Valley, Mount Sinai welcome pediatric surgeons to established partnership

Valley Health System, in partnership with Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, welcomed an esteemed faculty of pediatric surgeons to its roster of specialists at the Valley Hospital.

Drs. Frederick Alexander, Peter Midulla, Linda Li, Brian Coakley and John Tackett will join the staff to see patients at 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Paramus and perform surgical interventions at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

The Valley — Mount Sinai Partnership

In December 2015, Valley and Mount Sinai announced plans to join forces on clinical programs, research and educational offerings. The children’s health alliance is the second of such collaborations between the two organizations. In 2016, Mount Sinai and Valley announced Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care to provide enhanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services by offering access to an expanded roster of clinical trials and Mount Sinai’s nationally renowned experts in the field of cancer care, and the development of new programs and services.

New York City-based Mount Sinai comprises eight hospitals and Icahn Mount Sinai. Valley Health System, headquartered in Ridgewood, includes the Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.

“The great partnership with Mount Sinai for pediatrics has been highly cooperative and collaborative and has deepened relationships between specialists at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Valley Hospital. The expansion of services and access to top subspecialists in pediatric gastroenterology and, more recently, pediatric surgery, including a combined team of surgeons that cover the two institutions, is a game-changer for families and patients in northern New Jersey,” Midulla, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, said. “We are thrilled to bring surgical expertise in the areas of congenital colorectal abnormalities, chest wall reconstructive surgery, bariatric surgery and more to this region.”

“The pediatric surgery partnership formed between Valley and Mount Sinai is part of a larger initiative to offer patients in northern New Jersey with local access to subspecialty providers, eliminating the need to travel into New York City,” Dr. J. Antonio Quiros, chair of children’s services for Valley Medical Group and clinical professor of pediatrics and faculty member at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said.

Valley and Mount Sinai also provide care in the areas of cardiology, allergy, developmental pediatrics, endocrinology, diabetes care, gastroenterology, nutrition, pulmonology, physiatry, psychiatry, weight management and sleep at various Valley locations.