Department of Pediatrics
Charles Schleien, MD, MBA
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to deliver high-quality, family-centered care to sick infants and children. The department includes a 52-bed Level 3 NICU, 12-bed PICU and 15-bed pediatric unit. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, through Schneider Children's Hospital, is able to treat the whole child, not just the illness. Schneider Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of care that addresses the special needs of children - from premature babies to adolescents. The hospital’s specialists cover the entire range of pediatric health concerns and the hospitals warm and bright environment has made Schneider Children’s Hospital the destination hospital for children across the United States and around the world. The health system offers state-of-the-art care for children’s medical needs in all major clinical areas, as well as support for sensitive personal and family needs. Nationally and internationally recognized programs include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, lung rescue, oncology and bone marrow transplantation.