Message from the Chair

Lisa M. Satlin
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine

Children’s health is in the spotlight, as cumulative data continue to emerge suggesting that adult diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease begin in childhood. The Kravis Children’s Hospital—a “hospital within a hospital” in the Mount Sinai Health System—and the Department of Pediatrics in the Icahn School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top translational medical centers and biomedical research institutions, provides an outstanding environment for infants, children, adolescents and young adults to receive state-of-the-art medical care.

The reputation for excellence of our nearly 100 full-time faculty has been recognized by their election to prestigious national and international organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, and American Association of Physicians.

Clinical Excellence

In the clinical arena, our pediatricians are partnering with internal medicine colleagues to develop disease-focused “Centers of Excellence” that span the generational spectrum, a critical need as children with chronic disease transition into adult life.

Translational Research

Advances in pediatric health through groundbreaking research across the translational research spectrum reflect our commitment to the world’s children and future health of the adult population. The Department continues to grow significantly in its research enterprise, with extramural funding in 2011 exceeding more than $23 million, placing the Department among the top pediatric departments nationwide in this category of achievement.

We continue to expand our research enterprise in collaboration with The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) and the Institute for Genomics and Multi-Scale Biology. Specifically, ongoing efforts are directed towards enhancing basic and clinical/translational research efforts to develop new knowledge about the prevention and treatment of diseases with high prevalence and morbidity in the community Mount Sinai serves and beyond, including diabetes and obesity, allergies and asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders and cardiovascular disease.

A Commitment to Academic Excellence

Finally, a major priority of the Department is to educate the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics. At present, our trainees include residents in our categorical, med/peds, triple board, and peds/genetics programs, along with postdoctoral fellows in ACGME-accredited subspecialty training programs.

I invite you to peruse our website to learn more about the exciting programs ongoing at the Kravis Children’s Hospital as we continue our long and distinguished tradition of excellence in innovative patient care, community involvement, professional education, and research across the translational spectrum.


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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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