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PEDIATRICS at St. John's Episcopal Hospital

St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Pediatric Health Services Department provides the highest standard of personalized care for your child, from birth into adulthood, with dedication to serving families in our community. The Hospital's team of Board Certified pediatricians and specialists work collaboratively to offer a comprehensive array of services to address every child's needs, including wellness care and disease prevention and management. Our goal is to be your child's medical home.

Department subspecialties include -

  • Neonatology - the medical care of infants, especially ill or premature newborns
  • Pediatric Endocrinology - medical care focused on variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, as well as diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine glands
  • Pediatric Neurology - medical care focused on issues involving the nervous system, such as seizures, delayed speech, weakness, or headaches
  • Pediatric Pulmonology - diagnosis and comprehensive care for the full range of lung and respiratory disorders including asthma and chronic lung disease

Please call: (347) 619-5950 for an appointment. Pediatric offices are located at 495 Beach 20th Street in St. John's Medical Group's state of the art facilities.

The Team

Dr. Cynthia Criss is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her training at Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center before coming to St. John's. She has been on the medical staff of the Hospital for fifteen years, is the Pediatric Department Chair and is Board Certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Allan Steinberg completed his training at Long Island College Hospital and his fellowship in neonatology at Brookdale Hospital. He has been a dedicated member of the Hospital and community for more than 25 years. He provides specialized care required for the sick and well newborn, and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Steinberg is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Lesly Gracias Michel offers endocrinology services. He completed his training at Nassau County Medical Center and his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Winthrop Children's Hospital. He specializes in diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disturbances, precocious puberty, short stature and obesity. Dr. Michel is fluent in Spanish, Creole and French.

Dr. Arthur DeLuca is a graduate of SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Downtown and completed his residency training at Bellevue Medical Center. He trained as a Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow through Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and served as an attending at Schneider's Children's Hospital, Winthrop, New York Hospital of Queens and Cornell Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Diplomate in Pediatric Pulmonology.

Dr. Rami Grossman completed his neurology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has been providing care to the community for more than 20 years. Common disorders that he diagnoses and treats include ADHD, autism, developmental delay, seizures, headaches, learning difficulties and tic disorders. Dr. Grossman is boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology, and is fluent in Spanish.

Debbie Steiger Cohen R.N. is a certified lactation consultant. She is available to assist mothers and babies with their breast feeding needs. She is fluent in Spanish.