Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
In the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in NYU Langone’s Department of Pediatrics, pediatric hospitalists (hospital-based pediatricians) work with referring pediatricians and specialists to manage the care of children receiving pediatric acute or rehabilitation (non–intensive care unit) services at four locations: Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. The hospitalists coordinate and oversee the care of acutely ill children while they are in the hospital, collaborate with NYU Langone’s many specialists, and manage the children’s discharge and return to a primary pediatrician. They also provide well-newborn care at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and Bellevue.
In addition, faculty of the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine educate medical students and pediatrics residents, serving as preceptors for NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Practice of Medicine course for first- and second-year medical students, as didactic preceptors for the pediatrics clerkship, and as attending physicians who oversee trainees in the newborn nursery and acute care pediatric units (also known as medical–surgical or floor units). Hospital medicine faculty run mock codes and inpatient training for residents, mentor trainees in research and quality improvement, and assist in career development and exploration.
Section members participate in national networks and associations designed to improve healthcare delivery for hospitalized children, including the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Academic Pediatric Association, as well as in organizations dedicated to improvements in medical education and care quality.
Section members also conduct research and quality improvement efforts, focusing on issues that affect children in hospitals, including inpatient safety during discharge and transitions of care, postoperative hospital care models and inpatient pain management, child and family engagement in care and research, drug development, clinical research evaluation, medical education, and well-newborn care.