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, MD, 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 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, and menstrual/gynecologic disorders.

    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. 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.

  • Alyssa M. Franzblau, MD, FAAP
    • Boston College, BS
    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 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 received her BS degree from Boston College and earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She is originally from NY and enjoys exploring the city with her husband and young son, talking about cats, and knitting gifts for friends.

  • Katherine E. Hough, MD, FAAP
    • Stanford University, BA
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
    • 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, MD, 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 on Long Island with her husband, toddler, and rambunctious dog, Cooper. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and relaxing on the beach with a good book.

  • Willeatha M. Taylor, MD, FAAP
    • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, BS
    • SUNY Downstate, MD
    • SUNY Downstate, Pediatric Residency

    Prior to joining Pediatrics on Hudson Dr. Taylor spent 7 years caring for children in Stamford, CT and prior to that served her patients as a private practice physician in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Taylor has a longstanding passion for pediatric primary care and preventive medicine and believes in making the physician and family partners in health care. 

    Dr. Taylor is originally from North Carolina but grew up in a very busy household in Brooklyn, NY with her 4 brothers. She currently lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband and 3 children. She loves a good book, has been known to binge watch a good series (and some not so good), is a novice knitter and lives for a good cup of coffee. Most of all she loves spending her days off with her family.

  • Ellen M. Whalen, MD, FAAP
    • Yale University, BS
    • Harvard University, MS
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
    • 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.

  • Stephen DiMauro,
    CPNP
    • Tufts University, BA
    • Columbia University, MS

    Stephen DiMauro is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is thrilled to be joining the Pediatrics on Hudson team as a medical provider!

    Stephen received his undergraduate degree with honors in Political Science from Tufts University. He completed his Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse training at Columbia University and is a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate at Columbia University. Stephen joined the Pediatrics on Hudson team as a Registered Nurse in 2020. He has loved getting to know his patients at POH and being part of this community over the last two years. He is excited to continue to work with patients and families in his new role as a Nurse Practitioner!

    Stephen is inspired by the curiosity of children. He is passionate about all things related to general pediatrics, particularly health promotion and disease prevention.

    Stephen lives with his fiancée, Susie, on the Upper West Side. He grew up in the suburbs of Boston and considers himself an avid Boston sports fan! During his spare time, Stephen enjoys traveling, cooking, playing basketball, taking walks in the park, and spending time with family and friends.

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

    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.

Our Location

Hours of Operation

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed