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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
  • Rare diseases
  • Niemann pick disease
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases -  inherited metabolic disorders

Selected Media Coverage

 Check Orphan (Video), WebMD, The Conversation, Bronx Times

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

NBC News, Medscape

Elizabeth M. Alderman, MDElizabeth M. Alderman, M.D.

Chief, Division of Adolecent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.  Professor of Pediatrcis and Obestetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at
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 Medicine and sexual health
  • Common parenting concerns during adolescence
  • Pediatrics
  • Reproductive health services for Adolescents with chronic illness, eating disorders

Selected Media Coverage

The New York Times, Huff Post, Youtube, Youtube

Laura Conrad, DO

Director of Pediatric Asthma Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, (Pediatric Respiratory & Sleep Medicine) Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Conrad, specializes in the treatment of children with respiratory disorders and has a particular interest in pediatric asthma. Her interest in asthma extends to her research endeavors, where she has focused on pediatric asthma, specifically in urban communities where there is a high asthma burden. She has had her work published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Childhood asthma
  • Asthma research

Selected Media Coverage

News 12 Bronx

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
  • Complications of obesity
  • Childhood obesity prevention

Selected Media Coverage

Margaret L. Aldrich, MD

Director, Pediatric Infection Control and Epidemiology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) at Albert Einstein College of  Medicine

Dr. Aldrich is a focuses on healthcare associated Infections, emerging pathogens and vaccine preventable illeness, sharing her work through peer-reviewed journals and invited presentations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Infectious Desease
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease

Selected Media Coverage

News 12 Brooklyn, Bronx Voice, Bloomberg, Huff Post, News 12 Bronx, Huff Post

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MHPBrenda I. Anosike

Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Dr. Anosike is co-lead for the Pediatric COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAB) program. She serves as a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, a national advisory consortium on pediatric COVID therapeutics. She is enthusiastically involved in medical school, residency and fellowship education. Dr. Anosike currently sees patients at the Pediatric Ambulatory Sub-Specialty Clinic at CHAM.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Infectious Desease
  • Pediatrics

Selected Media Coverage

BronxNet, News 12 Bronx, News 12 Bronx

Migelina German, PhD

Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program, Montefiore Medical Group Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Germán, clinical focus is on pediatric anxiety, ADHD, depression and trauma. She has special expertise in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and providing parental mental health services. Dr. Germán also specializes in the mental health of Latino children and families.

Areas of Expertise
  • Psychology
  • Pediatrics

Selected Media Coverage


Gracy K. Delaney, MD, MPHSee the source image

Pediatrician and Director of Clinical Services, Montefiore School Health Program

Dr. Gracy is a practicing pediatrician focused on delivering care to children who struggle with access. She has worked locally and nationally with programs targeting children and adolescents in schools, as well as children suffering from poverty, homeless children and families who have been unable to consistently get high quality health care. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Children's Vaccinations
  • Childhood Mental Health
  • Helathy Equity

Selected Media Coverage

NY1, PIX11, News 12 Bronx, Manhattan Times, BronxNet

Daphne T. Hsu, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist; Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Eisntein College of Medicine

Dr. Hsu, is one of the nation's leading experts in children's heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hsu has treated more than 600 children with heart failure and more than
250 children undergoing heart transplant. Dr. Hsu brings unique specialized medical skills, decades of experience and extraordinary commitment to the care of children with complex heart disease.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Selected Media Coverage

Medpage Today

David M. Loeb, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation; Director, Sarcoma Program
Professor, Pediatrics and Developmental and Molecular Biology

Dr. Loeb, is the Director of the Sarcoma Program, he focuses on tumors of connective tissue, such as bone and muscle. He also has expertise in the care of children with other solid tumors. A member of the bone marrow transplantation team, Dr. Loeb also cares for patients with acute leukemias and has expertise in the application of immunotherapy to childhood cancer.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric Oncology Research
Selected Media Coverage

CBS News

Suzzette O. Oyeku, MD

Chief, Academic General Pediatrics; Director, Academic General Pediatrics
Fellowship, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Oyeku, is a general pediatrician who has expertise in health services research. She has focused her career on improving care and outcomes for children with chronic diseases, such as sickle cell disease. Dr. Oyeku is actively engaged in community education and advocacy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics Primary Care
  • Health Equity
  •  Children's vaccinations

Selected Media Coverage

CBS News,, LEADERS Magazine p.152 ABC-7NY,
CBS News, Becker's Hospital Review,, Science News

Lauren T. Roth, MD

Attending Physician and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College
of Medicine

Dr. Roth has particular expertise in caring for LGBTQ+ youth. In addition to her clinical focus, Dr. Roth’s research interests include work on LGBTQ+ healthcare, particularly gender-affirming care for transgender youth, and ways to educate pediatric faculty and trainees regarding clinical practice and treatment guidelines for children with gender dysphoria. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and articles.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics primary Care
  • Medical School and Resident Education
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Healthcare
  • Gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Selected Media Coverage

News12 Bronx, News 12 Long Island, BronxNet

Dawn M. Wahezi, MD

Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore; Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Wahezi, has a particular research interest in juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
and was awarded the Cure JM Foundation Early Investigator Award for her research in premature atherosclerosis. Dr. Wahezi has authored numerous publications and is currently engaged in several research projects within the domains of JDM and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). At Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Dr. Wahezi has established an interdisciplinary clinic and comprehensive patient registry for both children with JDM and SLE. Additional expertise includes the treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and Dr. Wahezi is the site investigator for numerous clinical trials within this domain.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Rheumatology
  • Lupus
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Selected Media Coverage

Medscape, The New York Times, Clear Health Costs,