Pooja Makhija, MD

Board Certified Pediatrician in Rochester, NY

Dr. Makhija is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). She received her medical degree from Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2016 and completed her pediatric residency at Oishei Children’s Hospital in 2019. She spent a year at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri studying Pediatric Cardiology before returning to Rochester and joining Genesis Pediatrics in July 2020. She has a special interest in caring for newborns and adolescents with mental health issues. She is also a certified lactation specialist. Dr. Makhija is a native of Buffalo and currently resides in Penfield with her husband and puppy, Rex.


There are no walk-in appointments! We understand that wait times on the phone are very long due to high call volumes. Scheduled appointments are necessary.