Welcome

Dr. Paik

The pediatric residency program at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of the most diverse in the country. Diversity is the thread that permeates every aspect of our program including our trainees, faculty, patient population, curriculum and opportunities. The mission of our hospital has not changed in 120 years: to provide extraordinary patient care, to educate our young colleagues in a mentoring environment, and to perform innovative research that will make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents.

The curriculum not only provides the trainee with an exceptional foundation in pediatrics, but also allows the pursuit of enriching experiences in research, advocacy, public health, and global health initiatives. The resources of Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian are vast and we encourage our residents to take advantage of all that is available. All this and New York City—one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities—at your door step.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other hospital in the metro New York area according to the 2012-2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings; NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the largest family-centered children’s hospital in New York. The Columbia University Women’s and Children’s Health initiative affords us unique opportunities for collaboration with our colleagues in OBGYN with respect to care and research in prenatal medicine, mother and infant as well as adolescents. Our clinical services encompass all medical and surgical specialties, including technologically sophisticated programs such as neonatology, critical care, cardiology, oncology, transplantation, and genetics. Our new Cohen’s Pediatric Emergency Department, a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2011, is one of the busiest in the country; the Community Pediatrics Program, a model of joint academic-community partnerships serves children in Washington Heights and provides care at four neighborhood-based practice sites.

The knowledge and skills gained and the mentorship afforded by committed faculty combine to provide for a rich and comprehensive training experience. Our residents are well prepared to either enter pediatric practice, or to pursue additional postgraduate subspecialty training. If you share our commitment to be a leader and advocate for children please learn more about residency training at CUMC and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

Steve Paik, MD, EdM
Director, Pediatric Residency Program