About Us

                 

  • Board Certified Pediatrician since 2003IMG_3585

Dr. Priyanka Arora completed her Medical School and Pediatric Residency training at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India where she graduated with High Honors and Gold Medals in Pediatrics in 1999.

Following graduation, she further enriched her pediatric training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she served as Chief Resident for a year and was actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students and residents.

Dr. Arora has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2003. She has also received additional training to help families with Breast Feeding and Infant Massage. She believes in a complete wellness program and in the power of early bonding to promote the health of infants and young children.

Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2013, Dr. Arora lived in Massachusetts and practiced pediatrics for 9 years at a private pediatric practice. In Raleigh, she worked for about two years at Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine before founding Durant Road Pediatrics in 2015 to establish  comprehensive and personalized care for families. She specializes in care from newborn through 18 years of age and offers complimentary instruction in infant massage and lactation support for new moms.

In her spare time, Dr. Arora loves practicing yoga, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Paulette Martin and Cassidy McRorie are both certified NP’s that work closely with Dr. Arora at Durant Road Pediatrics.

Paulette G. Martin has been a nurse since the age of 19, with almost all of her focus in Maternal-Child
Nursing & Pediatrics. She grew up in Florida where she got her Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic
University. She moved to North Carolina in 2011 where she attended Duke University School of Nursing
and graduated with her Masters in 2015. She is certified by the AANP as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
She spent 16 years helping bring new life into the world working as a Labor & Delivery nurse and an
advocate for breast feeding moms. She has helped countless women learn to feed their babies in
whatever means they choose. She has been working as an NP in pediatric primary care for almost 7
years and has been with Durant Road Pediatrics since 2019.

“I am grateful to have gained so much from this profession over my career. My favorite thing is getting to
see how my patients’ grow over time. It always amazes me!”-PGM

Cassidy McRorie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner that recently joined Durant Road Pediatrics in June 2024.
Cassidy was born in Charlotte, NC. Following her undergraduate studies Cassidy worked at Children’s
National Medical Center on the hematology/oncology/transplant unit while obtaining her MSN and DNP from Duke University. While completing her doctorate degree Cassidy started her role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, providing care for both the infectious disease team and shortly after transitioning to the role of PNP on the inpatient bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy unit. Cassidy’s training at Duke and board certification were in pediatric primary care. She is excited to return to caring for children throughout their various developmental stages.
Cassidy and her husband are excited to be back in North Carolina, closer to family and friends. In her free time Cassidy enjoys being outside, playing sports, and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.