Pediatric Hospitalists

Children staying in the hospital may be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist. These physicians coordinate hospital care, communicating with patients' families, primary care providers and any needed specialists.

Pediatric hospitalists treat babies, children and teens who require inpatient care for infectious, respiratory or chronic conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia and croup
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Other complex conditions


Benjamin Bova, MD

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, Illinois

Medical Degree:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, Illinois
Benjamin Bova, MD

Bhavik Patel, MD

Pediatric Residency

  • Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, New Jersey

Medical Education

  • Kharkiv National Medical University
    Kharkiv, Ukraine
Bhavik Patel, MD

Stefanie Paulson, MD

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Danville, Pennsylvania

Medical Education:

  • St. George's University School of Medicine
    Grenada, West Indies
Stefanie Paulson, MD