Environmental Pediatrics

The environmental pediatrics program at Mount Sinai is dedicated to caring for infants, children, and teens with known or suspected environmental exposures. We treat environmental exposures such as environmental asthma triggers, such as pests, dust, mold, irritants, and heavy metal exposure, including lead and mercury.

Our focus is to help families and communities promote healthy environments where children live, play, and learn.

Our team is led by board-certified pediatricians with specialized training in pediatric environmental health. Our pediatricians work closely with occupational and environmental medicine physicians, industrial hygienists, social workers, community-based organizations, and other related professionals to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. 

Why Choose Mount Sinai?
The environmental pediatrics program at Mount Sinai is one of the few programs in the country that serve this clinical need. Our experts are national leaders in the field of environmental health, have published extensively on topics within environmental health, and direct activities of the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers. We promote healthy environments where children live, play, and learn.


Mount Sinai’s environmental pediatrics program provides the following services: 

  • Virtual home visits (telemedicine service)—for children with asthma, to help families identify and reduce asthma triggers in the home, frequently working in collaboration with asthma specialists from pulmonology and allergy
  • Inpatient consultations—for children with asthma admitted to Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital 
  • Telemedicine and outpatient consultations—for children with known or suspected harmful environmental exposures 
  • Prevention of exposures—guidance and practical advice to reduce exposures to environmental toxins, and connection to community resources 
  • Consultations for health care providers—telephone and/or written consultations to treating primary care providers on children’s environmental health concerns