Kawasaki Disease Program
The Kawasaki Disease Program, affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, provides expert, coordinated care for children with Kawasaki disease, from diagnosis through treatment and follow up care.
Kawasaki disease causes inflammation of blood vessels and tissues throughout the body. It occurs most often in children under the age of five. If not treated early, it can cause temporary or permanent damage to the coronary artery, the blood vessel that supplies oxygen to the heart. Most children recover fully from this disease.
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment of Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki disease can be challenging to diagnose in its early stages. Led by a pediatric rheumatologist with expertise in this disease, our program focuses on expert, early diagnosis, which is critical for prevention of heart complications. We work closely with pediatric cardiologists and infectious disease specialists throughout diagnosis, treatment, and follow up.
If your child is diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, treatment will take place at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, one of the top-rated hospitals in the country. Our team includes nurses and child life specialists who are there to provide information, support, and care for you and your family.
Follow up care with a pediatric cardiologist, if necessary, will be coordinated for your child.
Make an Appointment
The Kawasaki Disease Program is directed by Mark Gorelik, MD. To make an appointment call 212-305-9304.