Meet Dr. Mary Ann

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Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento is an accomplished pediatrician and a regular contributor to parenting magazines including, Parenting, Parents, and American Baby.  She has also contributed to many online parenting sites such as, and and has spoken on all aspects of childcare and parenting at corporations, hospitals, schools and day care centers.

While appearing on a variety of radio and cable television shows, she also served as the parenting expert for the COMCAST network, appearing regularly on “Your Morning on CN8”. Other television credits include: “Surviving Motherhood” for The Learning Channel and negotiating “The Mommy Wars” on the Montel Williams Show.  Dr. Mary Ann is currently on the Disney Interactive Media Medical Advisory Board.

In 2003, “Dr. Mary Ann” launched Simply Parenting, a book and DVD series designed to bring parenting back to basics for new and anxious parents.  Her website keeps parents up to date with articles covering birth to adolescence.  To date, the Simply Parenting child development videos have been seen by over a million parents on YouTube.

Born and raised in New York City, she attended Barnard College and the University of Pennsylvania where she received her medical degree.  After her pediatric residency at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, she started Franklin Pediatrics, in Morristown, New Jersey where for 17 years, she was the managing partner with one of the largest pediatric groups in the state.  She is currently a specialist in newborn care and an Attending Physician at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine