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In Memoriam of DUMBO’s first pediatrician and Brooklyn Heights mom Dr. Stephanie Shaps

With such great sadness we share the passing of DUMBO’s first pediatrician Dr. Stephanie Shaps. She joined Leaf Medical in DUMBO in 2013 and implemented their Pediatrics section. In 2014, I interviewed her about her life in Brooklyn Heights and her work in DUMBO for Brooklyn Bridge Parents. She was also the first pediatrician in Brooklyn for my own sons, now 10 and 7 – equally knowledgeable, empathic, reliable and pragmatic.

Three years ago, Dr. Shaps was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, she is survived by her husband, Michael and their two children, Loden and Maxwell who have been attending PS 8.

A memorial service for Dr. Shaps will be held at Tribeca 360 ( on December 5, 2021, 3 to 6 PM. All are welcome. Please RSVP here.

Flowers or contributions are not required, however, if you would like to make a donation in her honor, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) was an organization very dear to her.  It supports patients, creates hope for those suffering from pancreatic cancer and encourages advances in research.

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