New office is the only site in Queens to offer general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, and surgery services

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens has announced today the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art medical group pediatric multispecialty office. At this centrally located facility, at 198-15 Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows, families can receive high-quality patient care and consultation in general pediatrics and multiple specialties. Currently, this location is the only site in Queens with general pediatrics and a wide range of pediatric specialties all under one roof. Specialties include pediatric cardiology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurology, and pediatric surgery, which are delivered in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine.

“This new multispecialty center demonstrates NewYork-Presbyterian’s commitment to providing the highest standards in pediatric care,” said Joseph J. Abularrage, MD, MPH, chief of the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and a professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. “The physicians practicing here are extremely dedicated and passionate, and I’m proud that they will continue to serve children and their families in our community here in Queens.”

“In our ‘new normal,’ Queens residents should know that our incredible and reliable pediatric physicians continue to provide essential care for local families,” said Stephen Rimar, MD, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. “We encourage our local families to continue to visit our locations for any medical care that they may have delayed during this time.”

The facility is approximately 7,121 square feet and will offer procedures including echocardiograms and fetal echocardiograms. The site is also participating in a vaccine program for children, which offers free vaccines for families who qualify.

“It is always critical, but especially now, for children to receive routine exams to promote better health and wellness,” said Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “The experienced physicians and surgeons at this center treat all ages from infants to children to teens, and personalize each patient’s care, while being sensitive to every family’s circumstances. This center will provide our youngest patients and their families with a more convenient, safe, and comfortable setting, improving the patient’s experience in their own backyard.”

The physicians at the new office include: Andria Chizner, MD, and Gopi Desai, MD (General Pediatrics); Maria T. Thanjan, MD, and Ken Bayle, DO (Pediatric Cardiology); Suma S. Kamath, MD, Aaron R. Turkish, MD, and Melissa L. Rose, MD (Pediatric Gastroenterology); Sabiha Merchant, MD, and Jules Beal, MD (Pediatric Neurology); and P. Stephen Oh, MD, and Angela V. Kadenhe-Chiweshe, MD (Pediatric Surgery), all of whom serve on Weill Cornell Medicine’s faculty.

For additional convenience, a NewYork-Presbyterian Queens lab will be located in the same complex as the medical office. Parents will be able to complete their children’s bloodwork the same day as an office visit. Ample parking will also be available in the spacious lot, and the site is in close proximity to three bus stops.

The dedicated physicians and staff look forward to welcoming new and current patients at their new location in Fresh Meadows. Patients may call 718-670-2899 for general pediatrics or 718-670-2468 for the pediatric specialties team. Telemedicine appointments are also available.