K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Harpreet Pall

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Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital recently welcomed Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, as its new chair of Pediatrics. Dr. Pall is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and plans to elevate pediatric services throughout the region working with Judy Aschner, M.D., clinical director of Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Care Transformation Service, Marvin I. Gottlieb chair of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, NJ.

“From enhancing quality to increasing access to care, Dr. Pall will focus on providing our patients and families with the best possible outcomes and experience,” said Kim Carpenter, M.D., chief medical officer, Jersey Shore University Medical Center/K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “This includes helping launch new programs and services, recruitment of the most talented pediatric care providers, and ground-breaking research and education for the next generation of providers.”

K. Hovnanian, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., is the first and most comprehensive provider of pediatric care in the region. The hospital is supported by over 130 pediatric sub-specialists who work together with community pediatricians to deliver complete and coordinated care. It includes a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and intensive and acute care units.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the combined cancer program at Hackensack Meridian Health’s two children’s hospitals – K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, NJ, #44 in the U.S. and the only cancer program in New Jersey to be ranked among the top 50 in the nation.

For more information, visit www.khovnanianchildrenshospital.com or for a physician referral, call 800-560-9990.

Dr. Pall most recently served as Professor and Interim Chair of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. His previous roles have also included Executive Vice-Chair of Pediatrics and Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. His research has focused on efficiency, health literacy, patient experience, and health disparities related to pediatric endoscopy.

Dr. Pall received his medical degree from McGill University and completed his pediatric residency at Memorial University in Canada. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He plans on providing clinical care in pediatric gastroenterology, and he has special interests in liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and endoscopy.