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 our ranking among the best pediatric centers in the nation. For 2013-2014, in its annual “Best Children’s Hospital” edition, U.S. News ranks the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai in seven pediatric specialties: cardiology, cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, pulmonology, and urology.
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