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 young adulthood. 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.

  • Nancy Dodson, M.D. FAAP
    • Yale University, BA
    • New York University, MD
    • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH
    • Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Residency
    • Boston Children’s Hospital, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

    Dr. Dodson will be joining the practice February 1, 2021

    Dr. Dodson is board certified in Pediatrics as well as Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical expertise includes a variety of adolescent health issues, including eating disorders, contraception, reproductive health, menstrual/gynecologic disorders, and healthcare for gender non- conforming children and teens.

    Prior to joining Pediatrics on Hudson, Dr. Dodson was Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At Montefiore, she directed the Eating Disorder Program as well as the Youth Gender Medicine Program. She has lectured regionally and nationally and has published in both the lay press and the medical literature on adolescent health issues.

    Dr. Dodson loves caring for teens and helping parents through the challenges of adolescence. She lives in Westchester with her husband and three children. When she is not working or spending time with her children, she is often found reading a good book.

  • Julia Emanuel, M.D. FAAP
    • Yale University, B.A.
    • University of Edinburgh, Scotland M.Sc. in Global Health and Public Policy
    • George Washington University School of Medicine M.D.
    • New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatric Residency

    Dr. Emanuel joined the Pediatrics on Hudson family in Summer 2018. She earned her B.A. from Yale University and her medical degree with distinction from The George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency training at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to medical school, Dr. Emanuel received her Master of Science in Global Public Health from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland and worked in the U.S. headquarters of Doctors Without Borders advocating for expanded access to medicines in developing countries and other public policy matters. Dr. Emanuel lives in Manhattan and enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

  • Alyssa M. Franzblau, M.D. FAAP
    • Boston College, BA
    • Cornell Weill Medical College, MD
    • New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, Pediatric Residency

    Dr. Franzblau joined the Pediatrics on Hudson team in September 2019 after working at Montefiore Medical Group and completing her residency training at NYP-Columbia. She is originally from NY and completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College and received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. 

    Dr. Franzblau lives in Riverdale and any given weekend can be found reading, traveling, knitting or exploring beautiful places and fun restaurants with her husband and son. She feels privileged to be a pediatrician and is thrilled to be a part of the Pediatrics on Hudson family! 

  • Katherine Evans Hough, M.D. FAAP
    • Stanford University, B.A.
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D.
    • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Pediatric 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 completing 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.

  • Beth Shulman, RN, IBCLC
    • University of Vermont
    • Columbia University School of Nursing

    Beth Shulman is a Registered Nurse and an
    International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. As an RN, she has worked in
    outpatient clinics, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Neonatal units. In 1993,
    Beth became a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has had a private
    practice since then, and is delighted to support breastfeeding families at
    Pediatrics on Hudson. Beth enjoys traveling, music, kayaking and reading. Beth
    and her husband John live in Hastings with their dog, Kuma. They are avid
    gardeners, and love to cook the food they grow. They have two adult children,
    Jake and Maya.

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