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Ada Fenick, MD, FAAP

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Patient type treated
Child
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Pediatrics

Biography

Ada M. Fenick, MD, is a pediatrician who chose her specialty because she “loves kids,”she says. “I am very interested in the unique developmental aspects of kids and want to help them start their lives off as healthy as possible,” she says.

As a clinician, she is committed to serving economically disadvantaged patients, who make up most of her practice. She begins each doctor-patient relationship by asking the patient to tell her about his or her greatest concern. “I want to help them understand the diagnosis and the treatment paths available to them as well as possible,” she says.

Dr. Fenick is especially concerned about the impact of toxic stress, defined as prolonged physical and emotional adversity, on children’s growth and development. She also researches breastfeeding, obesity and other topics that have an important impact on the health of growing children.

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
  • Medical Director, School Based Health Centers
  • Editor, Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum (www.pcpc.yale.edu)
  • Associate Director for Pediatrics, Medical School Clerkship in Biopsychosocial Approach to Health
  • Medical Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Project

Education & Training

  • Resident
    The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (1996)
  • MD
    University of Michigan/Ann Arbor (1993)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, Biomedical sciences (1990)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information

Biography

Ada M. Fenick, MD, is a pediatrician who chose her specialty because she “loves kids,”she says. “I am very interested in the unique developmental aspects of kids and want to help them start their lives off as healthy as possible,” she says.

As a clinician, she is committed to serving economically disadvantaged patients, who make up most of her practice. She begins each doctor-patient relationship by asking the patient to tell her about his or her greatest concern. “I want to help them understand the diagnosis and the treatment paths available to them as well as possible,” she says.

Dr. Fenick is especially concerned about the impact of toxic stress, defined as prolonged physical and emotional adversity, on children’s growth and development. She also researches breastfeeding, obesity and other topics that have an important impact on the health of growing children.

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
  • Medical Director, School Based Health Centers
  • Editor, Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum (www.pcpc.yale.edu)
  • Associate Director for Pediatrics, Medical School Clerkship in Biopsychosocial Approach to Health
  • Medical Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Project

Education & Training

  • Resident
    The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (1996)
  • MD
    University of Michigan/Ann Arbor (1993)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, Biomedical sciences (1990)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Español (Spanish)

Additional Information