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Our Team

With more than 100 dedicated professionals, including physicians, psychologists and researchers, the Developmental Medicine team is one of the most diverse, deep, and experienced in the nation.

Comprising more than specialized developmental-behavioral pediatricians, our interdisciplinary team includes pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, child psychiatrists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, educational professionals, child psychologists and more. We all work together to provide world-class care for you and your family.

  • Faculty

    Theodore A. Kastner, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 430-3448 F: (718) 904-1162

    Primary Location

    CERC - Rose F. Kennedy Center1410 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461-11162 More Locations

    Blanche S. Benenson, MD

    Director of Behavioral Pediatrics and Clinical Services, Department of Pediatrics, and Site Coordinator of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 839-7708 F: (718) 862-1840 Email

    Primary Location

    CERC/RFK1225 Morris Park AvenueBronx, NY 104611 More Locations

    Dona Rani C. Kathirithamby, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Rehabilitation Medicine
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 430-8508 F: (718) 892-2296

    Primary Location

    CERC - Rose F. Kennedy Center1410 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461-11163 More Locations

    Rosa M. Seijo, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

    Languages

    Spanish, French
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 741-2500 F: (718) 944-5408

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24031 More Locations

    Maris D. Rosenberg, MD

    Director of Training, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

     
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 430-8500 F: (718) 862-1845

    Primary Location

    CERC - Rose F. Kennedy Center1410 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461-11162 More Locations

    Lisa H. Shulman, MD

    Director of Infant and Toddler Services, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), and Director of the RELATE program for diagnosis and treatment of Autism, CERC, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 430-8500 F: (718) 430-3989 Email

    Primary Location

    Montefiore at Fisher Landau Center1165 Morris Park AvenueBronx, NY 10461-19152 More Locations

    Ruth E. Stein, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Pediatrics
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 862-1721 F: (718) 862-1753

    Primary Location

    Montefiore Medical Center111 East 210th StreetBronx, NY 10467-24014 More Locations

    Maria D. Valicenti-McDermott, MD

    Attending Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Pediatrics

    Languages

    Spanish
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 839-3931 F: (718) 829-2931 Email

    Primary Location

    CERC/RFK1225 Morris Park AvenueBronx, NY 10461

     
     

    Scott I. Afran, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology (Eyes)
     

    Contact Information

    P: (914) 725-1303 F: (914) 725-4390

    Primary Location

    688 White Plains Road, Suite 219Scarsdale, NY 105831 More Locations

    Maha K. Bassila, MD

     

    Specialties

    • Otolaryngology - ENT
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 920-4646 F: (718) 405-9014

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24037 More Locations

    Dovelet T. Shashou, MD

     
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 839-7296 F: (718) 862-1894

    Primary Location

    CERC/RFK1225 Morris Park AvenueBronx, NY 10461

    Mitchell Steinschneider, MD,PhD

     

    Specialties

    • Neurology
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 430-8500 F: (718) 892-2296

    Primary Location

    CERC - Rose F. Kennedy Center1410 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461-11161 More Locations

    Mayra Alavarez, PhD

     
     

    Katharine Lawson, PhD

     
     

    Anne Murphy, PhD

     
     

    Lisa Rappaport, PhD

     
     

    Erin Rivelis, PhD

     
     

    Iris Lesser, MD

     
     

    Farah Alam, DDS, Dentist

     
     

    Barry Langsam, DDS, Dentist

     
     

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
    3415 Bainbridge Avenue,
    Bronx, NY 10467-2403


    Steven Krauss, DDS, Dentist

     

    Specialties

    Dentistry
     

    Contact Information

    P: 516.295.1155 F: 516.295.9178

    Primary Location

    31 Frost Lane
    Lawrence, NY 11559


    Patricia Dibos, DMD, Dentist

     
     

    Nydia Hernandez Santana, MD

     
     

  • FELLOWS

    Mana Mann, MD

     
     

    Nydia Hernandez Santana, MD

     
     

    Kevin Badolato, MD

     
     

  • Other Team Members

    Shana Gandal, MPA, administrator

     
     

    Camille Rogers, MA, adminstrator

     
     

    Danielle Soba, OT

     
     

    Joanne Siegel, LCSW

     
     

    Leon Kirschner, OT

     
     

    Elizabeth Ridgeway, OTD, OTR

    Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

     
     

    Carol Terilli, PT, DPT
     

    Carol Terilli, PT, DPT

    Instructor, Physical Therapy

     
     

    Keith Ayoob, EdD,RD, FADA

    Associate Clinical Professor, Nutrition

     
     

    Chana Bernstein, AuD CCC-A

    Audiologist

     
     

    Sonia Jacobson, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Rebecca Lazar, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Brooke Allman, LCSW

    Social Worker, Child Development Specialist

     
     

    Tammy Fried, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Ana Grullon, LCSW

    Social Worker, Child Development Specialist

     
     

    Linda Kalb-Schweitzer, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Ines Robles, LCSW

    Social Worker, Child Development Specialist

     
     

    Diana Rodgriguez, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Rachel Rothman, LCSW

    Social Worker

     
     

    Marsha Edell, LCSW

    Director of DFSU, Social Worker

     
     

    Ida Barresi, MA CCC-SLP

    Speech & Language Pathologist

     
     

     


    Anna Goodearl, PhD,

    Supervising Psychologist

     
     

    Noor Al Radi, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist

     
     

     


    Risa Battino, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist

     
     

    Allison Brudner, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist

     
     

    Sarah Carmody, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist

     
     

    Peterkaye Kelly

    Pediatric Quality Program Assistant

     
     

    Contact Information

    P: 718-741-2524 Email

    Alexandra Nussbaum, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist

     
     

    Nancy Tarshis, MS CCC-SLP

    Speech Pathologist Supervisor

     
     

    Susan Greenhill, NP

    Nurse Clinician Supervisor

     
     

    Bijan Rabenou, PhD

    Psychologist

     
     

    Timothy Conly, OTR

    Sr. Occupational Therapist

     
     

    Timothy Conly, OTR


    Kadine Walfall, PT

    Physical Therapist