Columbia West Side Pediatrics

An office of ColumbiaDoctors Faculty Practice Pediatrics

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PLEASE WELCOME DR CARA WEINSTEIN!

Dr Weinstein joined us on August 1st as a full-time general pediatrician. Dr Weinstein graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Neuroscience, in 2010. She then spent a year as a research assistant, at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Center for Health Decision Science. She went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her Residency in General Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center. While at Columbia she developed a special interest in advocacy, community pediatrics and medical education.

Dr Weinstein sees general pediatrics patients of all ages.



NOW AVAILABLE: ENDOCRINOLOGY SPECIALIST, DR VIDHU THAKER

This year, Dr Vidhu Thaker joined us part time to see patients with endocrine concerns.  

Dr Thaker is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. After her medical training in Mumbai, India, she completed residency at Jacobi Medical Center at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University. She cares for patients with endocrine diseases, and her NIH-funded research is focused on genetic influences on severe childhood obesity, especially rare genes, genetic influences on eating patterns and longitudinal changes in body mass index. She enjoys biking, traveling and playing with her 2 children and extended family.

Dr Thaker sees patients with weight-related endocrine disorders as well as general pediatrics concerns.


NOW AVAILABLE: ONLINE SCHEDULING AT DocASAP!

We are pleased to offer online scheduling for many appointments in partnership with DocASAP.  The service is free and you can start using it instantly without visiting the office in person!

DR DESGROTTES HAS LEFT THE PRACTICE 

Dr Desgrottes has left the practice to open an office outside of Manhattan.  Please join us in wishing her success in her future endeavors.  Her patients are welcome to see any of the other physicians at either office; please speak to our staff for more information.