Meet Our Medical Team

Dr. Lander is board-certified and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 
treating the needs of children up to age 23. He provides you with the highest quality
medical care and a deep concern for the well-being of your children.
Our physicians are available to respond to medical emergencies
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Learn more about Dr. Lander at Essex-Morris Pediatrics:

Patricia Cucolo, MD   Richard Lander, MD, FAAP
Dr. Lander graduated from the University of Cincinnati and received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine. His pediatric residency was at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he was chief resident. Dr. Lander is a certified impact consultant and has special interests in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and concussion management. He was president of the American Academy of Pediatrics for New Jersey, and serves on the national level. He received several awards for outstanding service to the AAP including the Charles Vanchiere Award, as well as two special achievement awards. He lectures across the country, has published widely in medical literature and is a clinical assistant professor at UMDNJ. He received NJ Top Doc Award for 2013 and 2014.

Our Nurse Practictioners:

    Mary Hewitt, MSN, APN
Ms. Hewitt is a certified advanced practice pediatric nurse with a focus on pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology. She is an advocate for family-centered education in regard to managing acute illnesses and chronic diseases. She received her bachelor of science degree from Kean University and her master of science degree from Seton Hall University.
    Jeanne Horsey, RN, MSN, CPNP
Ms. Horsey is an experienced advanced practice pediatric nurse practitioner that specializes in treating children with asthma and allergies.  She advocates for family focused care promoting health and wellness. She received her bachelor of science degree from Boston College and her master of science degree from Seton Hall University.


Dr. Lander sees patients at both Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and is a participating provider of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization