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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Pediatric Pulmonology Services

The Valley Hospital’s Pediatric Pulmonology Service is located at the Kireker Center for Child Development at 505 Goffle Road in Ridgewood. Pediatric Pulmonology is overseen and directed by Steven Kanengiser, M.D., a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and a diplomate of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Our Services

Dr. Kanengiser diagnoses and treats all types of respiratory diseases and disorders in infants, children, and adolescents, including:

  • asthma
  • allergies
  • recurrent or persistent coughs
  • pneumonia
  • cystic fibrosis
  • exercise-related breathing difficulties
  • chest pain
  • chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • recurrent pulmonary distress
  • miscellaneous breathing difficulties-exercise-related breathing difficulties

Diagnostic testing may take place at Dr. Kanengiser’s office in the Kireker Center, at The Valley Hospital, or at other locations. Your child’s evaluation may include:

  • spirometry and other pulmonary function tests
  • exercise testing
  • methacholine provocation testing
  • X-rays
  • allergy tests
  • sweat tests
  • other laboratory tests

Dr. Kanengiser will develop an individualized treatment plan for your child, which might include:

  • inhaled medications
  • asthma action plans
  • patient and family education
  • antibiotics and other appropriate medications

Our Team

Our pediatric pulmonology team is headed by Steven Kanengiser, M.D., director of Pediatric Pulmonology in the Department of Pediatrics at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Kanengiser is assisted by Pam Gaffney, coordinator of Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostics.

Dr. Kanengiser has been practicing in northern New Jersey since 1994. He was previously affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson. Dr. Kanengiser earned his medical degree at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, followed by a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Westchester Medical Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics with special qualifications in pediatric pulmonology, a diplomate of the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society. In addition to his responsibilities at The Valley Hospital, Dr. Kanengiser is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Kanengiser is well known in the field of pediatric pulmonology, offering medical assistance to thousands of area children who suffer from respiratory problems of all types. His peers have repeatedly selected him to appear in the Castle-Connolly Guide, “Top Doctors-New York Metro Area,” and in New York magazine’s listing of “Top Doctors” in the New York area.

To Make an Appointment

The Pediatric Pulmonology Service is located in The Valley Hospital Kireker Center for Child Development at 505 Goffle Road in Ridgewood. To make an appointment, please call 201-447-8026.

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