Mount Sinai Researcher Bruce Gelb Named President-Elect of the American Pediatric Society

New York, NY
 – April 4, 2017 /Press Release/  –– 

Bruce D. Gelb, MD, has been elected President of the American Pediatric Society (APS) by the organization’s members. Dr. Gelb will serve as President-Elect from May 2017, and as President starting in May 2018.

Dr. Gelb is the Gogel Family Professor of Child Health and Development and Professor of Pediatrics, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute.  He is an internationally acclaimed translational pediatric investigator and expert in Noonan syndrome. He has developed an extensive program in genomics, focusing on traits associated with heart malformations and the causes of congenital heart disease.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the APS,” said Dr. Gelb. “Given the opportunities and challenges facing us today as we strive to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s children, the importance of the APS’s mission has never been clearer.”

The mission of the American Pediatric Society is to advance academic pediatrics.  The APS’s first president was Abraham Jacobi, who established the first pediatrics department in the United States at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

“Through Dr. Gelb’s leadership, The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute has established itself as the pre-eminent translational research enterprise dedicated to advancing therapies to treat pediatric diseases,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. “We congratulate Dr. Gelb on this honor.”

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.  The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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