NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens Announces Opening of New Fresh Meadows Pediatric Multispecialty Office

Oct 21, 2020

Queens, NY

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

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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, M.D., M.P.H., 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, M.D., 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 that 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, M.D. and Gopi Desai, M.D. (General Pediatrics); Maria T. Thanjan, M.D. and Ken Bayle, D.O. (Pediatric Cardiology); Suma S. Kamath, M.D., Aaron R. Turkish, M.D., and Melissa L. Rose, M.D. (Pediatric Gastroenterology); Sabiha Merchant, M.D. and Jules Beal, M.D. (Pediatric Neurology); and P. Stephen Oh, M.D. and Angela V. Kadenhe-Chiweshe, M.D. (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.

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens offers easy access to amazing care for adults and children throughout the New York metropolitan region.  The Medical Group is a collaboration between the outstanding physicians in communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most recognized academic medical centers, ranked the No. 4 hospital in the nation and No. 1 hospital in New York by U.S. News & World Report. Our network of primary care and specialty physicians and clinicians is seamlessly integrated with the world-class medical research, treatment and healing of NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine. We put patients at the center of our care and use the latest healthcare technology to make it easy for you to access and manage your family’s healthcare. For more information visit  

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties. Annually, more than 17,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 128,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit

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NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, encompassing 10 hospital campuses across the Greater New York area, more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, and an array of telemedicine services. 

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the nation affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This collaboration means patients have access to the country’s leading physicians, the full range of medical specialties, latest innovations in care, and research that is developing cures and saving lives.

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Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit

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