I am a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician. Presently, I'm the Chief of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Division at NYU Long Island, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at NYU LISOM. I'm currently serving as the CDC Learn the Sign. Act Early. Ambassador for New York State.
My expertise are on child development and behavior, infant and toddler mental health, and the effects of trauma, adverse childhood experiences and parental mental health on child development and behavior.
Before Joining NYU Long Island I was the Medical Director of Trauma Services and the Medical Director of the Under Five Program and Group Attachment Based Intervention Program at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center – Montefiore Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Einstein College of Medicine.
I also served as the Director of the Developmental-Behavioral Program at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and held an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, before joining Montefiore. During my term at Brookdale, I also served as the Director of the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Program and implemented, oversaw and directed a Healthy Steps Program. I am Board Certified in Pediatrics as well as in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. I completed my pediatric residency at Brookdale Hospital in 2004 and a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Einstein/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in 2007. I obtained her medical degree from Universidad Maimonides, Buenos Aires, Argentina.