Director of Dentistry & Radiology, William F. Ryan Community Health Network
George Xenakis, DDS, has been employed by the William F. Ryan Community Health Network since 2005. Previously, he served as a Dental Director at the New York Hotel Trades Council in Brooklyn and a Staff Attending at St. Clare’s Hospital & Health Center in Manhattan. Dr. Xenakis’ professional education includes a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, completion of a General Practice Residency, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Manhattan, and a Master of Science in Health Management, New York University.
Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Co-Executive Director of the Infant and Child Learning Center, Infant and Child Learning Center at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Joan Hittelman, PhD has been a licensed psychologist since 1978 and faculty member of SUNY Downstate Medical Center since 1972. She received her doctorate from Columbia University Clinical Psychology Program. She is the Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Infant and Child Learning Center, an early intervention, preschool special education program, mental health and educational advocacy services.
Pediatric Neurologist, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
For the past 15 years, Ram Kairam, MD has been working as Chairman of Pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital followed by Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center while continuing to practice as a developmental neurologist. Completing his training in pediatrics neonatology and pediatric neurology, he has worked continuously in urban low-income, high-need communities as a developmental neurologist, program developer and, more recently, a parent educator to reduce the burden of chronic debilitating neuro-developmental disorders. Dr. Kairam has innovatively developed the Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a Child Advocacy Center, The Child Study Center, Community Health Education Center and most recently the Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center (ATAC). He has developed a team within the ATAC to diagnose, counsel, advocate and provide specialty consultations for all co morbidities of Autism Spectrum Disorders. His extensive involvement in measuring outcomes of perinatally acquired brain injury and neurological consequences of congenital HIV infection made him realize the need for an Autism Registry to study the natural history of autism, particularly the socio-cultural and health care needs of autistic children as they transition into adulthood. Aside from his dedication and interest in the ATAC, under his leadership, the Pediatric Asthma Center has flourished and no coordinates the activities of the South Bronx Asthma Partnership (SOBRAP), a NY State funded program of over 30 community-based organizations dedicated to reducing asthma related morbidity.
Director, Division of General Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Eugene Dinkevich, MD is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has worked with children to help them achieve and maintain normal weight and healthy lifestyles in Brooklyn, New York for nearly a decade. As the director of the Downstart Healthy Lifestyles Program at SUNY Downstate, Dr. Dinkevich supervises a team of psychologists, physicians, and a dietician who evaluate overweight and obese children for medical and psychological factors associated with being obese and help them to make lifestyle and dietary changes to lose weight and become more physically fit. Dr. Dinkevich has lectured nationally about pediatric obesity and has published in this area.
Pediatric Pulmonologist, SUNY Downstate Medical Center at LICH
Cheryl Doyle, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist in solo practice in Brooklyn, New York. Her undergraduate degree was conferred by Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Her pediatric residency, including a chief residency was completed at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Doyle continued her training as a clinical fellow in pediatric pulmonology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Doyle became the Director of the Pediatric Special Care Unit, and the Assistant Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Long Island College Hospital. Soon after, she became an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Thereafter, Dr. Doyle served as an Associate Director in the Department of Pediatrics at the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn. She convened two pediatric pulmonary clinics and participated in the Asthma Task Force of the New York City Health & Hospital Corporation.
Adding to her board certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Dr. Doyle is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Now in private practice, Dr. Doyle is particularly focused on the control of asthma in the inner city combining a holistic perspective with an emphasis on nutrition.