The Pediatric Emergency Department at Sinai Hospital

Pediatric Care

Going to the emergency room can be scary for anyone, but especially for children. That’s why Sinai Hospital’s pediatric Emergency Department (ED) is centered on the unique needs of our youngest patients. We are proud to provide the best quality, compassionate emergency care 24 hours a day in one of the region’s best pediatric EDs.

We take extra steps to make sure all children feel safe and comfortable.

  • Our pediatric ED is certified as Autism-Friendly by Pathfinders for Autism, and we can care for children who are intellectually disabled or have other special needs.
  • Our Child Life specialists are on hand to child’s stay in the ER as comfortable as possible, providing support and resources to help children during stressful situations, including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education to reduce fear, anxiety and pain.
  • We address children’s pain proactively and have a variety of measures designed to minimize discomfort.

Medical director

Annie Soriano, M.D., MBA, FAAP
Board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine and general pediatrics


Our physicians are all pediatric-trained and board-certified in general pediatrics.
Neelam Bhatt, M.D., FAAP
Michelle Chudow, M.D, FAAP
Rachel Gast, M.D, FAAP
Ioana Gheorghiu, M.D., FAAP
Elaine Lennox M.D., FAAP
Ofundem Nokuri, M.D., FAAP
Kathleen Romero, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric nurse practitioners/advanced practice providers

Anna Curren, CPNP
Nicole Edwards, Pediatric PA-C
Rebecca Harris, CPNP
Kelly Rexford-Hudson, CDNP
Nikki Oguike, CPNP
Janice Vasquez, CPNP

Child Life specialist

Kristen Minch, CLS

The Pediatric Emergency Department at Sinai Hospital is committed to helping reduce pain from needle sticks and procedures. Ask your nurse or child life specialist about options that are available and appropriate for your child.