Director's Welcome

It is our pleasure to welcome you to The Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We are confident that after exploring this website you will discover why we consider our program to be so special. All members of the staff work together to create a unique, caring environment, which fosters the acquisition of the expertise needed to be a successful Pediatrician. As you will see, the faculty have a wide range of skills and interests and they are committed to preparing you for a career in general pediatrics, research, sub-specialty care, or child advocacy. As a result of our remarkably diverse patient population, you will have the opportunity to care for children from many different backgrounds and learn how to deliver culturally sensitive care.

J. Auxford Burks and Kirsten Roberts

Our program’s passion is nurturing and encouraging our housestaff, whether it be in patient care, or resident education. Our philosophy is that residents will excel when they are provided a supportive environment in which they are given the flexibility and resources to develop their skillsets. We have learned that each resident has different goals and needs. Therefore, we will meet with you frequently and help you shape your unique, individualized residency experience. You will find the housestaff here among the happiest of any program. The atmosphere resembles that of a family. Our program’s curriculum for resident wellness and for teaching medical students serve as regional and national models.

The program’s most important asset is the housestaff. Together, they share the work, as well as the satisfaction and joy that are part of being a Pediatric resident. We are most proud of how they cooperate as a team, caring about each other.

The Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and research. We have the privilege of serving the underserved of the Bronx while having the full academic support of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At the same time, the Department is committed to providing a collegial and supportive environment in which residents thrive. If we can be of any assistance, today or in the future, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.

J. Auxford Burks, M.D. and Kirsten Roberts, M.D.