Our Providers

Dr. Gaurang Patel
MD, F.A.A.P

Dr. Jigisha Chaudhary
MD, F.A.A.P

The team of husband-wife board certified pediatricians completed their post-graduation in pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), in 2002 and 2004, respectively. They have been practising pediatrics for over 10 years. They first opened their office in Colonia, New Jersey; and then expanded to two more locations in Edison and Perth Amboy. Drs. Patel and Chaudhary are dedicated to providing excellent care to their large and very diverse patient population. They are proud parents to three wonderful children. In their free time, they enjoy various outdoor activities with their family.

Dr. Vidya Sonavane
MD, F.A.A.P

Dr. Sonavane completed her pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her medical training at LokmanyaTilak Medical School and a postgraduate degree in child health from Sir. J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. Dr. Sonavane is dedicated to providing high standards of care and loves to interact and care for her patients. She is a certified volunteer at NJ Sharing Network, which focuses on organ transplant.Dr. Sonavane resides in New Jersey with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys baking and writing.

Dr. Leena Benoy
MD, FAAP

Dr.Leena Benoy is a board certified pediatrician who joined Colonia Pediatrics in 2011. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad,India and completed Pediatric residency from Metropolitan Hospital at New York Medical Center. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi. Dr Benoy resides in Morris County with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

Dr. Arunasree Dubbaka-Rajaram
MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr Dubbaka-Rajaram is a board certified pediatrician, with ten years of experience. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College (India) and completed her pediatric residency from Lincoln Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Her interest in public health led her to pursue a Masters in Public Health from State University New York at Albany. Dr. Dubbaka-Rajaram is an active member ofthe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), AAP NJ Chapter, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), VMPA. Her hobbies include yoga and mantra meditation.

Dr. N.M. Patel
M.D, F.A.A.P

Dr. N.M. Patel is a very experienced pediatrician who has worked for over forty years in private practice in New Jersey. He began his residency in Pediatrics at Washington D.C.'s General Hospital and continued his training at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City, completing his residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. He started private practice in Edison and Perth Amboy, N.J. and has been working there ever since. He has a long-time affiliation with J.F.K. Hospital as well as Raritan Bay Hospital. His patients enjoy a high five from Dr. Patel and his endearing smile. Parents appreciate his knowledge and attention to the care of his patients. In his free time, Dr.Patel enjoys playing tennis and gardening.