StaffMeet Our Doctors
Jane Rudolph, MD, FAAP
Dr Rudolph. is the president and founder of CAHCA. She graduated with a BA in biology from Middlebury College in Middlebury Vermont, and received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Waterbury Regional Department of Pediatrics before opening her office in Waterbury Connecticut.
Melissa Lyn Jones, D.O.
We were pleased to have Dr. Jones join Child & Adolescent Health Care in August 2020.
She graduated magna cum laude from Wilkes University, received her doctorate from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and did her residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. Besides standard pediatric care, she brings the perspective and skills of osteopathic medicine. She is proficient and fluent in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). She is very interested in the psychosocial aspects of medicine as well as somatization. She loves music, theater, dance, reading, animals, travel, nature, outdoor winter activities, and car racing.
Eliyahu Akerman, M.D.
We were happy to welcome Dr. Eli Akerman to Child and Adolescent Health Care last summer. His state of the art knowledge and fresh style have been a nice complement to our seasoned team of pediatric professionals. Dr. Akerman received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and camping.
Adriane Guerin, PA-C
Adriane Guerin is our long time Physician Assistant. She has been a member of our healthcare team for the last 26 years. Adriane loves the bond she has made with so many families over the years. She achieved her B.S. from Quinnipiac University in 1991 and her PA certificate from Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate program in 1993. She lives in Thomaston with her husband, 3 children and dog.
Ashokkumar K. Shah, M.D
Dr. Shah joined Child & Adolescent Health Care in 2012 after practicing for many years in Ansonia. He received his medical degree from N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his medical training with a residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His long experience brings wisdom and compassion to the practice. He has a vast collection of kid-friendly ties and a nice sense of humor. He enjoys travel and family time in Ansonia.
Tamar Edelkind, APRN
Tamar is a pediatric nurse practitioner, PNP , graduating from Yale University. She previously worked as an RN in the Yale New Haven Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for over 30 years. Her other PNP jobs included pulmonary and school base health.
She has three children and three grandchildren. She loves Star Wars, Star Trek and crazy socks!
JANE RUDOLPH, MD, FAAP
ASHOKKUMAR SHAH, MD
ELIYAHU AKERMAN, MD
MELISSA LYN JONES, DO
ADRIANE GUERIN, PA-C
TAMAR EDELKIND, APRN
179 Roseland Ave
Waterbury, CT 06710