Senior Leadership

Sophia Morisseau DeCambre, M.D.

Dr. Sophia DeCambre has been a pediatrician at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center since November of 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz. She obtained her M.D. and did her pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. DeCambre has wanted to be a pediatrician since she was in grade school. She loves children and even volunteered in the pediatric ward at Kings County Hospital when she was 14 years old. In high school, she was in the pre-medical club and after she graduated, she worked as a teacher in a day care center. While in college, she started a Medical Association for Pre-Med students (MAPS).

She believes in encouraging the parents of teenagers to fully enjoy their children’s childhood but also plan for the future: childhood lasts only 18 years and adulthood lasts for decades. As a pediatrician, I let my patients know that the choices they make will affect them not only today, but tomorrow as well. As they get older, their desires, interests and talents may change, and they should never be afraid to change their minds. “The sky’s the limit for them,” says Dr. DeCambre.

She loves the connections she makes with the families through general pediatrics. “In a way, I become part of the family. The roles I play are numerous – teacher, counselor, advocate, prayer partner, friend and doctor,” she explains. “I love that pediatric medicine allows me to fill those roles and allows me to watch the families grow.”

On a personal note, Dr. DeCambre loves to dance. She says that in another world, she would have become a dancer! She is married with three children, loves to relax and spend quality family time. Her children know that “mommy’s favorite thing is to relax!”

“I have developed many friendships among the staff at Addabbo,” she says. “I also like that Addabbo offers multiple services to patients and their families which makes their lives a little easier for them.”

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