EMMC Inpatient Pediatrics has a variety of
clinical staff available to ensure that your child gets complete care and spacious areas to support child and family needs, and even boost spirits.
A department head oversees the unit and staff, while ensuring that competent,
knowledgeable nurses care for your child.
Pediatricians and other physicians
develop a plan of care to treat and discharge your child from the hospital as soon as possible.
Nurses work closely with physicians to
implement the plan of care, as well as administer medication and provide emotional and educational support.
Case managers help with care planning,
support services, insurance companies, and they coordinate discharge planning.
Social workers provide you and your family with support to help you cope with illness and/or any emotional issues that may arise.
Child life specialists use age appropriate teaching tools and toys to minimize fears and stress experienced by children receiving care.
Because EMMC is a teaching hospital, you will also see nursing and medical students, and resident physicians. EMMC Pediatrics also has a full staff of secretaries and certified nursing assistants.
Pediatric Specialty Clinics Staff
Mary Ellen Gellerstedt, MD
Medical Training: Duke University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Rochester Medical Center
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics—Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics—Neurodevelopmental Disability, American Board of Pediatrics—Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Laura Santilli, PhD
Medical Training: University of Alabama College of Community Health, Washington University School of Medicine
Margaret Rieley, MD
Medical Training: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Board Certified: American Board of Medical Genetics—Clinical Medical Genetics
American Board of Pediatrics—Pediatrics
Marilyn Erickson, MS, MPA, CGC
Medical Training: Sarah Lawrence College
Board Certified: American Board of Genetic Counseling—Certified Genetic Counselor
Janice Pelletier, MD
Medical Training: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship: Eastern Virginia Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics—Pediatrics
Mary Tedesco-Schneck, CPNP
Medical Training: Rutgers College, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical E
Board Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board—Pediatric Nurse Pract.