As a pediatrician, Dr. Benard Dreyer acts as a primary care provider for kids of all ages near New York, NY, diagnosing & treating a wide range of conditions.

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NYU Pediatric Inpatient Associates  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Benard P. Dreyer is accepting new patients at this office.


(212) 263-8172


550 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Pediatrics & Behavioral Medicine
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Pediatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Dreyer
Dr. Dreyer


"I always knew I wanted to work with children and families, so the decision to become a pediatrician was a natural one. I’m a developmental pediatrician, which means I care for children who have developmental and behavioral difficulties.

At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, many of the children I treat have autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, language delays, genetic problems, and behavioral difficulties in school.

I bring many years of experience in developmental pediatrics to the evaluation and treatment of children. I also partner with parents to provide individualized care and achieve the best outcomes for their children.

My research is focused on improving early brain development in children through early interventions. I also study how to use the principles of health literacy to improve patient safety and the management of chronic disease. In addition to providing patient care and conducting research, I serve as the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics."

Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP


Dr. Benard Dreyer is a general and development-behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families. Professor of Pediatrics at NYU, he leads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, is Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, and also works as a hospitalist. After graduation from NYU School of Medicine and chief residency at Jacobi Hospital, he stayed as Director of Emergency Medicine, starting the first Emergency Medicine Residency in New York State.

For over 30 years he led a primary care program at Bellevue, including co-located mental and oral health services and clinics in homeless shelters. His research is focused on interventions in primary care to improve early childhood outcomes, including early brain development and obesity.

Dr. Dreyer has been AAP NY Chapter 3 President, and a member of the Committee on Pediatric Research and the Executive Committee of the Council on Communications and Media. He CoChaired the AAP Health Literacy Project Advisory Committee, including editing the AAP publication Plain Language Pediatrics. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on LGBT Health and Wellness and the AAP Leadership Workgroup on Poverty and Child Health.

Dr. Dreyer was president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and founded and chairs the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty and the APA Research Scholars Program. He also hosts a weekly radio show on the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Channel, On Call for Kids.


Conditions Treated 

  • Asperger syndrome
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral difficulties in school
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Disruptive behavior disorder
  • Genetic problems
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Language delays
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Speech impairment
  • Tourette Syndrome

Special Interests  

  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Improving early brain development in children through early interventions

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Residency in Pediatrics • 1974

Awards & Honors  

  • Past President
    American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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