Stony Brook Children’s Opens New Pediatric Specialty Practice
State-of-the-art facility underscores commitment to
health of Suffolk County’s children
SETAUKET, NY, April 19, 2012 – Stony Brook Long
Island Children’s Hospital has opened a multi-specialty pediatric outpatient
practice at 4 Technology Drive to provide an array of pediatric services in one
convenient location for patients and their families.
Called Stony Brook Children’s Services, the practice
combines pediatric primary care, adolescent medicine, pediatric pulmonology,
pediatric cardiology and pediatric allergy/immunology services. A total of 13
specialists are located at the state-of-the-art facility.
The practice offers a Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory
for the latest in non-invasive cardiac imaging for children, including highly
specialized fetal echocardiography. The dedicated lab is available five days a
week, to improve the efficiency of patient visits.
“This new facility underscores Stony Brook’s ongoing
commitment and investment in the health of Suffolk County’s children, said
Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics,
Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook
Long Island Children’s Hospital. “As the provider of advanced pediatric care in
Suffolk County, Stony Brook Children’s is bringing more and more highly
specialized, board-certified physicians to the community.”
Doctors practicing at the facility are:
- Robyn Blair, MD, Pediatric Primary Care
– A primary care pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr. Blair is also
the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Stony Brook Children’s.
- Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Pediatric Primary Care
– A primary care pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr. Chandran is
also a professor of pediatrics and the vice dean for undergraduate medical
education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
- Traci Downs, MD, Pediatric Primary Care –
A primary care pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, specializes in
global health and has led international health experiences for pediatric
residents to Zambia for the past several years.
- Allison Eliscu, MD, Adolescent Medicine –
An adolescent medicine physician at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr. Eliscu
provides comprehensive primary care services for patients 12 to 24 years
of age, as well as subspecialty care addressing the major health issues of
adolescents. She specializes in adolescent gynecologic services, family
planning services, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted
infections, and management of ADHD, anxiety, depression and eating
- Katharine Kevill, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology –
A member of Stony Brook Children’s Pediatric Pulmonary team, Dr. Kevill’s
goals are to establish a dedicated pediatric pulmonary function laboratory
and develop a comprehensive asthma management program.
- Catherine Kier, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology –
Dr. Kier is Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis at Stony Brook
Children’s and Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center. Her
clinical research interests are asthma education, obesity and pediatric
- James Nielsen, MD, Pediatric Cardiology –
The new Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr.
Nielsen is an expert in pediatric and congenital heart disease and its
echocardiographic evaluation. He is also an internationally recognized
authority on the advanced application of modern, noninvasive imaging
technologies in congenital heart disease evaluation.
- Laurie Panesar, MD, Pediatric Cardiology –
A pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Panesar is the Director of Pediatric and
Fetal Echocardiography at Stony Brook Children’s.
- Kalpana Patel, MD, Pediatric
Allergy/Immunology – A pediatric allergy/immunologist, Dr. Patel’s areas
of expertise include pediatric food and environmental allergies.
- Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, Pediatric Primary Care
– A pediatrician and the Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics at Stony Brook
Children’s, Dr. Pati specializes in health services research, examining
the impact of public policy on the health of underserved children and
families. Dr. Pati’s research projects include predictors of Medicaid
retention, the relationship between maternal health literacy and child
health outcomes, and methods to tailor pediatric health supervision to
- Leslie Quinn, MD, Pediatric Primary Care
– A primary care pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr. Quinn
specializes in child maltreatment. She is Medical Director of the New York
State EAC Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary
Bagnato Place for Kids, and Medical Consultant for Child Protective
Services and the District Attorney’s Office of Suffolk County.
- Lycia Ryder, DO, Pediatric Primary Care
– A primary care pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, Dr. Ryder
specializes in promoting early literacy. She also serves as the site
coordinator for the Reach Out and Read Program.
- Susan Schuval, MD, Pediatric
Allergy/Immunology – Chief of Allergy/Immunology at Stony Brook
Children’s, Dr. Schuval focuses on primary immunodeficiency, food allergy
and eosinophilic esophagitis.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos of individual physicians are available
About Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital:
Established in June 2010, Stony Brook Long Island Children's
Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children
and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100
pediatric beds and has more than 100 full-time pediatric physicians and
surgeons and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members in 30 different
specialties. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area
and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s
first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and
AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and
Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookchildrens.org.