Department Leadership

Department Chair and Pediatrician-in-Chief

Dr. Sallie Permar
Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Pediatrician-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Nancy C. Paduano Professor

Executive Vice Chairs

Susan Bostwick
Susan B. Bostwick, M.D., MBA
  • Executive Vice Chair, Administration and Faculty
  • Chief, General Academic Pediatrics
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Bruce Greenwald
Bruce M. Greenwald, M.D.
  • Executive Vice-Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Chief Administrative Officer

Anita Mesi
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Anita Mesi, M.B.A.
  • Chief Administrative Officer

Anita Mesi is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Ms. Mesi received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hunter College in 2004 and her Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments and Organizational Behavior-Human Resource Management from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College in 2010. She joined Weill Cornell Medicine in 2002 as an intern while an undergraduate predental student at Hunter, but in turn, stayed and built her professional career as an academic administrator, holding several positions in the Departments of Biochemistry, Population Health Sciences (previously known as the Department of Public Health) and Medicine. 

In January 2016, Ms. Mesi joined the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine as Administrator, where she helped build the research infrastructure and oversaw the growth of several clinical, education, and academic programs. While in her role in General Internal Medicine, she had also been serving as the Administrator for the university-wide Cornell Center for Health Equity since its launch in 2018.

Ms. Mesi comes to us as an accomplished and high performing academic administrator, an influential and thoughtful leader having a deep understanding of complex academic environments, and with experience in planning, design and implementation of strategic initiatives, process improvement, budgeting and negotiations, financial and operations management, and a track record of building strong relationships across all levels. Her values, leadership skills and experience will be instrumental as we continue to build on the excellence and outlook for the Department of Pediatrics.

Vice Chairs

Robbyn E. Sockolow, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Ambulatory Care Services - Access and Strategy (ACSAS)
  • Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Cori Green
Cori Green, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Behavioral Health
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Joy Howell
Joy Deanna Howell, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M.
  • Assistant Dean, Diversity and Student Life, WCM
  • Vice Chair, Diversity, Department of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Jennifer DiPace
Jennifer I. DiPace, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Education
  • Director, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Nena Osorio
Nena Osorio, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Research
  • Brine Family Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Professor of Pediatrics
Sujit Sheth
Sujit Sheth, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Research
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Erika Abramson
Erika Abramson, M.D., M.S.
  • Vice Chair, Health Equity and Medical Education Research
  • Assistant Dean of Education Research, Outcomes, and Innovation, Weill Cornell Medicine,
  • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education
  • Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Director, Population Health Sciences Fellowship

Division Chiefs

Bruce Greenwald
Bruce M. Greenwald, M.D.
  • Executive Vice Chair of Operations, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Attending Pediatrician
Zoltan Antal
Zoltan Antal, M.D.
  • Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program
  • Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
Robbyn E. Sockolow, M.D.
  • Vice Chair, Ambulatory Care Services - Access and Strategy, Dept of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Director, Pediatric IBD Center
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Attending Pediatrician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Susan Bostwick
Susan B. Bostwick, M.D., MBA
  • Executive Vice Chair of Administration and Faculty
  • Chief, General Academic Pediatrics
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Attending Pediatrician
Sujit Sheth
Sujit Sheth, M.D.
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Harold Weill Professor of Pediatric Hematology
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Attending Pediatrician
Christine Salvatore
Christine M. Salvatore, M.D.
  • Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
Zachary Grinspan
Zachary Grinspan, M.D, M.S.
  • Interim Chief of Child Neurology
  • Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
  • Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Healthcare Policy & Research/Community Health
  • Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research
Camilia Martin
Camilia R. Martin, M.D., M.S.
  • Neonatology Chief
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Director
Stefan Worgall
Stefan Worgall, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
  • Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Genetic Medicine
  • Attending Pediatrician

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