From the front desk back to the exam room, our hand-picked team is ready to make your office visit a pleasant and productive one. We are devoted to creating a caring and compassionate environment. Our practice is made up of personnel who are trained in all aspects of pediatric care. We are proud of our Maeville family, and excited to introduce them to you.
Meet Dr. Martha
Dr. Martha Mae Sissa was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University. She received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. It was after her training that she met her husband, Nick and moved to Houston to start her career in private practice and a family. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Pediatrics.
Prior to founding Maeville Pediatrics she worked for eight years in a busy pediatric private practice in Houston and Pearland. She has a fondness for breastfeeding, nutrition and mental health. Dr. Sissa believes in the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and is thrilled to foster lifelong relationships with her patients. When not at work, she is busy running after her 2 and 5 year old boys, Michael Paul and Nicholas, and spending time with her husband, Nick.
Dr. Sissa became interested in breastfeeding medicine while nursing her own boys. She is pursuing her board certification in lactation medicine so she can help new moms navigate the intricacies and challenges of breastfeeding so they can meet their breastfeeding goals.
Meet Dr. Douglas
Dr. Douglas Suell was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and moved to the Houston area at the age of five. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Southern Methodist University graduating Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry and Biology. An interesting fact is that he entered college as a music major.
Dr. Doug received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He intended to become a surgeon; however, he had an epiphany during his last rotation in Pediatrics – he found his unexpected calling to become a pediatrician. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Ben Taub General Hospital. After residency, he was a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at Texas Children’s, but realized that he enjoyed building long term relationships with patients and their families so much, that he went into private practice for nearly twenty years.
Dr. Doug takes great pride in helping with his patients’ healthy growth and development. Witnessing a child’s inner journey over the years never fails to invoke awe. Dr. Doug has a thorough and compassionate bedside manner. He takes his job very seriously, while still maintaining a sense of humor. His patients can always expect to hear a good joke or two.
When he is not working, Dr. Doug enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy, their kids, tabby cat Ernie, and English Bulldog Bessie. He loves long distance running, good coffee (the kind of coffee that makes you feel like everything is going to be okay), baking, modern art, music, word puzzles, and going to a good play. He has a kind and playful spirit that provides his patients with the sort of comfort and joy from which we can all benefit. Dr. Doug is thrilled to join Dr. Sissa at Maeville Pediatrics. He would love to schedule an appointment with you soon.
Julia Vo, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Julia Vo was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated with both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Cizik School of Nursing at University of Texas in Houston. Prior to becoming a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Julia worked at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas as a mother/baby nurse. During this time, she assisted postpartum mothers with breastfeeding while providing comfort and care for newborn infants and mothers alike.
Julia is also passionate about teaching. She currently teaches nursing students as a part time adjunct clinical instructor at the University of St. Thomas.
In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her french bulldog, Tofu, cooking Vietnamese dishes, going on hikes, chasing the sunrise or sunset in different parts of the world, and snowboarding in the winter. Julia has positive energy and is excited to make her patients smile.
Alexis Glover RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Alexis was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2018. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Alexis worked as an RN at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas for four years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Mother/Baby Unit where she gained a wealth of knowledge within the newborn population. As a hospital nurse, she enjoyed fostering the mother-baby relationship, assisting with breastfeeding, and celebrating NICU graduations and discharges.
In 2022, Alexis received her Master’s of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University where she graduated with honors. As a PNP, Alexis works alongside Dr. Sissa providing excellent care for our patients at sick and well visits. She is passionate about assisting mothers in their breastfeeding journey, providing education, and supporting families through newborn transitions. As a PNP, Alexis enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and providing care to both well and sick children.
She is happily married to her college sweetheart and became a mother to their first child, Archie, in June of 2022. Alexis’s interests and hobbies include spending time with her family, supporting the Houston Astros, and enjoying weekends at their Galveston beach house.
If she wasn’t a doctor she would be a coffee barista. She is a boymom, loves early morning running and trying new flavors of ice cream.
Nick loves chasing marlin during saltwater sport fishing adventures, spearheading the souvlakia station at the Greek festival and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. He saved hundreds of Houstonians with his high water military truck during hurricane harvey. He loves spending time with his wife Dr. Sissa and their two boys, sharing with them his love for the outdoors. He is excited to use his business skills in the development and life of Maeville Pediatrics.