Niloufar Gidfar, MD

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About Me

I came to New York City as a refugee in 1987 after completing medical school in Russia. From the time I was a child, my dream was to become a pediatrician. I had an innate fascination with biological science and I was inspired by my father, who was a doctor. This dream became a reality when I completed my pediatrics training in the United States and joined a group practice in Manhattan.

As a pediatrician at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I provide care for newborns and children and young adults up to the age of 18. I learn so much from the children and families I am privileged to care for and get to know. They teach me how to be patient, loving, and dedicated, as both a doctor and a parent. And yes, raising my own children has also been a great experience in learning to provide care!

I treat each child as an individual person with his or her own needs, but I also make sure to include my patients’ families in their care. I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. I take into consideration families’ belief systems when discussing a wide range of topics, such as child-rearing and diet.

Whenever possible, I try to rely on the body’s healing powers and refrain from prescribing unnecessary medications. I also completed a yearlong fellowship in complementary medicine—an approach to care that incorporates homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and mind–body techniques. I use these techniques in combination with Western medicine.


Conditions and Treatments

primary care, pediatric well visit

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 1993
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1994
  • Residency, University Hospital (Newark, NJ), Pediatrics, 1993
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