• Press Release

Renowned Urologist Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

Widely published urologist welcomed to the helm; will focus on hospital operations and program development

  • New York, NY
  • (October 20, 2020)

Fernando Ferrer, MD, FAAP, FACS, a prominent pediatric urologist and hospital executive, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Vice Chair of Hospital Operations in the Department of Pediatrics, and Network Medical Director for Pediatric Services for the Mount Sinai Health System.

Dr. Ferrer, who brings more than 13 years of senior executive leadership experience in children’s hospitals to these roles, will focus on hospital operations and program development within Kravis Children’s Hospital. He has also been charged with expanding partnerships with other health care organizations and physician groups to expand access to care for children throughout the region.

“Dr. Ferrer brings a unique skill set to Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. He will wear many hats, including that of a pediatric urologist and highly trained surgeon who embodies our tradition of compassionate, collaborative care. In addition to his talent as a clinician and widely published researcher, he brings to Kravis Children’s Hospital a unique talent for senior administrative leadership. We are more than thrilled to have him at the helm,” says David L. Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Queens.

Dr. Ferrer most recently served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President at Omaha Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Surgery and Cell Biology at the University of Nebraska. Prior to this, he served for 16 years in senior leadership roles including Chief Physician Executive and Surgeon-in-Chief/Peter J. Deckers MD Chair of Surgery at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he also directed the Division of Pediatric Urology. His academic titles at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine included Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Cell Biology, as well as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Ferrer’s clinical focus has been reconstructive surgery, including procedures to address some of the more significant congenital birth defects in the genitourinary tract. His research has focused on renal injury and cellular mechanisms of children’s cancer. He has published more than 100 articles and 25 book chapters and has been an active investigator funded by the National Institutes of Health.

“I am deeply honored to take on this role and to continue our tradition of top-notch pediatric care at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, where we provide the highest level of pediatric care with an extremely talented staff dedicated to well- coordinated and compassionate clinical care,” says Dr. Ferrer.


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