Meet our Pediatricians

PHONE NUMBER: (573) 777-7627

Dr. Holly Bondurant

Holly Bondurant, M.D.

Dr. Bondurant was born and raised in Lebanon, Missouri, where her father was a local doctor. Dr. Bondurant did her undergraduate studies, medical school, and pediatrics training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Bondurant joined Tiger Pediatrics seventeen years ago. Dr. Bondurant chose Pediatrics since it is usually a very happy medicine which brings a smile to her face. She loves her husband (a neurosurgeon at Boone Hospital), and two children, Ruth and Charlie, who are now high school students. Outside of work she enjoys fishing, skiing, running marathons, and traveling.

Dr. J.T. Hagen

J.T. Hagen, D.O.

Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Hagen studied at Cornell, where he was also a NCAA Division I wrestler. After undergrad he moved to Virginia Tech where he completed medical school. After his pediatric residency at the University of Missouri he joined Tiger Pediatrics in 2011. He is very much involved with his family, happily married to his wife Danielle with their two children Zeke and Elise. He enjoys Adventure racing, hiking, and food.

Dr. Robert HarrisRobert J. Harris, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Harris has been practicing pediatrics in Columbia for more than 50 years. Dr. Harris was the original founder of Boone Clinic Pediatrics  which has transformed into Tiger Pediatrics. He was raised in a small town, Piedmont, Missouri. Dr. Harris attended college at Central Methodist University and attended the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine, graduating in 1961, followed by residency at The University of Missouri. The love of children and their resiliency as well as being able to follow them from birth until graduation from high school has been his love. Dr. Harris and his wife, Jerry, have a hobby of antiques collecting, Cardinal baseball, walking and swimming. Dr. Harris and Jerry enjoy their family, including 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Jacobs Professional Pic Janie Jacobs, M.D.

Dr. Jacobs grew up in Pike County, Missouri. She graduated from the B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her pediatric training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She practiced primary care in North Carolina for a year prior to joining Tiger Pediatrics in 2013.  She and her husband, an attorney, have enjoyed their transition back to Missouri, and especially the Columbia area. Dr. Jacobs loves the variety in pediatrics that comes from each age and stage in children’s lives. Issues that are near and dear to her are the safety of vaccines and the positive difference they have made in the well being of children.

DSCF1041John Meyer, M.D.

Dr. Meyer is a graduate of University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. He did his pediatric residency at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. He has practiced in Columbia, MO for 37 years, associated with Tiger Pediatrics. He currently works part time supporting Tiger Pediatric physicians and patients when providers are out of the office or on vacation.


Lisa Monsees, M.D.

Dr. Monsees grew up in Pike County, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University, where she was also on the Track Team. She attended Medical School at the University of Missouri, and then did her pediatric residency at Georgetown University. She chose to work in pediatrics for the love of children and feels it is very rewarding to help children and watch them grow. Dr. Monsees joined Tiger Pediatrics in 2001. She has been married to her husband, Rob for 17 years. They have three wonderful children, Mattie, Jake, and Grace. She enjoys running, reading, and hiking in the mountains. Fun fact: Dr. Monsees competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials for Track and Field.

Dr. John Pecorak

John Pecorak, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Pecorak grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, and played Division I basketball at Davidson college while completing his undergraduate studies.  He finished medical school and his pediatrics residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1981.  He practiced for more than twenty years in the Cleveland, Ohio area before moving to Columbia and joining Tiger Pediatrics in 2005.  Dr. Pecorak is married to Cee Jaye, a pharmacist.  They love to garden, bicycle, travel and enjoy their family. The Pecoraks have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

TigerPed_8367-2Paula Stuebben, M.D.

Dr. Stuebben was born in Germany while her father was in the Military. She ended up settling in Northeast Missouri with her family where she graduated high school. Dr. Stuebben completed her undergraduate studies, medical school, and pediatric training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Stuebben joined Tiger Pediatrics, fifteen years ago. Dr. Stuebben chose to work in Pediatrics for the love of children. She babysat her sister who is eleven years younger a lot growing up. Dr. Stuebben loves traveling, swimming, antique-garage sale shopping, music, and festivals. She is married to career Firefighter, Tim. Dr. Stuebben is known for her laid-back style, love for children and love for travel.

Dr. Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas, M.D.  

A native of Columbia, Dr. Thomas graduated with her medical degree from Northwestern University, and then completed her pediatrics training at Vanderbilt in Nashville. She was a stay-at-home mom for four years in England. After practicing for a year in Nashville, she returned to Columbia, joining Tiger Pediatrics in 1998. Dr. Thomas chose pediatrics for the like of children, and developing long-term relationships with patients and families. She is married to Ian Thomas, and has two teenage children, Emily and Jack. She enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, and reading. As an avid cyclist, Dr. Thomas not only rides her bike to work daily, but is an active advocate for healthier lifestyle choices in the community. Interestingly, Dr. Harris was Dr. Thomas’ pediatrician.

Dr. Laura Weidt

Laura Weidt, M.D.

Dr. Weidt grew up in Kearney and Liberty, MO until the age of four when she moved to East Longmeadow, MA. She eventually moved back to Kansas City to finish high school. Dr. Weidt completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St Louis. She completed her medical school and pediatric training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Weidt joined the Tiger Pediatrics, in 2005. She chose pediatrics for the love and innocence of children. Dr. Weidt is married to her best friend with two beautiful girls that are her whole life. She loves her life, music, and singing.

Dr. Adam Wheeler

Adam Wheeler, M.D.

Dr. Wheeler grew up on a farm in the Ozarks before attending the University of Missouri. After a few months of trying his hand at anesthesiology, Dr. Wheeler fell in love with primary care pediatrics. He finished his residency and chief residency in the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri. He has been in practice with Tiger Pediatrics since 2009. Dr. Wheeler is married to Jen, who operates a non-profit organization that serves refugees in Columbia. He enjoys fly fishing, Reformed Theology, and spending time with his family. He is a proud father of four children; Noel, Matt, J.P., and Hope.