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Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG

Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Updated: November 10, 2020

Heather Appelbaum, M.D., FACOG, recently joined Hackensack Meridian Children’s Heath as director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Appelbaum specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery for children and adolescents, and pediatric pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her special interests include congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, vaginal agenesis, disorders of sex development, ovarian cysts/ovarian torsion, genital trauma, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), abnormal female pubertal development, and menstrual disorders.

Dr. Appelbaum has numerous publications in the area of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; lecturing locally and nationally on these topics. She has served on several national and local medical advisory boards, and has developed and participated in multidisciplinary programs for patients with disorders of sex development.

Services offered

Dr. Appelbaum treats pediatric and adolescent patients, and offers expertise for the following conditions:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Abnormal pubertal development
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Cloacal malformations
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Endometriosis
  • Genital trauma
  • Gonadal dysgenesis
  • Hymenal variations/ Imperforate hymen
  • Mullerian anomalies
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vaginal septums
  • Vulvovaginal disorders


Dr. Appelbaum is accepting new patients at:
1900 Route 35
Suite 300
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Patients can call 732-897-3858 to schedule an appointment.