About Us: Meet Our Providers and Staff
Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at Litchfield County Pediatrics! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. We're proud to be members of the Northwestern Connecticut community and to serve the needs of their children.
We pride ourselves in being an exceptional office where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff are the cornerstone of Litchfield County Pediatrics's quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.
We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
- Karen Dettmer, MD, FAAP
- Sophia Zervas Grant, MD, FAAP
- Richard Tenczar, MD, FAAP
- Michelle Henry, APRN, IBCLC
Karen S. Dettmer, MD, FAAP
Dr. Dettmer was born in Delware and moved to Connecticut in elementary school. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a degree in Biology and then went on to medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She completed her pediatric residency in 1997 from the University of Maryland Hospital after which she joined a private pediatric practice in Maryland for several years. In 2000, she moved back up to Connecticut to be closer to family and joined Dr. Moon (now retired) in Torrington. In 2002, she and Dr. Grant officially coined Litchfield County Pediatrics as an entity. Dr. Dettmer is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the AAP and the Connecticut State Medical Society. She is routinely featured in Connecticut Magazine's "Top Docs" edition. Her medical interests include caring for children with complex medical needs. Her main hobby is baking, much to the delight of the entire office staff. Dr. Dettmer is married with two beautiful girls.
Sophia Zervas Grant, MD, FAAP
Dr. Grant was born on an Air Force Base in Germany and grew up overseas as the fifth of six children to Greek immigrant parents. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and went on to medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed her pediatric training in 2001 from the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and moved to Northwest Connecticut to join Dr. Dettmer and Dr. Moon (retired). In 2002, she and Dr. Dettmer established Litchfield County Pediatrics as an entity. She is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the AAP and the Connecticut State Medical Society. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Medical School and enjoys teaching medical students who rotate through the office. Her medical interests include child development and school difficulties. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, and running after the two active children she and her husband have together.
Richard T. Tenczar, MD, FAAP
Dr. Tenczar was born and raised in central/western Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Literature; he then attended the Duke University Physician Assistant (PA) program, graduating with a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree. He subsequently worked as a Family Medicine PA with the National Health Service Corps in rural Illinois for three years. Dr. Tenczar decided to continue his education by attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; he then completed his pediatric residency training in 2004 from St. Louis Children's Hospital. He moved to Connecticut that year and joined Dr. Dettmer and Dr. Grant as part of Litchfield County Pediatrics. Dr. Tenczar's medical interests include asthma and behavioral pediatrics. He is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the AAP and the Connecticut State Medical Society. He enjoys teaching Physician Assistant students on a regular basis and is an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He further enjoys cycling, horse racing, film history and magic. He is married with one wonderful son.
Michelle Henry, APRN, IBCLC
Michelle was born in New York and moved to Connecticut as a child with her family. She graduated from Penn State as a registered nurse and then worked for seven years as an RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UConn Health Center. During her time there, she furthered her education by earning a degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She joined Litchfield County Pediatrics in 2006. Her passion within the care of children is breastfeeding. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and consults breastfeeding moms through her own company, Milk and More (click to see website and facebook page). Michelle is a board certified RN and APRN and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the International Lactation Consultant Association. She is a professor of nursing at Central Connecticut State University and clinical professor of the nurse practitioner program at Quinnipiac. She routinely has either nursing or nurse practitioner students learning with her in the office. Michelle's hobbies include cooking, crafting, and rooting for her favorite teams, the New York Giants and the New York Mets. She is married with three beautiful children.