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St. John’s adds DeLuca to its pediatrics team


The Pedriatic Department at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway has welcomed Dr. Arthur DeLuca to its pediatric team.

Dr. DeLuca is a board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist. He is a graduate of SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency training at Bellevue Medical Center. He trained as a Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow through Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and served as an attending at Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Winthrop, New York Hospital of Queens, and Cornell Medical Center. 

He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Diplomate in Pediatric Pulmonology.

The department’s subspecialties are neonatology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric neurology, and pediatric pulmonology.

In addition to Dr. DeLuca, the pediatric team includes:

Dr. Cynthia Criss, a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine who completed her training at Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center before coming to St. John’s where she has been on the medical staff for 15 years. She chairs the Pediatric Department Chair and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. 

Dr. Allan Steinberg completed his training at Long Island College Hospital and his fellowship in neonatology at Brookdale Hospital. He has been a dedicated member of the Hospital and community for more than 25 years, providing specialized care for both sick and well newborn. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics. 

Dr. Lesly Gracias Michel offers endocrinology services. He completed his training at Nassau County Medical Center and his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Winthrop Children’s Hospital. He specializes in diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disturbances, precocious puberty, short stature and obesity.

Dr. Rami Grossman completed his neurology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has been providing care to the community for more than 20 years. Common disorders that he diagnoses and treats include ADHD, autism, developmental delay, seizures, headaches, learning difficulties and tic disorders. Dr. Grossman is boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology.

Debbie Steiger Cohen R.N. is a certified lactation consultant. She is available to assist mothers and babies with their breast feeding needs.

Call 347-619-5950 for an appointment at the hospital, which is located at 495 B. 20th St.