Christian Hietanen, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Course Director of Physical DiagnosisTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown

Dr. Hietanen received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and then went on to medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, he founded the NYCOM Pediatric Club and upon graduation received the award for excellence in pediatrics. Dr. Hietanen did his pediatric residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where he was consistently recognized as one of the top residents in the program. He is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Hietanen takes a special interest in the care of asthma and allergies, educating new parents, as well as pediatric physical fitness. He is deeply involved with charity work, mostly centered on helping children with cancer, and community service. In his free time, he enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with his family. 


  • Towheed, A., Hietanen, C. L., Kamath, V. G., Singh, L. N., Ho, A., Engelstad, K., Cornett, K., Montes, J., & De Vivo, D. (2021). Hypotonia-Cystinuria 2p21 Deletion Syndrome: Intrafamilial Variability of Clinical Expression. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 8 (11), 2199-2204.
  • Hietanen, C. (2020). Calculated decisions: Shock index, pediatric age-adjusted (SIPA). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, 17(Suppl 1), CD6–CD7.
View All on Touro Scholar