1075 Central Ave.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-472-4300
Fax: 914-472-2489

Office hours

Westchester office
Mon. – Thurs. | 8 – 11 a.m.; 2  – 4:45 p.m.
Fri. | 8 – 11:00 a.m.
Sat. & Sun. | 8 – 10:30 a.m.

Bronx office
1250 Waters Place, Suite 1206
Bronx, NY 10461
Wed. | 2 – 4 p.m.

About Central Avenue Pediatrics

Central Avenue Pediatrics provides quality pediatric health care 365 days a year — from our family to yours. Established by Kenneth Schiffer, MD, in 1968, Central Avenue Pediatrics’ primary focus has been the health of our children. About 20 years ago, two of Dr. Schiffer’s children, Michelle Merer, MD, and Todd Schiffer, MD, joined the practice, followed by Karen Cole, MD.

In 1992 Dr. Michelle Merer, our daughter, completed her pediatric residency and joined our practice followed in three years by our son, Dr. Todd Schiffer. Through the years Marcia has organized, supervised the office, overseeing and guiding day to day and year to year. Dr. Karen Cole joined us in 2013

In recent years we solidified our ranks with the addition of Mary Rice and Abby Kemp as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

In 2016 we joined the modern era occurring in primary care Pediatric offices, and joined Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester and today are a part of what was better for the group and children, Boston Children’s Health Physicians.

All of our pediatricians are board certified. Our practice also includes a dedicated team of pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and billing and reception staff.

We pride ourselves in providing quality care and being available for our patients. We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, striving for quality and dedication . We care for our patients in the same way we would care for our own children and grandchildren.

Welcome to our pediatric team. We hope to provide you with the peace of mind you want and deserve for your family for many years.

About Dr. Kenneth Schiffer

Kenneth Schiffer, Founder
Dr. Kenneth Schiffer, Founder, Retired
After graduating N.Y.U. and obtaining his M.D. degree with honors in the third Albert Einstein College of medicine graduating class Dr. Kenneth Schiffer began his Pediatric internship at Jacobi hospital, he met Marcia Levitt, a recent Barnard college graduate in mathematics, leading to their ongoing marriage.

Three years of residency after internship culminating in solo Chief Residency was followed by 2 years of service in the U.S.A.F. as a Pediatrician and Captain at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. After discharge from the Air Force, Ken joined the Pediatric department at AECOM for five years in a teaching and practicing position.

In 1968 Ken founded CAP in north Yonkers and gained admitting privileges at Lawrence and Montefiore hospitals, and began the ongoing association with the Westchester/Bronx Ob/Gyn group of physicians.

Meet the team

Karen Cole, MD
  • General Pediatrics
Abby Kemp, CPNP, MSN
  • General Pediatrics
Michelle Merer, MD
  • General Pediatrics
Todd Schiffer, MD
  • General Pediatrics

Holiday hours

We do not schedule well visits on Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur out of respect to all. We are available for sick children during those times.

Holiday hours are 9 – 11 a.m. for the following holidays:
Christmas
Easter
New Years Day
Thanksgiving
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah
Holiday hours are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the following holidays:
Columbus Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day

Hospitals we work with

Central Avenue Pediatrics is now affiliated with Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP), formerly Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester (CWPW). BCHP is a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital integrated network of care locations and partnerships, ranked the #1 pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Insurance Information

View our accepted insurance plans. Please call our office for further details at 914-472-4300.

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