Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center

Faculty and Staff

The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is supported in part by grants and contracts from the: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau; U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities; U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (Ryan White Funding); New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and, the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities. These, at times, are supplemented by grants and contracts from other governmental agencies and private foundations. The Fisher-Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities was established through a major gift from Emily Fisher Landau. An endowment created through the generosity of The Gottesman Fund provides permanent support for the leadership of the Center.

Executive Administration

Maris D. Rosenberg, M.D.
Interim Director, RFK CERC
Interim Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, Einstein MMC

Shana Gandal, MPA
Chief Administrator, RFK CERC

Christine M. Baric, MPA
Assistant Director, RFK CERC

Herbert J. Cohen, M.D.
Director Emeritus, RFK CERC

 

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.
Director, Research RFK CERC

Robert W. Marion, M.D.
Director, RFK UCEDD, LEND
Liaison to RFK IDDRC

 
 

Administration

Ruth E. K. Stein, M.D.
Interim Associate Clinical Director, RFK CERC
Interim Associate Director, Einstein/MMC

Camille L. Rogers
Administrator of Clinical Operations, CERC

Lurdes Pombo
Revenue Cycle Administrator, CERC
 

 

Arnold Birenbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Director, RFK UCEDD

Joanne F. Siegel, LCSW
Director, Community, Legislative & Advocacy, RFK UCEDD

 
 
 
 

Discipline and Program Directors

Farah Alam, D.M.D.
Director, Dental Unit

Mayra E. Alvarez, Ph.D.
Allied Health Profession
Co-Director of Training, RFK UCEDD

Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., RD
Director, Nutrition Clinic

Blanche Benenson, M.D.
Interim Director of Medical Training, RFK CERC

Erin Rivelis, Ph.D.
Director, Adolescent Unit

Susan Chinitz, Psy.D.
Director, Early Childhood Center

Janie Chobot-Rodd, Au.D.
Director, Children’s Hearing Program

Marsha Edell, LCSW
Co-Director, Developmental and Family Services Unit

Tammy Fried, LCSW
Developmental Support Services

Ruth L. Gottesman, Ed.D.,
Director Emeritus
Fisher-Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities

Susan Greenhill, PNP
Coordinator of Nursing and Seizure/Medication Clinics

Ruth K. Kaminer, M.D.
Director, Quality Assurance
Director, Infant and Preschool Unit

Rani Kathirithamby, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

Iris Lesser, M.D.
Director, School Age Unit

Katlyne Lubin, M.D., MPH, MA
Co-Director, Developmental and Family Services Unit

Monica McQuaid, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Adult Literacy Program

Sophie Molholm, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Research

Maris Rosenberg, M.D,
Program Director

Elizabeth Ridgway, Ph.D., OTR
Supervisor, Occupational Therapy

Dovelet T. Shashou, M.D., Director, Ophthamology Clinic

Merryl Schechtman, M.D.
Director, Early Intervention Training Institute
Co-Director of Training, RFK UCEDD

Lisa Shulman, M.D.
Director, Infant Toddler Team

Mitchell Steinschneider, M.D.
Director, Seizure Management Clinic

Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS CCC-SLP
Supervisor, Speech and Language Services

Carol Terilli, PT, DPT
Supervisor, Physical Therapy

Jaman Welch, Ph. D.
Co-Director
Adult Literacy Program

 

Contact us

Program Director:
Merryl Schechtman, M.D.
merryl.schechtman@einstein.yu.edu
718-839-7065

Coordinator:
Phyllis Angelico
phyllis.angelico@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-8524

2014 Directory of Health Services 

 
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