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Our Physicians
Julia Oster M.D., F.A.A.P.


Dr. Oster joined Bayside Pediatric Specialists in 1995. She graduated from the University of Kharkov and specialized in Pediatric Neurology. She did her residency at the Nassau County Medical Center, New York. She is Board Certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Oster is also a Pediatric Attending at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. She is married, the mother of two children and loves animals. 

Grace Nunez-Russotto M.D., F.A.A.P.


Dr. Nunez joined Bayside Pediatric Specialists in 1998. She graduated from Fordham University in 1988 with a degree in Biology and earned her M.D. from Mount Sinai Medical School, New York. She did her post graduate Pediatric training at North Shore University Hospital and was Chief Resident in her final year. She is Board Certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Nunez is also a Pediatric Attending at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. She is married and the mother of two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys her children and their various sporting activities. She also loves to read and play the piano. 

Lauren Blum C.P.N.P.


Lauren is a clinical instructor at NYU Rory Myers College of Nursing. Lauren has over 25 years experience working with children in the New York metropolitan area, including many years with the The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Butler Child Advocacy Center, a world-renowned model program for the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse. Lauren has been a longtime volunteer with the Books for Boys program at The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she serves on the Community Advisory Committee and was awarded their Legacy of Service Award in 2016.   Lauren serves on the Board of Directors at LitWorld, a global literacy nonprofit. Lauren also volunteers with Hands up for Haiti, joining teams of healthcare professionals on medical missions in Northern Haiti and serves on their Advisory Council. Lauren holds a B.Sc. in Nursing from Emory University, Atlanta and a M.Sc. in Nursing from Columbia University, New York. Lauren lives with her husband in Westchester, NY, where they raised their three children.

Bayside Pediatric Specialists's Pediatricians have been caring for families in Bayside and all over Queens for over 45 years. We are a group of 2 board-certified, experienced pediatricians dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric care to your children in a warm and child-friendly setting. Our approach focuses on the family as we strive to be sensitive both to the needs of your children and to your concerns as a parent.

The physicians at Bayside Pediatric Specialists have a long-standing commitment to the area. Over the years, we have established connections with excellent specialists both locally and throughout medical centers in the greater metropolitan area. As a team, we work closely with these consultants to provide state-of-the-art treatment for our patients in need of specialized medical care. We keep up with the latest developments in pediatrics in order to provide you with current evidence-based medicine. 

Within our office, we have a well-trained staff of nurses and administrative personnel who are available to serve you and your children. Our highly skilled nurses provide developmentally appropriate care while always keeping your child's comfort in mind. Our administrative staff can assist you with appointments, insurance, billing and referrals. 


Nurses and Administration



Yelena Gadayev

Office Manager

Jane Biordi


Judy LeBeau


Ruty Israilov

Billing Specialist

Jareniz Gonzalez

Medical Assistant

Valentina Passalacqua

Medical Assistant

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