Dr. Sonia Gidwani
Primary Care physician
Dr. Sonia Gidwani trained in General Pediatrics at the Children´s Hospital of NJ/UMDNJ. After one year of Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, she joined St. Luke´s Roosevelt Hospital where she became Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics. In 2007, she started this private practice on the Upper West Side that has grown to become one of the busiest in the area.
Though a large part of her practice is in General Pediatrics, her expertise is in endocrine diseases of children, including diabetes and obesity. She has published in the field of pediatric endocrinology and has led multiple NIH funded studies. Dr. Gidwani has been named one of the Top Doctors in New York by New York Magazine.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Lauren Guerra is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She started her training at Boston College, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. While in Boston, she completed clinical rotations at Boston Children’s Hospital which solidified her passion for pediatrics. She went on to receive her master’s degree at Columbia University and completed their pediatric nurse practitioner program. She loves working with children of all ages, but particularly loves newborns and toddlers and working with their parents to ensure healthy and balanced lives.
Additionally, Lauren specializes in pediatric nutrition and feels she has the unique opportunity to teach parents about nutrition in order to provide their children with the foundation for lifelong healthy habits.
PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT
Reina Perl, PNP, IBCLC (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) is a consummate professional with a “can-do” attitude, and brings a bevy of complementary experience to Our Kids’ MD. Reina comes to the practice from Mount Sinai Hospital, where she spent 10 years as a pediatric nurse and lactation specialist in the neonatal ICU. In her “spare time,” Reina became both a pediatric nurse practitioner with a master’s degree from NYU as well as an IBCLC-accredited lactation consultant.
Reina’s proudest accomplishments, however, are her three beautiful children and proud husband. When she’s not chasing down the school bus or supervising homework time, Reina loves traveling and eating coffee-flavored ice cream (though not in that order).