Meet Our Providers
Leslie Kelley, PNP
Leslie, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing. She received her first undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College. Leslie joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2010.Read a review about this provider
“We are glad we chose Tribeca Pediatrics. The office is well run - appointments are on time, the staff are friendly, and the environment is great.
But we are most pleased with the care Benjamin receives from Leslie. Leslie is the primary reason why we love Tribeca Pediatrics. She is exceptional. She covers all the topics of concern but she also goes above and beyond the standard. When Benjamin was struggling with weight gain early on, Leslie spent extra time with us. She reassured us and took time to make sure I was able to speak to a new lactation consultant. We choose to see Leslie regularly for Benjamin's well visits because of her incredible way with babies and parents. She is a gift to the practice.”
- A Tribeca Pediatrics parent
Dr. Marinelle D. Quim, is a board certified pediatrician who joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013. She is concurrently completing her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish, Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York and earned her medical degree from Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines.Read a review about this provider
“There are not enough positive words to say about Dr. Quim. We were referred to your practice by my husbands co-worker and have been pleased since day one. Marinelle is patient, kind, gentle, soothing, to not only our son, but to me as well. She is so wonderful and calm. Our son was very sick and was sent from the doctors office to the hospital and the follow up calls we received were incredible. You have an amazing staff in the Jersey City office and we are so extremely grateful to have found your office. The Medical Assistants and receptionist are friendly, professional and more than helpful! Thank you for doing such a great job hiring wonderful, caring and knowledgeable individuals! We cannot say enough!”
- A Tribeca Pediatrics parent
Danijela Kero, MD
Danijela [pronounced ‘Daniella’] Kero, a board certified pediatrician was born and raised in NYC but spent lot of her childhood in Croatia, where her family is from. She attended Fordham University in Lincoln Center and completed medical school at NYCOM on Long Island. She completed her residencies at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Danijela joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013.Read a review about this provider
"Dr. Danijela was great! She was very engaging with Lake. Gave her a thorough exam and answered a question I had about Lake's breathing after waiting patiently as I found a video on my phone to show her. She did talk to me about sleep training which we had already started and confirmed we were headed in the right direction. And she explained the shots she was giving Lake and she did them quite fast which was nice for Lake.
Dr. Danijela was awesome and there was an ease to the visit. Lake received excellent care. "
- A Tribeca Pediatrics parent
Meet Our Nurses
Crystal graduated from Gulf Coast State College, in Panama City, where she obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree after which, she will continue on in her education. She hopes to become either a Certified Nurse Midwife or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Crystal loves educating parents on newborn and child care.
Sophie Malamut graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelors of science in nursing. She herself was a patient at Tribeca Pediatrics as an adolescent. Sophie plans on continuing her education and becoming a nurse practitioner some time in the near future.
Sumana Rao completed her BSN at NYU, having previously earned an undergraduate degree in English from Wellesley College as well as her MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has always dreamed of working in pediatrics and hopes to one day volunteer her skills in Southern India, when she is originally from. She lives Boerum Hill with her husband and kids.
Venika Harris hails from Brooklyn and has just a twist of West Indian upbringing. She graduated from Utica college of Syracuse University in 2011 where she obtained her BSN RN. After graduating, she worked as a home health aid work until she joined Tribeca Pediatrics, having wanted to work with children her whole life. She plans to further her education with the goal of one day becoming a nurse practitioner.
Shonette Alexander received her A.A.S from SUNY Farmingdale and graduated from Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing in May 2013 as a Registered Nurse. She was born in Guyana but grew up and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Sara Sloane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. Sara loves working with kids and joined the Tribeca Pediatrics team as a medical assistant while finishing school. Sara is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Manhattan. She plans to continue her nursing education in pediatrics and public health.
Mary Gwen Sagen
Mary Gwen is a native southerner, coming to Manhattan from Missisippi. She completed her BSN at The University of Mississippi and worked as a Neonatal-ICU nurse in Dallas,TX, as well as an RN at other pediatric clinics before joining TriBeCa Pediatrics in 2013. She is passionate about food and the way diet affects our health. She currently splits her time between TriBeCa Pediatrics and Haven's Kitchen, and hopes to one day work with children and families, developing healthier lifestyles for a better tomorrow.
Mirgena (Gena, for short) Hoxha graduated from CUNY- College of Staten Island where she received consecutive Deans List Honors in nursing. She has a passion for pediatrics and is highly interested in childhood obesity and its prevention. She currently resides in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Mindy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Previously, She worked in Accounts for TriBeCa Pediatrics, but her interest shifted towards patient care and she is excited to rejoin the team as a Registered Nurse. She grew up in Brooklyn and now currently reside in the Lower East Side. Mindy would love to continue her education and one day become a pediatric nurse practitioner.