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At Cohen Children’s—the pediatric services within Northwell Health—children see us differently. That’s because we approach them differently. We understand their needs, their emotions, their fears, and their wish to just be kids. We believe the better you understand a child, the better you can treat them.

In fact, we specialize in everything children.

Our innovative thinking and advanced expertise make us a leader in a wide range of pediatric specialties. The children we treat 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.

Our multidisciplinary care teams within Cohen Children’s, which include doctors, nurses, therapists and many others, know how to form relationships with our young patients that go beyond just exceptional medicine—they are relationships that 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

Richard Alan Friedman, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

David Gregory Fagan, MD

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

Specialties: Pediatrics

Marty Ellington, MD, MPH

Chairman of Pediatrics, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Pediatrics, Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine

Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM

Vice-chairman, Research

Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine

Philip Roth, MD

Department Chairman - Chairman of Pediatrics of Pediatrics - Neonatology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics

Sunil Kumar Sood, MD

Chairman of Pediatrics - Infectious Disease, Southside Hospital

Specialties: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatrics

Peter Laurence Richel, MD

Specialties: Pediatrics

Michael B. Grosso, MD

Chairman - Department of Pediatrics of Pediatrics, Huntington Hospital

Medical Director, Huntington Hospital

Specialties: Pediatrics