Laraque, Danielle MD

Danielle Laraque, MD
Chair, Pediatrics
Vice-President, Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital
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Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Danielle Laraque, MD


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Dr. Danielle Laraque is the Vice-President of Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital and the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Prior to joining Maimonides team, Dr. Laraque was Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Public Policy and Advocacy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.  She directed the joint Mount Sinai Faculty Development Program for Primary Care and Clinician Research Fellowship (General Academic Pediatrics and General Internal Medicine), and over a period of about a decade she trained countless fellows, residents and medical students.

Dr. Laraque is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in injury prevention, child abuse, adolescent health risk behaviors, and health care delivery in underserved communities. In the past several years, she has focused on system changes to integrate the identification, diagnosis and treatment of children's mental health problems in primary care settings.

Dr. Laraque received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA 1976). She completed her medical studies at UCLA where she received the Roy Markus Scholarship (1977-1981). Her internship and residency were completed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in General Academic Pediatrics (1984-86). Her fellowship research focused on lead poisoning and calcium status in children.


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Dr. Laraque’s wide variety of interests includes:

  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Community Pediatrics
  • General Academic Pediatrics
  • Global Child Health

Dr. Laraque has published extensively, and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at New York University. Her academic appointments included Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Preventive Medicine, and the endowed Debra and Leon Black Professor of Pediatrics. She is a Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) District II Chair, as well as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Integrating Primary Care and Public Health (2011-2012). She was the AAP representative as the 2001 United States Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow, and a former member of the National Institute of Mental Health Standing Committee on Interventions for Disorders Involving Children and Their Families (2006-2010).  Dr. Laraque has been the recipient of countless awards and honors throughout her esteemed career.  She is listed in both Castle Connolly and New York magazine’s Best Doctors, for her work in mental health, child abuse, and injury prevention.

Life Interests
Ending child abuse and providing a better and safer tomorrow for all infants and children.


Medical Education:
Medical School:
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Robert Wood Johnson General Academic Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certification:
Pediatrics - General
Child Abuse Pediatrics - Subspecialty

Department and Division:
  • Pediatrics
Academic Title:
Professor of Pediatrics, New York University
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Brooklyn, NY 11220

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