Specialized Pediatric Medicine

Children are not miniature adults. Their bodies are growing and changing, and they can have dangerously different reactions to drugs and treatment protocols that are perfectly safe for grownups. When your child is seriously ill or injured, NuHealth’s pediatric subspecialists at Nassau University Medical Center have the skill, experience and compassion to see your entire family through. What’s more, our clinical affiliation with the North Shore-LIJ Health System means there are even more practitioners with unique, specialized pediatric medical and surgical skills ready to weigh in, or even step in, as necessary.

NuHealth’s growing list of pediatric subspecialties on-site at Nassau University Medical Center includes:

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
When your child is experiencing allergic reactions to food, the environment or other stimuli, NuHealth’s pediatric immunologists can help pinpoint the cause and develop an effective prevention or treatment plan. Our expertise includes all allergic diseases, anaphylaxis, asthma, rhinitis, primary immunodeficiency, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), and autoimmune diseases.

Pediatric Cardiology
NuHealth’s pediatric cardiologists are frequently consulted by physicians treating children both inside Nassau University Medical Center and out in the community. Using diagnostic tools such as electrocardiography (EKG), echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) and cardiac catheterization, we treat congenital and acquired heart diseases, heart murmurs, abnormal heart rhythm, syncope (fainting) and other conditions. In addition, NuHealth’s pediatric cardiologists provide ongoing follow-up care for infants, children and adolescents following cardiac surgery.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
NuHealth’s pediatric hematologists/oncologists diagnose and provide ongoing treatment for children and adolescents with blood disorders or cancer. These include non-cancerous blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia; bleeding and immunodeficiency disorders, like hemophilia and SCID as well as leukemia, lymphoma and all other forms of childhood cancers.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
NuHealth’s pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children from birth through adolescence who are experiencing a recurring or persistent disease caused by an infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Diseases treated include respiratory infections, bone and joint infections, tuberculosis, hepatitis and meningitis.

Pediatric Nephrology
The pediatric nephrologists at Nassau University Medical Center diagnose and treat children with kidney diseases and disorders. We offer help for a full range of renal problems, including acute renal failure, blood or protein in the urine, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, lupus and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Pediatric Neurology
NuHealth’s pediatric neurology specialists help both children and their loved ones face the challenges of neurological and neuromuscular diseases and disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric neurology team diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, ADHD, learning problems, developmental disabilities, movement disorders, pediatric headaches, and more.

Anything that requires the intervention of a pediatric subspecialist is bound to cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for patients and parents alike. Our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals take pride in helping families through the entire diagnostic and treatment process, providing both care and comfort to ease worried minds and speed the healing process.

To make an appointment with a pediatric subspecialist, please call (516) 486-NUMC (6862).

Clinical Staff

Subspecialty Physician(s)
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Rose Marie Young, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology/Metabolism Renee Bargman, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  Sujatha Kosuri, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Brinda Doraiswamy, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrology Stephen Katz, M.D.