Lisa R Saiman, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease, Pediatrics
Treats Children
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Dr. Lisa Saiman is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and has served as the Hospital Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for over two decades. Dr. Saiman is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics’ Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CoAP) and the Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development. Her primary research and clinical interests are hospital epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections across the spectrum of healthcare, ranging from the neonatal ICU to cystic fibrosis to pediatric long-term care with a particular focus on respiratory viruses.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chair, Committee of Appointments and Promotions, Pediatrics
  • Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Pediatrics
  • Hospital Epidemiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Spanish


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University
  • Internship: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Residency: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • 2005 - Present: Member, American Pediatric Society (elected)
  • 2005 - Present: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 1999 - Present: Member, Society of Pediatric Research (elected)
  • 1994 - Present: Member, Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America (fellow 2010)
  • 2015 - Present: Member, Pediatric Leadership Committee
  • 2012 - 2014: Publications Committee
  • 1993 - Present: Member, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • 2010 - 2015: Member, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  • 1992 - Present: Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • 2007 - 2012: Member, Research in Resistance Work Group

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

  • 2016: Recipient, Samberg Scholar in Children’s Health
  • 2014: Physician Champion, NYP Patient-centered Care
    Awarded for leadership in Ebola Preparedness Effort and Biocontainment ICU development and staff training
  • 2014: Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Lectureship Award
    Selected by SHEA to present at IDWeek annual meeting
    “Perspectives of a Pediatric Practitioner”
  • 2014: Quality Symposium Award, NYP Healthcare System
    Pediatric Surgical Care Improvement Project: Improving Perioperative Prophylaxis and Reducing Surgical Infection Rates
  • 2009: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award
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