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We're committed to you and your family

Cohen Children's Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest levels of care to meet the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents. Our 202-bed hospital opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area's only hospital designed exclusively for children. Today we are the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York state, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

We’ve created a warm and bright environment to make your child's stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Every aspect of our spacious, open building is child oriented—from the fold-out beds for parents to the fully staffed playrooms on each floor. Our caregivers are dedicated to providing the most skilled and sensitive treatment for all your child’s healthcare needs. Our goal is to help children feel comfortable, safe and stress-free.

We know how important it is to choose the right care for your child. We are proud to have been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, which evaluated more than 200 children’s hospitals from around the country in 10 pediatric specialties. The rankings are based on an extensive analysis of clinical and operational data collected from the hospitals, a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists, and information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute.

We’re committed to you and your family, and we're here to answer your questions.

To learn more about us, view our Annual Report.


Charles Schleien, MD

Executive Director, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Senior Vice President, Executive Director and Chair, Pediatric Services, Northwell Health, Chair and Professor, Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Jonathan Scheidt, MBA

Deputy Executive Director, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Vice President, Pediatric Services

Carolyn Quinn RN, MSN, NE-BC

Deputy Executive Director, Pediatric Services

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Dina Cicilini, RN, MBA, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services

Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM

Vice-chairman, Research

Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine

Carol Fraser

Associate Executive Director of Human Resources

Richard Alan Friedman, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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Linda Jendresky

Associate Executive Director for Quality Management, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Jason Jonathan Naidich, MD

Chairman of Radiology - Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular / Intervent Radiology

Vincent A. Parnell, MD

Chief of Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Pediatric, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division of Pediatrics, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg

Peter Charles Silver, MD

Medical Director - Cohen Children's Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care Med, Pediatrics

Anupama Subramony, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics