Judith Goldstein, Pediatrician

Judith Goldstein


1559 York Avenue New York New York, 10028


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

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatrics

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 43 years of experience
Judith Goldstein
Judith Goldstein's Expert Contributions
  • Can milk cause loose stool in kids?

    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

  • At what age can I introduce my child to coconut water?

    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

  • Why is my little one not running around like other kids?

    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

  • What is the permanent treatment for head lice?

    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

  • Had chickenpox as a young child

    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

  • My daughter is very fussy about her food. How do I ensure she gets proper nutrition?

    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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Judith Goldstein's Practice location

1559 York Avenue -
New York, New York 10028
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