(718) 796-3580


2600 Netherland Ave. Suite 120
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 796-3580
(718) 796-3987 (fax)


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The office will be closed from October 27 through the 31st while we transition to the Boston Children's Hospital Physicians network.

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We have and recommend the DOVID vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years old. Please make an appoiintment  to get the vaccine.


Children 5 years and older may get the vaccine at a pharmacy or a City or State immunization center. 


SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic.


While the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be behind us, the pandemic is not over. Most people who become infected and ill from the prevailing Omicron variant have a milder illness than those who were ill with the original and Delta variants.


Masking and social distancing restrictions have ended in most locations but not in medical offices, particularly in pediatric offices where a substantial number of patients are too young to be immunized or wear masks themselves. All persons 2 years and older must wear a mask while in our office. If you or your child does not have a mask when arriving at our office you may pick one up at our reception desk.




Riverdale Pediatrics and Boston Children's Hospital Physicians

Dear Riverdale Pediatrics Patients and Families,

We have an important and exciting update about our practice: Riverdale Pediatrics is joining Boston Children’s Health Physicians, effective November 1, 2022.

With over 56 locations, 25 areas of medical expertise, and nearly 300 skilled physicians, Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP) is the largest group of its kind in the region. BCHP is part of the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Community of Care. BCH is the #1 ranked pediatric hospital in the country, and, appropriately, it is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality medical care in the local communities and making investments to ensure accessibility, affordability, and enhancement in pediatric health.

BCHP’s offices are located throughout the Hudson Valley region, southeastern Connecticut, New York City, and Long Island, with many offices right here in the Bronx. The physicians of BCHP also provide the vast majority of services at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Rest assured you will continue to receive the same outstanding care right here, in the same office with the same physicians you have come to know and trust. Dr. Oppedisano and Dr. Rodriguez-Ema will also maintain their affiliation and privileges at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York. 

We will now have immediate access to all the best specialists in the region and the country, if your child ever needs them. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your family as part of the Boston Children’s Health Physicians group. We will be implementing a new electronic health record system, along with a new scheduling and billing system, which will allow us to enhance the care and services we provide for you or your children. We will also have new technology which will allow you to check in for your visit, complete forms, and more, right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

We are extremely excited to be joining BCHP and know that this relationship will be a great benefit for the families we serve. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-796-3580 if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Thank you for the continued privilege of serving you and your family.

Carlyn A. Oppedisano, M.D., FAAP
Martin Rodriguez-Ema, M.D., FAAP


Welcome to Riverdale Pediatrics, where children come first, and where our doctors and patients work together to provide exceptional medical care for kids in the Bronx, Manhattan and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, comprehensive services to children from birth through adolescence, and we're glad you've chosen us as your child's medical home.

Please take a few moments to read through our website to get a better feel for Riverdale Pediatrics's capabilities and services. Our website provides you with the important background about our doctors, staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Bronx and other useful information.

We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible for your family. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Riverdale Pediatrics as your child's primary practice, you're working with professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We do this by equipping you with the support and resources you need to make the most educated decisions about your child's health.

We want to thank you for choosing Riverdale Pediatrics for your child's medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.