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
- Educate the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics
The proximity between the clinical and research departments and institutes, contiguous within the Icahn School of Medicine (MSSM) campus, fosters a uniquely interactive multi-disciplinary environment that facilitates the development of collaborative programs. In the clinical arena, pediatricians can partner with their internal medicine colleagues to develop disease-focused “Centers of Excellence” that span the generational spectrum, a critical need as long term survival of children with once fatal childhood conditions, including cancer, cystic fibrosis, and congenital heart disease, improves.
Our reputation as a leader in clinical care is evidenced by the US News and World Report ranking of the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital among the best children’s hospitals in the country in 2011. Specifically, in the 2011-12 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Mount Sinai ranked among the top programs in pediatric gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, and pulmonology.
Department of Pediatrics
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai — expert, comprehensive, family-centered care Go to Kravis site
The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute: Advancing therapies for diseases affecting childrenGo to MCHDI