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Cornell Pediatrics

General Academic Pediatrics

The Division of General Academic Pediatrics at the

Komansky Center for Children's Health is devoted to care of children from birth through adolescence. Our mission is diverse and includes research, education, clinical care, and advocacy and community outreach.

We provide primary care for children at our Helmsley Medical Tower Community Practice, located at 505 East 70th Street, Fifth Floor.


Pediatric Primary Care

Pediatric Primary Care is our largest program. In it, we focus on both preventive care and care of the sick child. Children are seen for regular checkups, sick visits, routine vaccinations, and screening tests. Children are examined by the same team of doctors and nurses every visit. This gives the doctor, nurse, child and parent the opportunity to get to know each other.

WIC Forms: Forms and blood work for WIC can be done quickly by our Med-Surg Technicians. An appointment should be made one-week before the WIC appointment.

Adolescent Program

Teenagers are seen in our adolescent program by a specialized team of health care professionals, including adolescent medicine specialists, social workers, health educators, and a dedicated adolescent nurse. The program is designed to provide comprehensive health care to adolescents and their families, including general medical care, gynecologic care(including contraceptive counseling), STD testing and treatment, and mental health counseling. Both morning and afternoon appointments are available for adolescent visits.

Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP)

The TAPP program provides care for adolescent mothers and their babies. General pediatric care for the babies and adolescent care for the mother are done at the same visit. In addition to general health care screening for both, issues of adolescent parenting are addressed at every visit. A dedicated team of social workers who have followed the mother during pregnancy continue to work with the teens and babies as well.

Health for Life

Adolescents who are overweight can be followed in a new program where they will be evaluated and counseled by a team that includes a physician, social worker, and nutritionist. During frequent visits over the cause of a year, an individualized program of nutrition and exercise will be developed. Visits will include both individual and group time with the team. The goal is a shift in lifestyle that will include healthier eating and increased physical activity with reduced weight for height.

Special Needs Program

Children and adolescents with special medical needs are followed in a special program that provides coordination of medical care, handling of subspecialty referrals and medical equipment requests. A dedicated team of doctors, nurses and social workers coordinates all aspects of care. Our goal is to provide patients and families with full support as they navigate.

Inpatient Care

Members of our division lead the care team for children on our inpatient unit as well as in the burn unit. We focus on quality family centered care, which is expedient and cost efficient. We work with the entire care team to take care of children with a variety of medical conditions.


For an appointment please call (212) 746-3303.
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