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The Department of Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital

Our mission is to offer the best pediatric and children’s health care services in a safe, comfortable, and stress-free environment for your child. Our pediatrics services are designed with kids in mind, from waiting rooms and play rooms, patient rooms with room for Mom and Dad, and our specially trained staff, whose goal is to be one more layer of comforting care for your child.

We know that there's a lot of information out there about children’s pediatric health care services, and we believe in providing you with the right information to help your child with everything from the most basic of visits...to helping you, as a parent, understand why your child may need our specialty services.

Our pediatric program provides state-of-the art care in a child-friendly environment. We pride ourselves in offering the finest in primary general as well as subspecialty pediatric care to the children in our community. Our department includes physicians with extensive experience in a broad range of specialties, who bring impressive clinical expertise to the care of each and every young patient entrusted to our care. We also work closely with pediatric surgeons, urologists, other surgical specialtists and anesthesiologists in the care of children requiring their services.

Some of the specialized services offered include:

  • State-designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care unit
  • Conscious sedation services for advanced imaging studies
  • Video EEG service for patients with seizures
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation of infant breathing disorders including on-site multichannel sleep studies
  • Dental care for children with chronic medical/developmental disabilities
  • Radiology studies under the direction of board-certified Pediatric Radiologists
  • Diagnostic/treatment services for pediatric cancers
  • Comprehensive management for children with diabetes and endocronological conditions
  • Evaluation and transitions of gastrointestinal diseases and nutritionl problems
  • Comprehensive care of pulmonary diseases

Whether care is administered in the Children's Emergency Center, the Intensive Care Units, the inpatient unit, the Nursery, or the various ambulatory sites, the family/patient is always the center of care. Parents are encouraged to take an active role and participate in all decisions pertaining to the care of their chidlren.

In order to insure seamless care between the hospital and ambulatory settings, we maintain constant communication between our staff and the community providers. All patients on the Pediatric floor, Pediatric ICU and Ambulatory Services are cared for by our Pediatric physician residents under the close supervision of our Pediatric faculty hospitalists, intensivists and specialists who facilitate the care of all children and remain available to assist the community Pediatricians in any aspect of inpatient care. Newborn infants in Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal ICU and the Regular and Observation Nurseries receive round-the-clock care from on-site Board-Certified Neonatologists, Pediatric Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Our goal is to provide high quality,
efficient, evidence-based care in a
warm, compassionate atmosphere.

If you desire additonal information,
please call the Department
of Pediatrics at 718-226-9360

Philip Roth MD, Phd
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Vice President, Medical Education

Department of Pediatrics: Vital Statistics

  • Pediatric Inpatient Admissions - Over 1,700/year
  • Annual Births - Approx. 3,000/year
  • Emergency Department Pediatric Visits - 20,000/year
  • Inpatient Beds - 20
    - Close Communication with Community Pediatricians
    - Hospitalist Service
    - Newly Renovated Unit
  • Pediatric ICU Beds - 4
    - Conventional and High Fequency Ventilation
    - Pediatric Trauma
    - Complex Medical and Surgical Admissions
    - Video EEG
  • Neonatal ICU Beds - 11
    - Conventional and High Frequency Ventilation
    - Inhaled Nitric Acid
    - Multichannel Breathing Disorders;
    Apnea, Gastroesophageal Reflux, ALTE
    - Family Centered Care
  • State-of-the Art Care in Clinical Subspecialties
    - Gastrointestinal and Nutrition
    - Endocrinology
    - Infectious Diseases
    - Pulmonary Medicine
    - Pediatric Neurology
    - Pediatric Urology
    - Pediatric ENT
    - Behavioral/Developmental
    - Pediatric Surgery
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