Pediatric Rheumatologist Joins Stony Brook Children's

 

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    One of Just two Hospitals on Long Island to Offer this Specialty

     

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 14, 2011— Julie Cherian, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
     
    Dr. Cherian comes to Stony Brook from Weill-Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center where she was a Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology. A cum laude graduate from Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City College of New York, Dr. Cherian received her MD degree from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn. Before her Weill-Cornell fellowship, she completed her Residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center.
     
    “With the recruitment of Dr. Cherian, Stony Brook Children’s is now one of just two hospitals on Long Island to offer pediatric rheumatology,” says Dr. McGovern. “This medical specialty treats complex systemic and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus. Dr. Cherian’s approach perfectly reflects that of Stony Brook Children’s — taking a comprehensive team approach to diagnosis, treatment and management, sometimes for the duration of childhood.
     
    “As an academic medical center, Stony Brook has access to the latest medicines for these conditions,” says Dr. McGovern, “including disease-modifying and antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic therapy with anti-TNF agents and monoclonal antibody treatment.”
     
    In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Cherian has conducted research and published papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
     
    Editor’s note:
    Dr. Cherian lives in Dix Hills, N.Y.
     
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    About Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital:
    Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. More than 7,000 children and adolescents are admitted each year. Stony Brook Children’s operates 100 pediatric beds and has more than 100 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons and over 200 voluntary pediatric faculty members in 30 different specialties. The hospital is the Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center for our area and has a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is home to the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center and also offers a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Pediatric Cardiology Program, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.