Welcome to Manhattan Valley Pediatrics

We know that finding the right pediatrician is important for both you and your little one. Our goal at Manhattan Valley Pediatrics is to create a warm, welcoming office where families feel supported.  For the past 13 years the founders of MVP have been working in pediatric practices learning what works and what doesn’t.  We have come together to form a practice we would want for our own children, in our own community. We practice personalized pediatric care, using the most up-to-date information and technology to keep kids and parents happy and healthy.

Our Team

Allison Gati M.D.

Pediatrician & Founding Partner

Jessica Grant M.D.

Pediatrician & Founding Partner

Judith Hoffman M.D.

Pediatrician & Founding Partner

Lisa Nowell M.D.

Pediatrician & Founding Partner

Julia Emanuel M.D.


Jamie Wells D.N.P.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Jessica Walthall N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Corbin N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Prantik Saha M.D.


Melina Baez

Front Desk Manager

Katrina Davila

Medical Assistant Manager

Gersan Knights

Sr. Medical Assistant

Yvette Montoyo

Sr. Medical Assistant

Valbona Demaliaj

Medical Assistant

Kiarah Denson Thompson

Medical Assistant

Romie Then

Jr. Medical Assistant

Gabrielle Singh

Jr. Medical Assistant

Aida Abreu




Tanasja Nixon


Alma Leal


Kimberly Garcia


Miriam Lucero



Patient of Dr. Hoffman

Dr Hoffman provided the most caring, supportive, practical and thoughtful care to my two young children, and myself as a new mom with lots of questions. From the earliest newborn days Dr Hoffman was consistently comprehensive in her care yet never alarmist. She helped us through early issues with weight gain, colic and reflux with great compassion and respect for our family. Whenever we saw or spoke to other doctors in the practice, they echoed the same level of care. We are so grateful to have found this practice for our children and know they are in the best of hands.

Patient of Dr. Grant

We’ve been going to Dr. Grant for many years and we have never left her office unsatisfied. Dr. Grant provides excellent medical and customer service to all her patients and families. My kids love her!

Patient of Dr. Gati

Dr. Gati is exactly the type of pediatrician we were hoping to have for our newborn. Beyond being an excellent doctor, she is warm, caring and relaxed (in the most professional way). We feel so fortunate to have found her.

Patient of Dr. Nowell

I have been a patient of WEST CARE PEDIATRICS since August 2000. I always believed Max Van Gilder would stay there until my children graduated college because he was the smartest, greatest, kindest doctor in all of Manhattan. That’s not reasonable. Max retired last summer and I met Dr Lisa Nowell (his replacement) and this office is going to thrive. She is just what Max ordered! A bright, energetic, kind and thoughtful pediatrition. She treats my three children with respect and generosity.

Patient of Dr. Saha

Dr. Saha is amazing. He is caring and attentive. As a first time mom he answered all of my questions and was even concerned about my well-being and how I was handling motherhood. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Let us be your MVP today!


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If it’s your first time visiting us, be sure to download the registration forms you need to fill out, and complete them prior to your visit so that you can save time at the office! Also, if you’re switching to our practice and want us to retrieve your records, be sure to download this form and then email it to  our office.


Our Office

Come and visit our colorful, fun and warm space. Get seen by our loving and caring team of doctors and staff.



We want to be part of your family and as such we want to make sure that your experience is 5-stars! Should you have any issues, be sure to let us know. Otherwise, see you next time!

Our Latest News.

July 3, 2024

Fireworks, Concerts & Hearing in Kids

  MVP invited Dr. Alyssa Hackett from ENT and Allergy Associates to help us better understand how fireworks and attending sporting events like baseball games, concerts, and more can affect our children’s hearing. Check

June 14, 2024

Types of Bug Bites, Stings, Repellants and more!

As the weather warms up and we spend more time enjoying the outdoors here in New York City, it’s important to be prepared for potential insect encounters. While most bug bites are just annoying

June 8, 2024

Meningitis in Children to Young Adults: What Parents Need to Know

Meningitis is a severe infection that causes inflammation of the protective membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord. It can affect people of all ages, but infants, young children, and adolescents are at higher risk