• 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 academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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