Maimonides Children's Hospital Medical 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


Jeffrey Avner, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Maimonides Children's Hospital

Michael Marcus, MD

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

Ludovico Guarini, MD

Director, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Mohamed Gaffoor, MD

Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PICU)

Daniel Hechtman, MD

Director, Pediatric Surgery

Gabriel Kupchik, MD

Director, Pediatric Genetics

Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Juan Kupferman, MD, MPH

Director, Pediatric Nephrology

Graciela Wetzler, MD

Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Prema Ramaswamy, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Alok Bhutada, MD

Director, Neonatology