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 was born and educated in Romania with a BA in Fine Arts. 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. Dr. Landau is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai medical center and is on faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Landau's medical interests include child abuse, violence, clinical research and chronic illness. 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 the proud mother of a daughter, loves to spend time with the family, cook, paint, go to the theater, ski and practice yoga.

Languages: French, Romanian, Hungarian.

Preeti Parikh, MD 

Dr. Preeti Parikh is a board-certified pediatrician, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pediatrics Department at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and has completed post graduate training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She serves as the Chief Medical Editor of HealthiNation, a medical expert on thebump.com, and medical contributor toMultiplicity Magazine and many other publications. Her goal is to empower both parents and children with the right knowledge and tools to achieve their optimal health. She believes being a pediatrician is a special privilege and when discussing treatment plans for illnesses and giving parenting advice she works with the family and takes into account their values and concerns. Her goal is to create a medical home that is warm and nurturing and where families feel part of the decision making.  Being a mom herself she understands that everything isn’t always by the book. She enjoys her free time with her husband and twin children. 

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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.