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Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D., to Lead NYMC Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Rosenzweig Will Also Lead Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center Department of Pediatrics

April 17, 2024
Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D.
Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rosenzweig to New York Medical College as our next chair of the Department of Pediatrics,” said Neil W. Schluger, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine. “Dr. Rosenzweig is an internationally prominent physician in her field, with a reputation as an outstanding clinician, teacher, and researcher. We are confident that in working with our academic partners at WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, she will continue the tradition of excellence and leadership that has been established in pediatrics at NYMC  and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital over many years.”

Renee Garrick, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WMCHealth, joined Dr. Schluger in welcoming Dr. Rosenzweig.  "The appointment of Dr. Rosenzweig will assure the continued outstanding, nationally recognized work in children’s healthcare provided at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for the families of the Hudson Valley and beyond.”  

Dr. Rosenzweig is an internationally recognized expert in the medical field of pulmonary hypertension who serves in leadership capacities for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and for the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network of North America. She has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific publications and has been editor-in-chief of the journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. Dr. Rosenzweig has led more than 50 clinical trials developing novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening condition that plagues both children and adults. 

Board-certified in pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease, Dr. Rosenzweig received her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric cardiology, with special training in pulmonary hypertension, at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  Over her distinguished 24-year tenure as a faculty member at Columbia, Dr. Rosenzweig rose to the position of Professor and Vice Chairman for clinical and translational research of the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center. Simultaneously, she continues to actively care for patients with pulmonary hypertension referred to her from around the world. 

Continuing a Legacy of Pediatric Leadership
Dr. Rosenzweig will succeed Leonard Newman, M.D. '70, as NYMC Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics, as well as Michael Gewitz, M.D. as NYMC Professor, Director of the Westchester Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, and as the William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

For over four decades, Drs. Newman and Gewitz have each served in various leadership roles at NYMC and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, advocating for the advancement of children’s healthcare locally and nationally. Drs. Newman and Gewitz will continue their current responsibilities to ensure a seamless transition until Dr. Rosenzweig assumes her positions later this summer.