Clinical Services

Inpatient Service

The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is designed to function as a children's hospital within the larger medical center. The Children's Hospital serves patients from birth through 21 years of age.

There are 115 inpatient pediatric beds distributed as follows:

  • PICU: 15 beds
  • P5: 24 beds
    • Made up of the Yellow & Green Teams
      • Green Team: Adolescent Medicine patients, Sub-specialty patients including: Cardio, Endo, GI, GU, Neuro, Ortho, Pulm, Renal, Rheum, Surgery
      • Yellow Team: Small Bowel & Liver Transplant patients
  • P4: 24 beds
    • Made up of the Red & Blue Teams
      • Red Team: Hematology/Oncology patients
      • Blue Team: General Pediatric patients (clinic & private)
  • NICU: 46 beds – once construction is completed
  • Pediatric Cardiac ICU: six beds

Residents on the floors will see a broad range of pathology ranging from bread and butter general pediatric cases to complex surgical cardiac cases and transplant patients including liver, kidney, small bowel, heart, and bone marrow recipients. Residents will also benefit from caring for patients with rare metabolic diseases as Mount Sinai is a New York State newborn screen referral center and therefore the leading referral center in the region for the evaluation of patients with suspected inborn errors of metabolism.

Unique features of the Children's Hospital include the cheerful and colorful patient areas, family conference rooms & and play rooms on each floor. On the first floor of the hospital is “The Zone” - a state of the art environment dedicated to helping children and their families cope with hospitalization and an integral part of our robust Child Life Department. The Kravis Children’s Hospital building also houses lecture facilities, a conference room, a house staff lounge, house staff on-call rooms, research facilities, and the offices of Pediatric Medical Education.

The Kravis Women's Center sits adjacent to the Children's Hospital and houses three well baby nurseries that serve over 5,000 births per year. Additionally, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center with over 700 admissions each year. Infants cared for at Mount Sinai have a wide range of medical and surgical problems including rare metabolic diseases, congenital heart disease, liver and intestinal failure, as well as the common problems associated with prematurity. In addition to the faculty neonatologists and fellows, over 65 full-time nurses who specialize in newborn care are on staff, as are social workers, lactation consultants, rehabilitation specialists, and respiratory therapists who all have a dedication to family-centered care.

As a teaching institution, the inpatient pediatric house staff supervises the care of all children (medical and surgical) admitted to The Mount Sinai Hospital. The attending pediatricians assigned to each of the various wards, nurseries, and intensive care units provide resident supervision and daily teaching. These physicians make rounds every day and are available for consultation at all times.

Outpatient Service

There are over 60,000 visits a year to the three outpatient services of the department.

The Pediatric Emergency Room is adjacent to the adult and surgical ERs in the Guggenheim Pavilion of The Mount Sinai Hospital. The emergency room is open and staffed by pediatric and emergency medicine house officers 24 hours each day with continuous attending coverage, as well as one incoming pediatric emergency medicine fellow per year. The patient volume is about 30,000 visits per year. It is graded as a level II trauma center. There are ongoing plans to renovate and expand the pediatric emergency room to increase current clinical space.

There are two primary care practice locations for continuity clinic: the Mount Sinai Diagnostic and Treatment Center Pediatric Associates group located within The Mount Sinai Hospital and Uptown Pediatrics, a private practice located nearby on 96th Street. Most of the residents are assigned to the Pediatric Associate practice with four residents maintaining their continuity site at Uptown Pediatrics. Pediatric Associates is a major provider of primary care to the East and Central Harlem community, and each resident serves as the primary care provider for a panel of patients who have a wide range of medical and social problems. The practice follows a group practice model with each team consisting of a PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 supervised by an attending. The supervising attending works with the same residents over the course of their three years of residency, which allows for continuity for the patients as the PGY-3 patient panel is passed on to the new PGY-1 joining that team. To enhance the learning experience for the resident, each clinic session also includes an afternoon teaching conference to emphasize the core curriculum of outpatient pediatrics.

The Adolescent Health Center provides primary care to teenagers. The multidisciplinary staff of the adolescent clinic includes pediatricians, gynecologists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, and consultants. The program includes counseling on contraception, venereal diseases, and AIDS. The Division of Adolescent Medicine is also actively involved with the medical and psychosocial aspects of adolescent drug addiction. All residents rotate through this center for four weeks as part of their training.