Infectious diseases represent the most common reason for doctor visits and hospitalizations in children. The management of these illnesses is becoming more challenging as bacteria become increasingly resistant, new viruses are emerging and old childhood infections are reemerging. The doctors of Brooklyn Pediatric Infectious Disease Associates are board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. They are experienced specialists in all aspects of pediatric infectious diseases of the newborn through those of the young adult. We are proud to open our new practice that will provide both office and hospital care and consultations for children in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide comprehensive evidence based care utilizing the most up-to-date diagnostics, therapies and preventative strategies.
Dr. Lucy Pontrelli attended N.Y. Medical College where she received her M.D. degree in 1993. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at North Shore University Medical Center currently known as North Shore-LIJ. Following completion of her fellowship training, Dr. Pontrelli spent an additional year in the Pediatric Immunology Laboratory learning about the clinical and research aspects of the immune system in children.
Dr. Pontrelli is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has been a practicing subspecialist for the past 17 years. She is very experienced in managing a wide spectrums of infections in children of all ages. Having completed her training in New York, Dr. Pontrelli is extremely familiar with infectious agents common in suburban and urban regions of the state.
Dr. Jason Perlman graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 2001. Upon completion of his Pediatric internship and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York in 2004, Dr. Perlman was a pediatric infectious diseases fellow at the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeBonheur Medical Center in Memphis, TN. His final year of fellowship was spent back in Brooklyn in the SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital systems graduating in 2007.
Dr. Perlman is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His particular interests focus on infections in the immunocompromised patient as well as treatment of resistant bacteria and other infectious organisms. Dr. Perlman has successfully been practicing Pediatrics for over ten years.
Finally, an additional service offered by the physicians of Brooklyn Pediatric Infectious Diseases is health maintenance for travel. Travelers regularly visit overseas destinations where they are exposed to local bacteria, viruses and parasites through food, insects, and exposure to the environs. Pre travel vaccination can protect against many of these infectious agents. Also, the consultation with one of the doctors will educate the traveler how to minimize infectious risk through discussing diet, clothes, activities and lifestyle.
The office is open six days a week and is currently scheduling appointments. Most insurances are accepted. There are two convenient locations: Monday through Saturday in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Monday and Thursday afternoons on Richmond Road in Staten Island. Kindly call 347-497-5767 to make an appointment. Further information can be obtained on the website, www.brooklynpediatricinfectiousdiseases.com