Since completing my Pediatric Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2008, I have had the privilege of getting to know and care for the children and adolescents in our practice. When it came time for Drs. Rubin and Benitt to retire I couldn’t think of a better way to continue my work as a pediatrician than to continue treating the patients and families I had come to know and care about. With the addition of Dr. Yekaterina Ryzova we will continue to provide quality care in a small, warm environment but with new energy and ideas to meet the needs of our patients and their families.
I completed my undergraduate work at Connecticut College and Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine.
I live locally with my husband and two young boys. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach.
I was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Both my parents are doctors, so ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a doctor. I have always seen myself as a pediatrician.
I graduated from Minsk State Medical School, Minsk, Belarus, where I met my husband. Together we have two grown sons, so as a parent I went through the stages of taking care of an infant to a young adult twice and I am happy to share my experience with my patients.
I completed pediatric residency training at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY. I’ve been practicing since 2001. I’ve worked for a large pediatric group for 15 years, while balancing carpools, homework, sporting events, after school activities and work. After my younger son graduated from high school I was ready to move on to realize my dream to have my own practice.
During my time outside the office, I love to read. I prefer fiction, but enjoy non-fiction, suspense novels and of course romance. As a family, we love skiing, hiking, sightseeing and hanging on the beach.
I have earned a Masters in Science and two Bachelors degrees – one in Psychology and one in Nursing. I attended Stony Brook University for my Master’s degree in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and graduated May 2017. I’ve currently received board certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in the field of Family Advanced Practice Nursing.
I decided to become a Registered Nurse while doing volunteer work in high school with special needs children. I volunteered at The Ann Stork Center for special needs children, in South Florida for four years.I knew at that point that my calling was in the healthcare field. My greatest aspiration is to continue on to get my Doctorate as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
I was a Registered Nurse for five years, working in specialty areas such as the emergency department and post anesthesia care unit. I’ve worked with children and adults in both areas. I am also certified in advanced pediatric life support and trauma certified.
My husband and I have one son together. During my time away from the office I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.