Pediatric Emergency Medicine | NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Emergency Medicine Subspecialties Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency medicine is an important component in emergency medicine education. Our mission is to train competent, compassionate physicians by exposing them to a busy emergency department where they care for patients with severe illnesses as well as a diverse population of pediatric patients. Taking care of children comes with unique challenges, and at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, we are fortunate to work in a dedicated space for children from birth to age 19. For patients who require admission, our inpatient pediatrics department boasts 40 inpatient and 10 pediatric intensive care beds with access to nearly every pediatric subspecialty service.

Dr. Barry Rosenthal with Dr. Evan Feinberg and Dr. Kim Rutherford in the Emergency Department
Dr. Barry Rosenthal, Department of Emergency Medicine Chair, in discussion with Dr. Evan Feinberg and Dr. Kim Rutherford.

During their pediatric emergency medicine rotations, trainees at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine evaluate and treat a diverse range of conditions alongside experienced pediatric emergency medicine–trained faculty who share a commitment to the highest quality of evidence-based, ethical, and equitable healthcare.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education and Research

In the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, we provide high-quality pediatric care to manage the full range of conditions from mild and common to medically complex and critical illness. On a given day, we may be reassuring new parents, leading resuscitations, or anything in between.

Pediatric Care Team with Patient in Emergency Department
Nurse Practitioner Jillienne and Dr. Kim Rutherford care for a pediatric patient.

Through didactics, feedback, clinical experience, and simulation-based experience at the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center, trainees gain medical knowledge and procedural expertise. We also provide the opportunity to participate in research projects, journal clubs, and Pediatrics Grand Rounds so trainees develop proficiency in appraising the most up-to-date literature and guidelines.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Clinical Services

Members of the pediatric emergency medicine team take pride in serving our community rain or shine, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to treat our patients with the utmost integrity, respect, responsiveness, and cultural competency. To accomplish this, we employ a team-based approach involving pediatrics-trained nurses, child life specialists, and a wide array of subspecialty services. We collaborate with pediatric orthopedics, hematology–oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, and gastroenterology. We also work closely with consultants from the pediatric infectious disease, neurology, nephrology, critical care, and pulmonology services, and have access to surgical consultants who care for children including general and trauma surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and obstetrics and gynecology.