Dr. Joel Forman is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His areas of interest include Medical Education, Primary Care Pediatrics, and Pediatric Environmental Health.
Dr. Forman serves as the Pediatric Residency Training Program Director and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also a faculty member in Mount Sinai's CDC funded Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and Pediatric Environmental Fellowship. He practices general pediatrics in addition to his role as a clinical educator. Dr. Forman is also a national expert in Pediatric Environmental Health. He has given lectures both nationally and internationally and served for 6 years as a member of the AAP Committee on Environmental Health that provides policy guidance and promotes educational activities for pediatricians across the country. In 2010 he was appointed to the New York City Board of Health that is responsible for maintaining and updating the New York City Health Code.
Dr. Forman began his medical training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and received the New England Pediatric Society Prize. He then served as Pediatric intern, resident and chief resident at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Forman was the first Pediatric Environmental Fellow at Mount Sinai before formal programs were established nationwide. Since 1999 he has continued to provide clinical consultation and teach in the area of Pediatric Environmental Health and has been instrumental in establishing a formal fellowship program at Mount Sinai.
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