Steven Kanengiser, MD

Director, Pediatric Pulmonology

Steven Kanengiser, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - Pediatric Pulmonology

579 Franklin Turnpike
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8026
Fax: 201-857-0278



MD, University Of California At San Francisco, 1980 - 1984

BA, Yale University School Of Medicine, 1976 - 1980


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1990 - 1991

Westchester County Medical Center, Pediatric Pulmonology, 1991 - 1994

Internship & Residency

Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 1984 - 1987

Board Certifications

Subspecialty Board Of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - Certified, 1994

Get to Know Me

Dr. Kanengiser was featured in the Jewish Standard's feature on flu shots for children. Read the article. 

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Treats pediatric patients up to 21 years of age with a full range of respiratory issues, including asthma, coughs (recurrent or persistent), wheezing (recurrent or persistent), pneumonia (bacterial and viral), exercise-related breathing difficulties, chest pain, noisy breathing. Click here for more information about pediatric pulmonology services. If you have questions about whether I can help your child, please call the office.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I view my relationships with patients and their families as teamwork. My goal for your child is your goal. I aim to enable all my patients to avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and to breathe easier. I strive to develop treatment plans that allow patients and families to control their symptoms, rather than letting their symptoms control them.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I knew I had found my calling during my overnight shifts as a pediatric resident in Boston in the neonatal intensive care unit. I would pick up the "older" babies from their incubators, carry them over to a rocking chair, and hold them. They warmed me as I kept them warm and I knew that my work was giving them a better shot at life. I've been dedicated to helping children ever since.

Awards & Accolades

Best Doctor List NY Metro area
Castle and Connolly
Last 14 editions (5th through current 18th edition)

Top Doctors for Children
Inside Jersey
2010 - 2015

Top Doctors
New York Magazine
2006 - 2012

Publications & Research


Forced Expiratory Maneuvers In Young Children Aged 3 to 5 Years
Pediatric Pulmonology

Electrocariograph Findings in Children with Lyme Disease
Pediaric Emergency Care

Knotting of a Bladder Catheter
Pediatric Emergency Care


Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Dr K and his team are the BEST
Dr. Kanengiser is one of the best doctors we've ever seen. I highly recommend him.
My concerns as a first time parent were very throughly addressed in a way that made it easy to understand our health care plan going forward.
Dr Kanengiser was VERY thorough in his interview and examination, and I feel very confident and comfortable with my son in his care.
Dr K and [...] were both wonderful. [...]