Edward Rendon, MD
Edward Rendon, MD
NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View
In Constant Service to Others
For 18 years, Dr. Edward Rendon has been an attending psychiatrist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View, a rehabilitation and nursing home on Staten Island where he’s responsible for the care of patients struggling with all varieties of severe and challenging mental illnesses. “Best job I’ve ever had,” he says flatly.
“He has a distinguished way of dealing with tough situations,” is how Sea View’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Salwa Gerges puts it. “He has an empathetic and educated approach to identifying and treating mental illness, and he is wise about prescribing psychotropic medications. He is always smiling and easily approachable, and he is not only known for his outstanding care of Sea View residents, but he makes himself available to staff as well.” During the critical months of the pandemic, Dr. Rendon helped staff members in crisis as a member of the health system’s Helping Healers Heal program.
Dr. Rendon was born in the Bronx, grew up in Puerto Rico and says medicine “runs in the family.” His father and great grandfather were physicians, as is his older brother.
“I grew up in an environment of sciences with a belief in improving yourself intellectually and spiritually and in service to our fellow human beings,” he says. He returned to New York after medical school in Puerto Rico and joined NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View as Attending Psychiatrist in 2004. He was appointed Chief of Psychiatry Services in 2016.
“I love my job,” Dr. Rendon says. “It’s very rewarding, and at times challenging, to deal with the many different issues I can encounter each day. Being a psychiatrist requires mostly compassion and empathy to alleviate emotional suffering. Not always easy, but I ask God for guidance.”