Patient Resources


Support and Outreach
Stony Brook Children's cardiology division includes a pediatric nurse practitioner, Marybeth Heyden, DNP, who works closely with families to help them understand and cope with their child's heart issues. She also coordinates support and education programs, including:

  • Know Your Family History-It May Save Your Child's Life. This community-based education program is designed to increase public awareness about the importance of family health history and incorporate family health history information into the Electronic Medical Record.
  • Hope for Hearts. This is support group for families of children with heart problems

Stony Brook Children's Peter Morelli, MD, is the Medical Director of the Fit Kids for Life program, which is one component of The Healthy Weight & Wellness Center. With obesity more than doubling in children and tripling in adolescents over the past 30 years, The Healthy Weight & Wellness Center brings the resources to Suffolk County in a positive, highly individualized, multidisciplinary and family-friendly way. The Fit Kids for Life program works on the patient's overall fitness level and calorie-burning activity through a 10-week program that helps educate children ages 8 to 17, who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

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