Welcome future families of Tribeca Pediatrics!

Around the corner from PS1, and among the coffee shops and restaurants, our Vernon Boulevard office serves the growing and thriving community of families in Long Island City. We’re proud to make this our home base in Queens.

High level of service

  • Same day appointments
  • 24/7 direct access to a doctor
  • Prompt responses to phone calls
  • Evening and weekend office hours
  • On-time appointments

Personalized care

The same doctor or nurse practitioner will care for your child for well
visits and guide you on all aspects of raising your child.

A distinct philosophy

We provide the best medical care while avoiding unnecessary

A fun and welcoming environment

Each location has an inviting, playful environment filled with artwork,
toys, books, and lollipops.

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Meet Our Providers

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    Kelly Covel, PNP

    Kelly received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from Columbia University.  She also has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Ithaca College. She lives in Brooklyn. Kelly joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013.

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    “Kelly is a great asset to your team. She is kind, patient and calm. All of the qualities that a first time mom needs! We love visiting Tribeca Pediatrics & Kelly.”

    - A Tribeca Pediatrics parent

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    Binu Mathew, MD

    Dr. Binu Mathew is a California native who completed her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at UC Irvine in Southern California. She went on to complete medical school at Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. She finished her pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn in 2011. She joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013.

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    “Our 6 month visit went really well, as have all of our previous ones. I know how challenging it is to manage a medical office with the right balance of efficiency and quality care, and you have got it right! We were taken in on time (or maybe even early!) and Binu spent a lot of time examining Amelia and answering my questions. She did not leave the room before making sure I was satisfied that we had covered everything…”

    - A Tribeca Pediatrics parent

Meet Our Nurses

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    Crystal Bagwell

    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.

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    Sophie Malamut

    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.

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    Sumana Rao

    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.

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    Venika Harris

    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.

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    Shonette Alexander

    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.

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    Sara Sloane

    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.

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    Mirgena Hoxha

    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.

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    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.

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    Mindy Xu

    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.


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Feeding and Nutrition for Your Infant and Child with Dr. Monika Symms
An informational session about feeding and nutrition for your infant and child. Topics will include: when to feed solids, what foods to give, food allergies, addressing the picky eater and more!

Breastfeeding Preparation for Expectant Parents with Erica Chidi
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