Pediatrics

At The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, we take particular pride in how we treat
children.  Brookdale's Department of Pediatrics enjoys an excellent reputation and provides a wide
range of comprehensive health services, including 25 pediatric specialty clinics. Here is a selection
of other important services available within the Pediatric Department and via other medical
departments:
 
Adolescent Health Services
The Division of Adolescent Medicine is the leading comprehensive healthcare program for
teenagers in Brooklyn.  It is a full-service program, including specialists in adolescent care, a
gynecology service strictly for teenagers, an adolescent inpatient unit, psychiatric consultation –
liaison team and physicians who treat eating disorders.
Contact us at (718) 240-8600
 
Allergy & Immunology
The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology treats infants and children though adolescents, afflicted by allergies.  Also provided are evaluation and treatment of patients with recurrent infections, for possible immunodeficiencies.
Contact us at (718) 240-5045
 
Cardiology
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides a full range of clinical services for infants, children and adolescents with cardiac disorders. A 24 Hour Pediatric Cardiology “non-invasive” diagnostic laboratory is available. To fight the obesity epidemic in children, Brookdale has established a community based partnership, the Live Light - Live Right Program.
Contact us at (718) 240-5857
For regular Pediatric Cardiology appointments contact us at 718-240-8600
 
Critical Care
A 5-bed multi-disciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), located on the Pediatric floor, specializes in the care of children with life threatening medical conditions and trauma from birth to 18 years old.
Contact us at (718) 240-5906
 
Dental
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Contact us at (718) 240-6281
 
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Division promotes the developmental and behavioral health of infants, children, adolescents and their families by evidence-based clinical practice, and advocacy for children.
Contact us at (718) 240-8486
 
Emergency Services
The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a full range of services and is a Trauma Center which offers a separate Pediatric Suite.
Contact us at (718) 240-5363
 
Endocrinology
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology offers treatment for endocrine disorders related to growth and development, diabetes, thyroid conditions, pubertal development, skeletal disorders, and obesity.
Contact us at (718) 240-8600
 
Eye Care
Routine exams, treatment and eyeglass prescriptions as well as surgical and laser procedures.
Contact us at (718) 240-5827
 
Gastroenterology
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology provides treatment for a spectrum of gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders.
Contact us at (718) 240-8600
 
Genetic Counseling
The Division of Genetics provides genetic services to children and their parents to evaluate for possible genetic causes of birth defects, chronic diseases or developmental problems.
Contact us at (718) 240-5062
 
Hematology/Oncology
The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has provided comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and education to children with blood disorders and cancer for over 35 years. The Division provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and education to children with blood disorders, Sickle-Cell disease, bleeding disorders and all types of childhood cancers.
Contact us at (718) 240-5904
 
Infectious Diseases
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides assessment, consultation, treatment and monitoring for children who suffer recurrent and/or serious infections, including meningitis, bone and joint infections, tuberculosis and pediatric HIV-related complications.
Contact us at (718) 240-8233
 
Mental Health Services
The Child Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry provides a full range of child and adolescent outpatient and inpatient services.  The program includes a partial hospitalization program for children, a family support services advocate and a counseling program for adolescents regarding HIV and substance abuse issues.
Contact us at (718) 240-5640
 
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine consists of a well-baby nursery and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 30 bassinets, fully equipped and staffed by perinatal specialists.  A designated tertiary referral center for New York City.
Contact us at (718) 240-6305
 
Nephrology
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney-related disorders.
Contact us at (718) 240-8600
 
Neurology
The Division of Pediatric Neurology specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological impairments, including epilepsy, tumors, headaches, neuromuscular disorders and head trauma.
Contact us at (718) 240-8600
 
Obesity:  Live Light - Live Right Program
The “ Live Light - Live Right" Program is an award winning program to fight childhood obesity.  Live Light serves overweight and obese children through its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach that combines specialized medical care, tailored physical fitness training, behavioral and nutritional counseling and individual treatment plans. They offer free/ subsidized community exercise programs.Contact us at (718) 240-8125/5857
 
Orthopedics
Diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries.
Contact us at(718) 240-5888/5442
 
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine provides consultation and management support for a wide variety of pulmonary disorders such as a bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, complicated infectious pneumonitis, tuberculosis, aspiration pneumonias and congenital abnormalities of the lung.  Pulmonary complications of systemic disease such as sickle cell anemia, metatastic disease, and autoimmune diseases such as dermatomyositis are also seen. There is a modern Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory capable of performing lung volume determinations and airway dynamic studies on pediatric patients.  The division has opened a Sleep Center to offer children from infancy to adolescence the latest techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and respiratory conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and attention deficit disorders.
Contact us at (718) 240-5496
 
Speech, Language, and Hearing
Evaluation and treatment of speech, language, feeding, swallowing and hearing disorders for children of all ages, including infants.
Contact us at (718) 240-8067

Department of Pediatrics

Chairman:  Kusum Viswanathan, MD

Call:  718-240-5904

 

Fax:   718-240-6730

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