OUR TEAM

Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at Pediatrics On Hudson! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. We're proud to be a part of the Rivertowns community and serve the needs of their children.

We pride ourselves in being an exceptional practice where children come first. Our child-focused team works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of Pediatrics On Hudson's quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.

We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.

 

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Katherine Evans Hough, M.D.  FAAP

Stanford University, BA
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D.

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, P
ediatric Residency

Dr. Hough considers taking care of children a privilege. After college, she worked on Wall Street for three years, before becoming a high school biology teacher in the Bronx, NY. It was at that time that she decided to go to medical school. Immediately after residency, Dr. Hough joined Pediatrics on Hudson, where she was fortunate to work and learn from her mentor and former medical partner, Dr. David Siegler. In her free time, Dr. Hough can be found on the tennis court or on the sidelines of the baseball field cheering on her boys. During winter weekends, she is likely skiing in Vermont with her family. She and her husband, Ben, have three sons.


 

 

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Ellen M. Whalen, M.D. FAAP

Yale University, B.S.
Harvard University, M.S.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D.
New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatric Residency

Dr. Whalen began working at Pediatrics on Hudson in September 2001, shortly after completeing her pediatric residency at Columbia.  Before becoming a pediatrician, she worked in science education, lived in Spain, and studied public health.  She has lived in the Rivertowns for over 15 years and enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with her family.  She feels that being a pediatrician is the best job in the world and is honored to be a part of the Pediatrics on Hudson team. 
 

 


Cynthia  F. Su, M.D. FAAP

Duke University, BS
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, MD
New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatric Residency

Dr. Su is thrilled to be a part of the Pediatrics on Hudson family; she joined in summer 2015 after completing her residency at Columbia.  She is inspired by her grandmother, who was a pediatrician in Shanghai, China.  Dr. Su lives in Manhattan with her husband and rambunctious dog, Cooper.  She enjoys jogging with Cooper, taking road trips, and cooking for her family and friends.

 

 

 

                                                                          
Fabian  Engelbertz , M.D. FAAP

School of Medicine, Albertus Magnus University Cologne, Germany, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/ Elmhurst Hospital Center, Pediatric Residency


Dr. Engelbertz joined the Pediatrics on Hudson family in summer 2016. After completing medical school in Germany, he moved to the US to pursue his specialty training in pediatrics. He enjoys working with children and their families, has worked in primary care and pediatric emergency medicine on 3 different continents, and continues to participate in medical missions in Honduras and Ecuador.  Dr. Engelbertz lives with his husband in Hastings and gets his own bumps and scrapes running and biking on the Aqueduct trail, hiking and kayaking along the Hudson and going on food adventures in New York City.

 

 

 PictureLeslie Liberatore, FNP- BC

Cochrane Schol of Nursing, RN
Mercy College, RN, BSN
College of Mount Saint Vicent, MSN FNP-BC

Leslie has been employed at Pediatrics on Hudson as a Nurse Practitioner since 2011.  Leslie began her nursing career after graduating from Cochran School of Nursing.  After 25 years of nursing experience, including hospital nursing, gastroenterology, school nursing and pediatrics, she decided to further her education and become a Nurse Practioner.  She attended The College of Mount St. Viincent in Riverdale, NY where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practioner degree and became Board Certified.  The team at Pediatrics on Hudson was an intregal part of Leslie's pediatric training.  Leslie resides with her family in Hartsdale, NY.

 

 

Eileen Kostik, R.N., - Head Nurse

Elizabeth Seton College
Cochrane School of Nursing, R.N.

Eileen Kostik has more than 35 years of experience as a registered nurse, 10 years as an emergency room nurse and over 25 years as a pediatric nurse specializing in the care of newborns through young adults.  She started her career working as an emergency room nurse where she met Dr. David Siegler as they were taking care of a sick child. Shortly thereafter she started working for Pediatrics on Hudson, where she is proud to say she has been for the last 25 years. Her experience in dealing with children has enabled her to participate in health care missions to Honduras and Haiti.  Eileen’s loyalty to the practice is due, in part, to the philosophy of Pediatrics on Hudson, that is to treat each child the way they would want their own child treated.  Eileen, in her free time is an avid walker and enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandson, Jack.  Eileen is married to Richard, and has two grown children, Erika and Ricky.

 

 

 

 

Maria Perpepaj
Insurance Specialist

Sarah Rowland
Office Manager

         
   

Suanne Belarge - Front Desk
Franchesca Castillo - Medical Assistant
Julie LeCoq - Front Desk