About

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.

Services

– Newborn exams at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
– Newborn screening/PKU/bilirubin level
– Frenotomy (tongue-tie)
– Tympanometry/Audiometry
– Synagis
– Dermabond and some suture placement/removal
– ADD/ADHD evaluation and treatment
– Rapid testing for strep, mono, flu, pregnancy
– Urinalysis, Hemoccult
– BMI
– Blood draws in the Office (lead, anemia, thyroid, lipid, coags)
– Blood type testing
– RAST allergy testing
– Asthma/allergy and spirometry
– Pulsox 
– 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

Insurance Accepted

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cigna
UnitedHealthCare
Oxford
AETNA
Please call for an updated list as changes may occur with individual insurance companies

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Cathy Ward
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 4 reviews
by Anonymous on Cathy Ward

Fastest shot on the Upper West Side!"... grateful mother of very anxious child.

by V.K. on Cathy Ward

Wonderful doctor! I am with another paediatrician and just came in for my daughter's ear piercing, however now that I see how great Dr. Ward is, I am considering switching to her. Such a lovely lady. Strongly recommended!
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by M.G. on Cathy Ward

I found Dr. Ward through her positive feedback on Yelp. I never post reviews myself but our experience was so positive that I felt compelled to write my first review.



I just visited Dr. Ward with my 7-year-old daughter to get her ears pierced and the experience could not have been better. The office is friendly and cheerful with a staff that was very encouraging of my daughter who was excited but nervous about the procedure. Dr. Ward saw us very promptly and was kind and patient. She uses pre-sterilized earrings that are in a self-piercing pack. She took a lot of time placing the holes evenly and didn't mark her ears for fear of tattooing on the mark. She did a perfect job. It was not a pain-free experience but my daughter stayed very relaxed and didn't flinch or cry. She said it "hurt like a shot". Dr. Ward also surprised me by giving us a follow-up phone call the next day. I can't recommend Dr. Ward more highly for ear piercing. An added bonus was that it was half the price of the other piercing places I researched. When I told my daughter that I was going to write this review she said " tell them that Dr. Ward is the best ear piercer in the world."

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by Amy B. on Cathy Ward

Dr. Ward was wonderful. When our baby was born, she was tongue-tied. The lactation nurse recommended that we see Dr. Ward. Despite not taking new patients, she saw us the day we left the hospital. She quickly and efficiently made an initial correction to our baby's tongue-tie and referred us to other specialists who would be able to do more, if needed.



She was candid and very kind. We truly appreciated this approach and the time she took to see us. She asked us to come in for a follow-up (again, we were not going to be new clients), which we appreciated. She also called us personally a week after the follow-up to make sure everything was going well.



Dr. Ward was very helpful and was excellent at relating to us as new parents.

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