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General Pediatrics Residency at NSLIJHS

Program Directors Welcome Statement

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital) website, and to provide you with information about our graduate training program. One of the most important decisions in your professional and personal life is choosing a training program to foster your career goals. We appreciate your interest in our program, and are eager to help you any way we can with your transition from medical school to residency.

As the primary teaching affiliate of the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and the Long Island campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, our commitment is to provide the highest standard of pediatric education through the delivery of state-of-the-art, comprehensive care in an academic and research-oriented environment. The Pediatric Training Program, in existence since 1954, is one of the country's most effective and prestigious. Residents are supervised by more than 160 full-time pediatric faculty members, who specialize in all subspecialty areas of pediatric medicine. Our fine reputation is confirmed by generations of graduates who are now successful clinicians, researchers and academicians.

To ensure a positive experience for our residents, we provide personalized, one-on-one training. Each house officer is assigned to an advisor who is responsible for custom-tailoring a professionally fulfilling and personally enjoyable three years of training through individualized feedback and discussion. A Core Curriculum with well-defined educational goals has been developed for all rotations and electives. This is fully integrated into bedside teaching and covers the entire training experience.

The training program encompasses the full gamut of pediatrics from well-baby care and preventive medicine to emergency, intensive care and subspecialty services. Special programs include the Child Development Center, Asthma Center, Epilepsy Center, Child Protective Service, Child Advocacy, Heart Institute, Apnea Program, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Lyme Disease Center, Eating Disorders and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit.

We are most pleased that you have chosen Pediatrics as your career. The commitment to the care of infants, children and adolescents is one of the most rewarding experiences for a physician. Few other specialties can make such an impact on the future of our nation.

We look forward to having you visit us and working with you on fulfilling your goals.


Charles Schleien, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

Robert Katz, MD
Associate Program Director
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

Stephen Barone, MD
Program Director
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

Nancy Palumbo, MD
Associate Program Director
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

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