Department of Pediatrics - Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

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Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, founded in 1839, has become tightly woven into the fabric of community life in the South Bronx, aggressively tackling many important community health issues such as asthma, obesity, cancer, diabetes and tuberculosis. It is known for innovative programs addressing the specific needs of the community it serves.

Early in 1999, Lincoln opened its new $2.2 million Children's Health Center, featuring 49 spacious examination rooms, a playroom/reading room and designed to treat young people from birth to age 19. One very special feature of the new Center is its interactive Starbright World computer network, a program of the Starbright Foundation that links chronically ill children in distant locations--allowing young patients to meet and share thoughts with peers facing similar health problems. The Center provides comprehensive primary and specialty care services in a modern and child-friendly environment. Services are provided by an experienced team of doctors and nurses and include well child care, such as immunizations and physicals, as well as access to subspecialty services including asthma, childhood diabetes and other conditions that affect children.

Lincoln has the busiest single site Emergency Room in the region. Pediatric asthma patients receive immediate attention in the emergency room from Lincoln's expert medical staff. The pediatric emergency and critical care team is available 24-hours daily for emergency care. The team has a dedicated location within the Emergency Department for pediatric patients. Emergency behavioral health services are also offered around the clock for children and adolescents who are experiencing a crisis.

Lincoln is a New York State approved Level III Perinatal Center. Some newborns are born high risk, requiring immediate medical care. Lincoln's Perinatal Center offers specialized services to address the complex health needs of these babies. Lincoln operates a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that features the latest technological advancements and a team of highly specialized and caring clinicians trained to serve the special needs of high risk newborns.

The Lincoln Asthma and Allergy Clinic provides an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to asthma and allergy management. This is an important service as the residents of South Bronx have the highest occurrence of asthma in New York City. ...more


The Department of Pediatrics has a fully accredited three-year residency program. Graduates of the program meet the standards of National Boards passing rates. The program is open to both U.S. and international medical graduates.

Our residents are exposed to a wide range of patients, not only in terms of the variety of diseases but also in differing cultural backgrounds. This enables us to meet the demands of the changing demographics of the United States. ...more

For more information
please contact:
Program Coordinator
Ms. Rosa Medina
Telephone: (718) 579-5030
Fax: (718) 579-4700

...comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity and respect.

Department of Pediatrics
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College

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Courtesy of Dominic C. Sia, M.D.