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.

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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