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Jitendra Jain, MD

Dr. Jitendra Jain was born and grew up in Bombay, India. He moved to United States in 1993 after completing medical school. Dr. Jain attended graduate school at UT-Memphis and then completed his pediatric residency from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Jain practiced in Alexander City, AL for 5 yrs before moving to Madison in 2004 to start Brightstarts Pediatrics. He enjoys teaching and is a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students of UAH. He enjoys spending his free time with family and in hobbies like playing golf, traveling, skiing and watching football.

Our Team

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Ellie Tsikalas


Ellie has been a provider at BrightStarts since January 2013, after being an NP student at the clinic in 2012. Ellie earned her Bachelor's of Nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. After a decade of RN experience, she earned her Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Alabama Huntsville in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. She also holds a second Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. While she loves all aspects of providing care to children and their families, Ellie is our behavioral specialist; and she is especially passionate about treating psychological, social, academic and behavioral disorders, such as anxiety and ADHD. She is a national medical conference speaker. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. When she is not at the clinic, you can usually find her performing in local community theatre productions (Broadway musicals are her fave), or working theatre tech backstage while her teenager is performing on the stage. She resides in Madison with her husband and son.

Tiffany Garrett, CRNP

Tiffany is a native of Akron, Ohio. She obtained her BSN and MSN from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She spent her nursing career in postpartum, newborn, and pediatric care before coming to work at Alabama Children’s Clinic.

She is married with three daughters and loves reading, traveling, and helping children maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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