- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Behavioral Pediatrics
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Main Office 212-241-6710212-241-6710
Dr. Shemesh serves as the Chief of the Division of Behavioral and Developmental Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shemesh is trained as both a pediatrician and a psychiatrist. He has published several dozens of scientific articles on the emotional impact of chronic illnesses in children and adults, with a special emphasis on distress, posttraumatic stress, depression, and nonadherence to medical treatments. Dr. Shemesh’s federally funded research currently concentrates on how to measure and improve adherence and posttraumatic stress in medically-ill children and adults.
Dr. Shemesh has created or headed several programs to address the emotional needs of medically ill patients, including I-COPE (Interdisciplinary Cardiology Outpatient Program @ Elmhurst hospital center), a collaboration with the cardiology clinic at Elmhurst Hospital Medical Center; EMPOWER (Enhancing, Managing, and Promoting Well-being and Resiliency), within the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai; and BHIP (Behavioral Health Integrated Program) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, he was the medical director of a program to address the needs of emotionally traumatized children within the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Traumatic Stress Studies at Mount Sinai – the CATCH program (Children After Trauma Care and Health).
Dr. Shemesh’s interests include teaching and training a new generation of clinicians in providing and researching the best way to provide multidisciplinary, compassionate patient-centered care. His division hosts a psychology externship program that trains psychologists in caring for children with medical illnesses, and he actively participates in the Mount Sinai Medical School’s translational research teaching initiative.
- Behavioral Health
- Emotional Adjustment To Chronic Illness
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Clinical Research Education Program [CLR]
MD, Hebrew University
Beilinson Medical Center
Residency, Peds/Psych/Child Psc
Mount Sinai Hospital
Shemesh E, Duncan S, Anand R, Shneider BL, Alonso EM, Mazariegos GV, Venick RS, Annunziato RA, Bucuvalas JC. Trajectory of adherence behavior in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients - the MALT cohort. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society 2017 Aug;.
Leven EA, Annunziato R, Helcer J, Lieber SR, Knight CS, Wlodarkiewicz C, Soriano RP, Florman SS, Schiano TD, Shemesh E. Medication adherence and rejection rates in older vs younger adult liver transplant recipients. Clinical transplantation 2017 Jun; 31(6).
Shemesh E, Kleinman LC. Asthma: The past, future, environment, and costs. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 2017 Apr;.
Shemesh E, Bucuvalas JC, Anand R, Mazariegos GV, Alonso EM, Venick RS, Reyes-Mugica M, Annunziato RA, Shneider BL. The Medication Level Variability Index (MLVI) Predicts Poor Liver Transplant Outcomes: A Prospective Multi-Site Study. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2017 Mar;.
Shemesh E, D'Urso C, Knight C, Rubes M, Picerno KM, Posillico AM, Atal Z, Annunziato RA, Sicherer SH. Food-Allergic Adolescents at Risk for Anaphylaxis: A Randomized Controlled Study of Supervised Injection to Improve Comfort with Epinephrine Self-Injection. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice 2017 Jan; 5(2).
Shemesh E. Methodological Comments on . Psychosomatic medicine 2016 Oct; 78(8).
Shemesh E. Methodological Comments on . Psychosomatic medicine 2016 Sep;.
Bodnar-Deren S, Klipstein K, Fersh M, Shemesh E, Howell EA. Suicidal Ideation During the Postpartum Period. Journal of women's health (2002) 2016 May;.
Shemesh E. Barriers to adherence - To screen or not to screen, that is the question. Pediatric transplantation 2016 Jan;.
Supelana C, Annunziato RA, Kaplan D, Helcer J, Stuber ML, Shemesh E. PTSD in solid organ transplant recipients: Current understanding and future implications. Pediatric transplantation 2015 Dec;.
Shemesh E, Lewis BJ, Rubes M, Ambrose MA, Cahill MK, Knight C, Sicherer SH, Annunziato RA. Mental Health Screening Outcomes in a Pediatric Specialty Care Setting. The Journal of pediatrics 2015 Oct;.
Annunziato RA, Rubes M, Ambrose M, Caso N, Dillon M, Sicherer SH, Shemesh E. Allocation of food allergy responsibilities and its correlates for children and adolescents. Journal of health psychology 2015 Jun; 20(6).
Lieber SR, Shemesh E. Longitudinal stability of medication adherence: Trying to decipher an important construct. Pediatric transplantation 2015 Jun; 19(4): 639-41.
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Dr.Shemesh did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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