(l to r) Pediatric nurse practitioner Michelle L. Ceo; pediatric surgeon Dr. Helen Hsieh; pediatric surgeon Dr. Charles V. Coren; pediatric surgeon Dr. Christopher S. Muratore, chief of pediatric surgery; pediatric surgeon Dr. Erica R. Gross; and pediatric surgeon Dr. Richard J. Scriven (not pictured is pediatric nurse practitioner Joanne M. Camarda). (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The Division of Pediatric Surgery — founded in 1982 by Dr. Cedric J. Priebe Jr. — comprises our clinical faculty of fellowship-trained pediatric surgeons and their support staff dedicated to our mission of excellence in the care of pediatric patients who require surgery; the education of medical students and surgical residents in the art of pediatric surgery; the performance of basic and clinical research aimed at advancing pediatric surgery; and community service, such as programs on pediatric trauma and injury prevention.
The Division’s faculty have been recognized for their clinical excellence by selection for inclusion in the present and past editions of the Castle Connolly Guide Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, representing the top 10% of physicians in the New York Metropolitan area.
The Division provides general and specialized pediatric surgical services to infants, children, and adolescents who have a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. With more than 3,000 outpatient visits and more than 1,000 surgeries annually, we have the largest pediatric surgery program in Suffolk County. In addition, we also coordinate the Pediatric Trauma Service, which sees more than 300 admissions a year.
Our pediatric surgeons are part of the multidisciplinary team of Stony Brook Children's Hospital, which provides the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. Our program in minimally invasive pediatric surgery offers many services that are unique on Long Island, and that offer considerable benefits to our patients and their families, such as generally shorter hospital stays, smaller scars, reduced pain, and earlier return to normal diet and activities.
The Division’s faculty play an important role in the education of our medical students and general surgery residents, training tomorrow’s physicians and surgeons to provide the best care to children who require surgery. The faculty’s scholarly activity is demonstrated by their contributions to the medical literature, as well as by their participation in the nation’s professional organizations of pediatric surgery specialists.
Together, the clinical and academic strengths of the Division of Pediatric Surgery form the foundation of our continued success in achieving the excellence expected of us in our diverse programs of patient care, education, research, and community service.