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Melissa P. Wasserstein, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetic Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Wasserstein is an NIH-funded clinical researcher whose work focuses on evaluating the safety and effectiveness of novel treatments for patients with inborn errors of metabolism.

Areas of Expertise

  • Genetic diseases in children
  • Newborn screening
  • Niemann pick disease
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases -  inherited metabolic disorders

Selected Media Coverage

 Check Orphan (Video), WebMD

Frederick Kaskel, MD, PhD

Chief Emeritus, Nephrology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Kaskel is an internationally acclaimed researcher and clinician in children’s kidney disease, and an expert in pediatric hypertension. Dr. Kaskel has broad experience in network and local media interviews.

Areas of Expertise

  • Prevention of kidney disease progression
  • End-stage kidney replacement therapy and transplantation
  • Pediatric hypertension

Selected Media Coverage

USA Today, Norwood News

Robert Marion, MD

 

Chief Emeritus, Division of Genetic Medicine, Chief Emeritus, Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Marion is widely known as an expert in genetics and congenital disorders. He was the founder of Montefiore's Williams Syndrome Center, the Montefiore/Einstein Center for Cardiogenetics, and the Center for Congenital Disorders. He has wide experience with national media.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Genetics of autism spectrum disorder
  • Cardiogenetic disorders
  • Williams’ syndrome
  • Selected Media Coverage

    Medpage Today, CUNY TV (at 13:47)

    Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD

    Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Alderman is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent health and all medical concerns relating to the teenage years. Her academic interests center on health screening and quality improvement in the delivery of adolescent health care.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Adolescent health and sexual health
    • Common parenting concerns during adolescence
    • Delivery of adolescent health care

    Selected Media Coverage

    KSDK, Healio, CBS News

    Rahil Briggs, Psy.D

    Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Briggs’ work concentrates on bringing together mental health specialists with primary care pediatrics, to focus on prevention, early childhood mental health and development, and parent-child relationships. She has spearheaded the formation of the most comprehensive integrated behavioral health system in the nation for children through the HealthySteps Program and the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) at Montefiore.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Child psychology
    • Early childhood development
    • Social and emotional development of infants and toddlers
    • Preventive pediatric mental health care
    • Parent-child relationships
    • Integration of behavioral and primary care in pediatrics

    Selected Media Coverage

    Babble, Parents.com

    Deepa Rastogi, MD, MBBS

    Director, Pediatric Asthma Center, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Rastogi’s is an expert in childhood asthma and the relationship between obesity and asthma.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Childhood asthma
    • Asthma research
    • Pulmonology

     

    Jessica Rieder, MD

    Director, B'N Fit Program, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Rieder is a board-certified specialist in adolescent medicine and the founder and director of the Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit) weight management program. Dr. Rieder’s academic interests include adolescent obesity and its complications, in particular, ovarian hyperandrogenism or polycystic ovary syndrome.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Obesity in children and adolescents
    • Lifestyle and diet modifications for weight loss
    • Childhood obesity prevention
    • Complications of obesity

    Selected Media Coverage

    SoundCloud

    Bryan Rudolph, MD, MPH

    Director, Pediatric Asthma Center, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Rudolph's research focus is the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of fatty liver disease in children - a serious public health problem particularly in urban, Hispanic youth. Dr. Rudolph has developed a comprehensive diagnostic, research and treatment program to address this problem.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Fatty liver disease in children
    • Pediatric liver disease
    • General pediatric gastroenterology

    Selected Media Coverage

    Medscape, Huffington Post

    Molly C. Broder, MD

    Pediatrician and  Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of  Medicine

    Dr. Molly Broder is a general pediatrician with expertise in a wide variety of common childhood ailments and can comment on frequent parental concerns.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Common childhood complaints - viruses, fever management
    • How to care for a newborn

    Selected Media Coverage

    US News, Fit Pregnancy

    Nancy A. Dodson, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Dr. Dodson is an expert in a wide variety of areas pertaining to adolescent health, including early puberty, childhood abuse and neglect and transgender youth.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Puberty
    • Transgender youth
    • Adolescent safety
    • Healthy teen lifestyles
    • Child abuse and neglect

    Selected Media Coverage

    The Journal News, US News, US News