Our Providers

All professionals at Pediatrics of NYC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Erika Landau, MD

Erika Landau, MD, MSc  was born and educated in Romania where she obtained a BA in Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor degree at The Iuliu Hatieganu School of Medicine. She completed her medical education and pediatric training at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Landau also completed a research fellowship at the Rockefeller University. After serving as Director of Foster Care at The Children's Aid Society, she started her private practice in 1999. Recently, Dr. Landau received a Master of Science degree in Bioethics from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Landau is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Columbia University Medical Center and is on faculty at the Columbia of Medicine. Dr. Landau's medical interests include patient care, medical education, bioethics and medical humanities.  She has lectured, as well as published articles, both nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Landau is also the co author of the book: "The Essential Guide to Baby's First Year" published by Penguin.

She is married, lives in New York City, and is a proud mother and grandmother. She loves spending time with her family, cook, paint,  ski and practice yoga.

Languages: French, Romanian, Hungarian.

Anna Duszka, MD

Dr. Anna Duszka was born and raised in Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Medicine in Wroclaw (Breslau). There she started her Pediatric residency, and upon finishing, she joined her husband in New York. After passing the Medical Licencing Examinations she once again did her Pediatric Residency in St.Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. After finishing in 1999, she worked for several years in St.Vincent's Midtown Family health Center, serving also as a pediatric instructor to students and residents from New York Medical College. A practicing physician for more than a decade, Dr. Duszka is board certified in Pediatric Medicine. Being a pediatrician is not only her job but also her lifelong passion. She gives her patients and their parents undivided attention that should be expected in such matters. Being the mother of two boys, she understands the joys of raising children as well as the stress especially in the time of illness.

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Tamara Hawkins MSN, NP-C 

Ms. Hawkins graduated with a BSN from NYU and a MSN from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked with mothers and babies for the past 16 years at various NYC medical centers including NYU-Langone, The Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian Cornell and Columbia Campuses. She has been practicing as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2004.

Tamara Hawkins is the founder and Education Director of Stork and Cradle Inc. and an Adjunct Clinical professor at the Molloy College.

Ms. Hawkins’s hours are:
Tuesday: 1.45 PM - 5.45 PM Friday: 9 AM – 5PM.

Dr. Erik Ostensjo 

Pediatrics of New York is pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Ostensjo has joined our practice. Born in New Jersey, Dr. Ostensjo has been a New York resident for over a decade. After graduating Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he pursued a Masters of Science degree from the New York Medical College. He then worked with a cornea surgeon at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University before subsequently earning his medical degree from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY. Dr. Ostensjo completed his pediatric residency at the Maimonides Children’s Hospital, affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Northwell Health. He is committed to providing family centered care and is looking forward to meeting his patients. Dr. Ostensjo lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, and dog. Please join us in welcoming him to our practice.