Meet Our Providers
Eric B. Nyman
Dr. Eric Nyman joined Bethesda Pediatrics-Chandler on Feb 2007. He is a board-certified bi-lingual Pediatrician who has been in private practice in the Greater Phoenix area for over 5 years prior to joining BP-Chandler. Dr. Nyman was residency trained at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas from 1998-2001 & received his Medical Degree from The Chicago Medical School & graduated in 1998. His fun-loving personality has been one of the reasons why most of his patients leave with a smile. His attentions to parent concerns have pleased our Patient parents and they have been recommending him and the Practice to their friends and neighbors.Spending ample time with his patients during their appointments has been one of the main reasons as to why parents have been exceedingly pleased with trusting him with the care of their children.His interests outside of work include, music, movies (especially the scary ones!) & all manner of brain games & puzzles. Dr. Nyman was raised in Tempe & is thrilled to be in the East Valley-this time for good!!
Craig T. Harris
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Craig Harris joined Bethesda Pediatrics in March of 2018. He is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in primary care pediatrics. Craig began his nursing career in 2011 after receiving his associate’s degree from Mesa Community College. He became a Certified School Nurse and worked as an elementary school nurse in Phoenix while completing his Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. Prior to joining Bethesda Pediatrics, Craig worked in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Cardon Children’s Hospital in Mesa, AZ gaining experience and insight into the full spectrum of pediatric illness. During this time, he again returned to school and completed is Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through Maryville University (St. Louis). As a Nurse Practitioner, he is has been able to increase his ability to provide care to all his patients through additional training in order to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications. Craig was born, raised, and educated in The Valley. In addition to his work at Bethesda, he is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University helping to train the next generation of registered nurses in Arizona. He, along with his wife Tracy and their two dogs, currently reside in central Phoenix where they plan to expand their family. Outside of work, Craig is an active member of the student music community. He currently teaches, and composes for, two high-level percussion ensembles at Shadow Mountain High School in North Phoenix.
Elaine T. Santos
Dr. Elaine Santos who joined Bethesda Pediatrics in the spring of 2020, M.D. graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her pediatric residency at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She graduated from University of Southern California and earned her B.S. in Psychobiology. She is a board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of pediatrics.In 2000, Dr. Santos moved back to Phoenix and has worked in private practice, pediatric emergency room, and as a preceptor to medical and nurse practitioner students. She wants to continue her passion of providing the best care to her patients and their families.During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, discovering new restaurants, and traveling. She also believes in living a healthy lifestyle that includes exercising regularly, doing yoga, and eating healthy.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Christina Kilgore joined Bethesda Pediatrics in March of 2019 as a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She initially graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in May of 2014. After graduation, Christina accepted a position with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She worked in GI and the ICU before joining Bethesda Pediatrics.
Christina has always had a love for learning and received her Masters of Science in Nursing as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Duke University in May 2018. She chose to specialize in primary care pediatrics because much of what she saw while working in the Intensive Care was preventable. This gave her a passion for wanting to work in an outpatient setting to educate and support families on ways to help keep their children be safe, and to recognize potentially serious issues early before they become a big problem. Christina also has a love for working with babies and helping new moms adjust to life with an infant.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors, and face-timing all of her nieces who live too far away. She loves to travel and enjoys getting away to explore new places. Christina, and her husband Ryan, reside in Mesa. They are hoping to expand their family soon!