Track Record of Success

The Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital wall logoWith a catchment area and patient diversity that is second to none, the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital is responsible for over 725,000 children as the only tertiary care center for children within the 25 counties of eastern New York and western and southern New England. We are the number one center for the care of complex and chronically sick children in the region. The residents and faculty of the children’s hospital are the safety net for our local and regional community.

Hospital Within a Hospital

The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a hospital within a hospital. It includes 125 beds, 140 physicians trained in 40 subspecialties, and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers, and child-life specialists. The children's hospital has more than 125,000 outpatient visits and 7,300 inpatient visits each year.

As the sole children’s hospital in the region, we are dedicated to the dual missions of educating our pediatric residents while caring for the seriously sick and injured children living in the 25 counties of eastern New York and western New England.

Premature and seriously sick infants receive life-saving care in our state-of-the-art NICU and PICU. Our PICU, childhood cancer program in The Melodies Center, pediatric AIDS program, and Congenital Heart Program are the only ones of their kind in the region. Our children’s hospital is also a state and nationally-recognized accredited Cystic Fibrosis center, Sickle Cell & Hemoglobinopathy, Genetic & Metabolism Treatment Center, and Lead-Poisoning and Environmental Health Resource Center.

Primary Care Experience

Three pediatric residents working at a computer, smilingWe offer a strong and continuously growing primary care experience. Primary care training consists of weekly continuity clinic sessions and annual ambulatory rotations. With the guidance of our expert general pediatrics faculty, residents develop their own patient panel and have the opportunity to follow children seen within the hospital, serving as their primary care physicians for these patients from birth onward. Our outpatient ambulatory training is multidisciplinary, varied and takes place in the largest General Pediatrics practice in northeastern New York. Our practice serves as the de facto home for all complex and critically sick children within a three hour radius and oftentimes receives pediatrician to pediatrician referrals. In addition to outstanding general pediatrics care, our ambulatory faculty also specialize in child abuse, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, adoption, weight loss, breast feeding, and lead toxicity.