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Jeffrey Schor, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP

Dr. Jeffrey Schor is the owner of PM Pediatrics and a founder and managing member of PM Pediatrics Management Group. Prior to forming PM Pediatrics, Dr. Schor was the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Associate Chairman of Emergency Medicine at New York Hospital Queens where he played a prominent role in development and expansion of both pediatric and adult emergency services. Dr. Schor has served as Chairman of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine for his Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been an integral member of numerous local and national committees, including Project ER1, a major initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is a frequent invited lecturer and public speaker and is regularly cited in several metropolitan daily newspapers, regional periodicals and local news broadcasts. He has authored, contributed to, and presented numerous publications on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Schor is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed both his residency in Pediatrics and his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Schor received his medical degree from New York Medical College, a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and a Master of Business Administration from the New York University/Stern School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College

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Dr. Karin Sadow is a Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics, where she is responsible for leading the development of New York-based PM Pediatrics locations, ensuring consistency and excellence, overseeing education and training, as well as clinical operations and quality initiatives for future sites in the region. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Sadow was the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as the Director of their fellowship program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine . Dr. Sadow was instrumental in the growth and success of both programs, receiving numerous accolades for her administrative, teaching, and clinical skills. She has also authored and presented numerous publications on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Sadow is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., following her residency in Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Sadow received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.

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Michael Bachman, MD, MBA, FAAP

Dr. Michael Bachman is a Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics, where he is responsible for leading the development of PM Pediatrics locations in New Jersey, ensuring consistency and excellence, overseeing education and training, as well as clinical operations and quality initiatives for future sites in the region. He also serves as the Medical  Director at the North Brunswick, Holmdel, and Springfield practices. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Bachman was the Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to that he served in a leadership capacity at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey where he initiated and oversaw the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship.

Dr. Bachman is active in the medical community on a national level and was previously the Secretary of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. following his Pediatric residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Bachman earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Israel after earning his B.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans. He also has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

David J. Mathison, MD, MBA, FAAP

Dr. David Mathison is a Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics, where he is responsible for leading the development of PM Pediatrics locations in the Mid-Atlantic region, ensuring consistency and excellence, overseeing education and training, as well as clinical operations and quality initiatives for future sites in the region. He also serves as the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Greenbelt. Dr. Mathison is an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and has been a faculty member in the emergency department at Children’s National Health System since 2007. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, he served as the medical director of the Children’s National pediatric transport team, the largest pediatric transport service in the country. Dr. Mathison has more than 15 articles published in peer reviewed journals and books, more than 30 workshops and presentations at national meetings, and is the recipient of 8 grants to improve care for ill or injured children. He has received several awards for teaching, research, and for his pediatric emergency app, Pediatric Quick Reference. In 2010, Dr. Mathison founded healthEworks LLC, a Washington-DC based company that uses a unique point-of-care, cloud-based platform to stream video education to patients or their caregivers after any health encounter. He is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Mathison completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Children’s National, and his Pediatric residency at Northwestern University (now Lurie Children’s) where he served as Chief Resident. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and received his Bachelors degree in economics from Emory University. Dr. Mathison also has an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

 

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Toni Hogencamp, MD, FAAP

Dr. Toni Hogencamp is a Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics, where she is responsible for leading the development of New England-based PM Pediatrics locations, ensuring consistency and excellence, overseeing education and training, as well as clinical operations and quality initiatives for future sites in the region.
Dr. Hogencamp began her career as a general pediatrician in private practice. She gained extensive experience working in the Pediatric Emergency Department at at Schneider Children’s Hospital. and went on to serve as Director of the UrgiCenter at Schneider Children’s Hospital. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Urgent Care Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. During her time there, she instituted a core curriculum and gave numerous Continuing Medical Education lectures as part of the Urgent Care Program, encouraging ongoing improvement of teaching and clinical skills. She was also focused on clinical operations and patient safety and was an integral part of several quality improvement initiatives. She was an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hogencamp is a founding member of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care. She has also worked as the Pediatric Medical Advisor for CVS Health’s Minute Clinic, where she provided guidance for pediatric clinical guidelines and quality care standards. Dr. Hogencamp earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Science from Boston University.

Christina Johns, MD, MEd, FAAP

Dr. Christina Johns is a pediatrician and pediatric emergency physician who joins PM Pediatrics as their Senior Medical Advisor. As the face of this cutting-edge organization providing specialized pediatric urgent care, she is responsible for sharing the wealth of expertise of the PM Pediatrics staff with patients and families everywhere. Dr. Johns has extensive national and local media experience including TV, radio, online, and print. She has been a regular medical contributor on ABC News’ Good Morning America and has had multiple appearances as a medical expert on a variety of CNN and Discovery Health shows. She hosted Doctors Call, a medical talk show for Clear Channel Radio, and has written interactive blogs for local newspapers and health websites including The Annapolis Capitol and Discovery Health. Dr. Johns also served as a spokesperson for SafeKids Worldwide on behalf of child advocacy on Capitol Hill. Dr. Johns received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing her Pediatric residency at Hopkins, she moved to Washington, D.C. for a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center. She continued on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine working as an attending physician and assistant division chief in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children’s National for 15 years, and during that time obtained a master’s degree in education from the George Washington University School of Education.

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Dr. Mordechai Raskas is the Director of Telemedicine and Clinical Informatics for PM Pediatrics, where he oversees the new telemedicine initiative and manages the electronic health record. Telemedicine is dramatically changing the practice of healthcare and PM Pediatrics seeks to be at the forefront of using this technology to provide better and more convenient care to its patients and families. Dr. Raskas has a passion for using technology in medicine and has presented at multiple national conferences on his research efforts involving novel uses of both telemedicine and the electronic health record. His most recent research focused on the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment in a direct-to-consumer telemedicine model. For 4 years, he served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council of Clinical Information Technology. In 2009, he was selected to participate in a year-long leadership training fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, led by former U.S. presidential adviser David Gergen. Dr. Raskas completed his Pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. While there, he obtained a Graduate Certificate in Applied Health Informatics from the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Raskas then moved to the Washington, D.C. area for his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center.   He received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University and his medical training at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, Dr. Raskas also completed a Master of Education degree.

 

Robert Best, MD, FAAP

Dr. Robert Best is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics in Yonkers, where he oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Best was a Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. During his nearly 20 years there, he served as Director of Medical Student Education for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition, he was the Director of the Physician Mentorship Program, providing local and international students and physicians with the opportunity to shadow physicians in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Best was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons, Class of 2010. Dr. Best is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Best graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and completed his undergraduate degree at Binghamton University.

 

Ruth E. Borgen, MD, FAAP

Dr. Ruth E. Borgen is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Clifton, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she helped create the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, where she served as Medical Director for 18 years. Dr. Borgen began her career at Montefiore Medical Center as a Pediatric Emergency Attending, Site Director and Acting Medical Director. A pioneer in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, she has been actively involved in patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, including serving on the Medical Advisory Committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as well as the Medical Team of the Northern NJ Division, NJ Fatality & Near Fatality Review Board. Dr. Borgen is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed her pediatric residency training at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island and served as Chief Resident at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Borgen earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University/Stern College in New York City.

Anne Butler, MD, FAAP

Dr. Anne Butler is the Medical Director of PM Pediatrics of Forest Hills, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Before becoming a Director, she worked as a lead physician at PM Pediatrics in Brooklyn. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Butler was the Assistant Medical Director of the Pediatrics Emergency Department at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital where she was as an attending physician for more than 13 years. She also served as a Faculty member of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program for 7 years, and served as an Adjunct Physician Instructor at the University of Michigan’s Department of Emergency Medicine for 3 years. Dr. Butler has received numerous teaching awards from the Emergency Department and Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, as well as from the University of Michigan’s Medical School. Throughout her career, Dr. Butler has been involved with the system-wide development and enhancement of electronic medical records with a focus on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She is a published author of an epidemiologic study “Racial Differences in the Prevalence of Small-for-Dates Infants Among College-Educated Women,” as well as a contributing author of the Michigan toolkit for pediatric disaster preparedness. She is also an Advisory Committee Member and Pediatrics Subcommittee member of the Michigan Region 2 South Bio-Defense Network for disaster preparedness. Dr. Butler is board certified in Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. She also earned her medical degree at Northwestern University and received her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry from University of Notre Dame.

Sheryl Cohen, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sheryl Cohen is the Southern NY Assistant Regional Medical Director, as well as Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Syosset and PM Pediatrics of Commack. Before assuming the role of Director, Dr. Cohen served as a lead physician for the Syosset practice since 2011. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she was a partner and physician in a private practice in Fresh Meadows, Queens for 15 years. Dr. Cohen is board certified in Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital/Long Island Jewish and received her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse University. Dr. Cohen completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Curran, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jennifer Curran is the Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck, where she oversees all the medical operations of the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she was a Pediatric Emergency Attending at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center from 2005 to 2013, where she was involved in resident and fellowship education, as well as resident review. Dr. Curran is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and a Pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Curran received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She graduated summa cum laude from Union College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Elliott M. Friedman, MD, FAAP

Dr. Elliott Friedman is the Medical Director of PM Pediatrics of Carle Place, where he oversees all medical operations for the practice. Dr. Friedman is the former Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, as well as the former Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Jamaica Hospital where he worked for the past 20 years. He continues to be actively involved in training other physicians in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. Dr. Friedman has served on several city wide committees including, NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Child Abuse, NYC Department of Health Pediatric Disaster Advisory Group and the NYC Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Task Force. In addition, he was a lecture-panelist at the NYC Child Safety Medical Summit in May 2009. Dr. Friedman is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in Pediatrics at the Montefiore/Einstein program where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Friedman received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University.

Fidel Garcia, MD, FAAP

Dr. Fidel Garcia is the Medical Director of PM Pediatrics of Brooklyn/Cobble Hill and PM Pediatrics of Staten Island, where he oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Garcia served as a pediatric emergency medicine attending physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Dr. Garcia has been active in the medical community on an international level, having published textbook chapters, abstracts and research on Pediatric Emergency Medicine in both the U.S. and Guatemala. He has also participated in volunteer missions with cleft lip/cleft palate surgery repair in Guatemala. Dr. Garcia is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey, serving as Chief Fellow from 2009-2010. He completed his Pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York and earned both his medical and undergraduate degrees at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin School of Medicine in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

Eldose George, MD, FAAP

Dr. Eldose George is the Assistant Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of North Babylon.  Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, he worked as a pediatrician in private practice on Long Island. Dr. George is board certified in Pediatrics. He began his post-doctoral medical training in India and completed his pediatric residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. George earned both his undergraduate and medical degree from JSS Medical College in India.

Wendy Graae, MD, FAAP

Dr. Wendy Graae works as a lead physician at PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck, and formerly served as Director of the PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Fellowship. She is also the former Director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College and has over 20 years of experience practicing emergency medicine throughout New York. Dr. Graae is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, following her residency in Pediatrics at SUNY-Downstate, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Graae received her medical degree at SUNY-Downstate and her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY-Buffalo.

 

Devin Grossman, MD, FAAP

Dr. Devin Grossman is the Assistant Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of Selden. Before assuming the role of Assistant Medical Director, he was a lead physician for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Grossman worked as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Dr. Grossman is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition, he is a certified instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Simulation. He completed his Pediatric residency at New York University and a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Grossman received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Indiana University.

 

Sabah Fatima Iqbal, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sabah Fatima Iqbal is the Medical Director of PM Pediatrics in Rockville, MD, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Iqbal was an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC for eight years. During her time at Children’s National, she served as the principal clinician at the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic for inner city children. She also served on the steering committee of the women’s leadership group, WATCH, where she developed work-life balance and negotiating workshops that have been presented at national conferences. Dr. Iqbal is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center where she was awarded a K-12 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research in asthma. Dr. Iqbal completed her Pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, and received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. Her interests include asthma, child safety at home, and injury prevention.

Kelly Lee, MD, FAAP

Dr. Kelly Lee is the Assistant Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Yonkers. Before assuming the role of Assistant Director, she was a lead physician at PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck for 5 years. Dr. Lee also serves as Medical Director for the new PM Pediatrics NP/PA Fellowship Program in Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine. Dr. Lee is board certified in Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and earned her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Dr. Lee received a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Behavior, Pre-medical Concentration from Barnard College at Columbia University where she graduated magna cum laude.

Annie Miranda, MD, PhD, FAAP

Dr. Annie Miranda is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Hopewell Junction, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she owned and operated Express Pediatrics: Walk in Urgent Care for Children from its inception in 2008 until merging with PM Pediatrics in 2016.  Dr. Miranda previously served as Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at North Central Bronx Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Miranda completed her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore and earned her medical degree at SUNY Downstate. Dr. Miranda received a doctorate in Biopsychology from the CUNY Graduate Center, and has taught Experimental Psychology and Statistics at Hunter College.

Kathryn Muccino, MSN. RN, CPNP-PC

Kathryn Muccino is the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Director for PM Pediatrics. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she worked in the Pediatric Emergency Department at The Komansky Center for Children’s Health at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center as an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Muccino also pioneered and currently maintains her position as Nursing Director for BASE Camp at Cornell, where she developed the curriculum for this multidisciplinary high-fidelity simulation conference in pediatric trauma and resuscitation for Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows and nurses. She also served as Nursing Clinical Instructor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of Pennsylvania Hillman Scholar Program. Ms. Muccino is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her MSN in Pediatric Primary Care from the New York University College of Nursing, and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in both Nursing and Psychology from Sacred Heart University.

Shannon O’Malley, MD

Dr. Shannon O’Malley is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Selden and North Babylon, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Before assuming the role of Director, she served as Assistant Medical Director for the practice.  Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. O’Malley served as Chief Fellow during her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, following her Pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in Pediatrics. Dr. O’Malley earned her medical degree with honors from University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and received her Bachelors degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Roshni Patel, MD

Dr. Roshni Patel is the  Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Midwood. Before assuming the role of Medical Director, she served as Assistant Medical Director for the practice. Dr. Patel has served as Associate Medical Director of Urgent Care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine. She is board certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Patel completed her Pediatric residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Emory University.

Andre Persaud, MD, FAAP

Dr. Andre Persaud is the Northern NY Assistant Regional Medical Director, as well as Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Spring Valley, where he oversees all medical operations for the practice. Before assuming the role of Director, Dr. Persaud worked as a lead physician and Assistant Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck. Dr. Persaud is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital where he authored and presented several award-winning papers on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Persaud completed his Pediatric internship and residency at NY Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He received his medical degree from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and Upstate Medical University for a combined college-to-medical school program.

Nicole Porti, MD, FAAP

Dr. Nicole Porti is the Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of Bayside, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Before assuming the role of Director, Dr. Porti served as Assistant Medical Director for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she worked as an attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department at New York Hospital Queens. She completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center following her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Porti is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn and her Bachelor of Science from Fordham University.

Alicia Rapson, MD

Dr. Alicia Rapson is the Assistant Medical Director for PM Pediatrics in Holmdel. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Rapson worked as a hospitalist and urgent care physician in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Rapson is board certified in Pediatrics. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Rapson received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and completed her Bachelors degree in Molecular Genetics from Yale University.

Dawn Richy, RN

Dawn Richy is the Director of Clinical Operations for PM Pediatrics, responsible for ensuring consistency and quality among all PM Pediatrics locations. She has also worked as a Registered Nurse at PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck since 2006. Mrs. Richy’s background is in pediatric intensive care and emergency medicine, with many years of experience at some of the nations’ largest hospitals. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida.

Marisa Rodriguez, PA-C

Marisa Rodriguez is the Physician Assistant Fellowship Director for PM Pediatrics. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she worked as an Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant at New York Hospital Queens. Marisa received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatrics from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 2015. She completed the Physician Assistant Program at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2003 and received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from University of Delaware.

Merissa Rzonca, MD

Dr. Merissa Rzonca is the Assistant Medical Director and Lab Director at PM Pediatrics of Commack. Before assuming the role of Assistant Medical Director, she was a lead physician in the Syosset practice since 2011. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Rzonca was an associate working in private practice, as well as a pediatric hospitalist at Good Samaritan Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics, and is a certified instructor for the American Heart Association, teaching Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support. Dr. Rzonca completed her Pediatric residency at Cohen Children’s Hospital, where she participated in the CHAMPS program for better management of suspected child abuse in the medical setting. Dr. Rzonca received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed her undergraduate degree at Boston College.

Nikhil B. Shah, MD

Dr. Nikhil B. Shah is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Paramus, where he oversees all medical operations for the practice. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Shah was an attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College. While at Cornell, he was named Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Research Director for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Director of the Simulation Program for the Department of Pediatrics. During his tenure, he developed a simulation-based educational curriculum and conducted mock resuscitations and procedural training sessions with the Cornell pediatric residents and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows. He has spoken and taught at regional and national conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals, and authored numerous review articles and textbook chapters. Dr. Shah is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed both his Pediatric residency and fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Schneider Children’s Hospital of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Shah earned his medical degree at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and received his Master of Science and undergraduate degrees from New York University.

Alla Shenkman, MD, FAAP

Dr. Alla Shenkman has been the Director of PM Pediatrics of Syosset since its opening in 2005 and has worked as a physician in all PM Pediatrics locations. Dr. Shenkman has over 15 years of experience practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine at some of the largest facilities in the United States and Russia. She has been cited for her excellence in teaching and for her exceptional clinical ability. Dr. Shenkman is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the New York Medical College Program, following her residency in Pediatrics at Lincoln Medical Center. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Grodno State Medical School in Belarus.

Eric Weinberg, MD

Dr. Eric Weinberg is the Director of Education for PM Pediatrics, where he is responsible for overseeing the company-wide education agenda, and serving the patient and medical communities at large. He also serves as Director of the PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Fellowship. Dr. Weinberg is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and has worked in numerous pediatric emergency departments including, Westchester Medical Center, New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell, Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Additionally, he has served as the Residency Education and Simulation Coordinator for the Pediatric Emergency Department at Westchester Medical Center, and was the Coordinator of the Pediatric Medical Simulation Program at Weill Cornell. He has won various teaching awards throughout his career, has taught at regional and national medical conferences, and is a published author in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Weinberg completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center, and earned his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University. As Director of Education, Dr. Weinberg strives to ensure that PM Pediatrics urgent care providers deliver care that families and patients would expect from an academic medical center – evidence based, consistent, and at the highest level.

Yvette Young, MD

Dr. Yvette Young is the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Livingston, where she oversees all medical operations for the practice. Before assuming the role of Medical Director, she served as Assistant Medical Director of the practice. Dr. Young has previously served as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending at The Valley Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Young completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She earned her medical degree from University of Maryland Medical School, and received her Bachelors degree at Hood College.

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