Executive Board Member
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Belle Harbor, NY
Dr. Michael Frogel is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has previously served as Director of Quality Management, and Residency Training, Chief of General Pediatrics and Sports Medicine and Director of the Emergency Department and Urgi-Center at Cohen Children’s Hospital of the NorthWell Health System in New Hyde Park, NY, as well as, Chairman of Pediatrics and Residency Program Director at Nassau University Medical Center.
Dr. Frogel's main areas of interest are pediatric emergency preparedness, disaster mental health, child advocacy, sports medicine and weight management, and preventive pediatrics. Dr. Frogel is a recognized expert and researcher on the use of palivizumab to prevent lower respiratory tract infections due to respiratory syncitial virus (RSV) in high-risk infants and children. He is currently working on Stem Cell research for the treatment of vascular diseases and Diabetes.
Since 2008 he has served as Principal Investigator for the NY City Department of Health, Pediatric Disaster Coalition (PDC) Grant encompassing pediatric emergency preparedness for New York City including pediatric pre-hospital triage, primary and secondary transport, Pediatric hospital, Pediatric Intensive care, Neonatal Intensive care, Women in labor/newborn and Pediatric Long Term Care evacuation/surge planning. Dr. Frogel has played a leadership role in numerous discussions based and full scale pediatric mass casualty exercises to ensure that plans are fully operationalized in NYC as well as in Israel. The coalition has actively participated in pediatric preparedness in response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Haitian Earthquake, Oklahoma City Earthquakes, Super-storm Sandy and Covid 19.
Dr. Frogel is Medical Director of the Pediatric Disaster Mental Health Intervention at Maimonides Medical Center in NY. This post Sandy Americares Grant encompasses a training program on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric disaster mental health disorders as well as, elements of psychological first aid, working in a disaster zone and prevention of Compassion Fatigue. Dr. Frogel has participated as a subject matter expert on different local and national committees and panels including the National Advisory Committee on Children in Disasters, Institute of Medicine; GNYHA hospital bomb blast task force, NY State Ventilator Allocation Task Force, Pediatric Hospital Preparedness Task Force etc. He is Chairman of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition and recently was named Senior Advisor to the ASPR Wrapem Pediatric Center of Excellence.
As a recognized expert in the field he frequently lectures on pediatric emergency preparedness in the United States and abroad. Dr. Frogel has coordinated a yearly comprehensive course in Israel for physicians worldwide on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Mental Health. At his urging and with his leadership the Ministry of Health and Home Front Command have conducted major full-scale pediatric specific hospital drills.