Cathy Ward MD
Cathy Ward is a licensed, board-certified pediatrician with 23 years of clinical experience who has been practicing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the past twelve years. She graduated from college in 1989 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1993. She completed her internship and residency program at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore in 1996. Upon graduation, Dr. Ward toured the country for a year as a traveling pediatrician for a locum tenens company, working with the Amish, the military, teen clinics, and on Indian reservations. She then settled back into a well-respected private practice in Baltimore where she treated patients and served as a mentor for interns and residents at Johns Hopkins Medical School. She moved to New York City in 2001 to continue her career and has been in solo private practice for 9 years.
Dr. Ward has been interviewed several times as a pediatric expert by major news media, including NBC, News Channel 4 and Fox5News in New York City. She’s has been quoted in Parents magazine, Ser Padres, and HOY newspaper and has given many presentations for local school children and parent organizations. She was honored for eleven consecutive years with the “Patient’s Choice Award” for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and also received the “Compassionate Doctor Award” for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Her research experience includes the “Hot Baby Study- Febrile Infants Less Than Eight Weeks of Age,” in 1996.
Dr. Ward was a captain in the United States Air Force. Her passions include animal fostering and rescue (currently volunteers with The Animal Project), sports, comedy clubs, and playing the drums.
Education & Training
Dr. Ward graduated from college in 1989 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1993. She completed her internship and residency program at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore in 1996.
– Newborn exams at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
– Newborn screening/PKU/bilirubin level
– Frenotomy (tongue-tie)
– Dermabond and some suture placement/removal
– ADD/ADHD evaluation and treatment
– Rapid testing for strep, mono, flu, pregnancy
– Urinalysis, Hemoccult
– Blood draws in the Office (lead, anemia, thyroid, lipid, coags)
– Blood type testing
– RAST allergy testing
– Asthma/allergy and spirometry
– Wart removal/Histofreeze
– Completion of forms (school, camp, daycare)
– Ear piercing
– Wellness programs
– Obesity/Weight Loss and Management programs with a certified nutritionist, psychologist, personal trainer, and pediatrician.
– A special Pediatric Choice program for enhanced service and convenience
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Big Apple Pediatrics
315 W 70th St.
New York, NY 10023