Pediatric Emergency Medicine

About Us

Welcome! The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is an integral part of resident education as we teach pediatric emergency medicine to not only our emergency medicine but also our pediatric and family medicine residents. At The Mount Sinai Hospital, our Pediatric Emergency Department serves as the hub of emergency medicine for the Health System, receiving transfers from around New York City for pediatric specialty care and evaluation. At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, our Division manages New York’s only Short Stay Unit for children: an Emergency Department Observation Unit dedicated to the care of children who require one or two days of care. Our annual patient volume is 25,000 at The Mount Sinai Hospital and 80,000 throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. The Division is housed in the Department of Emergency Medicine and is fully integrated with the Department of Pediatrics.

Our pediatrics curriculum is led by our highly successful and diverse fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine faculty with experience in ultrasoundsimulation, community outreach, research, education, and more. They teach, supervise, and provide our residents with a well-rounded exposure to pediatric care and patients of all ages. Residents do dedicated rotations in the Pediatric ED, and during later years of training, PEM shifts are distributed throughout their ED blocks. Residents also spend time in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. Additionally, we have an outstanding three-year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program open to pediatric and emergency medicine residency graduates.   


You can see our great POCUS videos at our POCUS4Peds YouTube channel!

Recent Articles

Tetralogy of Fallot – Hypercyanotic Spell

Intro Case Introduction: You are the overnight Peds EM resident and at 3 o’clock in the morning you get a notification (~5 minutes away) that a 4 month old boy with a hx of Tetralogy of Fallot who is awaiting elective repair is coming in appearing severely cyanotic, crying loudly, and hypoxic to ~40%. After […]

Hair Apposition

A HAT (Hair Apposition Technique) Trick Written by Mike Barsky Lacerations are one of the most common reasons patients present to the ED. Most lacerations require primary closure to avoid infection and achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing scar. Patients want a repair that is quick, painless, cheap, w/ a low infection rate and minimal […]