Meet the Fit Kids Team

Gopi Desai, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Desai earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She is a primary care pediatrician at the Theresa Lang Children’s Center. She is particularly interested in pediatric obesity and community outreach/advocacy.


Rudy Rumrup, M.S.
Exercise Physiologist

Rudolph M. Ramrup (Rudy) obtained a Masters Degree in Physical Education and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Queens College CUNY. Rudy is a New York State certified Physical Education Teacher and has been a physical education teacher for more than 15 years.  He has worked with children ranging from ages 4-18 in a variety of physical education settings. He is a believer in lifetime physical activity because of its emotional, physical, social, and psychological benefits to quality of life.

Additional members of the Fit Kids Team:

  • Aaron Turkish, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Maria Thanjan, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist
  • Tiffany Schumaker, DO, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Bill Kelly, Director, Food & Nutrition
  • Joseph J. Abularrage, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at NYP Queens and Medical Director, Patient Experience
  • Robyn Rosenblum, MD, Director, Theresa Lang Children’s Center
  • Sara Kopple, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Rachel Sharret, MD, General Pediatrics
  • Anna Egan, MD, Pediatrics Resident

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