Lori Storch Smith, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Lori Storch Smith, MD, known in her community as Dr. Lori, is a board certified pediatrician who has been practicing at Bay Street Pediatrics since 1999 and is proud to be able to care for children in the community in which she grew up. She graduated from George Washington University Medical School and completed her residency at Yale Children’s Hospital. She is honored to have been chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Fairfield County and the New York Metro Area in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
After having a set of twins, Dr. Lori joined the local chapter of the Mothers of Multiples club and subsequently became involved on the board of her chapter, culminating in her serving as its president for four years. While president, Dr. Lori began a lecture series at Norwalk Hospital on various issues important to parents. The series offered live presentations by leading clinicians from all over the country, including noted sleep expert, Dr. Marc Weissbluth.
Along with her successful pediatric practice, Dr. Lori was a contributor to the Mothers of Multiples monthly newsletter, a pediatric expert in the book, Twin Set: Moms of Multiples Share Survive and Thrive Secrets and has appeared on several medical segments of News Channel 12 in Connecticut. She is a board member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. Now a mother of four teenagers and 3 dogs, she successfully juggles school and sports schedules as well as happily getting to know the families she serves in her practice.
Nicole Abramowitz, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
After college, Dr. Nicole moved to Manhattan and completed medical school and her pediatric residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She learned early in her training that she wanted to work in primary care pediatrics. She moved to Fairfield County with her husband after completing her training and has worked in primary care since 2006. Her experiences have been quite gratifying but she is excited to now have the opportunity to care for children in her own town. Additionally, Dr. Nicole spends time during the summer working at a sleepaway camp in the Berkshires. She enjoys sharing in her own children’s camp experience while also caring for children and adolescents in a different setting.
Dr. Nicole lives in Westport with her husband, Jason, and their two boys, Zachary and Sam. You can see her throughout Westport cheering on her boys at their baseball and basketball games. She had her children early in her career, and she believes that raising her boys has made her a better physician. When she is not working or being a mom, Dr. Nicole enjoys spending time cooking, gardening, reading, and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, and she loves Compo Beach and all that Westport has to offer. Dr. Nicole also volunteers at her synagogue and through the PTA.
Dr. Nicole is honored to be able to care for children each day. She is thrilled to be a part of the Bay Street Pediatrics family and continue her career with this wonderful practice. She looks forward to meeting you and your families soon.
Clara Bowron, APRN, CPNP, CLC
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Lactation Counselor
Clara Bowron, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, has always worked with and for children in a variety of roles. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, Clara’s work on behalf of children in the foster care system led her to attend Suffolk University Law School to become an attorney working as a child advocate. After several years in the field of children’s law, Clara felt called to serve young people in a different capacity and enrolled at Yale School of Nursing with a specialty in pediatric primary care. She had the experience of incredible clinical rotations at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Children’s Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as two full years of primary care training at Guilford Pediatrics. Clara is a certified lactation counselor and enjoys helping new parents and their infants successfully establish and continue breastfeeding. Clara is thrilled to join the Bay Street Pediatrics family and is eager to meet and care for our patients and their families.
Clara has raised two sons and a daughter both as a stay-at-home mom and later while working full-time as an attorney. Several years ago, Clara and her children decided to become a licensed respite foster care home which was a wonderful, challenging, and poignant experience for everyone. Clara has enjoyed many adventures including dairy farming in New Zealand, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, and surfing in the North Sea. Her goal is to help her patients grow up healthy and happy so that they, too, will create and experience their own exciting and joyful adventures!
Steve Benaderet, MD
Board Certified Family Physician
Dr. Benaderet is Board Certified by The American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at both Columbia University Family Practice Residency and Quinnipiac University Nurse Practitioners Training Program.
Dr. Benaderet is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Benaderet maintains active privileges at both Norwalk Hospital and Stamford Hospital.
His interests include Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine and Golf. Dr. Benaderet is also fluent in Spanish.