Tessa Scripps, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital.Dr. Scripps is a board-certified general pediatrician and Certified Lactation Counselor.
Dr. Scripps received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Chicago where she studied the History and Philosophy of Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont where she developed a passion for patient-centered primary care. She then moved to New York City where she completed her pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital where she was the recipient of the award for Resident Excellence in Pediatric Advocacy. After completing residency, Dr. Scripps joined the faculty at Columbia University where her academic and clinical practice focused on newborn medicine and breastfeeding. Dr. Scripps is a dedicated clinical professor and has academic interest in developing innovative teaching initiatives for medical students and residents.
Tessa Scripps has participated in a variety of research initiatives specifically related to newborn care, breastfeeding medicine and medical education in pediatrics. She was published along with several colleagues from the Well Baby Nursery hospitalist team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in a seminal JAMA Pediatrics article which described the outcomes of neonates born to mothers with perinatal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and the Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) practices associated with these outcomes.
- The Mount Sinai Hospital