Judith Goldstein, MD, FAAP, maintains a position at New York Presbyterian Cornell Weill Medical Center, an American Medical Colleges Community Service Award winner located in the state of New York. Dr. Goldstein has over 20 years of experience in the field of pediatrics. A doctor of distinction, Dr. Goldstein has received several accolades demonstrating her excellence; such as being named Castle Connolly Top Doctor of the New York Metro Area for several years. Board certified in general pediatrics, Dr. Goldstein speaks regionally about her expertise and acts as a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Presbyterian. She is author to several medical publications and remains involved through her memberships with several associations; including the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Education and Training
State University of New York Downstate
American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatrics
Judith Goldstein's Expert Contributions
Yes, after 7 months you can give children’s Motrin. Best regards, Judy Goldstein READ MORE
There are several reasons for having diarrhea, or other abdominal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, gas pain, even bloody stools or vomiting after the ingestion of milk. One of the most common ones is milk allergy, which can be an allergy to the cow's milk protein component in milk or lactose intolerance. Both can be tested, the first one by an allergist and the second one by a lactose intolerance breath test, performed by a pediatric gastroenterologist. Such children also usually have symptoms with the ingestion of other dairy products, such as yogurt, cheese, and butter. Taking the child off milk and milk products is usually effective after a specific diagnosis has been made. Soy milk is frequently a good substitute, though some children who are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to soy milk. Almond milk and rice milk are well-tolerated. READ MORE
It’s safe to introduce the infant to coconut water at the age of 6 months when the immune system is more developed. However, as with all other new foods, it has to be introduced one at a time for 4-5 days to watch for an allergic reaction. Coconut water is generally not allergenic. READ MORE
The history is too incomplete and without a physical examination, it is difficult to give an accurate answer. However, she may need a developmental assessment to find out precisely why this is happening. READ MORE
The primary option for treatment of head lice is topical Permethrin 1%: apply to the hair and scalp as directed, leave for 10 minutes before rinsing. Then, hand pick the nits or comb them out with a fine toothed comb while the hair is still wet. Repeat procedure in 10 days. All household members have to receive the same treatment. Another good choice are Pyrethrins. If these two don't work, it is necessary to switch to prescription lotions such as Ivermectin (Sklice) or Spinosad (Netroba). Meanwhile, all clothing, linen, towels, etc., that may have had contact with the hair should be washed with warm/hot water. READ MORE
Heat and sun exposure are decidedly not desirable with chickenpox, since they increase the itching and and consequent scarring, while cool air or cool compresses give the itching some relief.Darkness in a room has no particular benefit, unless the room has no airconditioner and the darkness keeps the sun and heat out. READ MORE
Many children in this age group are picky and fussy eaters.The most important thing is to first establish that the growth curve has not declined, that the child has not lost any weight and that the child is active and energetic.It is frequently the energy level and activity that distracts them from sitting still and having a regular meal. Moreover, the child should have a CBC (complete blood count), to ascertain that there is no anemia, which can decrease the appetite on one hand and on the other, may be due to inadequate iron intake in the diet. Children frequently also get bored with the same diet over and over again, so it is important to be creative and presenting the child with new foods, while maintaining a balanced diet.One common observation is that going to a restaurant, will most likely motivate the child to eat more because of the variety of foods. I also usually advise parents, not to let the children play games on the ipad while eating, and not to play games in general, because it is distracting. Rather tell the child an interesting story during the meal. Most of all, discuss this concern with your pediatrician, who knows the child best and can give you more individualized advise. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and Regional Public Speaking; Honorary Police Surgeon, Police Department of the City of NY -
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell University Medical College; Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1196-Present -
- Assistant Attending Pediatrician, New York Hospital, 1990-Present; Senior Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital, 1991-Present -
- Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1996-Present -
- Best Doctors, 2012-2013
- Most Compassionate Doctor, 2012; Appeared on CNN, Swine Flu Epidemic in NYC, 2009-2010; Appeared on Lifetime TV, The Balancing Act Show
- Castle Connolly Top Doctrs of New York Metro Area, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2014
- Graduated Cum Laude, SUNY Downstate
- Woman of the Year, Girls Inc. of America, 1992
- Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 1999-2000, 2005-2009
- Physician Recognition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
- Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 2009
- Lenox Hill Hospital (Pediatric, Co-Chief Resident)
- Lenox Hill Hospital (Pediatrics)
Professional Society Memberships
- Phi Beta Kappa, New York Medical Executives, New York State Medical Society, New York County Medical Society, New York Academy of Medicine, Royal Medical Society
Articles and Publications
- 24 Karat Kids, Author, A novel and satire about parenting patterns on the Upper East Side of New York (Boston Globe Bestseller for 6 Weeks, Translated and Published in 7 Languages)
What do you attribute your success to?
- Making herself Available to Patients, Listening to them Being Well-Rounded
Hobbies / Sports
- Family, Friends, Arts, Music
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The answer to the simple question of whether autism runs in the family is not clear. The fact of the matter is that autism most commonly runs in the family and is considered as the most heritable condition among other neuropsychiatric conditions. On the other hand, ASD mainly occurs through de novo...
- What Is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
What is seborrheic dermatitis?Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is a common skin disease that has no known direct cause. It is characterized by a red, itchy rash on the skin, often on the scalp, with scaly patches that flake off. It looks similar to eczema, psoriasis or an allergic reaction....
- What Is Progeria?
Progeria or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare genetic condition characterized by a rapidly aging appearance in children. Newborns and infants born with this condition typically look healthy and normal, but may physically display characteristic facial features, such as prominent...
- What Is ADHD: Get the Facts
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often referred to as ADHS is a detrimental brain condition characterized by a continuous pattern of impulsivity, inattention or hyperactivity. All these symptoms interrupt the patient’s developmental growth:...
- Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often thought of in regard to adults, and cases of UTIs in children seem unusual. They are not. The mechanism by which UTIs develop does not discriminate by age, and the same E. Coli bacteria can affect a child just as easily as an adult. However, UTIs affect 2%...
- The Autism and Vaccine Debate
There has been a heated debate across the US on whether vaccines could be potentially damaging to children. Some have strong opinions on this subject, but as always, people are encouraged to understand the facts to help them come to their own conclusions.This article is not meant to change...
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