Pediatric International Health in Syracuse


The Upstate Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic is a primary care home in Syracuse for generations of refugees from all over the world. Syracuse resettles more refugees per capita than anywhere in New York State and is among the top sites in the nation for refugee resettlement.

A family from Somalia visiting the Pediatric International Health Clinic

In 2016, we resettled more than1,400 refugees and over 50% of them were children, from countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central America.

A refugee family from Iraq

The Pediatric International Health Clinic is a refugee clinic that serves primarily African Refugees from Sudan, Somalia and recently Liberia. These patients present with a unique spectrum of tropical diseases that are not otherwise encountered on a routine basis in a typical North American urban setting including:

  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Schistosomiasis/Strongyloidiasis
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Giardiasis
  • Amebiasis
  • Helminths (assorted varieties)
  • Nutritional Rickets

Through our collaboration with Upstate's Center for Global Health (, we have long term research and clinical sites in Ecuador and Thailand, as well as developing sites in Haiti and Kenya where Upstate's pediatric residents can gain overseas experiences alongside our faculty mentors as part of their residency training. These opportunities will undoubtedly engage your learning, broaden your horizon, and enhance your training as future pediatricians!

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