Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., Chair of Pediatrics

 Joseph Abularrage, MD

Joseph J. Abularrage, MD
Pediatrics 

Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Abularrage achieved his bachelor's degree from Fordham University in 1971, and his medical degree in 1975 from the New York University School of Medicine. He received a master's in Public Health in 1975 and a master's in Philosophy in 1981 from Columbia University. After internship at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, he completed his Pediatric residency at the same institution in 1979.

Dr. Abularrage pursues an interest in Developmental Testing and Health Care Administration. He has written grants in neuro-epidemiology training and on Bicycle Helmets for the New York State Department of Health. His contributions to medical literature includes works on interstitial nephritis, familial dysautonomia, and the effect of language differences on diagnosis and treatment in the emergency room.

Licensure:

  • New York - 1976

Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1981

Academic and Clinical Appointments:

  • 1977-1978 - Teaching Assistant, New York University School of Medicine
  • 1978-1981 - Assistant Pediatrician, Columbia Univ. College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 1979-1985- Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine
  • 1985-1990- Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine
  • 1990- present- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine
  • 1980-1983- Program Director, Pediatric Epidemiology, New York University Hospital
  • 1981-1983- Epidemiologist, Hydrocephalus Clinic, New York University Medical Center
  • 1996- 2000 - Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ.
  • 2000 - present- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ.
  • 1971-1981- Associate Pediatrician, Babies Hospital, Presbyterian Medical Center
  • 1980- present- Assistant Attending Pediatrician, New York University Hospital
  • 1983- present- Attending Physician, New York Infirmary/Beekman Downtown Hospital
  • 1983-1992- Chief and Director of Pediatrics, New York Infirmary/Beekman Downtown Hospital
  • 1992- present- Chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Professional Societies:

  • American Medical Association
  • Queens Pediatric Society
  • Queens Pediatric Society, Executive Board- 1993- present
  • American Public Health Association
  • New York Academy of Medicine

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