Dr. Nilova graduated from the St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. After relocating to the United States she passed the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her residency and training were both in St. Petersburg (with a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases) and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey. She is fluent in both English and Russian and is a US Citizen.

Dr. Nilova resides in Cary with her husband, Chris and their three children, Jenny, Alexis and Jaxon.


Joining our team in September, Samantha Dowell originally hails from Virgina.  She is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Samantha moved to North Carolina in 2017 to work as an RN on the Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care unit at UNC Children’s Hospital and to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill.  She graduated as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2020 and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Samantha lives in Durham with her husband, Taylor and their dog Waylon (aka Scooby).  In her spare time, she enjoys running or any kind of outdoor activity, reading and spending time with family.