Researcher’s Profile

Steven Stylianos, MD

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Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, NY
Crotty J, Wang K, Stylianos S, Vitale M, et al. The Pediatric Comfort Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Initiative to Improve Postoperative Pain Management in a Pediatric Med-Surg Unit. Am J Med Qual (in press, 2016).
Sun L, Gallin P, Lambert S, Anderson R, S Stylianos. Report of the Fifth PANDA Symposium on Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children. J Neurosurg Anesth (in press, 2016).
Kalesan B, Stylianos S, Galea S. Racial/ethnic specific trends in pediatric firearm-related hospitalizations in the US, 1998-2011. J Maternal and Child Health (in press, 2016).
Kalesan B, Stylianos S, Galea S. Race/ethnicity, neighborhood poverty and pediatric firearm hospitalizations in the US. Ann Epidemiol (in press, 2016).
Rothenberg S, Middlesworth W, Kadennhe-Chiweshe A, Aspelund G, and Stylianos S. Two decades of experience with thoracoscopic lobectomy in infants and children. J Laparo Adv Surg Techn 25:423-428, 2015.

Dr. Steven Stylianos returns to Columbia University as the Rudolph N Schullinger Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. He serves asthe Surgeon-in-Chief of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Previously, Dr. Stylianos served as the Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center (North Shore-LIJ) from 2011-2013 and at Miami Children’s Hospital from 2005-2011.

A graduate of Rutgers University and the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Stylianos completed his general surgical training at Columbia–Presbyterian Medical Center. He subsequently spent two years as the Trauma Fellow at the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute in Boston and then completed his formal pediatric surgery training at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stylianos joined the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Children’s Hospital of New York in 1992. He organized and directed the 50-member team of physicians and nurses who separated conjoined twins in 1993, 1995 and 2000. These conjoined twins separations attracted the attention of the national media, including Dateline NBC, CBS 48 Hours and Fox News.

Throughout the years, Dr. Stylianos has served as Chairman of the Trauma Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) from 1997–2002 and authored the APSA position paper supporting all measures to reduce the toll of firearm violence in children. He also served as the Co-Principal Investigator of the U.S. Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s grant to APSA “Partnership for Development and Dissemination of Outcomes Measures for Injured Children.”

Currently, Dr. Stylianos is a site verification officer of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and recently served as a consultant on the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and served on the Executive Board as a founding member of the Pediatric Trauma Society. Dr Stylianos was recently named to the Board of Governance of ColumbiaDoctors and named a Samberg Family Scholar in Children’s Health. Dr Stylianos recently received the prestigious American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association’s 2016 Champions Award.