The Department of Pediatrics provides compassionate health care to some of the highest risk children and adolescents in the United States. “Our challenge is to care for a range of health issues, a continuum, from children who are thriving to those who are critically ill,” stated Dr. Peter Sherman, Chairman, Pediatrics. This type of care is in the context of the social, educational, and psychological issues that children face growing up in an economically and resource-challenged multicultural community.
Services are provided in a modern Children’s Wing and include a 20-bed inpatient unit, five-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Well Baby Nursery, and major outpatient facilities that are spread across four sites in the Bronx. The Department of Pediatrics provides general and subspecialty care. Subspecialty care includes Adolescent Medicine, Allergy-Immunology, Behavior-Development, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases (including Travel Medicine), Neurology, and Pulmonology. Multidisciplinary teams address a wide range of child and adolescent health issues, which include asthma, diabetes, obesity, sickle cell disease, international infectious diseases, and behavioral, educational, and mental health problems, as well as the stress of exposure to violence. “Our successful model utilizes a team approach that incorporates the skills of physicians, mental health specialists, nutritionists, and nurses,” stated Dr. Sherman.
“Children are the future, and our job at BronxCare is to help the children and adolescents we care for have a future.”