HoHoKus Office
201 E Franklin Tpke
HoHoKus, NJ 07423
201-652-1888
201-652-6485 Fax

 

Ramsey Office
470 N Franklin Tpk 
Ramsey, NJ  07446
201-891-7272
201-934-1817 Fax

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Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home in our office. We are proud to be members of the Bergen County community and serve the needs of the children here, and are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary care physician. We are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we provide to you and your family, and look forward to building a caring, nurturing relationship with you.

All of our highly trained and experienced physicians are Board Certified, Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics and members of the Bergen County Medical Society and American Medical Association with full admitting privileges at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The professional staff is trained in the latest medical advances for infants, children and adolescents. You can trust that our focus is centered on your child and family

Our physicians teach medical and nursing students and provide lectures on newborn care for new parents-to-be at The Valley Hospital. Complimentary Child Development & Prenatal Classes are offered during the year. One of our physicians also provides services to children who do not have access to well child care through the Ridgewood Child Health Conference. We are physicians for the HoHoKus Elementary School as well as the Cosmo Soccer Camps held at Ramapo College during the summer, and we are volunteers for Healing the Children.


Meet our Doctors

 
Irene Shevelev, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Irene Shevelev, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Irene Shevelev earned her undergraduate and medical degrees in the USSR, where she graduated with honors. After coming to the United States, she served as Chief Resident at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where she was responsible for residents’ education and also cared for critically ill children in the pediatric ICU. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Shevelev was recently named as one NJ’s favorite Kids Docs for 2012.

Dr. Shevelev is passionate about child nutrition and development. She followed in her parents’ footsteps to become a physician. When not at the office, she loves theater, listening to music, reading, working out at the gym, and cooking. Dr. Shevelev loves practicing pediatrics while forming close bonds with the children and their families. As Valley Pediatrics’ senior physician, she has been with the practice for 26 years. Mom to one adult son, she currently lives with her husband in Wyckoff, NJ. “I feel blessed to be able to work in a wonderful practice that shares the same passion I have for providing the best health care possible. “

Claude Ligenza, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Claude Ligenza, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Ligenza earned his Master's degree in Psychology as well as PhD candidate in Psychology at the Catholic Academy in Warsaw, Poland. A Master’s degree in Social Work at Fordham University in New York. He completed his medical studies at the University Nordestana, Dominican Republic, and a pediatric residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. As one of our senior staff members,  Dr.  Ligenza has been at Valley Pediatrics for 23 years. He is married and lives with his spouse and 2 children in Tuxedo, New York.

Dr. Ligenza decided to become a pediatrician because when he was 18 months old he contracted diphtheria, from which he nearly died, but a doctor saved his life by injecting him with horse serum.   Being a doctor has allowed him to achieve fulfillment in a profession where he is privileged to heal children every day.

He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and has privileges at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ and The Children's Hospital at St. Joseph’s in Paterson, NJ. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Medicine at St. Georges School of Medicine.

Christopher Nicpon, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Christopher Nicpon, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Nicpon earned his B.A. in Biology at Siena College, completed medical school at Albany Medical College and a pediatric residency at The University of Connecticut. He has been a physician at Valley Pediatrics for 12 years. Along with his love of sports, cooking and gardening, Dr. Nicpon spends his free time in Suffern, NY with his wife and 3 children.

   
 

 

 

Amy Leifer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Amy Leifer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Leifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Columbia College of Columbia University. She then went on to study medicine at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Dr. Leifer has been in practice at Valley Pediatrics for more than 10 years, and is married with three sons. She values her roles as physician, educator and a listener—knowing that being a good pediatrician requires listening and being available to answer the concerns of both the patient and parent, and to educate families by explaining the reasons behind any diagnosis and treatment.

   
 

 


Meet the Staff


 

Mazzola

Carol, Head Nurse

   
Reesbeck

Cathy, Office Manager

   
Supple

Linda, Front Desk Manager

   
 

 

   
 

 

   
   
   

 

 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

VALLEY PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PA

 

201 East Frankllin Turnpike                                470 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423                                         Ramsey, NJ  07423
                         (201)652-1888                                                     (201)891-7272                         
(201)652-6485                                                     (201)934-1817