If your child is hospitalized

Children who need hospitalization will be admitted to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a hospital specializing in the care of children. For Tonawanda, Island and Transit Meadow Pediatric patients, your hospitalized child will be cared for by the Pediatric Hospitalist Service. This is a team of doctors who specialize in inpatient pediatric care. Hospitalists are available throughout the day to provide immediate care to your child. They will see your child more than once a day, if needed. The Hospitalist  will communicate with your primary doctor at Tonawanda, Island, or Transit Meadow Pediatrics throughout your child's hospital stay.  If your child is care for by Main Pediatrics, one of the doctors will visit your child in the hospital. Once you child is well enough to go home, a follow up visit will be arranged with your primary doctor in the office.

In addition to the Hospitalist who is in charge of your child's care, there are other doctors that you will see during your child's stay in the hospital. Children's Hospital is a "teaching" hospital for the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Medical students and physicians in training (interns and residents) under the close direction of the Hospitalist will also care for your child.  At times, other specialists may be consulted to help care for your child. In some cases, children will be admitted to the hospital under the service of a specialist or surgeon. 

Whether your child is being care for by a Hospitalist, surgeon or specialist, always feel free to contact our office if you have questions or concerns.


Our physicians care for newborn infants at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Millard Fillmore Suburban, and Sister’s Hospital.  We will see your baby in our office, no matter where it is born.

Please feel free to call our office at any time if you have any questions or concerns.