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"To foster and stimulate interest in pediatrics, and to improve in every way the health services for children in Suffolk County of the State of New York."

Society Officers, 2015-2016

     President: Stephen Katz, MD       E-mail Dr. Russel Schiff
     Vice President: (vacant)
     Treasurer: Lisa Wilks-Gallo, MD      E-mail Dr. Rachel Boykan
     Secretary: Allison Lasner, MD    E-mail Dr. Laurene Fleischer
     Immediate Past President: Russell Schiff, MD       E-mail Dr. Russel Schiff


   Letter from the President

September 2016  


We have an exciting year ahead for the Suffolk Pediatric Society.  Besides our local society events, we are getting involved with AAP Chapter 2 events, Teleconferences, and will continue our involvement with Nassau Pediatric Society at Resident Presentation night in June, 2017 at Chateau Briand.

Activities for Fall 2016- Spring 2017 will be announced soon.

Suffolk Pediatric Society Meetings at Watermill:


Joint Meeting with Nassau Pediatric Society at Chateau Briand:

June, 2017 - 10th Annual Harvey Aiges Memorial Residentsí Night Presentation

New AAP District 2 Teleconference:

CAP-PC Evening Teleconference Series for All Primary Care Providers:  To apply please visit website: or call 855-227-7272 to register.

NY Chapter 2 Meetings:

AAP District 2 Annual Albany Legislative Advocacy day (TBA in Feb or March)

Many of you have asked, what does the Suffolk Pediatric Society do for us?  The Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Pediatric societies make up the New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Below are some of the activities we have been involved in.  We have a core of energetic physicians who volunteer their time to benefit all members. I am looking for members of the Suffolk Pediatric Society to get involved with some of these initiatives and to approach me if there are other ideas for the future.

Some Current New York Chapter 2 Activities:

Advocate for passage of New York City wide, and soon to be statewide, controls on e-cigarettes including banning e-cigarette sale to minors.
Continue to advocate for our revised and reintroduced Maternal Depression legislation to allow pediatricians to screen Moms for maternal depression and to get paid for it.
Fight for fair payment for immunization and immunization through legislation and work with insurers with our Pediatric Councils.
Continue to work with insurers through our Chapter 2 Pediatric Council to make sure pediatricians get fairly paid for the work they are doing.
Offer Chapter 2 members local educational opportunities. Dinner Conferences on ICD-10 Implementation and Developmental Disabilities will be announced soon.
Provide opportunities for members to work on pediatric issues important to them and their practice of medicine through development of SPS and participation in many active Chapter 2 Committees.
Support our members in their work to raise grant funds for programs in their communities.
Speak out on major issues like children in poverty, the increase in homeless families, children's unmet need for mental health services including services in the primary care setting, the erosion of herd immunity due to parental vaccine hesitancy, environmental concerns including fracking, chemicals in home fabrics and cosmetics, and increases in asthma, diabetes and obesity in children, the increases in substance abuse of prescription drugs, as well as the recent turn toward heroine.
Advocate for physicians adversely affected by the ACA. 
Advocate for Children and Pediatrics in Albany and in Washington.

I look forward to seeing you this year!

Stephen Katz, MD
President, Suffolk Pediatric Society


MRSA Information:

NYS Prevention of MRSA Infection in the School Setting

   CDC Autism website:

NEW!  Speaker's Bureau
     Do you have any pediatric related topics you would like to share with the community?

Visit New York Chapter 2's Pediatric Council page.  Having problems with an insurance company?  Fill out an Insurance Grievance Form and let New York District II help log and address the problems.

Contact Information

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Suffolk Pediatric Society
43 Crossways Park Drive West
Woodbury, N.Y. 11797
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