Richard A. Polin MD

Director, Division of Neonatology, Columbia University Medical Center

Richard Polin is a Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York and has been Director of the Division of Neonatology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian since 1998.

After earning BA and MD degrees from Temple University, Dr. Polin completed a pediatric internship and residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Children's Hospital of New York. He was Pediatric Chief Resident and Rustin McIntosh Fellow in Pediatrics.

Dr. Polin was named Outstanding Pediatric Attending both at Children's Hospital of New York, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he held the positions of Director of the Housestaff Training Program, Assistant and Associate Physician-in-Chief, Academic Coordinator of Pediatrics, and Acting Director, Neonatology. Temple University's Medical School named Dr. Polin its outstanding alumnus in 1995.

Dr. Polin has published more than 100 original papers, 70 editorial reviews and chapters, 20 books including Fetal and Neonatal Physiology and more than 150 abstracts. He is a member of the American Academy of Pedicatrics Committee on the Fetus and Newborn.