The department is one of the first in the country to train pediatricians dating back to the 1860’s in New York City. As such, it was the first to incorporate bedside teaching rounds in the training of physicians. This fine tradition continues at Metropolitan Hospital located on the upper east side of Manhattan. The Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital now serves as the primary site where the educational mission, clinical and basic research as well as primary and subspecialty care are afforded the sickest children. Tertiary and quaternary services include the NICU, PICU, transplant services, Metabolic Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Oncology Center, surgical and all subspecialty services. This faculty of outstanding physicians has significant research funding from the NIH as well as major foundations. It is my hope that those who visit our campus with the Children’s Hospital or view our web site realize the commitment of our faculty to our mission of quality healthcare for children.
Leonard J. Newman, M.D. ’70
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Newman is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Newman received his medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice for 45 years. He is one of 11 doctors at Westchester Medical Center who specialize in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Our training program mission is to educate physicians who will be prepared at the end of their training to become leaders in the field of pediatrics as healers, teachers, researchers and advocates. We do this by stimulating and developing excellence and responsibility in patient care, critical thinking and questioning, technical competence, sound medical judgment and professional integrity, and commitment to self-directed and lifelong learning. The philosophy of the pediatric residency program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan is to teach pediatric medicine by providing broad-based exposure to the field through an optimal balance between general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties. The mission of our training program is to educate physicians who will be prepared at the end of their training to become leaders in the field of pediatrics as healers, teachers, researchers and advocates.