Richard Schanler, MD

Richard Schanler, MD

Director, Neonatal Services
Cohen Children's Medical Center

Program Director, Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Cohen Children's Medical Center

Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Dr. Richard Schanler is the Director of Neonatal Services for Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, and serves as Program Director for the Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine, and Research Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Dr. Schanler earned a Master of Science degree (Microbiology) at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He completed internship, residency, and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, and a fellowship in Neonatology at Brown University. He is a former professor and investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston.

Nutrition in the NICU is his major research and clinical interest. He has conducted studies focusing on the effects human milk on the recipient premature infant, and the how processing effects the composition of human milk. He has numerous publications in this area. 

Dr. Schanler is a member of the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.  He is a former President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. He is the immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Breastfeeding, and is the Senior Editor of the AAP/ACOG Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians.