Cohen Children's Medical Center Welcomes New Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Schleien, as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Schleien is a nationally recognized pediatrician and pediatric intensivist. He joins us from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons where he held the position of Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons as well as Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. He is past director of the division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, which he founded on his arrival to 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 attended the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, completed pediatrics residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, and his anesthesiology residency and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he remained on the faculty as Assistant Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and was NIH funded for his research in brain metabolism, brain resuscitation and CPR. He directed the Critical Care division at the University of Miami where he led a major research effort in brain resuscitation. He was a longstanding member of the American Heart Association-Emergency Cardiovascular Committee instrumental in formulating the international pediatric guidelines in CPR. He has been honored with prestigious fellowships from the Society of Critical Care Medicine as well as the American Heart Association. He received his MBA from the Columbia Business School in the spring 2008.
In his role as Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Schleien will collaborate and work closely with the senior administrative medical leadership of the Children’s Medical Center.