Evidence-based Care, Academic Excellence

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics, established in 1878 as the first pediatric service within a hospital in New York City and one of the first in the nation, is to provide exceptional, innovative, and compassionate clinical care and community service, contribute to groundbreaking scientific discovery to improve the health of children, and educate the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics.

The Kravis Children’s Hospital in the Mount Sinai Health System, and the Department of Pediatrics in the Icahn School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top translational medical centers and biomedical research institutions, provides an outstanding environment for clinical care. Our faculty, staff and trainees are committed to improving the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Our reputation as a leader in clinical care is evidenced by the U.S. News & World Report ranking of Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai among the best in the country. Specifically, in the 2013-14 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” out of 178 pediatric centers across the nation, Mount Sinai placed among the top programs in seven pediatric specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

We look forward to continuing our long and distinguished tradition of excellence in innovative patient care, community involvement, professional education, and research across the translational spectrum.

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Message from the Chair

Lisa M. Satlin, MD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is Associate Director of the MD/PhD Training Program and Director of the Center for Patient Oriented Research, Training, Education and Development (CePORTED).
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Department of Pediatrics
Tel: 212-241-8088
Fax: 212-289-8569

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1198
New York, NY 10029

U.S. News ranks Kravis Children’s Hospital in seven specialties in its 2013-2014 “Best Children’s Hospital” report: cancer, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.

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Women in Science and Medicine

Lisa M. Satlin, MD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Watch video