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Provider Biography


Elaine Schulte M.D. M.P.H.

As a pediatrician with expertise and interest in adoption medicine, I have cared for hundreds of children adopted domestically, as well as those adopted from China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Korea, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and a number of other countries.

Almost 20 years ago, I founded and directed a nationally recognized International Adoption Program in New York. In addition to this practice, I am a parent of two wonderful children adopted from China.

It was through my personal experience that I came to realize the need for and benefit of having a pediatrician with expertise in adoption medicine. I understand parents' concerns and the unique issues that adopted children face.

The overwhelming majority of children adopted internationally and domestically make a successful transition from foster care or an orphanage to home life when parents are well-prepared.

I have been fortunate to witness the unimaginable joy that these children bring to their adoptive families and welcome the opportunity to help you and your family.