May 17, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital are proud to welcome you Heather Appelbaum, MD, FACOG, as the new director of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
“With the addition of Dr. Appelbaum to our renowned team of experts, families and young people in the community have access to critical gynecological and reproductive health services tailored to the care of children and adolescents throughout the world. stages of its development “. said Judy Aschner, MD, chief pediatrician at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health. “We welcome their leadership and experience to our team of pediatric specialists who continue to provide extraordinary health care to children in the region.”
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Applebaum to a team that practices innovative pediatric medicine and life-changing compassionate, expert care,” said Harpreet Pall, MD, MBA, CPE, President of the Department of Pediatrics at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Appelbaum specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery for children and adolescents, as well as pediatric pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her clinical and research interests include congenital reproductive tract abnormalities, vaginal agenesis, sexual development disorders, ovarian cysts / ovarian torsion, genital trauma, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), abnormal female pubertal development, and menstrual disorders.
“I am proud to be part of the Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health team,” Dr. Appelbaum said. “My goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive gynecological care to girls in a positive and comfortable environment.”
Dr. Applebaum is among the physicians and providers who will form the multidisciplinary team of the comprehensive care program for polycystic ovary syndrome. The program is expected to be launched later this year.
About Dr. Appelbaum
Dr. Appelbaum has contributed numerous publications on pediatric and adolescent gynecology in medical literature and has lectured locally and nationally. He has been a member of several national and local medical advisory boards and has developed and participated in multidisciplinary programs for patients with sexual developmental disorders.
Dr. Appelbaum earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology, as well as her medical degree, from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also completed her internship. He completed his residency training in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York.