BCHP Specialty: Neonatology (Division of Newborn Medicine)

Our physicians in the Division of Newborn Medicine at New York Medical College are focused on finding ways to improve care for newborns through clinical research and innovative techniques. We are dedicated to delivering the highest-quality patient care and research to our patients and the greater community.

We are especially interested in improving care for premature infants — including those born as early as 23 weeks gestation. Our research projects at the Regional Neonatal Center give these tiny patients and their families an opportunity to receive new treatments not available at community hospitals, or even at other major medical centers. We run a network of neonatal intensive care programs at 11 hospitals and coordinate the largest High Risk Neonatal Follow-up Program in New York State.

Through our formal collaboration with the Lower Hudson and Mid-Hudson Valley Perinatal Networks, to improve access to care we have treated for more than 20,000 sick or premature newborns since 1985.

Chief of Adolescent Medicine

Edmund Lagamma, MD

Edmund Lagamma, MD, FAAP

Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine

Neonatology (Division of Newborn Medicine) Staff

Maria Abbate

Maria Abbate, MS, C-FNP

Nurse Pracitioner, BCHP Middletown Specialty Office
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Gad Alpan, MD, MBA, FAAP

Pediatrician, Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Heather Brumberg, MD

Heather Brumberg, MD, PhD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
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Jean Chelala, MD

Newborn Specialist, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Lauren Cox

Lauren Cox, PsyD

Psychologist, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
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Dennis Davidson, MD

Pediatrician, Blythedale Children's Hospital
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Manuel De Castro, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Soheir Haram Mourabet, MD

Soheir Haram-Mourabet, MD, FAAP

Attending Neonatologist
Kamillah Gregory

Kamilah Heywood-Gregory, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
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Karen Hussein, MD

Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson, RN

Registered Nurse, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Jordan Kase, MD, FAAP

Jordan Kase, MD, FAAP

Director, Neonatal Follow-Up Program
Martin Katzenstein, MD

Martin Katzenstein, MD, FAAP

Director of Neonatology, Good Samaritan Hospital
Prabakar Kocherlakota, MD

Prabhakar Kocherlakota, MD, FAAP

Site Director, St. Luke's Hospital
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Melanie Leong, MD, MS

Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Bistra Nankova

Bistra Nankova, PhD

Director, Developmental Neuroscience Research Laboratory
Lance Parton, MD

Lance Parton, MD, FAAP

Chief, NICU Pulmonary Medicine
Boriana Parvez, MD

Boriana Parvez, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

Associate Director of the Fellowship Program, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Matthew Rainaldi, MD

Matthew Rainaldi, MD

Pediatrician, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
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Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP

Attending in Newborn Medicine, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Sonya Strassberg, MD

Sonya Strassberg, MD, FAAP

Attending in Newborn Medicine
Rolando Vilar, MD

Rolando Vilar, MD, FAAP

Attending Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
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Anita Ware, DO

Pediatrician, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Muhammad Zia, MD

Muhammed Zia, MBBS, FAAP

Attending in Newborn Medicine