Our History

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 Christine Dordulaw, 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. Christine Dordulaw joined us in 2019. 

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.

About Dr. Kenneth Schiffer

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.


1075 Central Avenue
Suite 102
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States