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Pediatic Providers

The pediatric cystic fibrosis team at  the Atrium at MidHudson Regional Hospital works closely with the hospitalist pediatric team at MidHudson Regional Hospital.  As an affiliate Center, the team is in close contact with the Armond V. Mascia CF Center, Westchester Medical Center, which serves as its core CF center. The team provides both outpatient and inpatient care in conjunction with our team of social workers, respiratory therapists, dietitians, and other pediatric medical subspecialists. Our other subspecialists can also see patients at the Atrium. Appointments for the CF team can be made in person as well as telehealth. The team also has experience in referring patients for lung transplantation and caring for those who have undergone lung transplantation.  


For appointments and referrals please contact our office at 914-614-4260.

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Suzette Gjonaj, MD completed her medical school in the West Indies, and did her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla NY. She is both board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and General Pediatrics. She has been practicing in the Hudson Valley since 1996. Dr. Gjonaj is a longtime resident of Dutchess County for more than 30 years. She has been and remains a staunch advocate at the New York State level on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

As Director of the CF Affiliate Center of the Hudson Valley, she is actively involved in Quality Improvement at the Center in Poughkeepsie. She is a committed volunteer at the Great Strides Walk in Poughkeepsie.

Dr. Gjonaj and her husband are also active in volunteering in their community events. In her free time , she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is the proud mother of 4 children and one grandchild.

Suzette Gjonaj, MD

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Dr. Shyall Bhela is a pediatric pulmonologist at the division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine at Boston Children's Health Physicians. Growing up in California, he attended the University of California, Davis before transferring to Medical School at St. Georges University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his pediatric residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital and continued to complete his fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Westchester Medical Center. Along the way he developed a strong interest in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome through which he is actively participating in ongoing research looking at specific biomarkers, microbiomes and genetic variants. Other interest includes Flexible Bronchoscopy, Cardiopulmonary Exercise testing, Asthma and working with children who are technologically dependent (tracheostomy & chronic Ventilator Dependence. He currently sees patients in offices in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. He continues to actively see patient's admitted to Westchester Medical Center and Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. He also works as one of the pediatric pulmonologists at Blythedale Children's Hospital.

Shyall Bhela, MD


Dr. Banquet is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Westchester Medical Center and Boston Children’s Health Physicians.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College.

She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology.  She pursued her undergraduate and medical education in the Philippines, and both her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. Her special Interests include Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and  Care of Technologically Dependent Children

Agnes Banquet, MD

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