The mission of the Division of General Pediatrics is to promote the health and well-being of children, families, and community through excellence in care, education, research, and advocacy in a multidisciplinary environment that fosters mutual respect.
The integration of clinical care, teaching, and the development of a general pediatrics research agenda has been an expressed goal of the division over the past three years. The Division is staffed by clinician-educators and clinician-researchers, all of whom were recruited for their interest in practicing and teaching primary care in an urban, underserved community.
Primary care is delivered at multiple sites: the Mount Sinai Pediatric Associates Practice on Annenberg 4th floor, the Uptown Pediatrics Practice on 96th Street and Park Avenue, and at four Pediatric School-based Health Centers in East Harlem. In 2003, the Medicine/Pediatrics Practice joined the Division of General Pediatrics. The faculty members in these four clinical areas have a broad range of expertise including health promotion and disease prevention, management of children and adults with complex psychosocial and medical problems, community-based care, obesity management, asthma management, and child abuse evaluation. The research areas include but are not limited to health care delivery, health policy, environmental health, obesity, asthma, community pediatrics, child abuse, injury prevention, psychosocial issues in primary care, and adolescent health risk behaviors. The faculty is currently interdisciplinary and involved in innovative programming, teaching and research. Multiple innovative programs address the diverse needs of the children and families served by the practices.
The Division's primary care practices serve as the clinical sites for training of 60 pediatric residents and 16 medicine/pediatric residents. It also serves as the training site for the HRSA Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship begun in 2002.
Annenberg, 17th floor
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029