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Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Charles Schleien, MD, MBA

Charles Schleien

Dr. Charles Schleien is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of Northwell Health as well as Professor of Pediatrics at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  Previously, Dr. Schleien worked at Columbia University where he served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. He is past director of the division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, which he founded on his arrival to Columbia in 1999, and served as medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University.  Dr. Schleien attended the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, completed pediatrics residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, and his anesthesiology residency and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he remained on the faculty as Assistant Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and was NIH funded for his research in brain metabolism, brain resuscitation and CPR.  He directed the Critical Care division at the University of Miami where he led a major research effort in brain resuscitation. He has authored over 65 papers, 50 chapters in major pediatric and critical care texts, as well as edited established textbooks including the Golden Hour and Rogers’ Textbook of Critical Care Medicine.  He serves on the editorial board of the journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  He was a longstanding member of the American Heart Association-Emergency Cardiovascular Committee instrumental in formulating the international pediatric guidelines in CPR.  He has been honored with prestigious fellowships from the Society of Critical Care Medicine as well as the American Heart Association, as well as awards from the NY Donor Organ Network and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  He received his MBA from the Columbia Business School in the spring 2008.  He lives in Larchmont, NY with his wife Debbie and has two sons, Eric and Zachary.