Ingrid Desroches, MD
-Undergraduate Degree: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CUNY, New York, NY
-Medical school: Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
-Residency: The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Q & A with Dr. Ingrid Desroches
How did you get into pediatrics?
As a teenager, I worked with children as the children’s ministry teacher and I loved every moment of it. I knew my future career would involve nurturing and advocating for children. I was introduced to the world of medicine, helping my mom study for her nursing degree and still marvel at the progression of health and science. Pediatrics bridges these passions – my love for children and my love for medicine.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Brooklyn, New York and I grew up in Uniondale, Long Island.
Where do you live?
I live in Brooklyn, New York.
What are you looking forward to in your neighborhood office?
I am looking forward to meeting new families, forming new friendships and having the privilege of guiding parents with raising healthy children.
What keeps you motivated?
I think to whom much is given, much is expected – caring for infants, children and adolescent health is a privilege but also a responsibility. I take it very seriously and I want to continuously strive so I can give my best for my patients.
What do you do for fun?
I am a music and art fanatic, so music concerts, Broadway shows, karaoke, movies and trips to museums are always fun for me.