Parenting Editor
Steven Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P
Dr. Shelov received his B.S. from Yale University, his MD. from Medical College of Wisconsin, his M.S. in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin and his pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He was professor and director of Pediatric Education at Albert Einstein.

Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is currently Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. He is the Editor-in-Chief of several of the parent publications for the AAP including Caring For Your Baby and Young Child, The First Year Of Life, and A Guide to Child Symptoms. Dr. Steven Shelov pioneered and developed these series of books. In 2002,

Present: Chairman - Department of Pediatrics at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York

Top Doctors recognition : Castle Connelly's Directory
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montetiore Medical Center
Associate Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montetiore Medical Center
Professor of Epidemiology/Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montetiore Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montetiore Medical Center
Supervising Medical Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP News & public education publications of AAP
Editor and Reviewer for all abstracts, Pediatrics in Review

1992 Raising Your Type A Child Simon and Shuster Pocket Books
1991 American Academy of Pediatrics: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child-Birth to Age 5 Bantam Publishers, Inc.
1988 Bringing Out the Best in Your Baby Collier Books, Inc.
1995 The Use of The Media to Impact Legislation Pediatric Annals
1995 Media and Violence (The Committee on Communications) Pediatrics
1992 The Febrile Infact Less than 60 Days of Age In the Emergency Department Seminars in Infectious Diseases
1990 The Impact of an AIDS Symposium on Attitudes of Providers of Pediatric Health Care Academic Medicine

Various Pediatrician for Good Morning America, WABC Morning Show ABC News
Pediatric Advisor to Health Link Lifetime Television with the American Academy of Pediatrics
"The First Year of Life" on the American Baby Show The Family Channel
Present Pediatric Consult to NBC
Most Recent NBC   “Autism  and Vaccines”

Professional Affiliations/
1994 American College of Physician Executives
1980 Society of General Internal Medicine
1974 Candidate Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
1975 Ambulatory Pediatric Association
1989 Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD)

One of 18 Physicians Chosen to Advice President William Clinton on Health Reform Policy, Physicians Health Leadership Committee
Chairman, Professional Advisory Committee for Development of a Childrens Medical Center at MMC
AECOM Committee on Graduate Medical Education
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics Education Committee
Consultant, National Council on Graduate Medical Education, Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Committee on Communications, American Academy of Pediatrics
Chairman, Pediatric Program Director's Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Chairman, New York Pediatric Program Directors

Medical Board Chairman &  Allergy/Asthma Editor
Michael Marcus MD

Medical School:  Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship :  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Current Title: Director, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology/Pulmonology
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary, Maimonides Medical Center
Director Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Maimonides Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Pulmonology (1987-1992), Lutheran Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Vice President, Board of Directors, Rainbows Hope
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director Pediatric Pulmonary, RUMC

Professional Affiliations/
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
Board of Directors, American Lung Association 
Board of Directors (1988-1990), Staten Island AIDS Task Force
Vice Chairman (1990-1992), Staten Island AIDS Task Force
Research Committee, Richmond County Medical Society :

Television: (most recent)
CNN “ Cough Syrup Dangers”

Newborn & Neonatology Editor
Oded Preis MD FAAP

Medical School :  Hebrew University
Fellowship : SUNY Downstate Brooklyn
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics SUNY Downstate Brooklyn .
Dr. Preis has received Top Doctors recognition in the last 10 years of Castle Connelly's Directory

Medical Board and Pediatric Cardiology Editor
Michael LaCorte, M.D

Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Medical School: N.Y.U. School of Medicine. 
Residency : N.Y.U. Bellevue
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Hospital, Boston.

Dr. LaCorte served as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at North Shore University Hospital from 1981-1991 and is presently the Director of Schneider Children’s Center at Brooklyn. He has published extensively with special interest in Echocardiology and has served as an officer in local societies including the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York.

“Mystery Diagnosis”  Discovery Health Channel


Major Contributors

Henry Anhalt, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, FACE, CDE
Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship: Stanford University
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Henry Anhalt is the director of the division of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Sate University of New York at Downstate, and Co-Director of the Healthy L.I.F.E. program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a new multidisciplinary obesity treatment program. This award winning, family-centered, behaviorally based, multi-disciplinary program for overweight children and their families has achieved national and international recognition.

Dr. Anhalt completed his post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and was a recipient of the prestigious Dean's fellowship award. His research at Stanford focused on disorders of growth, puberty and diabetes where he helped design a video game for children with diabetes.

Additionally, Dr. Anhalt is a leader in diabetes care; he is a certified diabetes educator and champions the use of pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring in all children with diabetes. His expertise and outcomes have been published and appreciated by his pediatric endocrinology peers.

Dr. Anhalt has authored numerous textbook chapters and research papers on various topics in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Anhalt is a sought after speaker and is often quoted in the Wall St. Journal, LA Times, and CNN. He lectures widely both in the United States and internationally. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He serves on multiple advisory boards and is recognized as an international key opinion leader in the field of diabetes and growth. He also sits on the Endocrine Society's Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee.

His international reputation has resulted in him being listed in the "Marquis Who & Who in Medicine", the Castle Connolly Guide to The Best Doctors in The New York Metropolitan Area, and for the last nine years the New York Magazines-Best Doctors Issue. Dr. Anhalt is the 2004 recipient of the Aventis Practice Diabetes Award. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Sanofi-Aventis Fighting the Metabolic Syndrome Award

Fox News and Discovery Health Channel

Mark P.Atlas MD
Schneider Children’s Hospital:Head- Childhood Brain & Spiinal Cord Tumor Program at Schneider Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Areas of interest: Neuro-oncology, autologous stem cell transplantation and thalassemia

Laura Barinstein MD   Pediatric Rheumatology
Medical School : University of Buenos Aires
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Infant & Children’s Hospital  Maimonides Medical Center


Robert Bernstein MD Pediatric Orhtopedics
Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine
Orthopedic Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship:Spine Surgery Beth Israel Hospital - Boston
Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Hospital of New York


Andrew D. Blaufox, MD Pediatric Electrophysiology
Schneider Children's Hospital .
Associate Professor:Clinical Pediatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine .
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine .
Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine & Medical University of South Carolina


Lori Boxer Obesity and DietExert


Cary D. Buckner MD - Neurology
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency/Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York Methodist Hospital, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosciences
Myasthenia Gravis Alliance - Medical Advisor


Bobby Buka MD JD - Dermatology

Section Chief - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Diplomate - American Academy of Dermatology
Diplomate - Society for Pediatric Dermatology

A graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Buka completed an internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He then completed a dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego and a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Buka holds a law degree from Fordham University in New York City


Tim Canty MD Pain Managment
Fellowships: Interventional Pain Management at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Residency: Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Instructor in Anesthesiology - Harvard Medical School.

He was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital


Shawn Ciecko MD- Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor).
Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine.
He completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ciecko spent two years as Duke’s chief resident in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. He has received several honors in his career including Duke Hospital’s consultant of the year in 2006. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and is currently a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.


Nicole Collins RN MSN IBCLC
Board Certifiied: Breast Feeeding and Newborn Nutrition

Ramon Cuevas PT
He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Physical Therapy from the University of Chile in 1969, Santiago, Chile. In 1971, he began developing the CME approach (formerly MEDEK), and culminate his creation in 1976, presenting a paper titled Metodo Dinamico de Estimulacion Motriz (MEDEM) in the 4th. International Congress of the American Association of Mental Deficiency, Washington University, Washington D.C, August 1976.


Jade D’Agostino MS Ed Psychology
Seton Hall University:  MA in Ed Psych
Skidmore College: BA

Patrick DeRespinis MD FACS FAAP
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Resident in Ophrhtalmology at UMDNJ
Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital
Associate Clinical ProfessorOphthalmology at UMDNJ-NJ Med Sch, Newark


Jay Dolitsky MD FAAP
Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology NY Medical College
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngolgy NY Eye and Ear Infirmary 1992-2004
Best Doctors 1997-2006 by Castle Connoly Medical
Medical School : SUNY Downstate
Resident in Otolarynogology : Manhattan Eye,Ear & Throat Hospital
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Jay N. Dolitsky graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn, New York, 1984. He completed two years
of residency in General Surgery at the New York University Medical Center and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in NYC. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Dolitsky is member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was selected by New York Magazine in their “Best Doctors” issue in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003-2007. He was also selected by Castle Connolly as on of “America’s Top Doctors” in 2003 through 2007.
Dr. Dolitsky is an Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. He was the director of Medical Student Education for Otolaryngology at New York Medical College, 1992-2004 and the Director Pediatric Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1992-2004.

Stephen E. Dolgin MD FACS FAAP
Post Graduate Training: 
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School 
General Surgical Residency 
Children’s Memorial Hospital  Northwestern University School of Medicine
Appointment : Prof Albert Eistein Medical School
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Post Graduate Training:
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School


James J. Ducey MD FACOG
Director of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine - Staten Island University Hospitale

Peggy S. Eicher MD,
Medical Director: of the Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Dr. Peggy S. Eicher received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine. She did her Pediatric residency and Neurodevelopmental pediatrics fellowship in Baltimore, MD at the University of Maryland Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute respectively. She started a multidisciplinary feeding program at Kennedy Krieger and subsequently at the Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before coming to be Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. She has lectured, published, and conducted research in the field of pediatric feeding


Martin Fisher, MD
Director of Adolescent Medicine
Schneider Children's Hospital, Schneider Children's Hospital at North Shore
Professor of Pediatrics at New York University
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Pavel Fort MD
Pediatric Endocrinolgy: North Shore Univ.Hospital.
Appointment: Associate Clinical Prof Pediatric at  NYU
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Martin Fried MD Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrtion
Medical School : SUNY - Syracuse Medical University
Residency : Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Pediatric Nutrtion - Hospital For Sick Kids, Toronto &
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology - Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr, NY


Steven Friedman MD Pediatric Urology
Medical School : State University of  NY Downstate
Fellowship : Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Michael Frogel MD FAAP
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Narmer Galeano MD Pediatric GI

Joanne E. Gerenser Ph.D
Speech and Language Pathology
Joanne Gerenser is the Executive Director of the Eden II Programs in Staten Island, New York.
Dr. Gerenser received her Master’s Degree at the Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the City University ...


David Godfried, MD, FAAOS, FAAP
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Schneider Children's Hospital, NS-LIJ Health System
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital
Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital and Shriner Hospitals for Children, Chicago.


Ari Goldsmith MD  Pediatric ENT
Medical School: Albert Einstein Medical School
Residency :Albert Einstein Medical School
Asooc Professor : NY Medical College
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Beth S. Gottlieb MD
She received her medical degree at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. She did her pediatrics residency at the Schneider Children's Hospital in New Hyde Park New York. She completed a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Schneider Children's Hospital. She joined the full-time faculty at Schneider Children's Hospital in 1998 and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gottlieb received a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Methods from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University in 2000. She received a Clinical Science Research Grant from the Arthritis Foundation to conduct a multicenter study investigating the long-term outcome of children diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Currently she serves on the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation's National Arthritis Action Plan Committee. She is the Fellowship Training Coordinator in Pediatric Rheumatology at Schneider Children's Hospital 


Ludovico Guarini MD  Pediatric Hematology
Residency Beth Isreal Medical Center
Fellowship: Coulmbia University
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Rene Hackney Ph.D
PhD, Developmental Psychology :  George Mason University
Master of Arts, School Psychology: George Mason University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology: James Madison University


Amin Hakim, MD , CPE, FACPE
Former - Vice President, Medical Services, Group Health Incorporated
Pediatric Infectious Expert


Henry Joseph Hasson, MD
Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Medical Education :  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship : Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Daniel Hechtman MD - Pediatric Surgery
Medical School : Washington University School of Medicine
Residency::Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship : Children's Hospital of New York

Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Maimonides Infant and Childfen's Hospital of Brooklyn


Myrtle Hodge, RN  Lactation Consultant


David Hoffman DDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Wisconsin (Madison) BA Biology
NIH Fellowship University of Wisconsin Medical School Department of Pathology
School of Dentistry New York University College of Dentistry New York, New York
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery University of Texas Health Science Center Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, Texas


Marc S.Jacobson, MD  Adolescent Medicine
Director, On Target Program (Weight Management Program)
Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemology and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship training at University of Maryland
Appointment; Prof Ped Albert Einstein Medical School
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Abraham Jelin MD   Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical School:University  School of Med, New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric GastroEnterolgy at Emory Univ
Appointment: Assistent Prof at NYU  School of Medicine
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Abraham Jelin fulfilled his pediatric residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center and Brookdale Hospital. He completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.
In addition to his role as chief of pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Jelin is the associate chairman of pediatrics and a member of the advisory board of the professional staff. He is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; the American College of Gastroenterology, and treasurer of Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Israel C. (Izzy) Kalman, MS - Certified School Psychologist
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, 1978, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital Philadelphia
Author :
Bullies to Buddies: How to turn your enemies into friends
How to Stop Being Teased and Bullied Without Really


Harry Kaplovitz MD  Pediatric Cardiology
Medical School : Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship : New York University Medical Center


Juan Kupferman MD   Pediatric Nephrology
Residency : University Hospital
Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Maimonides Medical Center


Jared La Corte MD  Pediatric Cardiology
Medical School : Albany Medical College
Fellow-Pediatric Cardiology : Children's Hospital of New York-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


Jeffrey M. Lipton MD Ph.D,
Schneider Children’s Hospital: Chief Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Residency: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Children's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Areas of Interest: Stem cell (bone marrow) transplantation, cellular and molecular biology of stem cell abnormalities in inherited bone marrow failure and Langerhans cell histiocytosis
Selected Key Publications
Gazda HT , Zhong R, Long L, Niewiadomska E, Lipton JM, Ploszynska A, Zaucha JM, Vlachos A, Atsidaftos E, Viskochil DH, Niemeyer CM , Meerpohl JJ, Rokicka- Milewska R, Pospisilova D, Wiktor-Jedrzejczak W, Nathan DG, Beggs AH, Sieff CA. RN A and protein evidence for haplo-insufficiency in Diamond Blackfan anaemia patients with RPS19 mutations. Br J Haematol. 2004 Oct;127(1):105-13.


Michael Mendelsohn MD FACS - Pediatric ENT
Mmedical School -
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency - Otolaryngology :
Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Hospital
Fellowship - Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia

Lakshmi Mehta, MD  Genetics
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Monita Mendiratta MD   Pediatric Pulmonary
Pediatric Sleep Disorder Expert
Fellowship ; Children’ Hospital of Philadelphia

Vito Nardulli   BS Pharm

Vincent A. Parnell,Jr.,MD

Chief,Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Schneider Children’s Hospital
Manhattan College, B.S., 1971
SUNY Downstate, M.D., 1976
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y., General Surgery Residency
Wayne State Univ. Hospitals, Cardiothoracic Residency,
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Fellowship in Congenital Heart Surgery
ABS certification l982,recert 1992,2002
ABTS certification 1984,recert 1994,2004
Attending Cardiovascular Surgeon
Chief,Cardiothoracic Surgery, Schneider Children's Hospital, 1999-present
Surgeon-in-Chief, Schneider Children's Hospital, 2004 till present

Castle Connolly Top Doctor


M.R.Patel M.D., F.A.C.S

Fellowship in Hand Sugery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Specialty of Orthopedic Surgery, 1972.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Certificate of added qualifications in surgery of the hand, 1989.
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Orthopedics), Health and Science Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Steven Pavlakis MD  Pediatric Neurology
Medical School:Brown University
Fellowship::Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Board Certification:
Pediatric -Neuro-Developmental Disablities

Neurology w/ Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Recognition Award, Biomedical Research Grants, NYHMA (1994)
Elected Active Member, American Neurological Association (1997)
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (1997)
Elected Best Doctors in America (1997


Micael Perslstein DABPO


Shirley Pollak AuD CCC-A F-AAA  Audiology
CUNY Master Degree in Audiology
Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology (AuD.)
Certificate of Clinical Competence by ASHA
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
Board Certified in Audiology


Mitchell R. Price, MD., FACS, FAAP
Director Pediatric Surgery & Trauma Services at Staten Island University Hospital / North Shore-LIJ Health System
Pritzher School of Medicine- Univ of Chicago
New York University Med Ctr Surgical Residency
Colombia University-Babies Hospital Pediatric ECMO/Research Fellowship
Univ of Colorado Health Sciences-Denver Children’s Hospital Pediatric Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Medicine -Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Simon Rabinowitz MD Ph.D  Pediatric Gastroenterology
Faculty Appointment: Assoc Clin Prof, Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate
Board Certification: Pediatrics , Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical School: Univ Miami Sch Med, 1983
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Residencies: Pediatrics - Mount Sinai Hosp, New York, NYSimon S Rabinowitz, MD, PhD,
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, New York Medical College;


Burton Rochelson, M.D
Director of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine
College: Columbia University and the
Medical School:University of Michigan Medical School,
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Juan Carlos Rodriguez Olaverri MD
Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Services
Medical School : Universidad de Salamanca
Residency : Ponce District Hospital
Fellowships: NYU Tisch Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery   

Dr. Olaverri specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. He also treats other complex spinal disorders and degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. In addition, he received a PhD in Biomechanics of Spine Fusion


Steven Rosenberg MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Medical School: Columbia Univ College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hosp
Fellowship:.Zane Pollard, M.D


Susan K. Schulman , M.D.
Attending in pediatrics , Maimonides Medical Center
Assistant clinical professor of pediatrics
SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn

Dr. Schulman was graduated from Yeshiva University in 1967 and received her medical degree from George Washington University Medical School in 1971. She is currently an attending in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center , an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn and runs a private practice in Brooklyn Dr. Schulman is a member of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Expert : Breastfeeding


WARREN M. SEIGEL, M.D. - Adolescent  Editor
Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of Adolescent Medicine at Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn. 
Board certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,

Dr. Seigel joined the staff of Coney Island Hospital in 1989 after completing his training in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at The Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He founded the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Medicine for Coney Island Hospital, Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital, and Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.  Dr. Seigel has been a member of The Society for Adolescent Medicine since 1987 and was elected a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He has been an active member of the New York State Society for Adolescent Medicine and served as President from 1997 to 2000.  In addition, Dr. Seigel is a member of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, is an active member of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), and is a past president of The Brooklyn Pediatric Society. 

He is a past president of New York State Chapter 2 - District II of the American Academy of Pediatrics and nationally, he currently serves on the AAP’s Executive Committee for the Section on Adolescent Health and the National Committee on Adolescence.


Steven Sussman, Ph.D
Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Co-Founder of the Child & Teen Success Centers in NY & NJ


Misha Tyshkov, M.D Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical School - Sverdlovsk State
Fellowship - New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center
Board Certified -n Pedistric Gastroenterology


Vito Sessa MD  Pediatrics
Medical School:  Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA
Residency:  Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston Boston, MA


Ed Shlasko MD
Pediatric Surgery
Medical School:    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY, 1985
Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
Associate Professor of  Pediatrics and Surgery
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Sunil K. Sood MD
Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Schneider Children’s Hospital
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Sood practices Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine and Pediatrics in Brooklyn, Manhasset, and New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Sunil Sood, a male, graduated from the Christian Medical College, Punjab University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India with an MD


Misha Tyshkov, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Staten Island University Hospital
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Sverdlovsk State
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology offers specialized care for a broad spectrum of medical conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and for disorders of nutrition. Our program offers state-of-the-art comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, therapy and follow-up of children from birth to 21 years of age.
In cases where examination of the gastrointestinal tract through a tiny fibero

Dr. Tyshkov received his fellowship training at New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center and is Board Certified in Pedistric Gastroenterology


Sheel K.Vatsia MD, 
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Schneider Children’s Hospital

Dr. Vatsia has been with the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department since 1996. His practice in adult cardiothoracic surgery has been based at North Shore University in Manhasset and that of pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery at Schneider Children's Hospital.

His post-graduate medical training includes a residency at University Hospital at Stony Brook. During this period, he was selected to the prestigious cardiac surgery fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Vatsia completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at New York University Medical Center under the leadership of Dr. Frank C. Spencer. This was followed by a year of specialized fellowship training in pediatric and congenital heart surgery, as well as heart transplantation at Denver Children's Hospital.

Dr. Vatsia is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

While performong the fill spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, his special interests include the repair of congenital heart defects, valve repair and replacement, the Ross procedure and aortic surgery.


Alfin G. Vicencio MD Pediatric Pulmonary
Medical School: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Resident in Pediatrics : New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Yale University School of Medicine


Sasha Wainstein MD FACS   
Medical School:  Universidad del Valle
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Morris Westfried MD
Medical School:    Yale University
Hospital Affilations: Maimonides medical center
Fellowship: MOHS Chemosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital
Castle Connolly Top Doctor


Management Team  Officers and Key Employees

Dr. Melvin D Koplow Founder
Dr. Melvin D. Koplow has been a practicing pediatrician for the past 36 years and developer of the DEVSET software.  Devset is a pediatric growth and developmental tracking software program that was created in 1984.   Dr. Koplow has interviewed and made videos with many top medical experts in the past few years. Present library has more than 2,000 videos

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Rosa Matsas, Graphic Designer
Owner of R & M Designs Web Design.  and noted graphic artist

Hiram Golden, MS ED  Computer Programmer

Florence Petruzzelli, Administrative Director

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