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Ian Holzman

  • PROFESSOR Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
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  • Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • MD, University of Pittsburgh

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

  • Fellowship, Perinatal Medicine
    University of Colorado


    Dr. Ian Holzman is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Newborn Medicine in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and he completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He did a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Colorado and then was on the neonatal faculty at the University of Pittsburgh prior to coming to Mount Sinai to become the Chief of Newborn Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

    He presently serves as the Vice Chair for Hospital Operations and Faculty  Affairs in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics.  Among other responsibilities, Dr. Holzman is the President of the Independent Physicians Organization, the Chair of the Ethics Committee and the In-Patient Operations Committee, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Faculty Practice Association. He also serves on the Hospital Professionalism Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Emergency Management Committee and various Quality Assurance Committees. Dr. Holzman also serves as the Director of Newborn Services for the Mount Sinai Health System.


  • 2009 - 2015
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine


Dr. Holzman’s research interests include understanding the etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis, examining treatment strategies for breathing problems in newborns and nutritional practices in the neonatal intensive care unit.  He also works in the area of bioethics with a special interest in problems related to newborns and in surrogate decision-making.


Rhodes R, Holzman IR. Is The Best Interest Standard Good for Pediatrics?. Pediatrics 2014; 134: S121-S129.

Holzman IR. Clincal Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-Based Textbook 2011. Cambridge University Press;.

Schulman J, Stricoff R, Stevens T, Horgan M, Gase K, Holzman IR. Statewide decline in NICU central line associated bloodstream infection rates after implementing bundles and checklists. Pediatrics 2010; 127: 436-444.

Howell EA, Holzman IR. Surfactant use for premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome in three New York City hospitals: discordance of practice from a community consensus standard. Journal of Perinatology 2010; 30: 590-595.

Gibbs KA, Kleinman LC, Jenkins SG, Herold BC, Holzman IR. The vulnerable very low birth weight infant: Late onset bloodstream infections. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2010; 3: 117-125.

Holzman IR. Commentary: calibrating the moral compass. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2010; 19: 411-413.

Hyman SJ, Novoa Y, Holzman IR. Perinatal endocrinology: Common endocrine disorders in the sick and premature infant. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 2009; 38: 509-524.

Holzman IR. Committee on Bioethics, Policy Statement. Contributing author. Physician refusal to provide information or treatment on the basis of claims of conscience. Pediatrics 2009; 124: 1689-1693.

Holzman IR. Policy statement (American Academy of Pediatrics):Pediatrician-family-patient relationships: Managing the boundaries. Pediatrics 2009; 124: 1685-1688.

Schulman J, Stricof RI, Stevens TP, Holzman IR. Development of a statewide collaborative to decrease NICU central line associated bloodstream infections. Journal of Perinatology 2009; 29: 591-599.

Peng L, Li ZR, Green RS, Holzman IR, Lin J. Butyrate enhances the intensital barrier by facilitating tight junction assembly via activation of AMP activated protein kinase in Cao-2 cell monolayers. Journal of Nutrition 2009; 139: 1619-25.

Hempel B, Holzman IR. End of life decision making regarding infants of artificial reproductive techniques and spontaneous conception. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2008; 1: 31-35.

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Dr. Holzman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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