Our Comprehensive Approach
Our holistic approach to patient care enables our pediatric experts to give your children advanced, compassionate care in the most comfortable spaces. From the highly-credentialed pediatricians in our medical group network to the breadth of experts and state-of-the art facilities at the Cohen Children’s Institute in Stamford, our nurses and doctors combine world-class pediatric expertise with personalized care for moments big and small. Find the right pediatrician or specialist for your child at Stamford Health.
Cohen Children's Institute
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Institute at Stamford Health provides a breadth of advanced care options from our tiniest patients to our young adults from highly-trained pediatricians. Featuring thoughtfully designed, family-friendly spaces and equipment built specifically for kids, the Institute is comprised of:
Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department: The only comprehensive emergency department in lower Fairfield County that features a child-friendly space separate from the adult emergency department, staffed by physicians with advanced pediatric emergency training.
Cohen Children’s Inpatient Unit: We are the only hospital in lower Fairfield County with pediatric hospitalists providing advanced in-house, family-friendly care 24/7. The unit includes spacious, private rooms designed for parents who are working or staying overnight. Several rooms allow for closer monitoring of children with more complex needs.
The Cohen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Our award-winning Level III NICU is staffed 24/7 by experienced neonatologists, nurses, and pediatric experts who work closely with maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Cohen Children’s Specialty Center: We've assembled a team of highly-qualified pediatric specialists — most with faculty appointments at top-ranked medical institutions including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and other prominent children's medical centers — to deliver the exceptional care and compassion your child deserves.
Pediatric Surgery: Routine and complex surgeries are performed here by our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons.
Stamford Health Pediatric Medical Group
The highly-trained pediatricians in Stamford and Darien ensure that your child has access to the most compassionate and advanced evidence-based care. Both practices offer same- and next-day appointments and provide specialized care from birth until age 21.
I got so much love and so much empathy.
A life-threatening pregnancy became a joyful mother-daughter reunion with the help of our pediatric and OB-GYN experts.
We have received numerous awards in recognition of our commitment to providing expert, patient-centered pediatric care, including:
*The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award. This is the fourth consecutive year the NICU attained this distinction for achieving patient satisfaction scores at or above the 99th percentile for the entire year.
Stamford Health is one of only 90 health care organizations worldwide to earn Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International.
Meet Our Chair
Gerald Rakos, MD, FAAP, serves as the Department of Pediatrics Chair and the Division of Neonatology Director at Stamford Health. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Dr. Rakos graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Gerald B. Rakos, MD, FAAP
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics