Yaron Harel, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Intensive Care; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Yaron Harel, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - PICU, Ridgewood

223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8492
Fax: 201-447-8479



M.S., Wagner University, 1998 - 2000

MD, Tel Aviv University/Sackler School Of Medicine, 1976 - 1984


Children's Medical Center - Dallas, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1991 - 1992

Children's Medical Center - Dallas, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1993 - 1995

Internship & Residency

Children's Medical Center - Dallas, Pediatrics, 1992 - 1993

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel, Pediatrics, 1987 - 1991

Board Certifications

American Board Of Pediatrics - Certified, 1993

Subspecialty Board Of Pediatric Critical Care Med - Certified, 1996

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I treat children (birth to 18 years) with medical conditions that pose an immediate risk to his or her life or risk for permanent disability. In addition, I provide pre-op and post-op support to pediatric surgeons from all specialties. When a pediatric patient has a complex, multi system medical condition, I coordinate the care with the assistance of pediatric sub specialists.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

Excellent medical care is not enough. I strive to provide patients and their parents/guardians and extended families with my full attention and listening, as well as timely and truthful communication, compassion and empathy.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

As a former asthmatic child, I experienced first-hand the fear and helplessness that comes with objective clinical findings of asthma. These experiences made me feel a desire to acquire the knowledge and skills that would allow me to provide effective care, symptom relief and compassion to others. I always felt that being a physician and sub-specializing in critical care would provide me an opportunity to have an important and beneficial impact on many lives.


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