Pediatric Specialties

For more information on our out-patient pediatric specialties or to schedule an appointment call the Pediatric Specialty Coordinator at 914.458.8800 and follow the prompts on the automated messaging service.

NWH prides itself on its pediatric specialties, and makes every effort to put children – and their parents – at ease during their time in the hospital.

Understanding our littlest patients and their families

Private rooms are available for children and families before procedures. Toys, puzzles, and videos are available to help distract young patients, while on-staff dogs are available to delight and soothe with their companionship.

Children who are able to can take advantage of a dedicated playroom, and all pediatric patients are offered the love and affection of a friendly Pet Therapy visit. Parents are welcome to stay overnight (on the unit) in their child’s room, and a family pantry and shower is available to accommodate the needs of the parents.

If your child will be coming to the Hospital, be sure to read about how to prepare your child for his or her visit.  For more information, call 914.666.1049.

Pediatric Surgical Services

Northern Westchester Hospital and Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester, LLP (CWPW) have partnered to provide pediatric surgical services to patients at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Through this relationship, CWPW surgeons provide comprehensive general surgical coverage and services to pediatric patients at NWH’s inpatient unit, emergency department, and level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Importantly, CWPW surgeons participate in Northern Westchester Hospital's ongoing surgical quality assurance programs and assist in the ongoing education and training of nurses at NWH, continuously enhancing the surgical care provided to our patients. CWPW is one of the largest medical practices in the nation providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to women, infants, children and adolescents.  For more information on CWPW, visit

To learn more about Northern Westchester Hospital’s emergency department, visit

Children Staying With Us

The expert staff on NWH’s Pediatric Unit provides care to children through age 21 who require inpatient hospitalization for medical or surgical diagnosis.

The 12-bed unit is supported by a team of:

  • Pediatric Hospitalists
  • Highly experienced pediatric nurses, with specialty certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • multidisciplinary team of medical professionals including respiratory therapists, dieticians and physical therapists.

Our Skilled In-patient Pediatric Specialists

Pediatric Specialists
The Department of Pediatrics includes more than 50 general practice pediatricians and more than 60 pediatric specialists in the fields of: allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, surgery and urology.

Pediatric Radiology
NWH offers Fellowship-Trained Pediatric Radiologists in Northern Westchester. At NWH, we Image Gently™.

Pediatric Endoscopy
NWH has a renowned pediatric endoscopy and gastroenterology program. Read more >

Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
NWH offers minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery for the treatment of urological and other conditions in children. Read more>

Emergency Medicine
NWH’s Emergency Department includes an area designated for pediatric care. All Emergency Department physicians at Northern Westchester Hospital have training in pediatrics. All Emergency Department nurses are certified in providing pediatric advanced life support. Read more>

Pediatric Hospitalists
Through NWH’s Hospitalist Program pediatric doctors are available around the clock, as are all pediatric subspecialists, including pediatric cardiologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons.

In 2001, NWH became the first community hospital in the region to launch a Pediatric Hospitalist program. The Pediatric Hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and work in cooperation with a patient’s primary care pediatrician to manage all or part of the patient’s admission. The Hospitalists also provide Emergency Department consultations and oversee pediatric diagnostic procedures, as needed. Read more about our Hospitalist Program

Out-patient Pediatric Specialties

Out-patient pediatric specialists are available at NWH at Chappaqua CrossingClick here for a Google Map of this location

The Pediatric Specialty Coordinator is available to help patients and families access Pediatric Services and Specialty Care. The Coordinator also schedules appointments and arranges access to care for patients having consultations, testing and appointments with specialists who maintain hours at NWH.  Pediatric specialists are available in the following areas:

For more information on our out-patient pediatric specialties or to schedule an appointment call the Pediatric Specialty Coordinator at 914.458.8800 and follow the prompts on the automated messaging service.

Dr. Irina Zhabinskaya is Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Dr. Peter Richel is Chief of Pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital.



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