Our Pediatricians Serve Greenwich
Riverside, Old Greenwich, New Canaan, And all surrounding areas...
Meet our team at Riverside Pediatrics, LLC! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
At Riverside Pediatrics, LLC, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.
All of our nurses are highly trained and have extensive pediatric experience. All of our experienced physicians are Board Certified in Pediatrics and have been practicing pediatrics for years. Our doctors are known for providing superior, quality medical care to children throughout the area. Our primary physicians have active privileges at Greenwich and Stamford Hospitals.
Karen Beckman, MD
Riverside Pediatrics, LLC
Dr. Karen Beckman is the founder and owner of Riverside Pediatrics, LLC. She was voted Castle Connolly Top Doctor (every year from 2013-2019) and has been selected as one of "Fairfield County's Top Doctors" by Greenwich Magazine, Stamford Magazine, Westport Magazine, Fairfield Living Magazine and New Canaan-Darien Magazine every year since 2013. She was also selected as a New York Magazine Top Doctor in 2014-2017 and 2019. She was also listed as a "Top Doctor" by the New York Times numerous times. Dr. Beckman is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a former member of the Stamford Hospital Credentialing Committee and a former board member of the Greenwich Physicians Association. She has been a medical consultant on television news. She has given numerous educational talks at local schools and organizations and has been interviewed in the local newspapers. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Beckman grew up in Guilford, Connecticut. She attended Hamden Hall Country Day School and then Tufts University where she received a B.S. double majoring in Psychology and Spanish and was in the National Psychology Honors Society. She then attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was a peer advisor. She completed her Pediatric Residency at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital where she was chosen to be Chief Resident. In 2000, she began a career in private practice in Stamford and New Canaan, CT. There she developed a large patient following because of her superior clinical expertise and her warm bedside manner. She became partner at the practice during which time she provided ongoing training for and direct supervision of all new pediatricians. She left her first practice so that she could open Riverside Pediatrics in January 2006.
Dr. Beckman is very active in her local community. She is married with two sons both of whom attend school in Greenwich, where she and her family have lived since 2000.
- Dr. Beckman has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Pediatrics every from from 2013-2019. Please click on the hyperlink (below to the right) to view her Castle Connolly Profile.
Alejandro Mones, MD
Riverside Pediatrics, LLC
Dr. Alejandro ("Alex") Mones is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Mones completed his undergraduate studies at Williams College, where he obtained a B.A. in Chemistry with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mones grew up in Monroe, NY, where he played cello in several local orchestras, mentored peers, tutored algebra, and recorded audio books for the blind and dyslexic. He continues to play cello in his spare time and has additional interests in photography, technology and movies.
Beth Rosenberg, MD
Riverside Pediatrics, LLC
Dr. Beth Rosenberg is excited to join the team at Riverside Pediatrics in January 2017. Dr. Rosenberg was born and raised in sunny South Florida. She graduated from Duke University with a BS in Biology (Go Blue Devils!) and continued her education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, where she received a Masters degree in health policy. After graduate school, she worked as a health care advisor on Capitol Hill. While Dr. Rosenberg enjoyed working on health care policy, she decided to follow her passion and to become a doctor. She returned to South Florida to attend the University of Miami School of Medicine and then moved to New York City for her pediatric residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell.
Dr. Rosenberg worked at Tribeca Pediatrics in New York City for many years prior to moving to Darien with her husband Daniel and daughter Lily. There she practiced at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics before finding her true "home" at Riverside Pediatrics.
Vaishali Bansilal, MD
Riverside Pediatrics, LLC
Dr. Vaishali Bansilal is excited to join the team at Riverside Pediatrics on October 7, 2019. She will be working full time at the Greenwich office.
Dr. Bansilal completed her Pediatric Residency training at The Brooklyn Medical Center affiliated with the Mt. Sinai Medical System in New York. She then furthered her training by completing a Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. Prior to moving to the United States from her native India, she received an undergraduate degree in Biology at D.G Ruparel College in Mumbai, India and then graduated from medical school at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Med College in Mumbai India. After medical school, Dr. Bansilal practiced as a Family Practitioner in a primary care clinic in Mumbai, India before moving to the United States to pursue further medical training in pediatrics.
After completing her pediatric training, Dr. Bansilal moved to Fairfield County and joined StayWell Health Center, where she worked with underprivileged children and families. While there, she established and coordinated the Quality Improvement Project for Asthma Care which resulted in a 20% increase in appropriate follow up care for asthmatics. Known for her breastfeeding expertise, she also championed the cause of educating underserved patient populations on the advantages of breastfeeding. After several years at StayWell, she moved to New Jersey where she enjoyed working in private practice and building relationships with her patients and their families at Tribeca Pediatrics.
Dr. Bansilal and her husband recently relocated to Rye Brook, NY with their 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter so that they could raise their children surrounded by extended family. Dr. Bansilal’s passions include cooking and baking with her children, traveling and learning about new cultures and history as well as Indian classical dance.
Dr. Bansilal is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is accepting new patients and is in-network with most insurances.
Dr. Bansilal is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Jane Rubenstein, APRN
RiversideRiverside Pediatrics LLC
Jane Milberg Rubenstein, a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive pediatric experience, is excited to join the team at Riverside Pediatrics. She will be working mainly in the New Canaan office.
Ms. Rubenstein enjoys working with children of all ages and their families and has a special interest in the management of Asthma.
Ms. Rubenstein completed undergraduate studies at Skidmore College and received a Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Illinois at the medical center campus. She then graduated from Yale University with a Master of Science degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Rubenstein worked as the Manager of the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale University Health Service for many years. She has also worked with children at a school based health center in New Haven.
Ms. Rubenstein and her husband recently relocated to Norwalk after residing in Westport for many years. She has a grown daughter and two young grandchildren who all live in the area.
Golf and bridge are two of her favorite hobbies and she and her husband love to travel.