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Central Avenue Pediatrics provides quality pediatric health care 365 days a year — from our family to yours. 

All of our pediatricians are board-certified. Our practice also includes a dedicated team of pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and billing and reception staff.

We pride ourselves in providing quality care and being available for our patients. We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, striving for quality and dedication. We care for our patients, in the same way, we would care for our own children and grandchildren.

Welcome to our pediatric team. We hope to provide you with the peace of mind you want and deserve for your family for many years.

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Our history

Established by Kenneth Schiffer, MD, in 1968, Central Avenue Pediatrics’ primary focus has been the health of our children. About 20 years ago, two of Dr. Schiffer’s children, Michelle Merer, MD, and Todd Schiffer, MD, joined the practice, followed by Christine Dordulaw, MD.

In 1992 Dr. Michelle Merer, our daughter, completed her pediatric residency and joined our practice followed in three years by our son, Dr. Todd Schiffer. Through the years Marcia has organized, supervised the office, overseeing and guiding day to day and year to year. Dr. Christine Dordulaw joined us in 2019. 

In recent years we solidified our ranks with the addition of Mary Rice and Abby Kemp as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

In 2016 we joined the modern era occurring in primary care Pediatric offices, and joined Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester and today are a part of what was better for the group and children, Boston Children’s Health Physicians.

About Dr. Kenneth Schiffer

After graduating N.Y.U. and obtaining his M.D. degree with honors in the third Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduating class Dr. Kenneth Schiffer began his Pediatric internship at Jacobi hospital, he met Marcia Levitt, a recent Barnard college graduate in mathematics, leading to their ongoing marriage.

Three years of residency after internship culminating in solo Chief Residency was followed by 2 years of service in the U.S.A.F. as a Pediatrician and Captain at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. After discharge from the Air Force, Ken joined the Pediatric department at AECOM for five years in a teaching and practicing position.

In 1968 Ken founded CAP in north Yonkers and gained admitting privileges at Lawrence and Montefiore hospitals, and began the ongoing association with the Westchester/Bronx Ob/Gyn group of physicians.

Westchester Office Hours

Central Avenue Pediatrics is open 7 days a week. We are open during holidays only for sick visits.

We schedule all appointments for sick and well there are no walk-ins.

Appointment hours are
Monday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and afternoon session 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Holiday Hours

We do not schedule well visits on Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur out of respect to all. We are available for sick children during those times.

Christmas, Easter, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day

8 a.m.  to 3 p.m.