Gary Mirkin

As one of the founders and the current CEO of Allied Pediatrics of New York, PLLC, Gary Mirkin, MD, FAAP, is a recognized leader in the physician community.  Allied Pediatrics, which was formed approximately five years ago with approximately 30 physicians, now serves 150,000 patients and includes almost 100 physicians with 24 offices throughout Long Island, Queens, Westchester and Rockland counties.  In addition to being the largest pediatric group in the country, Allied Pediatrics is recognized by the NCQA as a patient centered medical home.  
Under Dr. Mirkin’s leadership, Allied Pediatrics has been recognized for its efforts in promoting wellness initiatives such as breastfeeding, weight loss and nutrition as well as pediatric mental health screening.  In particular, his emphasis on early diagnosis of mental health issues through adolescent screening has helped countless young people and teens with depression and other mental health challenges.  Through the TeenScreen (, Dr. Mirkin has identified possible mental health disorders in teens early, including thoughts of suicide, before problems worsen.  
Dr. Mirkin graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Microbiology in 1979.  He then went on to The Ohio State University College of Medicine, which he completed in 3 years, graduating in 1982.  Dr. Mirkin completed his residency in Pediatrics at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center from 1982-1985.  He has been board certified in Pediatrics since 1989, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has a special interest in dealing with infectious disease and autism.  On November 8th, he will honored with the Healthcare Heroes Physician Hero Award by the Long Island Business News. When he is not devoting his time to his obligations as CEO of Allied Pediatrics and to his patients, Dr. Mirkin enjoys cycling.  For the past four years, he has completed the 62 mile Mansion Ride for Autism and has also completed four NYC Century Bike Tours.

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