Our Team

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Compassionate and committed to your child’s health, our team consists of a board-certified pediatrician and a registered dietitian. Often obesity is associated with other medical conditions. Supporting specialists are available to become part of your child’s healthcare team as needed. These include board-certified pediatric specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology. In addition, we work with Stony Brook’s renowned bariatric team to treat older adolescents considering a bariatric surgical procedure.

Team Members

Healthy Weight and Wellness Center
Denise C. Woodall-Ruff, MD, FAAP, Director
Medical Assessment and Monitoring

Amy Canterella, MS, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian
Nutritional Counseling

Fit Kids for Life
Peter Morelli, MD, Medical Director
Fitness and Nutritional Counseling  

Sharon Martino, PT, PhD, Physical Therapy Director
Fitness Counseling

Amy Canterella, MS, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian
Nutritional Counseling

Krasner Psychological Center
Dina Vivian, PhD, Director
Behavior Modification

Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center
Aurora Pryor, MD, Director
Surgical Intervention

Supporting Specialists
Cardiology
Marybeth Heyden, DNP

Endocrinology
Kimberly Tafuri, DO

Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Anupama Chawla, MD

Nephrology
Katarina Supe-Markovina, MD

Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis
Catherine Kier, MD