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Meet the Doctors

Joseph Richter, MD
    Hailing from Hollywood, Florida, Joseph has made New York his home since starting college.  After graduating from medical school at SUNY at Stony Brook, he completed his residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
    Since finishing residency in 1998, he has been working at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in their department of general pediatrics and the pediatric emergency room.
    With an interest in international work, Joseph has volunteered in medical projects in Nicaragua, Israel, and in 1999 he helped start one of Columbia's international programs to assist in the care and treatment of HIV exposed and infected children in the Dominican Republic.
    In 2009 he opened his current office in Hudson Heights, where he is proud to serve a diverse group of patients that reflect the wide variety of communities that make Washington Heights and Inwood their home.

Jessica Wang, MD
    Jessica was born and raised in Ithaca, NY, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University before moving to New York City in 2006. She attended Weill Cornell Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

    During her training, Jessica participated in research related to autism, maternal-child attachment, adolescent substance abuse, and hospital-based viral testing. She presented her findings at several national conferences and also co-authored two related publications in medical journals.

    Before joining Hudson Heights Pediatrics, Jessica served the Chinese immigrant population at a private practice in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. She is excited to now work with the diverse communities of Hudson Heights. Dr. Wang has also completed training to become a certified lactation counselor, and is happy to consult with parents about breastfeeding and lactation concerns. 

    In her free time, Jessica enjoys international travel, running, cycling, and exploring all 5 boroughs of NYC.

Ava Satnick, MD
Ava is a native New Yorker who grew up on the North Shore of Long Island. She attended Cornell University, where she majored in Biology and Nutrition, and worked in the Food and Brand Lab researching the environmental factors that influence food consumption. She returned to Long Island to complete her medical education at Stony Brook University Medical Center, where she studied obesity risk factors and screening.
She then trained in general pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (CHONY), where she continued to focus on obesity prevention and screening in the pediatric clinics of Washington Heights.  She fell in love with the surrounding neighborhood and community and we are excited to have her join Hudson Heights Pediatrics in August 2016. 
Ava is particularly interested in nutrition, obesity prevention and lactation counseling.  She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and loves all aspects of pediatrics. As a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, alongside Lunch4Learning, she also advocates for free lunch for public students of New York City.  In her free time you can find Ava biking, practicing yoga, or experimenting with new recipes.