The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai combines the strengths of an academic based training program with a patient and family-friendly, physician resource intensive style of a community hospital. Situated in Northern Baltimore City, we serve a large portion of the surrounding community as well as provide services to the greater Baltimore area. We are the only community hospital in Maryland with a stand alone pediatric residency training program, a level 3+ newborn intensive care unit, and a fully functioning, full service, 24/7 pediatric intensive care unit staff with specially trained pediatric intensivists. The Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital at Sinai comprises 38 full time faculty, that represent 15 different subspecialties, as well as a substantial primary care program. In addition, there are nearly 225 community pediatricians with privileges at our institution, which also encompasses a number of additional subspecialties.
The free-standing pediatric residency training program at Sinai has been in existence for almost 40 years and currently comprises a total of 25 residents, which includes a pediatric chief resident. The training program at Sinai has had a history of attracting and training excellent pediatricians to continue their careers in both general and subspecialty pediatrics. Of the last 35 graduates of the program, 19 have gone on to subspecialty training in a wide variety of highly regarded academic hospitals around the country.
In addition to pediatric medical subspecialties, we also have a full service of pediatric surgical subspecialties and a very intensive pediatric orthopedic program, as well. The academic training program holds a grand rounds series that runs from September to June, as well as daily noon lectures that encompass a wide variety of pediatric topics and cover the entire pediatric curriculum. There is involvement from the full-time staff, as well as the community pediatricians in the teaching and training mission of the hospital. The pediatric training program is fully accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education. In addition to its excellent clinical reputation, The Children's Hospital at Sinai has a number of clinical and laboratory research investigators who have published recently in a wide variety of fields. There is ongoing clinical research in several of the subspecialties and there is a research program for the pediatric residents who present their results every spring.
The pediatric subspecialty programs at Sinai pride themselves on physician-based personalized care for every individual patient and their family. We have a wide variety of subspecialty services that supplement the medical team. We have a superior pediatric nursing program, with very little turnover, and a very high nursing satisfaction ratio. The Children’s Hospital also has a wealth of support services, including child life, social work, psychology, psychiatry, pediatric dietary and nutrition services, pediatric infusion therapy services, pediatric pharmacy support and a pediatric research structure.
The Children's Hospital at Sinai is the busiest pediatric community hospital in the region, and we continue to grow in our mission to teach and train new pediatricians, provide excellence in clinical care, and state of the art outcomes, as well as state of the art, cutting edge therapies for our patients, and service to our community physicians, as well as to the community at large.
Please feel free to contact the office of the Chairman at 410-601-5303 or access any of the other physician services through their numbers listed on the website.
Joseph M. Wiley, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Department of Pediatrics
The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital