Why Choose Mount Sinai?
Mount Sinai created the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics shortly after becoming host to the nation’s first free-standing pediatric department, more than a century ago. From the very beginning we have measured our successes through the ability to steadfastly and consistently provide coordinated, collaborative care to young patients and their families. The division now includes several developmental-behavioral pediatricians, a child psychiatrist, a social worker, psychologists, and an occupational therapist. We are all dedicated to providing compassionate care to children with complex developmental-behavioral disorders, such as autistic-spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and disorders related to genetic, congenital, or metabolic abnormalities, to name but a few. Ours is one of the few comprehensive pediatric developmental care programs in New York City.
Our multidisciplinary corps of specialists take a compassionate, family-centered approach along with offering the latest advances in evaluation and treatment options. We frequently provide consultations to other physicians as well as and work with external agencies, such as schools, to deliver integrated and comprehensive care. Through a unique externship collaboration with Fordham University, we can also offer limited psychological testing as needed.
The focus we place on quality patient- and family-centered care goes along with a strong commitment to academic teaching and research. We have established long-standing relationships with the community that we serve. Further examples of our commitment are Mount Sinai’s membership in state-wide and national organizations who care for developmentally disabled children and behavioral and emotional issues of children with chronic health conditions and their families.
In addition to the general clinic at Mount Sinai Health System in Manhattan, we also offer several specialty programs: the EMPOWER program, which is hosted by the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute; the Neonatal Intensive Care graduates follow-up program, the Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Mount Sinai Mamaroneck and a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Program at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens.
The Division’s clinical focus is enhanced by research studies that aim to elucidate the mechanism and characteristics of developmental-behavioral disorders. Participation in research is voluntary, is not required, and does not directly affect patient care. But through the research efforts and collaborations, our clinicians have access to, and knowledge of, novel assessment and therapeutic tools that they can recommend or describe as needed.
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Division of Developmental and Behavioral Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1202B
New York, NY 10029-6574