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
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
- Lenox Hill Hospital
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- Reading to Your Children: The Path to Healthy Kids
Storytelling is a vehicle for parents to bond with their children, while instilling values and character traits. Making time for a 15 minute story is a great way to directly connect with your children.Storytelling is a tradition as old as human history. The stories of Aesop may come to mind. The...
- The Health Benefits of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a group of fat soluble vitamins that plays a major role in the function of our immune system as well as in vision and cellular communication. Vitamin A serves several important functions that help us to maintain a healthy body. It is important in helping to keep our eyesight,...
- Are Food Allergies More Common in Children Than we Thought?
The results of a large study published in the journal Pediatrics, has shown that childhood food allergies are more common and dangerous than previously thought. In this study, researchers conducted a detailed survey of about 38,000 families who had at least one child under the age of 18-years-old....
- What Is a Rotavirus Vaccine?
A rotavirus is an oral vaccine against the rotavirus infection, which causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and headache in babies aged between 8-12 weeks. The diarrhea can be severe, which leads to dehydration. This vaccine is given to the child through the mouth using a dropper. Who should have a...
- What Is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)?
Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaPremature infants who have problems in their respiratory system have an increased risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), which is also called chronic lung disease. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) can be a serious condition, which needs intensive treatment. This...
- Breastfeeding Children Can Reduce Their Risk of Developing Infections
Babies who are exclusively breastfed have fewer and less severe infections, when compared to babies who are partially breastfed or not breastfed at all, according to a study published in, Archives of Disease in Childhood. This protection is regardless of the healthcare and vaccinations provided to...
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