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Dr. Laurel Steinherz, Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering & Co-Founder of Camp Simcha - Science and Medicine** **This excerpt is from Jew in the CIty's Orthodox Jewish All Stars 2013
Dr. Laurel Steinherz is the Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She received her M.D. at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, did her residency at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and had fellowships at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Steinherz published some of the earliest research on the acute and long-term cardiac effects of cancer treatment. She served as the Chair of the Cardiology Committee of the Children’s Cancer Group (CCG) and wrote the CCG’s Guidelines for Cardiac Monitoring of pediatric patients, during and after therapy. These guidelines are still used throughout the United States and around the world. Steinherz designed specific cardiac monitoring incorporated in Memorial Sloan-Kettering and CCG treatment protocols. She was also an early advisor and participant in the design of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. The results of this research are being used to determine appropriate cardiac monitoring and interventions in survivors of pediatric cancers and to refine the treatment of patients today.
Steinherz is double board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology and was named one ofNew York Family’s Top Pediatric Specialists in 2012. She and her husband also co-founded Camp Simcha, a renowned camp for Jewish children with cancer. She has four children with her husband and seventeen grandchildren. Her daughter is a pediatrician and her sons are all rabbis in Israel.
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Also see: Drs. Peter & Laurel Steinherz: Inaugural Maimonides Legacy Award - Chai Lifeline Tribute Dinner 2010