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Cristina Farrell

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Pediatrics, Behavioral Pediatrics
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  • Pediatrics

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore


    Dr. Farrell evaluates and treats children for developmental and behavioral concerns and manages Mount Sinai's multidisciplinary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Developmental Follow-up Clinic. She teaches pediatric residents and neonatology fellows during these sessions. She is well versed in Autism, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Management techniques, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Chronic Illness, and Normal Infant and Child Development. She believes in a holistic and open-minded approach to families, understanding that a child’s behavior and development cannot be separated from the child’s family environment. She aims to empower children and families whenever possible and actively engages in educational and disability advocacy for her patients. Her public health dissertation focused on the relationship between autism and parenting stress. Current research interests include early autism screening and diagnosis and the epidemiology of autism.  


- Autism spectrum disorders and parenting stress.
- Early autism screening and diagnosis.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Farrell did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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