Faculty of Pediatric Residency Program

Educational Leadership

William Bernstein, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Education
Chief Residency: North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical School
Pediatric Residency: North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical School
Medical School: Cornell University Medical School
Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1993
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, ambulatory pediatrics, practice management, patient safety, immunizations, school health, preventive health care, child advocacy.
    


Bipin Patel, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Physician-in-Chief, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital
Residency: SUNY Downstate and Rutgers Medical School
Medical School: Baroda Medical College, India
Undergraduate: Faculty of Sciences, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1979
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, general pediatrics, medical ethics, craniofacial abnormalities, lead poisoning, child advocacy, child abuse, practice management, systems-based practice.


    

Michael Lucas, MD
Associate Residency Program Director

General Pediatrics
Chief Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1995
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, craniofacial abnormalities, preventive healthcare, faculty advising, pediatric informatics, child advocacy, continuity clinic.
    


Tejal Mehta, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director

General Pediatrics
Residency: Woodhull Medical Center
Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, India
Undergraduate: University of Mumbai, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2010
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, handoff communication, asthma care, patient safety, pediatric board review, practice-based learning and improvement.

Division of Adolescent Medicine

Susan R. Brill, MD
Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Residency: North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx
Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University
Joined The Children's Hospital November 2006
Special interests: polycystic ovarian syndrome; menstrual disorders; gynecology; causes of and treatments for overweight and obesity; diet, exercise and weight loss; substance abuse; adolescent development; psychosomatic illness.
 

Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Kristina Feja, M.D., M.P.H.    
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellowship: Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Medical School: Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
Graduate: UMDNJ-School of Public Health, New Jersey
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2005
Special interests: pediatric infectious diseases, infection control, tuberculosis, travel medicine, clinical research.


Hemant Kesarwala, MD
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Fellowship: UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School
Residency: Lincoln Hospital-Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postgraduate: Columbia University School of Public Health
Medical School: University of Bombay, India
Undergraduate: University of Bombay, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1977
Special interests: pediatric allergy and immunology and infectious diseases.


Harumi Jyonouchi, MD
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: South Florida University
Residency: All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical School: Yokohama City University, School of Medicine
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2014
Special Interest: primary immunodeficiency (SCID, CVID, SPAD, defects of IFN-g pathways), neuroimmunology (role of the immune system in autism, PANS).



Sabah Kalyoussef, DO
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Residency: The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2013
Special Interest: challenging pediatric infectious disease cases, travel medicine.



Peter Wenger, MD    
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UMDNJ-NJMS; Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
Medical School: Rutgers NJ Medical School
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2014
Special Interest: immunizations, healthcare-acquired infections, HIV infection, tuberculosis.
 

Pediatric Cardiology

Cheryl Kurer, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
Medical School: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Vassar College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2004
Special interests: heart murmurs, congenital heart disease, pediatric arrhythmias, syncope, mitral valve prolapse.

    

Michele Cohen, DO
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship: Schneider Children’s Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency: North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Binghamton University, New York
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2008
Special interests: heart murmurs, congenital heart disease, pediatric arrhythmias, echocardiography.



Sumekala Nadaraj, MD
Pediatric Cardiology

Fellowship: Schneider Children’s Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency: Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, Staten Island, New York
Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, India
Graduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2005
Special interests: heart murmurs, congenital heart disease, fetal echocardiography, chest pain, pediatric arrhythmias, syncope.
 

Child Psychiatry

    

Laura Rodriguez-Frank, MD
Director, Child Psychiatry

Fellowship: New York Hospital – Payne Whitney Clinic
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2014  

    

Asad R. Hussain, MD
Child Psychiatry

Fellowship: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Bergen Regional Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2017
 

Pediatric Critical Care

    

Siva Jonna, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency: Howard University Hospital
Medical School: S.V. Medical College, India
Undergraduate: S.V. Agricultural College, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1998
Special interests: pediatric critical care, pediatric transport, ventilator management and pulmonary mechanics, pediatric resuscitation, pediatric board review.

    

Bhavani Chalikonda, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Illinois
Fellowship: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Illinois
Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2004
Special interests: pediatric critical care, shock, sepsis, ventilator management and pulmonary mechanics, pediatric resuscitation, pediatric board review, pediatric resident and medical student education, faculty advising.


    

Christoph Ohngemach, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chief Residency: Maine Medical Center
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Medical School: Medical School of Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1999
Special interests: pediatric critical care, pediatric transport, plueral effusions.



Tiong The, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami
Residency: Howard University Hospital
Medical School: University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of the West Indies Faculty of Natural Sciences
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2002
Special interests: pediatric critical care, medical informatics.
 

Pediatric Destistry

Jason Nudelman, MD
Cheif, Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jason Nudelman is a board certified pediatric dentist. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2004. Upon completing his degree, he attended Columbia University - New York Presbyterian hospital for a specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nudelman is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as being Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 
 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Arnaldo Abreu, MD     
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Fellowship: Elizabeth General Medical Center
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2013

 

Prashant Chutke, MD, M.P.H.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Chief Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College, India
Postgraduate: University of Alabama School of Public Health
Undergraduate: B.N. Bandodkar College, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2002
Special interests: pediatric emergency medicine, clinical research.
 
Laurel Kruse, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical School: UMDNJ, Rutgers Medical School
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2017
 
Manoj Sheth, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: Richmond University Medical Center
Medical School: Maharaja Sayajirao University and Medical College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2011
 
Urvi Thakker, MD.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2013

Inna Lee, MD.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: Novosibirsk State Medical Institute 
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2017

Todd Mastrovitch, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education

Fellowship: St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Residency: Monmouth Medical Center
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2013
Special Interest: teaching pediatric emergency medicine, covering sports medicine and entertainment physician events.
 

Pediatric Endocrinology

Max Salas, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency: Children's Hospital of Sheffield, England
Medical School: National University of Mexico School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Centro Universitario Mexico and Saint Mary's College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1980
Special interests: pediatric growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders, pubertal delay.



Elizabeth Korn, MD    
Pediatric Endocrinology
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
At the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2012
Special interests: diabetes, growth, bone and mineral metabolism, puberty, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders.


Weizhen Xu, MD    
Pediatric Endocrinology

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Residency: University of Buffalo
Medical School: Shanghai First Medical College, Shanghai, China
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2012
Special interests: pediatric growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders, pubertal delay.
 

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Rupinder Gill, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Joan C Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Medical School: Joan C Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, WV
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2015
 

Jay Dadhania, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fellowship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Chief Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York
Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York
Medical School: Baroda Medical College, India
Undergraduate: M.S. University, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1990
Special interests: inflammatory bowel disease, dysphagia, hepatitis, feeding disorders.  
 

General Pediatrics

William Bernstein, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Education

Chief Residency: North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical School
Pediatric Residency: North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical School
Medical School: Cornell University Medical School
Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1993
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, ambulatory pediatrics, practice management, patient safety, immunizations, school health, preventive health care, child advocacy


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Melissa Fox, MD    
General Pediatrics

Chief Residency: West Virginia University, Charleston Division
Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston Division
Medical School: Marshall University 
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2016


Shobha Amara, MD    
General Pediatrics

Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital-Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Gandhi Medical College of Osmania University, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2003
Special interest: inpatient pediatrics.


Karen Babcock, MD
General Pediatrics

Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2007
Special interests: ambulatory pediatrics, child advocacy, newborn nursery, child abuse, foster care.

Julia DeBellis, MD
General Pediatrics

Fellowship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2016


Roxanne Kendall, MD
General Pediatrics

Fellowship: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Tufts University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1989
Special interests: ambulatory pediatrics, child advocacy, public health, lead poisoning, community pediatrics, faculty advising.


Tejal Mehta, MD
General Pediatrics

Residency: Woodhull Medical Center
Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, India
Undergraduate: University of Mumbai, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2010
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, handoff communication, asthma care, patient safety, pediatric board review, practice-based learning and improvement.


Michael Lucas, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
General Pediatrics

Chief Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1995
Special interests: pediatric residency and medical student education, craniofacial abnormalities, preventive health care, faculty advising, pediatric informatics, child advocacy, continuity clinic.



Gladibel Medina, MD
General Pediatrics

Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1995
Special interests: child abuse, ambulatory pediatrics, child advocacy, newborn nursery, faculty advising.

    

Frances Pelliccia, MD
General Pediatrics

Residency: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Undergraduate: Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2007
Special interests: ambulatory pediatrics, child advocacy, newborn nursery, child abuse, foster care.



Paulina Rojas, MD    
General Pediatrics
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: University of Chile Medical School-Division of Medical Sciences North, Santiago, Chile
At the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2012
Special interests: outpatient pediatrics, newborn nursery, child advocacy
 

Genetics

Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Genetic Medicine

Fellowship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Medical School: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Post Graduate: New York University
Undergraduate: Harvard University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1990
Special interests: perinatal genetics, Pompe disease, Gaucher disease

Samantha Leib

Samantha Leib, MD
Institute for Genetic Medicine

Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1999
Special interests: ambulatory pediatrics, child advocacy, preventive health care, faculty advising
 

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Nibal Zaghloul, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Saint Joseph’s Children Hospital in Paterson, NJ
Medical School: American University of Beirut School of Medicine Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
At the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2012
Special interests: childhood cancer and blood disorders.



Lara Pappas, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency: University of California – Irvine
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2014

Anna Sechser-Perl, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency: Miami Children’s Hospital
Medical School: University of Zurich
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2012
 

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, Division


Sabah Kalyoussef, DO
Inpatient Pediatric Medicine

Fellowship: The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Residency: The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2013
Special Interest: challenging pediatric infectious disease cases, travel medicine.

Harsohena Kaur, MD
Inpatient Pediatric Medicine

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School: Christian Medical College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2016

Meenakshi Khosla, MD
Inpatient Pediatric Medicine

Residency: Metropolitan Hospital, New York Medical College
Medical School: LTM Medical College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2012
 

Neonatology

Mark Hiatt, MD
Chief, Division of Neonatology

Fellowship: Babies Hospital-Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
Undergraduate: Cornell University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1980
Special interests: neonatology, clinical research, practice management, patient safety, newborn screening.

    

Mujahid Anwar, MD
Neonatology

Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency: Lincoln Hospital, New York Infirmary
Medical School: Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan
Undergraduate: Government College Gulberg, Pakistan
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1977
Special interests: neonatology, intraventricular hemorrhage, cerebral blood flow.



Shaku Chandra, MD    
Neonatology

Fellowship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Long Island College Hospital, New York
Medical School: Bangalore Medical College, India
Undergraduate: Stanford University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2004
Special interests: neonatology, medical education.

Raquel Gomez, MD  
Neonatology

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency: Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School: UMDNJ Rutgers University.
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2018
 

Neera Prakash, MD  
Neonatology

Fellowship: Stony Brooke University Hospital
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2018


Murali K. Manne, MD  
Neonatology

Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Lincoln Hospital, Cornell University Medical College
Medical School: University of Madras, Madras, India
At the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2004
Special interests: neonatology.



Veerappan Sutharsanam, MD   
Neonatology

Fellowship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliated to New York University
Medical School: Tirunelveli Medical College, Madurai Kamaraj University, India
At the Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2005
Special interests: neonatology.
 

Pediatric Nephrology

Anup Singh, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Medical School: De La Salle University, Philippines
Undergraduate: University of the Philippines
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2003
Special interests: hypertension, glomerulonephritis, reflux nephropathy, nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, dialysis, hydronephrosis, faculty advising.
 

Pediatric Neurology

Carlos Lastra, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Monmouth Medical Center
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina, Colombia
Undergraduate: Colegio San Luis Gonzaga Ibagué, Colombia
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2003
Special interests: pediatric neurophysiology, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, head trauma, faculty advising.



Victoria Surgan, MD    
Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: Schneider Children’s Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency: Schneider Children’s Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Undergraduate: Montclair State University, New Jersey
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2009
Special interests: epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric neurology.



Anu Venkat, MD
Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency: UMDNJ
Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, India
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2014
Special Interest: lifelong learning and education, quality improvement, patient safety and compassionate care, epilepsy, headaches and behavioral developmental pediatrics.

Sara Rose Haim, MD    
Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Medical School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Medical School for Internal Health

Chandrabhaga Miskin, MD    
Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Medical School: American University of Antigua
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2016
 

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Arno Fried, MD    
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Fellowship: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief Residency: Primary Children’s Medical Center-University of Utah
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Undergraduate: Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Education, City College of N.Y.
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2004
Special interests: pediatric neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, CNS tumors, pediatric spasticity, epilepsy surgery, spinal dysraphism, surgical interventions for cerebral palsy, CSF shunts, craniosynostosis, head trauma, myleomeningocele.



Mostafa El Khashab, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Children’s Medical Center
Residency: Bonn University Hospital, Germany
Medical School: University of Cairo, Egypt
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2007
Special interests: pediatric neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, CNS tumors, pediatric spasticity, epilepsy surgery, spinal dysraphism, surgical interventions for cerebral palsy, CSF shunts, craniosynostosis, head trauma, myleomeningocele autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome.
 

Pediatric Ophthalmology

J. Mark Engel, MD
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Fellowship: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Loyola University- Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1993
Special interests: pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, clinical research, medical education.



Sepideh Rousta, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency: University of Pennsylvania-Scheie Eye Institute
Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2000
Special interests: pediatric ophthalmology, eye movement disorders, strabismus, vision screening, clinical research, medical education.

Nancy Sun, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Fellowship: Storm Eye Institute, Medical School of South Carolina
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers College
 

Pediatric Pulmonology

Archana Singh, MD
Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology

Fellowship: Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York
Residency: Infants & Children’s Hospital-Maimonides Medical Center
Medical School: University of Kanpur, India
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2009
Special interests: asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, chronic lung disease, pneumonia.
 

Pediatric Pathology

Susan Shen-Schwarz, MD
Chief, Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Fellowship: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Hong Kong
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1990
Special interests: perinatal and pediatric pathology.
 

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Sam Knee, MD    
Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Fellowship: Stony Brook University Hospital
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2018
      

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Arlene Goodman, MD    
Pediatric Sports Medicine

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Residency: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
At The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital since 2014
Special Interest: concussions in pediatric athletes, pediatric injuries, stress fractures, overuse injuries in pediatric athletes and injury prevention.
      

Pediatric Surgery

John Gallucci, MD
Pediatric Surgery

Fellowship: McGill University, Canada
Residency: Cooper Hospital University Medical Center, New Jersey
Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Montclair State College
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2003
Special interests: minimally invasive pediatric surgery, abdominal surgery



Steven Palder, MD
Pediatric Surgery

Fellowship: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Chief Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center
Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center
Medical School: University of Brussels School of Medicine, Belgium
Undergraduate: University of Maryland
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 2003
Special interests: minimally invasive pediatric surgery, abdominal surgery.
 

Urology

Michael Fleisher, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology

Fellowship: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital and SUNY-Downstate
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1986
Special interests: hypospadias, hernia repair, enuresis, voiding disorders, urinary reflux, cryptorchidism.

  

Thomas Vates, MD
Pediatric Urology

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
At The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital since 1986
Special interests: hydronephrosis, enuresis, urinary reflux, cryptorchidism, prune belly syndrome, posterior urethral valves.

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