The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of all infants, children, and adolescents.
The mission of Department of Pediatrics is to provide the highest quality of medical care; to advance the knowledge in biomedical and behavioral sciences through the expansion of our research programs; and to provide excellence and innovation in the training of students, residents, fellows, and physicians.
As one of the sites of the National Institues of Health Multicenter Neonatal Intensive Care Network grants, our faculty have contributed to a variety of major advances in the care of newborn infants. The department also has a Pediatric Research Center whose investigators are involved in clinical, basic, and translational research and are experts in the fields of birth defects, gene discovery, transgenic mouse genetics, lung biology, immunology, protein biochemistry, and cell imaging.
The department's specialized centers include the Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, which promotes high-quality clinical research to increase the public's healthy years of life. The goal of our Children's Learning Institute is to be the pre-eminent source of proven clinical and educational programs covering early childhood through late teens. The department also directs the Forensic Assessment Center Network whose mission is to correct the disparities in Texas in the availability of quality medical assessment for suspected child abuse and neglect victims and to improve the outcomes for all Texas child abuse victims.
Fellowships are offered in the disciplines of Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Endocrinology.
First-rate inpatient care is provided at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Shriner's Hospital.
Location & Contact
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
- Pediatric Divisions Index
- Adolescent Medicine
- Allergy/Immunology, Rheumatology
- Child Protection Pediatrics
- Children's Learning Institute
- Community & General Pediatrics
- Critical Care Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Medical Genetics
- Pediatric Research Center
- Pulmonary Medicine