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KiDS of NYU Langone Springfling

Thursday, April 27, 2017
300 Supporters in attendance
$7.5M Raised

Supporters Take Victory Lap at KiDS of NYU Langone Springfling Gala

Celebrating nearly $7.5 million raised including gala proceeds and gifts from the KiDS of NYU and NASCAR Foundations, more than 300 friends of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone gathered at the 2017 Springfling Gala in support of providing the best, most compassionate care for children and families. Pradeep N. Mally, MD, received a special award for his leadership as director of the Division of Neonatology and director of the Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine Fellowship Program, while the NASCAR Foundation was honored for its recent gift of $1 million to support the Child Life Program

“NYU Langone has the absolute best experts in children’s services anyone could ask for,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone. “I’m speaking not as the Dean and CEO, but as the grandfather of newborn twins who were just delivered here. The outstanding care they received from our NICU team is the same outstanding care we provide to countless children and families every day.” 

The NASCAR Foundation’s gift, part of its national “Speediatrics” program supporting children’s health, is its first to a New York City hospital. NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France and Amy France were presented with an award on behalf of the NASCAR Foundation. “We look forward to working with you to create more meaningful programs for children in the future,” said Mr. France.

The KiDS of NYU Foundation announced two gifts, totaling $5.5 million, to endow a professorship in the Department of Pediatrics and to support the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care. “No matter how skilled and knowledgeable doctors and caregivers are, they simply can’t do their job without partnering with children and families,” said Catherine S. Manno, MD, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor of Pediatrics and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “I’d like to thank the KiDS of NYU Foundation for helping us become better partners, as they’ve done so many times before.” 

The tribute to Dr. Mally included a special video featuring the story of the Abrams family, who credit the health of their daughter, born months early, to the excellent care of Dr. Mally and his team. “Thanks in part to KiDS, we are able to stay at the forefront of neonatology and be true leaders in this ever-changing field of medicine,” said Dr. Mally.   


Pradeep N. Mally, MD


Pradeep N. Mally, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine and division director of Neonatology at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone. As the leader of the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Mally oversees teams that offer the highest levels of care available to critically ill infants at two New York State-designated Regional Perinatal Centers. 

Since joining NYU Langone 15 years ago, Dr. Mally has been an integral part of the Division of Neonatology’s growth; in this time, the NICU has expanded to care for nearly twice as many infants each year than it did before. One of the personal highlights of his career came when he was awarded the Sweetwater Clifton “City Spirit” Award by the New York Knicks in recognition of his actions in safely evacuating the NICU during Hurricane Sandy. 

Dr. Mally has a strong interest in medical education. He serves as Director of the NYU Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and was previously awarded the Department of Pediatrics Teaching Attending of the Year honor. He is also a dedicated clinical researcher who has published extensively, is Co-Director of the NYU School of Medicine Jack Cary Eichenbaum Summer Scholars Research Program in Neonatology, and is a past-president of the New York Perinatal Society.

Dr. Mally is so grateful to be one of tonight’s honorees and is excited to celebrate with the entire KiDS of NYU Langone family. He is especially delighted to be here with his wife, Romitha, and their two sons, Kathan and Rowan. In addition, he is proud to be joined by his fellow neonatologists, who as a team, provide outstanding care every day to infants at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.


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