Dr. Sartschev grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the Pennsylvania State University and then Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her pediatric training, followed by a year as Chief Resident, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. After 15 years in group practice in the Pittsburgh area, she relocated with her family to North Carolina in 2006. She resides in Clayton with her husband Dan and their two children, Nicole and Danny. Dr. Sartschev enjoys time at the beach and crocheting.