica Nardizzi, LICSW, LMSW

Enjoys yoga, running and above all music, although cannot carry a tune.  

I was born and raised in New York and have lived in the Pioneer Valley for the last 8 years. While I miss NY everyday, I absolutely love living here and think it is a wonderful place to raise a family.  

I completed my BA in liberal arts at Wheaton College in MA, and went to New York University for my Masters in Social Work. I was unsure what I wanted to do when I graduated with my MSW in 2005, but I had always loved working with children and decided to try being a children's therapist. My first post-graduate job was on the children's unit at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, and I have worked with children in some capacity ever since. My experience has been in a combination of both mental health and educational settings for the entirety of my career. For the last five years I have worked as both a School Adjustment Counselor and a Crisis Clinician. I have a specialty in working with children who have experienced trauma, and I am a trained clinician in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My background also includes working with children who are experiencing a wide range of other mental health and social/emotional struggles.  

I live in Easthampton with my partner, my son Nate, and our three cats Zooma, Gil and Henrietta. When I am not working, my family and I take frequent trips to NY or I can be found on my mat at my local yoga studio

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com

Routine Visits
We see patients in our office for routine visits Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Urgent Visits
Urgent visits are scheduled throughout our normal weekday business hours.

We also have special urgent-care-only hours as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 5:00pm to 6:45pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00pm to 3:45pm

For urgent visits, we ask that you please call ahead.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.