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Children's Hospital Leadership


Experts in pediatric and newborn care


Because we are a full-service, accredited Children's Hospital, we bring together expertise from all medical specialties to provide exceptional care. Our specialists work in multidisciplinary groups which include physicians, nursing and administrative leadership. These multidisciplinary teams are dedicated to all areas of your child's health and coordinate an optimal care plan. 


Meet our Medical Leaders, Pediatrics Department


Jeffrey Avner, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics


George Foltin, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Vice Chair, Clinical Services

Maimonides Children's Hospital


Michael Marcus, MD

Vice Chair, Pediatric Ambulatory Network
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy/Immunology
Assistant Vice President Marketing, Pediatrics

Alok Bhutada, MD

Director, Neonatology

Director, Newborn Services

Mohamed Gaffoor, MD

Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PICU)

Ludovico Guarini, MD

Director, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Daniel Hechtman, MD

Director, Pediatric Surgery

Gabriel Kupchik, MD

Director, Pediatric Genetics

Juan Kupferman, MD, MPH

Director, Pediatric Nephrology

Olatubosun Odusi, MD

Director, Subspecialty Services

Co-Director, General Pediatrics


Prema Ramaswamy, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Graciela Wetzler, MD

Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology