Dr. Paik

The Department of Pediatrics at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University is committed to innovation and excellence in clinical medicine, education, research, community health, global health and the development of our faculty. Critical to our success has been our long term partnerships with the Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Mailman School of Public Health and with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (formerly Babies Hospital).

Our history is a rich one. The origin of Columbia University's heritage in pediatric medicine dates from 1769. The founding of Babies Hospital dates to 1887. In support of a 21st century program in pediatric medicine and surgery, the new Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital was opened in 2003. It is among the eleven finest children's hospitals in the US News and World Report 2017-2018 survey. The medical and surgical complexity of the patients cared for at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital are among the highest in the US and the cutting edge clinical programs led by our faculty draw patients from the region, the nation and increasingly from around the world.

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to use-inspired science and translational research that focuses discovery and moves it to application. Our renowned faculty are addressing the greatest threats facing children in the 21st century including obesity and malnutrition, diabetes, infectious diseases, asthma, prematurity, and neglect and abuse. We value the community we serve and in conjunction with the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital have developed partnerships with agencies and stakeholders in the Washington Heights-Inwood community to address health issues of local importance. Through such partnerships we are building effective programs that result improve the health and well-being of our community's children and reaching out globally to make an impact.

The focus of the Department of Pediatrics has not changed in 120 years. We are here to make a difference in the lives of children.

Steve Paik, MD, EdM
Director, Pediatric Residency Program