The section of hospital medicine is comprised of two clinical services at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The general pediatric inpatient service team supervises care provided by house staff to patients with a variety of illnesses, including medical consultation for medical subspecialty and surgical services. The patient complexity ranges from single system common pediatric disorders to complex multisystem disease, including patients who are device-dependent. In 2019 we opened our hospitalist-run progressive care unit where we provide care to a variety of surgical and medically complex patients, including those chronically ventilated with tracheostomies.
Our hospital medicine faculty engage in both quantitative and qualitative research focusing on a variety of topics such as clinical care standardization and outcomes, quality improvement, medical education, patient experience, and family-centered care. We also participate in national collaborative quality improvement projects and have worked with other disciplines to study and publish on pediatric topics.
The general pediatric hospitalists provide much of the core pediatric education during general ward rotations and morning and midday conferences. Because of the personalized education we are able to provide, the general ward rotation consistently ranks in the top two to three of all clinical rotations for pediatric residents at Columbia and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. House staff have the opportunity to spend additional time with the hospital medicine faculty during a hospital medicine elective, which includes the general pediatric service, surgical co-management of more complicated post-operative patients, and active engagement and education in hospital operations.
Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Pediatric hospital medicine at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is proud to partner with pediatric hospital medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine to offer trainees a diverse, multidisciplinary education in clinical, administrative, and research-based hospital medicine at four sites across New York City. This unique fellowship program highlights the strengths and special features of two major academic institutions, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, while preparing trainees for careers as leaders who promote health and equity among all children across the spectrum of pediatric hospital medicine. Please refer to our web page for additional information.