Division of Pediatric Surgery

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Division of Pediatric Surgery is dedicated to leading the field of prenatal, neonatal and pediatric surgery through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

Patient Care

Columbia’s Pediatric Surgery Division provides surgical treatment to prenatal and newborn babies, as well as gives comprehensive care for all childhood and adolescent surgical issues, from routine appendectomies and hernias to rare and complex diseases. Operating out of NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on the main CUIMC campus, we offer several top-ranking programs for families in need of specialized care, such as our Esophageal Atresia Center and Congenital Diaphragm Program. If you or a loved one is interested in our services, learn more on our clinical care site:

Pediatric Surgery Patient Care Site
Appointments: (212) 342-8585 or (212) 342-8586

Education & Training

As leaders in pediatric surgery, we consider it our responsibility to educate the next generation of surgeons, as well as ensure today’s medical professionals have the knowledge and training they need to deliver the very best care. Our fellowship program gives young doctors the chance to learn every aspect of pediatric surgical care, while our CME programs raise awareness of the latest best practices and techniques. Learn more about educational and training programs:

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program
Continuing Medical Education Programs


In order to deliver better care to the babies and children we treat, we are constantly researching new treatments and developing safer, more effective surgical techniques. Because we are a part of one of the world’s largest academic institutions, our patients often have the opportunity to take part in new clinical trials, giving them access to the very latest developments in pediatric surgery. Learn more about our clinical research:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials


Steven Stylianos, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Jennifer DeFazio, MD

Vincent Duron, MD

Erica Fallon, MD

William Middlesworth, MD

Steven Rothenberg, MD

Jeffrey Zitsman, MD

Administrative Contact

Yesenia Suarez
Division Administrator, Department of Surgery, Pediatrics
Email: ys466@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-8402

News & Announcements 

State of the Union: Pediatric Surgery in 2021

An interview with Steven Stylianos, MD, about what's new in pediatric surgical care, fetal surgery, multidisciplinary care and more

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Pediatric Surgery Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 342-8585, (212) 342-8586

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

White Plains

ColumbiaDoctors Children's Health
15 North Broadway, Lower Level, Suite: G
White Plains, NY 10601

Englewood, New Jersey

500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: (212) 342-8586