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.

News from MVP

MVP Vaccination Policy

We at MVP believe in evidence based medicine, which has firmly shown the safety of vaccines. We believe vaccinating children and adolescents is one of our main responsibilities as your pediatrician. In order to best protect our patients, we require families to vaccinate their children. We strongly encourage following the CDC and AAP vaccination schedule. While we do not believe in any benefit of separating vaccines, we believe in working with families to provide care that is supportive and allows us to grow together. To this end, we can bring your children back for additional vaccine appointments if you chose to separate vaccines, though we do not encourage this as it leaves your children at risk for serious illness. If you are unable to commit to completing vaccines by the end of the year in which they are required, we cannot care for your children in this practice. We look forward to working together to keep your family healthy and thriving.

Walk Ins  Now Available

We are excited to be offering Walk-In Appointments! These appointments follow the rules of “ones” meaning 1 per week, per concern. Examples of appropriate walk in issues would be : sore throat, ear pain, vomiting, rash. Examples of inappropriate walk in issues would be: chronic constipation, depression, headache for more than a week. Walk in appointments are available


Monday- Thursday:  8am – 5pm

Friday: 8-4

Saturday: 9-11

Pediatric Cardiology every Wednesday at Manhattan Valley Pediatrics!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Erin Paul, an attending pediatric cardiologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital, to our offices every Wednesday.
Please call the office at 917-921-6219 to schedule an appointment.

Neuropsychological Testing on Wednesday Afternoons at Manhattan Valley Pediatrics!

Manhattan Valley Pediatrics welcomes Soffer and Associates on Wednesday afternoons starting in February. To learn more and to schedule an appointment please go to their website!

Now Offering Medical Ear Piercing!

Feel comfortable with safe, sanitary ear piercing by our wonderful trained piercing professionals. Ear piecing is currently scheduled for select Saturdays. Please call or email the office to schedule an appointment.

Now Offering Wart and Molluscum Treatment!

Make an appointment with any of our providers who can help assess and treat your child’s warts and/or molluscum. Please call or email the office to schedule an appointment.

Allison Gati M.D.


Jessica Grant M.D.


Judith Hoffman M.D.


Lisa Nowell M.D.


Prantik Saha M.D.


Julia Emanuel M.D.


Jessica Walthall N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Corbin N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Wells N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Jane Hubbard R.N.

Registered Nurse

Melina Baez

Front Desk Manager

Katrina Davila

Medical Assistant Manager

Gersan Knights

Sr. Medical Assistant

Yvette Montoyo

Sr. Medical Assistant

Fanta Kaba

Medical Assistant

Valbona Demaliaj

Medical Assistant

Romie Then

Jr. Medical Assistant

Callie Samton

Jr. Medical Assistant

Aida Abreu




Tanasja Nixon


Alma Leal


Kimberly Garcia


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Prenatal Information

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.

Please join our staff every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom to learn more about our practice. These weekly events are for families seeking a pediatrician for their newborn. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link about joining the meeting. Please sign up for a session HERE

Families will also find helpful information and tips for new parents on our Instagram clip.

To register for a prenatal appointment please email us at prenatals@manhattanvalleypediatrics.com

Our team is looking forward to getting to know you and serving your family's healthcare needs. Come grow with us!


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  pedscallcenter@mssm.edu.


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.

September 19, 2023

Good news! Bite-Sized Parenting by Sharon Mazel is available today!

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August 21, 2023

FAQ’s with MVP: Our Standard Office Fees

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July 31, 2023

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