Now, more than ever, children’s health is in the spotlight. It’s an exciting time for pediatric medicine, and our department is uniquely positioned to make a difference. The clinical home of the Department of Pediatrics is the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital—a “hospital within a hospital” in the Mount Sinai Health System. Academically, the Department is based within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the nation’s top translational medical centers and biomedical research institutions. Both the School and The Mount Sinai Hospital provide an outstanding environment for state-of-the-art medical care, cutting-edge research focused on child health, and superlative education.
Our clinical faculty, staff, and trainees share a common vision to improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through prevention, early detection of disease, and evidence-based treatment, with an emphasis placed on quality and safety of care. Our pediatricians have partnered with internal medicine colleagues to develop disease-focused “Centers of Excellence,” such as the Pediatric IBD Center, launched in 2014. These centers fulfill a critical need for longitudinal continuing care in those of our chronically ill patients graduating from pediatric to internal medicine providers.
We have also been developing multidisciplinary such as the Pediatric Chronic Lung Program, the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Care Clinic and the Adrenoleukodystrophy Multidisciplinary Clinic that are designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated care for children where several specialties are combined into one visit and the specialists all work together to create a personalized care plan.
Our research is committed to improving the health of the world’s children, and thereby, the future adult population. Our Department continues to significantly grow its research enterprise, with extramural NIH funding exceeding $23 million. This funding places us among the top pediatric departments nationwide.
Our primary collaborations at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are with The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, The Institute for Exposmic Research, The Tisch Cancer Institute and The Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute.
Our partnerships seek to enhance basic and clinical research efforts by developing new ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat common childhood diseases including diabetes and obesity, allergies and asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood brain cancer and cystic fibrosis.
The Department aims to educate the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics. At present, our trainees include residents in our categorical, research, triple board, and pediatric genetics tracks, as well our postdoctoral fellows in ACGME-accredited subspecialty training programs.
I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the exciting work in which our Department is engaged in to further advance pediatric patient care.
Lisa M. Satlin, MD
Herbert H. Lehman Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai