Clinical Programs — Healthy Weight and Wellness Center

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams

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Our Team

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Compassionate and committed to your child’s health, our team is led by a board-certified pediatrician and includes registered dietitians, physical therapists, medical assistants and psychologists — all with pediatric certification, training and experience. Because obesity can be related to or cause other medical conditions, we also have supporting specialists available to become part of your child’s healthcare team as needed. These include board-certified pediatric specialists in cardiology, developmental and behavioral psychiatry, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology. In addition, we work with Stony Brook’s renowned adult bariatric team, especially with older adolescents considering a bariatric surgical procedure.

Team Members

Medical Assessment and Monitoring
Medical and Nutritional Counseling, Healthy Weight & Wellness Center
Denise Woodhall-Ruff, MD

Registered Dietitian, Healthy Weight & Wellness Center
Amy Canterella, MS, RDN, CDN

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

Physical Therapy Director, Fit Kids for Life
Sharon Martino, PT, PhD

Behavioral Modification
Director, Krasner Psychological Center
Dina Vivian, PhD

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

Supporting Specialists
Marybeth Heyden, NP

Kimberly Tafuri, DO

Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Anupama Chawla, MD

Katarina Supe-Markovina, MD

Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis
Catherine Kier, MD