NEW HYDE PARK, NY – The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York today announced the appointment of Charles Schleien, MD, MBA, as chair of pediatrics.
Before joining CCMC on May 1, Dr. Schleien was executive vice chairman in the Department of Pediatrics at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is past director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, which he founded upon his arrival at Columbia in 1999, and served as medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University.
Dr. Schleien previously served as director and fellowship director of pediatric critical care medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center; and professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Dr. Schleien’s professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. A longstanding member of the American Heart Association—Emergency Cardiovascular Committee, he was instrumental in formulating the international pediatric guidelines in CPR. His clinical interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, neuroresuscitation, pediatric bioethics and pediatric administration.
Dr. Schleien received a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Queens College, his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. He completed a pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor University Affiliated Hospitals, Houston; an anesthesia residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore; and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 160 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses. For the fifth consecutive year in 2011, CCMC was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in US News & World Report's 2011-12 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.