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Center for Pediatric Hypotensive Disease

  • Founded: 1998
  • Purpose: To study physiological processes related to orthostatic intolerance and other transient hypotensive states in children, adolescents, and young adults, including postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), postural hyperpnea, and vasovagal faint.
  • Current research: Studies focus on measures of central and peripheral blood flow and blood volume, and their control by the autonomic nervous system and factors which modulate autonomic regulation. Includes circulatory dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome, circulatory control in forms of orthostatic intolerance, studies of the interactions between chemoreceptors and baroreceptors in conscious humans, measurements and control of the sympathetic nervous system in childhood obesity, and the development of practical tools to assess microvascular function and fluid flow in patients with renal failure.
  • Contacts:

Julian M. Stewart M.D., Ph.D.
Center Director 
Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology, and Medicine
Center for Hypotension of New York Medical College  
Suite 1600 South
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 10532
Telephone: (914) 594-4370
Fax: (914) 593-8890
E-mail: julian_stewart@nymc.edu

Marvin Medow
Associate Director
Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology 
Center for Hypotension of New York Medical College                  
Suite 1600 South
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 10532
Telephone: (914) 593-8888
Fax: (914) 593-8890
E-mail: marvin_medow@nymc.edu

Courtney Terilli RN, BSN
Research Nurse
Center for Hypotension of New York Medical College
Suite 1600 South
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 10532
Telephone: 914-593-8888
Fax: 914-593-8890
E-mail: courtney_terilli@nymc.edu