New Physicians: Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatric Surgery

Renowned Educator, Researcher, and Pediatric Psychiatrist Named New Psychiatry Chief

Andres J. Pumariega, MD, joins Cooper after serving as Chair of Psychiatry and Section Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine. Previously, he headed two pediatric psychiatry consultation services, three divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry, and an academic department of psychiatry. His main academic focus over his 30-year career has been in the areas of children’s systems of care and cultural diversity in mental health.

Dr. Pumariega is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), American College of Psychiatrists, American Orthopsychiatric Association, and College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry and the Journal of Child and Family Studies, and on the Editorial Board of the Community Mental Health Journal. He is currently President of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and chairs the AACAP Committee on Diversity and Culture. He was founding chair of the AACAP Work Group on Systems of Care and chaired the APA Committee on Hispanic Psychiatrists.

Dr. Pumariega has published over 400 scientific publications and abstracts and two books. He has received numerous awards, including the APA’s 2004 Simon Bolivar Award in Hispanic Psychiatry and the AACAP’s 2007 Jeanne Spurlock Award in Diversity and Culture.

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 856.342.2328.


Harsh Grewal, MD,FACS, FAAP, joins the Department of Surgery and the Children’s Regional Hospital as Head, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Grewal comes to Cooper from Temple University School of Medicine where he served as the Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery and as Professor of Surgery. At Temple, Dr. Grewal also served as the Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma, as an Attending Surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and as a Staff Consultant for Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Dr. Grewal treats children from birth to age 18 and performs surgeries for all newborn and childhood diseases and conditions except those affecting the heart and bones. His special interests include minimally invasive abdominal and thoracic surgery. He also collaborates with pediatric spine specialists for the care and treatment of children with scoliosis.

Dr. Grewal received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed his residency in general surgery at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, and his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK. He is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery.

Active in surgical research, Dr. Grewal has served as the Principal Investigator for a number of trials. He speaks frequently and is well published in his field, including numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. He was also named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011, and was included in the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” in 2009.

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 856.342.3113.

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