We are informed of the appointment of Mahrukh Bamji, MD as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the NYCHHC/Metropolitan Hospital.
Dr. Bamji has had a versatile career at Metropolitan as a senior clinician, an able administrator, a researcher, and an educator. She is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at New York Medical College, Board-certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. At Metropolitan, she has served in a number of leadership positions, including Deputy Chief of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics Inpatient. She has also been the hospital’s Director of Pediatric AIDS services.
Dr. Bamji is nationally recognized as a researcher in pediatric AIDS. She has been the recipient of several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the New York State AIDS Institute. She was the site Principal Investigator (PI) for the CDC-funded maternal infant transmission study, and for over thirty NIH-funded clinical trials, including the landmark study of prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV Infection, which changed the trajectory of the pediatric AIDS epidemic. Dr. Bamji has also been the recipient of several teaching awards.