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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics strives to be a national leader in pediatrics, recognized for providing unmatched, family-centered, quality-focused care, with a robust commitment to education and research in the prevention and cure of childhood diseases. Cohen Children’s Medical Center has a 57-bed Level 4 NICU, a 37-bed PICU, four Bone Marrow Transplant dedicated beds, and 108 general pediatric beds. In addition, the department is comprised of three Level 3 NICUs, four Level 2 NICUs, and one Level 1 NICU for a total of 188 NICU beds and 212 inpatient beds.

The Department encompasses all functions of pediatric physicians for all Northwell hospitals, the primary care network of physicians, and major subspecialty clinics in the region. The faculty has grown to over 350 full-time physicians and over 450 voluntary pediatricians. The hospital’s specialists cover the entire range of pediatric health concerns and the hospital's warm and bright environment has made Cohen Children's Medical Center the destination hospital for children across the United States and around the world. Nationally and internationally recognized programs include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, lung failure, cancer, bone marrow transplantation, and kidney transplantation.

In collaboration with the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, the Department of Pediatrics provides clinical services, educational supervision, and research expertise for all clinical, education, and research activities within the Department. Each of our clinical divisions participates in a variety of clinical trials and every year more than 15,000 patients and volunteers participate in over 2,000 research studies. The Department has over 200 active IRB protocols and offers several basic labs in the following areas:

  • Immunology (B Cell Immunology and Immunodeficiencies)
  • Cancer (Cancer and Blood Disorder Genetics Program, Genomic-Based Cancer Therapy Program, Developmental Therapeutics, Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy)
  • Hematology (Red Cell Dysplasia)
  • Sepsis and Inflammation
  • Neonatology (Hypoxic ischemic injury and pulmonary hypertension)
  • Genetics/Genomics (Risk Evaluation and Anticancer Therapy, Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness, Oncofertility Clinic)
  • Pediatric Trauma