Nurse Practitioners/ Physician Assistants

Laura Polito, C.P.N.P.Laura Polito, C.P.N.P.

Laura Polito is a physician assistant at Staten Island University Hospital and joined Pediatric Urology Associates in 2013. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the New York Institute of Technology School of Health Professions and has worked in the field of pediatric urology since graduating in 2009.

She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Manhattan College in 2006 and began her physician assistant career in Montefiore Medical Center’s department of Pediatric Urology. In 2011, she joined Dr. Mark Horowitz in the department of Pediatric Urology at Staten Island University Hospital. She is a member of the American Urological Association and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Jovita Kwan, C.P.N.P.

Jovita is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Columbia University. She joined the PUA family in 2011. Prior to beginning nursing school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in human development from Cornell University.

She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She has a passion for promoting child wellness all over the world and has traveled to Guatemala as part of Hope Bible Mission to volunteer in a local community health center. She speaks Cantonese and is working on learning Mandarin Chinese to better serve her patients and their families. Jovita lives in Queens with her husband Charles and enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Jovita sees patients in our Lake Success office.