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<b><span style="color: #111111;">Dr. Ritu Khullar</span></b>

About Dr. Ritu Khullar

Ritu Khullar, M.D. FAAP, is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Khullar has a broad background with several years of pediatric experience. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry at Stockton University in NJ. Dr Khullar earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at Albany Medical Center, as well as her final year at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. During her residency training she provided free medical service as part of a medical mission through the Himalayan Exchange Program. Dr. Khullar has always treated each and every patient as a family by giving as much time required to answer as many questions to put the family at ease. She is extremely compassionate and has amazing diagnostic skills. She prides herself in caring about the “whole” patient and not just their medical diagnosis. She also gets involved in their psychological, emotional, and social needs.

Previous to starting her own practice, Dr. Khullar worked at Ivy Pediatrics (Urgent Care), as well as Brick Pediatrics.. She was on staff for Jersey Shore Medical Center as well as Ocean Medical Center, and in charge for rounding on newborn babies and inpatient care.

Dr Khullar has special interests in ADHD/Anxiety therapy, infants to age 21, well check exams, asthma management, and weight loss. Dr. Khullar is fluent in Hindi as well. She is mother of a 9 year old son and adores him. Her hobbies include traveling, trying ethnic cuisines, reading motivational books, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to meeting you and caring for your child/children and welcoming you to the GoldStar Pediatric Family!!

About Destiny McCloud

Destiny McCloud has over 15 years experience working with children. She has her BS in Human Services-Child and Family Welfare and is dedicated and passionate in your child’s well being. She has 2 beautiful children who are her world. Her daughter is 8 and in 2nd grade and her son is 2 and very outgoing. She brings her motherly touch with her to the practice.


About Dana Hickey

Dana Hickey has been in pediatrics for 9 years. She has an adorable 7 year old daughter. Her mission is to make all the patients and families feel comfortable. She looks forward to meet you at the office soon.

About Ann Willitts

Ann Willitts, APN, CPNP-PC has joined the practice to help our pediatrician Dr. Khullar manage your child’s care whether sick or well! We are excited for Ann and know she will be a huge asset in making sure you feel confident that your children’s needs are being met by someone with years of experience caring for them.

Ann is an experienced pediatric nurse with a friendly, caring demeanor- just the right person to look after your child!

Ann has over 29 years of experience in pediatrics and nursing while having 2 years as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She’s worked in emergency care for children, cardiology clinics, general primary care at both levels of patient contact (RN & NP). Ann obtained her diploma in 1992 where she began working as RN then gained her BSN 2011 continuing on into her MSN in 2019.

With this level of knowledge you can rest assured that Ann will be able to provide excellent personalized service when it comes time for them see their doctor or help during emergencies because they have such extensive training and are CNP Certified


Ann loves all aspects of Pediatrics. She would love to help advocate for your child’s health care needs, especially if you are in need of medical attention! Ann has been married 28 years with 2 children; one living in Colorado at 26 years old and another who lives at home while attending college. Alongside her husband, she also owns pets such as dogs cats bearded dragon lizards- even chickens!

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