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Sophia Jan, MD, named Chief of Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s


Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP, has been named chief of pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center and medical director of Northwell Health's Health Homes Serving Children.

Dr. Jan will be an instrumental part of ensuring that the hospital delivers state-of-the-art pediatric care, provides a family-centric atmosphere, and continues to maintain the medical center's status as one of the nation's top children's hospitals.

Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Jan spent eight years at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she founded and became medical director of a multidisciplinary intervention team helping pediatric patients navigate and transition to adult care. She also was associate program director of the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and a general internist at the UPenn.

Dr. Jan earned her bachelor's degree from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. She continued her fellowship training as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn, earning a master's in health policy research.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jan to Cohen Children's Medical Center," said Charles Schleien, MD, executive director at Cohen Children's, and senior vice president and chair of pediatrics at Northwell Health. "All of us at Cohen are united by a common mission – to provide our young patients and the families who love them with the best possible care delivered by the top professionals in their respective fields. After meeting Dr. Jan and learning of her lifetime of service to children in need, we know she will be an excellent addition to our team."

Dr. Jan contributes to medical conversations by publishing works pertaining to insurance problems faced by children with medical complexities, young adults with developmental disabilities, quality of care when transitioning from pediatric to adult care, and other transitioning issues. She has also contributed to several prestigious medical publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics and JAMA Pediatrics.

In addition, Dr. Jan is a renowned speaker on a variety of important medical topics. Her lectures include: "Moving from Pediatric to Adult Medicine: What is the Best Model?" and "Health Policy Roundtable on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities."

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About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Founded in 1983, Cohen Children's Medical Center is a 202-bed hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children. The specialists in the hospital's national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties. State-of-the-art care for children's medical, surgical, and dental needs are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For the 11th consecutive year in 2017, Cohen's was ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 "America's Best Children's Hospitals" survey, achieving top-50 rankings in nine of 10 pediatric specialties.

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