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Alexie Puran, M.D., M.S., FACEP, FAAP, CPXP

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Dr. Alexie Puran is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician employed with the Physician Affiliated Group of New York (PAGNY) and has been working at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem since 2015. He previously served as the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of the Emergency Department at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem.

Dr. Puran is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Puran is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine after graduating from Stony Brook University with a double major inpharmacology and political science. He also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Dr. Puran completed a residency in Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Puran launched a Patient Family Advisory Council at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem and served as Chair for the council. Dr. Puran later held a position as the Patient Physician Experience Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem. He has also earned the degree of a Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP). Dr. Puran has been selected as a recipient for the 2020 Patient Experience Grant from the Beryl Institute with his study, “Impact of Art on the Human Experience in the Pediatric Emergency Department”.

As a child who suffered asthma, Dr. Puran conducts clinical research on improving the quality of care for children with asthma. He has been awarded a grant from TD Bank for his new campaign called Attack Asthma in Kids which was launched in 2021. Dr. Puran serves as the Director of Harlem Reads, an innovative program which promotes literacy for patients and established a collaboration with Rx ART which resulted in 2 completed art installation projects in the Pediatric Emergency Department with the Keith Haring Foundation and artist, Derrick Adams.

Dr. Puran developed a tool (My Six Word Story) to improve resiliency among his colleagues’ working on the frontline during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in Patient Experience Journal 2020 special issue his project My Six-Word Story: Power to Reconnect and Connect was also presented at the Schwartz Center 2021 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference.