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Drs. Marks, Rosewater, Pastore and Fridy are on the attending staff of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics and Sub-Board of Adolescent Medicine (Dr. Fridy is Board Eligible).

Dr. Karen Rosewater

Dr. Karen Rosewater, Adolescent Medicine Specialist“I love being part of this unique medical practice and having the opportunity to develop such meaningful relationships with our patients.”

Dr. Karen Rosewater is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School, a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Boston Children’s and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and received a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. Dr. Rosewater is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including membership in the AOA Medical Honor Society, and for outstanding work in research, teaching and community service. She is on the advisory boards of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB) and the Churchill School and recently served a term on the advisory board of the Renfrew Center of New York.

Dr. Doris Pastore

Dr. Doris Pastore, Adolescent Medicine Specialist“The best part of working with pre-teens, adolescents and young adults is seeing you learn to take charge of your health and your life!”

Dr. Doris Pastore is a graduate of St. John’s University and the New York Medical College. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and fellowship in adolescent medicine at North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pastore served as Director of School-based Health Services and the Nutrition and Wellness Program at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, where she was an attending physician 1990-2007. She is the recipient of awards for excellence in research and program design and the author of numerous academic publications, has trained 20 fellows in adolescent medicine and served as an officer/board member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine for six years.

Dr. Risa Fridy

Dr. Risa Fridy, Adolescent Medicine Specialist“I am passionate about the opportunity to practice at AYAM where I can integrate my philosophy of providing both comprehensive and individualized care for each patient. ”

Dr. Risa Fridy graduated Cornell University and earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College). She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where she was the recipient of the Resident Advocacy Award. She completed her fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the New York Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (NYSAHM), and is a member of the NYSAHM Advocacy Committee, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Andrea Marks, Founding Partner Emeritus, Consultant to AYAM

Dr. Andrea Marks, Adolescent Medicine Specialist“The 27 years since founding AYAM in 1990 have been an extraordinary journey. I have had the privilege and pleasure of getting to know so many outstanding young people and their families, who allowed me to be a small part of their lives during such a challenging and exciting time.”

Dr. Andrea Marks is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in adolescent medicine were completed at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School. Dr. Marks directed programs in adolescent medicine at North Shore University Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Thereafter, in 1990, she founded the private practice Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine. In 2003, Dr. Marks authored Healthy Teens, Body and Soul: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Adolescent Health, Dr. Marks served as President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine during 2004-2005.  In 2017, Dr. Marks’ role at AYAM evolved from one of clinical care to that of a consultancy to the practice she established.

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