Welcome

Welcome

The world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today.

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics exists to meet the needs of children. We serve that mission in three ways--through clinical care, medical education and pediatric research.

Our department of 700-plus faculty and staff work together to provide a full range of services to children here in Louisville and throughout the region. Our caregivers serve in traditional pediatric offices and satellite pediatric specialty clinics across the state, in Kosair Children's Hospital and in pediatric units like the University of Louisville Newborn Nursery, Owensboro Medical Center NICU and Western Baptist Hospital NICU.

Our pediatric specialists travel to offices from Ashland to Paducah, employing innovative methods to extend our reach into under-served and undeveloped areas. Our specialists use telemedicine to provide dermatology, psychiatry and cardiology care to children across the state. Our child abuse pediatrics were among the first in the country to be board certified. We have an active and growing outpatient pediatric acupuncture program, operated by two of our critical care specialists.Our disadvantaged patients have access to legal services through our Doctors and Lawyers for Kids partnership with the Legal Aid Society.

Our faculty are researchers who explore new horizons in pediatric medicine. They are leaders in their fields, serving on local, regional and national committees and organizations, helping to set standards of care and formulate new models of treatment. They are educators, focused on training the next generation of children's doctors.

The UofL Department of Pediatrics is home to several highly acclaimed training programs. We offer a Pediatrics residency and collaborate with the UofL Department of Medicine on a Medicine-Pediatrics residency. Our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology division offers a Psychology internship, a Child Psychiatry residency program and a post-doctoral fellowship program. Our department also offers these pediatric fellowship training programs: Child Abuse Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonology, Developmental Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Neonatology.

At the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics, we know that the world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today. We firmly believe that ours is among the highest callings, perhaps second only to parenting. We're proud of the work we do and pledge to always put children first.