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We specialize in everything children

At Cohen Children's Medical Center, we’re dedicated to providing the very best 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.

At our center, children see us differently—because we approach them differently. We understand their needs, their emotions, their fears, and their wish to lead normal lives—to just be kids. That's why we’ve created a warm and bright environment to make every child's stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Every aspect of our spacious, open building was designed with kids and families in mind—from the fold-out beds for parents to the fully staffed playrooms on each floor.

Leaders in pediatric care

Our innovative thinking and advanced expertise make us a leader in a wide range of clinical areas—and we’re proud to have been ranked in eight specialties on the U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals list.

The children we treat are motivating cutting-edge research in complex specialties like genomics and cardiac care. They inspire us to think big, to go beyond the status quo and relentlessly pursue breakthroughs that will impact the health and treatment of children across the hallway, across the country and across the globe for years to come.

And our multidisciplinary care teams—which include doctors, nurses, therapists and many others—know how to form relationships with our young patients that go beyond just exceptional medicine—they come from empathy, compassion and truly loving what we do.

Why? Because we’ve learned that we’re not just helping children get well. We’re protecting childhoods. And what is more important than that?


Charles Schleien, MD

Senior Vice President and Chair, Pediatric Services, Northwell Health

Chair and Professor, Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Jonathan Scheidt, MBA

Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services, Central Region

Carolyn Quinn RN

Executive Director, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

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

Richard Alan Friedman, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Anupama Subramony, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics

Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM

Vice-chairman, Research

Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine

David Gregory Fagan, MD

Vice Chairman - Pediatric Administration - Ambulatory General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatrics

Margaret Duffy, RN, PhD, NEA-BC

Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Sofia Agoritsas

Associate Executive Director for Clinical Operations

Brian Belpanno

Brian Belpanno

Associate Executive Director, Hospital Operations

Christopher Fieger

Associate Executive Director, Financial Operations

Linda Jendresky's headshot

Linda Jendresky

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

Carol Fraser

Associate Executive Director of Human Resources

Jason Jonathan Naidich, MD

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

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular / Intervent Radiology