Our team is composed of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, child-life therapists, music therapists, art therapists, psychologists, integrative therapy practitioners, research nurses, coordinators, and administrative personnel—all working together to meet your needs. At NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, subspecialists from every field within pediatrics are located onsite and are available to work as part of each child’s team. Examples include:

  • Pediatric neurosurgeons for children with brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgeons for children with bone tumors
  • Pediatric liver surgeons and hepatologists from Columbia’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, for patients with liver tumor
  • Pediatric critical care specialists for children in need of intensive care
  • Pediatric cardiologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, and urologists to assist with organ toxicities that arise due to cancer or its treatment
  • Pediatric infectious disease specialists to help guide prevention and treatment of infectious complications
  • A dedicated pediatric Emergency Department for 24/7 emergency care

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INPATIENT NURSES

Nicole McElvery, RN, MSN
Patient Care Director

Debbie Aston, RN, BSN
Nursing Care Director

Michelle Besmer, RN, MSN
Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Elfa Alday, RN

Kelsey Alvarez, RN

Lucie Banting, RN

Sandra Bazelais, RN

Nicole Brearton, RN

Jayasree Buman, RN, MSN

Paula Cohen, RN

Gina Lynn Calzada, RN

Danielle Cellini, RN

Deborah Ceraulo, RN

Kara Chabot, RN

Takisha Clark, RN

Dawn Constancio, RN

Charlene Cort, RN

Maryellen Creange, RN

Josefina DayDay, RN

Valerie DeSimone, RN

Mary Doyle, RN

Toni Foley, RN

Rachel Fruchtman, RN

Aimee Furey, RN

Mariska Giacobe, RN

Brittany Renee Hagen, RN

Orainab Hamdieh, RN

Sheryl Hendler, RN, MSN

Chelsea Heneghan, RN

Margarita Hildago, RN

Angelina Kangleon, RN

Eugenia Karlson, RN

Bernard Kates, RN

Elizabeth Katz, RN

Karina Mantilla, RN

 

 

 

Gay Gaddi-Medina, RN

Emily O’Conner, RN

Ankita Patel, RN

Nina Peterson, RN

Ann Piasta, RN

Maria Ramos, RN

Dennis Rees, RN

Derlynn Bayaca-Salvajan, RN

Amanda Sudol, RN

Aluem Geronimo-Tark, RN

Tara Varone, RN

OUTPATIENT NURSES

Tammy Compagnone, RN, MSN
Patient Care Director

Shira Kapito Arcus, RN

Terry Coffey, RN, CPON

Laura Glaser, RN, CPHON

Alma Gomez, RN

Claire Hartmann, RN

Chrissy Love, RN

Cathy Mazzella, RN, CPN

Karen Suchoff, RN, CPHON

Kerri Ann Yarnell, RN, CPHON

Paige-Leigh Zazzali, RN, CPON

Child Life

Sonia Lugo, MS, CCLS

Nadine Ulysse, BS, CCLS

Wanda Valdez BS, CCLS

Social Work

Candida Batista, LCSW-R

Ali Nemer, LCSW

Karen Turi, LCSW

Yelena Grosshstern, PNP

Nurse Practitioners

Maureen Licursi, PNP

Danielle Dietzen, PNP

Courtney Briamonte PNP

Eileen Stark, PNP

Elana Smilow, PNP

 

 

Melissa Beauchemin, PNP

Jane Dunleavy, FNP

Mary Leighton, PNP

Kim Tobin PNP

Debra Holmberg, PNP

Rebecca Zylber, PNP

Kathleen Shea, PNP

Noreen Andriola, FNP

James Fatolitis, FNP

Michelle Kolb, PNP

Ginny Laird, PNP

Meredith Garod, PNP

Sharon Pinchefsky, PNP

Paige Silverman, PNP

Leah Violago, PNP

Kelly Vitale, PNP

Research Staff

Danielle Denny, PM

Davina Laracuente, CRA

Marianne Stark, RC

Margie Negron, CRA

Catherine P.Gordon, CRA

Elena Gallagher, RN

Chalitha Robinson, Coordinator

Jean Sosna, RN

Deborah Carberry, Coordinator

Paul Huynh, Analyst

Leora Lowe, Mgmt. Specialist

Shanelle Nelson, Mgmt. Specialist

Center for Comprehensive Wellness

Kathy Taromina, MS

Andrea Radossi, MS, RYT

Kathy Shea, FNP

Douglas McDaniel, MTOM, LAc

Raquel Similio, MS, LAc, LMT, CLT

Betsy Ginn, RD

Mirko Savone, BA

Trisha Ali-Shaw, BS