Archana Singh, M.D.

When she's not working as a pediatric pulmonologist, Archana Singh, M.D., can be found in her garden.
042112sc5ii 101

When she's not working as a pediatric pulmonologist, Archana Singh, M.D., can be found in her garden. Dr. Singh and her husband, Anoop Singh, M.D., also a pediatrician, live in Brooklyn. They have two sons, one grown and one still in college. Dr. Singh went to medical school in her native India, and then came to the U.S. in 1996 when her husband was offered work here. She completed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and a fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola on Long Island. She joined the staff of The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in 2009.

When did you decide to become a doctor? I have always had a passion for medicine. I knew how I felt about it even as a child. I still recall the image of my pediatrician in a white coat, and I could picture myself as that.

What drew you to your specialty? I chose pediatrics because kids are playful and happy. That side of medicine is totally to my liking. And I became fascinated with the lungs when I saw my first bronchoscopy, which showed the inner workings of the lung.

What do you grow in your garden? Pumpkins, chilies, peppers and other vegetables.

And gardening is a passion of yours? When I take care of plants it gives me a feeling of joy akin—in a small way— to that of raising a child. As a child I watched my parents enjoy the same hobby in India. The weather and plant choices are different here, so I’ve had to get used to different kinds of flowers and vegetables. My kids always help with the garden. They like to eat the things I grow.

Categories: Central Jersey Health & Life, Health & Beauty Features, Homepage Features, Hospital Features