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Faculty and Staff


Stephen Dolgin, MD
Attending, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Dolgin joined the Division in July 1, 2005 from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. For 21 years, he was the leader of their Pediatric Surgery division, a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, and a widely respected clinician. In addition to all the standard problems in pediatric surgery, he has acquired special expertise in childhood inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). He has the largest series of reconstructive operations for childhood Ulcerative Colitis of any surgeon in the eastern part of the United States.

Dr. Dolgin received his BA at Yale University and his MD from New York University. He trained in General Surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, a major teaching affiliate of the Harvard University School of Medicine. He then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, part of the Northwestern University School of Medicine.



Andrew R. Hong, MD
Pediatric Surgeon, Interim Chief Program Director

Dr. Hong joined the full time staff at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in June of 1997. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1985. Dr. Hong received his training in general surgery at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont and his training in pediatric surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital and McGill University, in Montreal. Dr. Hong was primarily instrumental in establishing the training program in Pediatric Surgery at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and he serves as the Program Director. He is also Chief of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery. His interests include advanced minimally invasive surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery and pediatric oncologic surgery.



Richard Glick, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Glick grew up in Montreal and attended McGill University for both his undergraduate and medical educations, where he received the prestigious Holmes Gold Medal Award. He was then trained in General Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill-Cornell Medical Center as well as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He also completed a two-year research fellowship at Memorial in Pediatric Surgical Oncology. He then went on to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital where he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Glick's interests include pediatric oncology as well as congenital malformations.



Jose Prince, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Prince was raised 10 blocks from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in Floral Park, Queens. After attending Our Lady of the Snows School and Chaminade High School on Long Island, he received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Yale. While at Yale, Dr. Prince spent a year at the National Institutes of Health with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute conducting basice science research. Dr. Prince then spent a decade at the University of Pittsburgh completing his training in general and pediatric surgery. During his time at Pittsburgh, Dr. Prince completed a post-doctoral research fellowhip studying trauma and inflammation resulting in numerous publications and national/international presentations. He continues his basic science research as an Assistant Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Prince serves on numerous national committees evaluating the latest technology for pediatric surgery. His clinical interests include advanced minimally invasive surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric trauma.


Nelson Rosen, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Rosen is originally from Philadelphia were he grew up working in his father's bakery. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Electrical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He then returned to Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his residency in adult general surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he discovered his interest in pediatric surgery working at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Dr. Rosen is currently Chief of the Pediatric Trauma Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY. His practice is limited to Surgery of infants and children.

He performed 2 years of additional research and clinical training with pediatric colorectal surgery before completing his formal residency in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital. Dr. Rosen's interests include pediatric colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and minimally invasive surgery.



Samuel Soffer, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Dr. Soffer joins us from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Children's Hospital of New York- Presbyterian where he completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery. He received his BA magna cum laude from Yeshiva University (1989) and graduated from SUNY- Downstate Medical School (1996) where he was awarded The Samuel L. Kountz award for Clinical Excellence in surgery. He completed his general surgical training here at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2003. During his surgical training, Dr. Soffer spent two additional years as a Research/ Extracorporeal Life Support fellow at Columbia University. Dr Soffer has been an active researcher throughout his surgical training with numerous basic science and clinical publications to his credit.

Dr. Soffer's clinical interests span the breadth of pediatric surgery with particular focus in neonatal surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and minimally invasive techniques including video-assisted repair of pectus excavatum.



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