Aug-Sept 2014

Message from the Chair...

On August 4, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill (S. 7234B/A. 9610B) designed to provide support for women facing maternal depression during pregnancy and following childbirth. This new bill is designed to promote screening and treatment referral for maternal depression as well as provide educational resources. The legislation is the culmination of the advocacy of many stakeholders who sought to fill the gap in our system of care and address system-wide screening and referral procedures for this important disorder, as defined in the DSM-5, as depression with peripartum onset.

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Pediatrics Spotlight...
Medical Genetics at MICH

The Division of Medical Genetics directed by Dr. Gabriel Kupchik, MD, FACMG, board-certified clinical and molecular geneticist, delivers the most comprehensive clinical genetics services in Brooklyn. The division provides full-time comprehensive genetic services (pediatric, adult and prenatal consultations) to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC), Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (BMC), Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) and Coney Island Hospital (CIH).  Learn More
The Exciting Era of Medical Genomics

Learn about the exciting era of Medical Genomics! Compared to other techniques, new tests can provide an answer faster and in a more cost-efficient manner. In the research field, exome and genome sequencing has led to the identification of new genes as well as expansion of the clinical features and spectrum for genetic mutations.  Learn More
Latest News...

Primary Care

The Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital encourages a healthy start to every school year! Our pediatric experts have put together some sage advice for parents.

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Meet our new PL1 residents! All of these interns have distinguished themselves as compassionate and caring future physicians as they all come with experience in volunteerism showing their willingness to give back to the communities where they have served. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome them to our Maimonides Team!

For Your Interest...
Dr. Christina Gagliardo recently appeared on MSNBC Morning Joe to comment on the Ebola outbreak.  

The 2014-2015 Department of Pediatrics House Staff

Some of the MICH faculty and staff at the annual PAS Meeting in Vancouver.
  • Please join us for our Fall 2014 Grand Rounds, held every Tuesday at 8 am in the Schreiber Auditorium beginning on September 2nd.  

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Robert Rubin on his promotion to Director of New Born Nursery.
  • Congratulations to Lenia Batas on becoming President Elect of Child Life of Greater NY, Inc.
  • We are happy to announce that our 57th Street primary care clinic has been approved as an NHSC site.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alok Bhutada on his promotion to Director of New Born Medicine.
  • Kudos to Jon Luongo for presenting the keynote address at the Arizona Regional Child Life Conference.
  • A fond farewell to Amy Felix and Kimberly Mason.  We wish them much luck in their future endeavors.
New Staff...
  • Kyle Hengel, MD 
    Attending, Hospital Medicine
  • Meagan Keenan, MD
    Attending, General Pediatrics
  • Roja Motaghedi, MD Attending, Pediatric Endocrinology Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Research
  • Elka Jacobson-Dickman, MD
    Attending, Pediatric EndocrinologyDirector, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
  • Vidya Mony, DO
    Attending, General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Ramya Ramalingaiah, MD
    Attending, New Born Medicine

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