• Press Release

Robert H. Pass, MD, Appointed Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Co-Director of the Children’s Heart Center, and Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology, The Mount Sinai Health System

  • New York, NY
  • (March 04, 2019)

Robert H. Pass, MD, a nationally and internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist, has been appointed Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at the Mount Sinai Health System. He will also be Co- Director of the Children’s Heart Center, an alliance between the Mount Sinai Health System and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, two world-leading institutions that provide an unprecedented scope of services for pediatric heart patients. The Children’s Heart Center is housed within Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.

“The recruitment of Dr. Pass underlines Mount Sinai’s dominant role in the field of pediatric cardiology,” says 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.  “With the arrival of Dr. Pass, we will enhance the outstanding care we provide to pediatric patients in New York and beyond in collaboration with our superlative pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery teams.”  

“We are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Pass, who enjoys a national and international reputation as a superb and empathetic clinician, a beloved educator, and an innovative and expert interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist,” says Lisa Satlin, MD, Herbert H. Lehman Professor and Chair, Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Pass’s clinical focus is on catheter-based therapy for children, with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology—specifically, ablation for common forms of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), an abnormally rapid heart rhythm.  He has contributed substantially to the field of electrophysiology and interventional cardiology and has championed research aimed at minimizing exposure of pediatric patients to radiation in the catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories. He has published more than 95 research publications on SVT and other cardiac conditions in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and abstracts, in addition to presenting his research internationally.    

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to join the Mount Sinai family, and to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the finest clinicians and researchers in pediatric cardiology,” says Dr. Pass.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Pass was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as the Associate Pediatric Cardiology Division Chief, Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology services at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. 

Dr. Pass attended Boston University, where he completed a six-year combined liberal arts and medical program, receiving his Doctor of Medicine in 1991. He completed an internship and residency in categorical pediatrics at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. From 1994 to 1997, he completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology, pediatric interventional cardiology, and pediatric cardiac electrophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pass is board certified in pediatric cardiology and is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, the Heart Rhythm Society, and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Listeners from around the world tune in regularly to Dr. Pass’s weekly podcast, “Pediheart: Pediatric Cardiology Today,” reviewing “hot topics” in pediatric, congenital, and fetal cardiology, and cardiac surgery. 

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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