Jennifer Shaer MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Dr. Shaer is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center and was chief resident at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Shaer is a board certified pediatrician, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is founder of the first breastfeeding medicine practice on Long Island.
Fatema Meah, MD, FAAP
Dr. Meah is a graduate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She continued her pediatrics residency at the same institution and went on to serve as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is a board certified pediatrician and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. In addition to practicing general pediatrics, she is director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Flushing Hospital.
Jennifer Rich MD, FAAP
Dr. Rich is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She continued her pediatrics residency at the same institution and went on to serve as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore. She is a board certified pediatrician and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rich has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, medical education and biomedical ethics.
Lisa Visentin, MD, FAAP, IBCLC
Dr. Visentin is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is a board certified pediatrician and is an attending at Stony Brook University Hospital and St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Visentin has a special interest in breastfeeding medicine. She is a lactation consultant and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding medicine.
Dr. Kasnicki MD, FAAP
Dr. Kasnicki is a graduate of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at New York University and is a board certified pediatrician. She has a special interest in caring for underserved populations, especially in managing the psychosocial and cultural concerns of immigrant families. She is fluent in Polish and is active in the local community.
Michelle Wruck PNP-BC
Michelle has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1978. She is a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center School of Nursing, St. Joseph’s College and Stony Brook University School of Nursing. Her expertise in pediatrics is in the home management of medically fragile and technologically dependent children. She also has expertise in managing asthma and constipation/encopresis. She has been board certified in pediatrics since 1993.
Dawn M. Dawson CPNP, ANP
Dawn has been a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner since 1998 when she graduated from University of Stony Brook. She cares for newborn through college-aged children with a special interest in management of diabetes. In 2011, Dawn received a certification in Adult Health, allowing her to care for and treat her families as a comprehensive unit. Born and raised on the East End, community based, family centered care has always been a model she strives for.
Patricia Skrzypek, CPNP-PC
Patricia is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with her MSN & Sacred Heart University with her BSN. She was previously a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. Patricia has a passion for international global health care in which she went on mission trips to Guatemala & Jamaica, and traveled to Ireland for comparative global health care studies.
Megan Hays, CPNP-PC
Megan is a graduate of Columbia University School of Nursing. Prior to nursing, she studied anthropology and economics, focusing on economic empowerment of women internationally, and supported families as a childbirth doula. Megan remains committed to empowering kids and their parents to understand and utilize their own strengths and resources, even and especially during times of stress or transition.
Deb Bouchard RN, IBCLC
Deb Graduated from the Suffolk Community College nursing program in 2000. After the birth of her first child in 2003, she discovered a passion for helping nursing mothers. In 2005, she began volunteering as a breastfeeding counselor for La Leche League and became a board certified Lactation Consultant in 2010. She has been a part of the Peconic Pediatrics team since 2011. She helps lead a breastfeeding support group at Southampton Hospital and teaches a monthly prenatal breastfeeding class here at Peconic Pediatrics. She stays up-to-date with the latest research on lactation, so that she can provide parents with the most current information available. Deb is dedicated to helping all mothers reach their personal breastfeeding goals.
Deborah Salvatore, MS, RD, CDN
Deborah Salvatore has been a registered dietitian for over 7 years and is enthusiastic about getting kids and adults healthier! Prior to joining our Nutrition Division, Deb worked with a Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division for 5 years. While there, she worked with children and their families who had various nutritional issues including failure to thrive, overweight/obesity, constipation, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food allergies, tube feedings and more. Deb has an Associates degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and received her Bachelors and Masters in Nutrition from The Sage Colleges. Deb is currently working on her Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition at Rutgers University. Deb is available to provide individualized nutrition counseling for a wide variety of nutritional issues or concerns. As your dietitian, Deb can tailor nutrition counseling to meet you and your family's needs.