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Alena Connelly, MD

  • Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-3853
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About Me

From an early age I had a great passion for science, but I also enjoyed communicating with people and problem solving. Medicine gave me an opportunity to combine my true passions into a career. Pediatrics and the care of children is an area of medicine that always interested me. I love helping kids and making parents feel at ease.

I treat children who have a variety of general pediatric conditions, including asthma, bronchiolitis, respiratory support, urinary tract infections, cellulitis, pneumonia, reflux, gastroenteritis, and failure to thrive. I provide pediatric consults for patients who require surgery, and also perform arterial punctures, IV placement, lumbar punctures, urethral catheterization, and nasal tube placement, among other procedures.

I treat each of my young patients with the same care that I would want my children to receive if they were hospitalized. As part of NYU Winthrop Hospital, my team and I ensure comprehensive, up-to-date, family-centered care where parents are always an important part of the care team.

I am involved in research that concerns how education influences cultural change, particularly regarding family involvement. I am an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow and director of inpatient pediatric services.


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Dir, Inpatient Ped Hosp Med
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2014
Education and Training
  • Residency, Winthrop-University Hospital, Peditarics, 2014

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP Family Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart
    • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • Three Rivers
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    • Tricare
  • UHC
    • UnitedHealthcare EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
    • UnitedHealthcare POS
    • UnitedHealthcare PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • VNS
    • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
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Locations and Appointments

Winthrop Pediatric Associates

259 1st Street
Mineola, NY 11501