Dr. Karen Rosewater
Dr. Karen Rosewater is honored to be among the amazing physicians providing patient care at AYAM! Since joining the practice in 2000, Dr. Rosewater has been privileged to be the medical provider for many wonderful young people, assisting them in finding their path to improved health and wellbeing!
For several years, Dr. Rosewater has been awarded a place on the Best Doctor List by New York Magazine and has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connelly. Dr. Rosewater has been certified as an eating disorder specialist (CEDS) by the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedpNY) and currently serves on the executive board of the New York chapter. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), a division of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP).
Dr. Rosewater is a longstanding active member of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) as well as the New York chapter of SAHM and a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has been asked to share her medical expertise on the medical care of eating disorders for CSAB, the White Institute, and iaedpNY, and has participated as a speaker at several workshops during international AED conferences.
A graduate of Yale University and the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Rosewater completed her residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Rosewater received a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and 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 lives in Manhattan with her husband and two pitbull rescues.
Dr. Doris Pastore
Dr. Pastore loves connecting your health to your entire person, and addressing the big picture as well as its detailed view, in every visit with you. Dr. Pastore is passionate about helping individuals and families facing an Eating Disorder issue sort out the medical and treatment path that is right for them.
As the Medical Liaison for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, New York Chapter, she provides leadership advancing the understanding of its medical complexities. Dr Pastore is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.
Dr. Pastore is the recipient of Castle Connolly Top Doctors and Super Doctors awards and has served on the national Executive Board of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and regional health committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a faculty member of the Icahn School of Medicine she trained over 20 fellows in Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Pastore is a graduate (summa cum laude) of St. John’s University and the New York Medical College. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at North Shore University Hospital – Cornell University Medical College. She lives with her family in Manhattan where her favorite mode of transportation is her vespa.
Dr. Risa Fridy
Dr. Risa Fridy is passionate about the opportunity to practice adolescent and young adult medicine, through which she can integrate both comprehensive and individualized care for each patient. At AYAM, she does just that.
Dr. Fridy has been named to the New York Rising StarsSM in medicine list by The New York Times Magazine. She currently serves as the Vice President of the New York Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and is an active member of the international Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Fridy graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in her hometown of Philadelphia. 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, followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in both Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Fridy lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband, daughter and pet Yorkie.
Dr. Andrea Marks
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.