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 two children, Alexis and Jax in Cary. Their adult child, Yevgeniya, lives in Raleigh.


Kaitlin Backes, CPNP, is originally from Illinois and received her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from Missouri State University. She worked in pediatric oncology and hematology at Duke, UNC, and various hospitals in California before completing her Masters of Nursing Science at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has a particular interest in mental health and serving Spanish-speaking patients.

Kaitlin lives in Durham with her husband, Ryan. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time outdoors with her dog, Maverick.


Eveline Russell, CPNP, grew up in New Mexico. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Elon University, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin in 2023. While living in Texas, she worked as a nurse on a pediatric respiratory unit and an intermediate care unit at the children’s hospital in Austin. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She now lives in Durham with her husband, Ian, and their new puppy, Franklin. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking outdoors.