Top Pediatricians in NYC 2019

October 24, 2019
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All parents understand the importance of finding a good pediatrician. You want only the best care for your little ones. And not only do you want someone with a good reputation and bedside manner, but it is also crucial that the doctor aligns with your healthcare goals, concerns, and philosophy for your child. The person that you choose to be your child’s pediatrician is likely to be in your child’s life until they are in their teens, so we know how important it is to find a good fit. We have tracked down some of the best pediatricians in New York City and compiled them here for you. Whether you’re looking for a specialist, or just need a good primary care doctor, we’ve got some options.

In a hurry? Here's the quick list: 

Kips Bay: Dr. Harris E. Burstin

Upper East Side: Dr. Gary Edelstein

East Harlem: Dr. Sarla Inamdar

Various: Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung

Midtown East: Dr. Edward Conway

Upper East Side: Dr. Rosanna Mirante

Kips Bay: Dr. Jennifer Havens

Upper East Side: Dr. Stephanie Freilich

Gramercy Park: Dr. Dyan Hes

Upper East Side: Dr. Francisca Velcek

Kips Bay

Dr. Harris E. Burstin

317 East 34th Street New York, NY 10016
(212)-725-6300
Dr. Harris E. Burstin

What you need to know: 

✅ Online Bookings

💳 Accepts insurance

🥼Practicing pediatrician for 42 years

📚 Board certified - American Board of Pediatrics, 1983 / Completed residency at New York University, 1982

🎓Clinical professor at NYU Langone

⬆️Top pediatrician in NYC according to U.S. News

😊Good bedside manner

🌐 Fluent in Spanish and Yiddish

⭐4.7 stars on Vitals, 4.4 stars on WebMD

From the community: 

My son has been going to Pediatric Associates for 12 years, and I can't say enough about the group. His primary care physician, Dr. Harris Burstin, is fast, straight and to the point. Wait times aren't bad if you schedule early in the morning. What's more, if you call after hours, the on-call physician is very quick to respond. The on-call physicians we've visited over the years are also excellent. We've referred our friends to Pediatric Associates. --Frederick K.

Upper East Side

Dr. Rosanna Mirante

234 East 85 Street, New York, NY, 10028
(212) 722-0707
 Dr. Rosanna Mirante

What you need to know:

✅ Online booking

💳Accepts insurance

📚MD from New York University

🌐Speaks English, Italian, and Spanish

🏥Primary care physician at Mount Sinai

👩Assistant professor in the medical school at Mount Sinai

😊Kind bedside manner

⭐5 star rating from Mount Sinai, 4.5 from Healthgrades

From the Community: 

Dr. Mirante always goes the extra mile for us whether it’s squeezing us in last minute or finding the best specialists for us. She’s always available to answer questions and is calm and cares deeply for my children.

Upper East Side

Dr. Gary Edelstein

125 East 72nd Street, Suite 1A New York, NY 10021
(212)-988-6500
Dr. Gary Edelstein

What you need to know:

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts Insurance

📚 NYU School of Medicine, 1990

😃 Qualified to assist with special needs children

🥼Founded Manhattan Pediatrics in 1996

🏥Continues to see patients at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

🎓Currently enrolled in a continuing education program in Disability Studies at CUNY

⭐5 stars on Yelp, and 5 starts on Google

From the community: 

Dr. Edelstein has been my daughters doctor since birth (and she just turned 5).  He came recommended to me by a friend that is also a doctor, certainly a strong vote of confidence. Dr. Edelstein is great with kids and parents alike.  He is calming, straight forward, and really knows his stuff. I know we are in good hands. --Emily K.

East Harlem

Dr. Sarla Inamdar

1901 1st Ave, New York, NY, 10029
(212) 423-6228
Dr. Sarla Inamdar

What you need to know

💳Accepts insurance

📚Seth G.S. Medical College, 1969

🏥Chief Of Pediatrics at the Metropolitan Hospital Center

🧐Known for her work in rheumatology, working with children with chronic illnesses such as lupus and arthritis

ℹ️Specializes in chronic musculoskeletal diseases in children

🌐Speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu

⭐4.5 stars on Vitals, and 4.5 stars on Healthgrades

From the Community: 

Rated highly on promptness, time spent with patients, friendly staff, accurate diagnosis, bedside manner, and appropriate follow-up.

Midtown East

Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung

1275 York Ave New York , NY 10065
(646)-888-2313
Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung

What you need to know:

✅Online booking

💳Accepts insurance

😇 Head of Neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

🧐Specailizes in helping children under 5 with nervous system cancer

🧪Working on finding a cure for cancer that uses the body's natural immune system and gentle medication to help children recover and remain healthy for decades

💳 Accepts insurance

📚 MD from Harvard Medical School

From the Community: 

Dr. Cheung was so kind and caring. He is the doctor that no parent ever wants to have to see, and he walked us through every step of the process. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else this case, and I am so grateful for all of his help through this trying time.

Union Square

Dr. Edward Conway, Jr.

10 Union Square E 14th St New York, NY 10003
(332)-209-5802
Dr. Edward Conway, Jr.

What you need to know:

🧐Critical care specialist

🙁Skilled in handling life threatening illnesses and injuries such as astham, diabetic ketoacidosis, serious infections, and severe accidents

🏙️Sits on boards throughout New York City

📝He has published many papers, and continuously educates himself on the latest developments

📚MD From SUNY Health Science Center, 1984

ℹ️ Chair of the Pediatrics Department at Beth Israel Medical Center

From the Community: 

Dr. Conway is charged with providing around-the-clock monitoring and intensive care for children who have experienced trauma or disease, landing them in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital. He is trained to stabilize, diagnose, and manage the injuries or conditions in children of all ages – from newborns to adolescents.

Kips Bay

Dr. Jennifer Havens

577 1st Ave New York , NY 10016
(212) 263-0268
Dr. Jennifer Havens

What you need to know: 

💳 Accepts Medicare

ℹ️Vice Chair for Public Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center

🏥Director and Chief of Service, Department Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center

🗣️Skilled in dealing with some of the most complex and challenging mental health disorders

🙁Works with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and severe drug use.

😊Provides a caring and open environment to help children cope with and overcome trauma

📚 MD from Tufts University, 1986

From the Community: 

If you're looking for a grade A doctor, then Dr. Havens is the one. My son is who she sees, and is very attentive to. He looks forward to his visits. She is a great listener, and responds to his needs, as well as ours. She is punctual and returns calls right away.

Upper East Side

Dr. Stephanie Freilich

1125 Park Ave New York, NY 10128
(332) 255-2740
Dr. Stephanie Freilich

What you need to know:

😊Primary care doctor for children from infancy to adolescence

🧐Treats children with developmental and behavioral issues

🤰Prenatal and lacation support

🎓Assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Medical School

📚MD from Mount Sinai Medical School, 1991

ℹ️Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai

⭐4 stars from Vitals, and 4 stars from Healthgrades

From the community: 

The practice has an amazing staff who are compassionate, understanding and kind. You should definitely go here. --Morgan K.

Gramercy Park

Dr. Dyan Hes

67 Irving Place, 3rd Floor South New York, NY 10003
(212)-473-4200
Dr. Dyan Hes

What you need to know:

✅Online booking

💳 Accepts Insurance

🤓Founder of Gramercy Pediatrics

🎓Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

🥕Skilled at helping children with nutrition and weight management

😊Known for her work on childhood obesity

📚MD from Tel Aviv University Sackler

⭐4.9 stars from Zocdoc

From the Community: 

It was the 1st visit for my 4 year old and I was very pleased with the professionalism showed by the entire staff. Everyone was very informative and made things very easy and fun for my daughter aside from her 3 vaccine shots she had a wonderful experience.

Upper East Side

Dr. Francisca Velcek

965 Fifth Ave, 1ANew York, NY 10075
(212) 744-9396
Dr. Francisca Velcek

What you need to know: 

😇 General Surgeon - Pediatrics

😷Works on complicated cases that involve anorectal malformations and diseases, congenital lesions and neonatal pediatric and adolescent gynecologic problems.

⚖️First female member of the surgical team at SUNY Downstate in 1975

🎓Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

📚 MD from the University of the Philippines, 1966

ℹ️ Affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital

🌐 Speaks English and Spanish

⭐4.5 stars on Vitals and 4.5 stars on WebMD

From the Community: 

Dr. Velcek performed hernia repairs on both of my children. I could not have asked for a more compassionate, skilled surgeon. As a mother, handing off your small children for surgery is never easy, she made me and my family feel at ease. We adore her and her skilled hands.
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