Hear from Our Experts


Sharon Nachman, MD:

Sharon Nachman, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of Clinical Trials at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious disease. Here are some links to recent interviews:

News 12: What should parents consider before sending their children to school? Dr. Sharon Nachman answers viewers' questions

News 12: Is it safe to go back to school?: LI parents divided as deadline looms for districts to submit plans

Romper: How To Keep Kids & Babysitters Safe During Coronavirus, According To Experts

Newsday: As schools prepare to reopen, the focus turns to the infection rate

Good Housekeeping: Is It Safe for Kids to Go Back to School? Here's Everything Parents Need to Know

Newsday: SBU Hospital officials answer your questions about coronavirus

Newsday: LI doctors reassure expectant mothers amid coronavirus pandemic

Times Beacon Record: SBU’s Nachman Offers Health Advice for Returning College Students

Newsday: Summer camps & COVID-19: What parents need to know

Times Beacon Record: SBU Infectious Disease Physician Answers Common COVID-19 Questions

Christy Beneri, DO:

Christy Beneri, DO, infectious disease doctor at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, explains Multisystem Inflammatory Illness (MIS-C) and what parents should look for as we discover this new and rare illness in children that appears to be connected to COVID-19. 

Gabrielle Carlson, MD

Gabrielle Carlson, MD, child psychiatrist at Stony Brook Children's Hospital 

News 12: Stress from COVID-19 and children: Dr. Gabrielle Carlson discusses how to make sure our children, and every member of the school community, has a sense of safety as they return to the classroom.

Jill Cioffi, MD:

Jill Cioffi, MD, pediatric primary care doctor at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, talks about the importance of vaccines and well visits, and how critical they are to a child’s healthy development. She explains the many precautions being taken to keep your child protected during an office visit.