James Parles, MD
Dr. James Parles grew up in Smithtown. He graduated from Smithtown High School West, Williams College and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1988 and joined Smithtown Pediatric Group where his father, Dr. Stephen Parles, was a founding partner and is still in pediatric practice. During his time as a board-certified general pediatrician with Smithtown Pediatric Group, which became a division of Allied Pediatrics of New York (currently Allied Physicians Group) during 2007, Dr. Parles grew increasingly interested in, skilled at, and dedicated to treating pediatric behavioral disorders, while becoming ever more cognizant of the myriad burdens they impose upon large numbers of children and families. He has received advanced training in this field through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care (CAP-PC) program given by the New York State Office of Mental Health and The Reach Institute at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. Dr. Parles has served as Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Voluntary Faculty Affairs at Stony Brook Children’s. He was a participant in the Cody Center dialogues, which led in 2012 to the publication of the Stony Brook Guidelines on the Ethics of the Care of People with Autism and Their Families. Dr. Parles is a proud and loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, son-in-law, and brother-in-law. He resides in Setauket with his wife, Heidi, their youngest children and their four dogs.