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Meet Our Doctors

Joseph Richter, MD


Hailing from Hollywood, Florida, Joseph has made New York his home since starting college.  After graduating from medical school at SUNY at Stony Brook, he completed his residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Since finishing residency in 1998, he has been working at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in their department of general pediatrics and the pediatric emergency room.

With an interest in international work, Joseph has volunteered in medical projects in Nicaragua, Israel, and in 1999 he helped start one of Columbia's international programs to assist in the care and treatment of HIV exposed and infected children in the Dominican Republic.

In 2009 he opened his current office in Hudson Heights, where he is proud to serve a diverse group of patients that reflect the wide variety of communities that make Washington Heights and Inwood their home.

Jessica Wang, MD


Jessica was born and raised in Ithaca, NY, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University before moving to New York City in 2006. She attended Weill Cornell Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.


During her training, Jessica participated in research related to autism, maternal-child attachment, adolescent substance abuse, and hospital-based viral testing. She presented her findings at several national conferences and also co-authored two related publications in medical journals.


Before joining Hudson Heights Pediatrics in 2015, Jessica served the Chinese immigrant population at a private practice in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Dr. Wang has also completed training to become a certified lactation counselor, and is happy to consult with parents about breastfeeding and lactation concerns. 


In her free time, Jessica enjoys international travel, running, cycling, and exploring all five boroughs of NYC. She currently resides in Hamilton Heights with her husband, daughter, and cat.

Cathy Hamlet, MD


Cathy was raised in New York.  She is a graduate of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and did her clinical work at SUNY Downstate.  During medical school, her interest in pediatrics began while working as a medical research assistant with the Morris Heights Health Center at a Bronx middle school, working alongside a pediatrician whose mission was to improve the vaccination status among the school's students.


She participated in research at the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, presenting her work on disparities of sleep and daytime sleepiness to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Cathy completed her pediatric residency at the Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx where she realized her passion for primary care.  She joined Hudson Heights Pediatrics in the summer of 2015. We are pleased to have her return to Hudson Heights Pediatrics after a hiatus working at an underserved medical clinic in the Bronx.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying new recipes.

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