Our Team

Physician with infant

The neonatal team includes nine board-certified or board-eligible attending neonatologists, six neonatal fellows, nine neonatal nurse practitioners, more than 110 dedicated neonatal nurses, a discharge coordinator, a neonatal social service worker, a dedicated neonatal nutritionist and lactation consultant, a bereavement counselor, chaplaincy services, an ethicist, a discharge coordinator, nurse educators, helpful receptionists, dedicated respiratory therapists and other ancillary support staff. All are committed to delivering compassionate, family-centered, medically advanced and developmentally sensitive care to the smallest and sickest babies. For complex neonatal disorders, we have full-time attending consultants in every subspecialty of pediatrics available, such as cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, surgery, and whatever else the baby may need.

To ensure optimal patient safety and best outcomes, we use a strategy called Team STEPPS. This evidence-based success story from the US Department of Health teaches staff leadership skills, meticulous monitoring of patients, and mutual support and communication techniques. The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine also provides the highest level of quality and safety for best outcomes by having attending neonatologists in-house 24/7. All of our attending neonatologists are faculty of the Stony Brook School of Medicine. This means our attending neonatologists remain on the leading edge of advancements in their areas of expertise and they conduct both laboratory and clinical research.


Shanthy Sridhar, MD - Acting Division Chief, NICU Medical Director 
Surabhi Aggarwal, MD

Joseph DeCristofaro, MD

Jennifer Favre, MD (Stony Brook Southampton Hospital)
Carly I. Gomes, MD
Stephanie Kyc, DO
Echezona Maduekwe, MD
Aruna Parekh, MD
Jennifer Pynn, MD, Fellowship Director
Esther Speer, MD

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Mariellen Cain, NNP
Siobhan Cassidy, CNNP, MS
Tram Dang, MS, NNP-BC
Nancy Enterlin, MS, NNP-BC
Kristin Ferrara, NNP-BC (Stony Brook Southampton Hospital)
Annemarie Folken, MS, NNP-BC
Jennifer Haas, MS, NNP-BC
Susan Katz, DNP
Charlene Lyons, MS, NNP-BC
Robert A. Mele, MS, NNP-BC, CCRN
Pamela Minett, MS, NNP-BC
Elizabeth A. Perri, MS, NNP-BC (Stony Brook Southampton Hospital)

Anne Salice, MS, NNP-BC, PNP (Stony Brook Southampton Hospital)

Kerry A. Walsh, MS, PNP, NNP-BC


Nursing Leadership

Marianna Lawrence, RNC (Regional Perinatal Center Coordinator)

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 stonybrookmedicine.edu/telehealth.

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