Our Mission

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 and these patients transition from pediatric to internal medicine care.

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
Tel: 212-241-8088
Fax: 212-289-8569

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

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