The Mount Sinai Children’s Heart Center has clinical and academic affiliations with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey; Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York; and Elmhurst Hospital and Queens General Hospital in Queens, New York.
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Initiated in 1997, the collaborative Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgical Program with St. Joseph’s Hospital is overseen by Drs. Parness and Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen performs uncomplicated heart repairs on site at St. Joseph’s. Evaluation and post-operative care is accomplished collaboratively with Dr. John Messina, Director of Pediatric Cardiology at St. Joseph’s, who coordinates a multidisciplinary team staffed by three other pediatric cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and an outstanding Pediatric ICU team. Complex cases requiring more advanced tertiary care are performed at Mount Sinai.
Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center and its new Children’s Hospital serve as an important
clinical site for our fellowship program. Pediatric Cardiology faculty at Maimonides
hold academic appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and are integrated
into the fellowship’s teaching program. Maimonides Hospital patients requiring
tertiary cardiology care, such as catheterization, arrhythmia ablation, or
cardiac surgery, receive that care at Mount Sinai, but the integrated relationship
with Mount Sinai and advanced capabilities of the Maimonides Center allow their
early return to the expert care of their local physicians. Drs. Harry Kaplovitz
and Prema Ramaswamy are co-directors of Pediatric Cardiology at Maimonides.
Elmhurst and Queens General Hospital Centers
Elmhurst and Queens General Hospital Centers are major academic affiliates of Mount Sinai, and faculty at both institutions hold academic appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Collaboration on pediatric heart disease extends to both the patient-care and research arenas. Dr. Sangeeta Sharma is the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Elmhurst and Queens General. Again, the integrated relationship allows the early return of patients to the expert care of their local physicians soon after undergoing tertiary procedures at Mount Sinai.