The treatment of thyroid disorders in young patients requires a team approach. The Pediatric Thyroid Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the only program in the New York metropolitan area dedicated to the care of children with benign and malignant thyroid diseases, from the most common to the most complex. We bring together a multidisciplinary team of specialists with the expertise required to care for children — from newborns to teens — with conditions such as:
A key strength of the Pediatric Thyroid Center is our interdisciplinary team. Our thyroid specialists and other experts see children with all types of thyroid disorders, and we communicate with each other regularly about your child's care. This interdisciplinary approach is challenging to find elsewhere. Your child's healthcare team includes:
We partner with your child's primary care physician to ensure that your child gets the very best care.
Each year, our Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has nearly 8,000 patient visits. Parents from across the nation seek our expertise because of our leadership in the identification and implementation of effective treatments for hormonal disorders.
We are consistently the highest ranked New York Pediatric Endocrinology program and one of the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children’s Hospitals." Our doctors have been named in Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, New York magazine's "Best Doctors" listing, and the New York Times magazine's "Super Doctors" listing.
A central mission of the Pediatric Thyroid Center is to advance the care of thyroid diseases in children. When clinically relevant, our patients have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of a new treatment.
We provide all the tests needed to comprehensively evaluate your child's thyroid gland. Examples include:
After assessment of your child's thyroid, we customize a plan of care tailored to his or her needs. Depending on the diagnosis, your child's care may include: