Peter O'Keefe, DO, FAAP
Dr. O’Keefe joined Village Pediatrics as a physician partner in 2004. During his time with Village Pediatrics he has offered a number of valuable contributions apart from being an experienced and skilled pediatrician. His prowess with young patients has ensured that top of line care is always the priority at Village Pediatrics.
As an undergraduate student, Dr. O’Keefe chose to pursue his B.S. in Biology with University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. His interest and flair in the subjects made it obvious that becoming a doctor would be his chosen post-graduation plan. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in 1996, he immediately enrolled himself in New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. For the next 4 years he dedicated his time and attention to learning and understanding as much as he could with respect to medical theory. His goal was always to absorb as much as he could in a classroom environment, so that he could apply it effectively in practice during his residency and internships.
Since he completed his educational career, he has worked hard to obtain a number of valuable certifications including Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatrics and National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
After achieving his D.O. in 2000, Dr. O’Keefe began his internship with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, New York. Knowing early on that pediatric care would be his chosen specialty, he proceeded to enroll with Winthrop-University Hospital for their pediatric residency program. He chose Winthrop as it is well regarded in the medical community for its extensive pediatric specialties offering substantial scope for training and learning.
In 2004 after successfully completing his residency, he joined Village Pediatrics. His role in Village Pediatrics includes physician services and pediatric care for young patients. He is one of the participants in the Village Pediatrics education groups for prospective parents on newborn care. He brings to the practice not only his extraordinary skill and experience of pediatric health care, but also a caring and reassuring personal touch that comforts both the parent and child.
Aside from spending most of his time and attention with Village Pediatrics, Dr. O’Keefe also spends a part of his time in educating other young doctors in the field of pediatric care. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine at State University of New York Stony Brook. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Young Physicians Section. In September 2006, he was invited by Winthrop-University Hospital to deliver a lecture as part of their ACGME Core Competency Lecture Series. His topic was "Private Practice vs. An Academic Setting, The Pros and Cons" and in general this was a well-received seminar.