Joel

Joel Forman, MD

Board-certified pediatrician and clinical educator

Expertise

Pediatrics, Environmental health, Public health

Education

University of Vermont College of Medicine

Highlights

In this age of technology, more and more Americans turn to the Internet for health information. It is critically important that the information on trusted sites like Verywell be complete, accurate, and accessible. It has been my great pleasure to contribute to that effort.

— Joel Forman, MD

Experience

Joel Forman, MD, is a former member of the Verywell Medical Review Board and reviewed articles related to pediatrics. As a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Forman practices general pediatrics in addition to his role as a clinical educator. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, pediatric residency program director and vice-chair for education in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics, and an active fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Forman is also a national expert in pediatric environmental health. He has given lectures both nationally and internationally and served for six years as a member of the AAP Committee on Environmental Health, which 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, which is responsible for maintaining and updating the New York City Health Code.

Education

Dr. Forman began his medical training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and received the New England Pediatric Society Prize. He then served as a 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 consultations, 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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