Our Doctors

Dr Kusum

Kusum Viswanathan, MD
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
Former Chairman, Medical Board

Clinical Appointment
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
SUNY- Downstate Medical Center

Principal Investigator for Several Federal and State Grants
Primary Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Medical School: All-India institute of Medical Sciences,India
Residency: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

General Pediatrics 1986
Sub-Board in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 1987

Areas of Expertise
Sickle Cell Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Platelet Disorders
Solid Tumors

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Member
Sickle Cell Advisory Committee (SCAC) a committee of GENES (Genetic Network of the Empire State, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) Co-Chair 1999-2005.

For Insurance and Plan Participation (please call our office)

Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil (Other Translation Available)


Dr Mario

Mario A. Peichev, MD
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Assistant Attending at Outpatient Clinic Department of Pediatrics


NYH-Weil Cornell Medical College
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-New York, NY
Department of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology

Children's Hospital of New Jersey (UMDNJ) - Newark, NJ

Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Medical Academy of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Research Institute of Pediatrics
Medical Academy of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Medical School of Sofia - Sofia, Bulgaria

Has worked with

Richmond University - Staten Island, NY
Attending Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

St. John's Queens Hospital - Elmhurst, NY
Attending Department of Pediatrics

Jacobi Medical Center
Pediatric Emergency Department

Areas of Expertise
Blood Disorders
Sickle Cell Disease
Platelet Disorders

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Languages Spoken
English, Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian


The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
One Brookdale Plaza
Suite 346 CHC
Brooklyn, NY 11212-3198

Phone: (718) 240-5904

Fax: (718) 240-6730

Emergency Beeper Number
(917) 433-7764