Program Director's Welcome

The pediatric residency program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of the most diverse in the country. Diversity and inclusion are threads that permeate every aspect of our program, including our curriculum, opportunities, and resident, faculty, and patient population. 

The curriculum not only provides residents with an exceptional foundation in pediatrics, but it also allows the pursuit of enriching experiences in research, advocacy, public health, and global health initiatives. The resources of Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) are vast and we encourage our residents to take advantage of all that is available. All this and New York City—one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities—is at your doorstep.

The mission of our hospital has not changed in 120 years: to provide extraordinary patient care, educate our young colleagues in a mentoring environment, and perform innovative research that will make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents. NYPH ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other hospital in the metropolitan New York area, according to the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings; NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the largest family-centered children’s hospital in New York. Our clinical services encompass all medical and surgical specialties, including neonatology, critical care, cardiology, oncology, and transplantation. Our Community Pediatrics Program, a model of joint academic-community partnerships, serves children in Washington Heights and provides care at four neighborhood-based practice sites where residents train as well.

The knowledge and skills gained, and the mentorship afforded by committed faculty, provide for a rich and comprehensive training experience. Our residents are well prepared to enter pediatric practice or to pursue postgraduate subspecialty training. If you share our commitment leadership and advocacy for children please learn more about residency training at CUIMC and NYPH/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

Steve Paik, MD, EdM
Director, Pediatric Residency Program