Before joining Summit Medical Group, Stacey C. Tavel, MD, was a pediatrician in private practice at Westcare Medical Group on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She also has been a member of the medical staff at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
An advocate for children and parents, Dr. Tavel has delivered invited community lectures and presentations about healthy sleep habits and optimizing development in children. At Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, she was involved in a breastfeeding support project and she chaired a committee to develop baby-friendly hospital policies.
Dr. Tavel notes, "I’ve always had a knack for working with kids." She adds, "Among the most gratifying aspect of my work is empowering parents with the information and confidence they need to raise healthy children. From the moment I meet a new family, I treat the children as if they were my own. I emphasize disease and accident prevention, healthy childhood development, and self-esteem in young adults.” As a passionate advocate of breastfeeding, Dr. Tavel provides support for new breastfeeding mothers. She practices respect, courtesy, and compassion with each of her patients. Dr. Tavel partners with her patients and treats the family unit as a whole to ensure that children meet their physical, academic, and emotional potentials.
Dr. Tavel is a recipient of the Rosa Lee Neminar Award for her outstanding performance in pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.
When she is not working with her patients, Dr. Tavel enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 daughters. She is an advocate of pediatric cancer research, for which she has raised $100,000 through community bake sales and fundraising events to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.