Department of Pediatrics - About Us

Mission

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics exists to meet the health-related needs of children within environments that each child and family can perceive as safe.  We serve this mission through excellence in clinical care, medical education, pediatric research and community engagement, while inclusive of all.

Vision

The Department of Pediatrics is to be:

  • An inclusive environment that nurtures diversity among its faculty, staff and trainees as it pursues its missions
  • A center of excellence in children’s healthcare, in partnership with Norton Children’s Hospital, through provision of evidence-based, patient-centered, high quality, high value diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health services
  • Outstanding and innovative educators for our pediatrics residency training program, medical student rotations, and fellowship programs, with a faculty that models effective work-life balance
  • A national leader in pediatric clinical/clinical-translational trials, health services research, and education research, and a substantial contributor to basic science knowledge in childhood diabetes and neurosciences
  • Known for principled advocacy for children’s health and health equity and for community engagement and global health efforts that improve the lives of all in our city, our state, and beyond.

Our pediatric specialists work with community partners to provide a full range of services to children throughout Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and the region. We provide clinical health care through our affiliation with the Norton Children's system of hospitals and outpatient practices.  We also provide services in Pediatrics units at UofL Hospital, Owensboro Medical Center and Baptist Health Paducah.

Our faculty are researchers who explore innovation 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 pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

The UofL Department of Pediatrics is home to several training programs. We offer Pediatrics residency and collaborate with the UofL Department of Medicine on a Medicine-Pediatrics residency program. 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 pediatric fellowship training programs in: Child Abuse Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonology,Developmental - Behavioral 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.

To donate to the Department of Pediatrics visit 'Give to Pediatrics'

Department Chair

Kimberly A. Boland, MD, FAAP

Billy F. Andrews, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Associate Dean - Resident Education and Work Environment, Graduate Medical Education
Chief of Staff, Norton Children's Hospital

Leadership Bio

 

Executive Vice Chair

In K. Kim, MD, MBA
Executive Vice Chair - Pediatrics

Executive Medical Director, Norton Children's Medical Group
Director, Center for Health Process Innovation
Leadership Bio



Vice Chairs

V. Faye Jones, MD, PhD, MSPH
Vice Chair - Pediatrics Inclusive Excellence
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs - Diversity Initiatives

Leadership Bio

 


Sara M. Multerer, MD, FAAP
Vice Chair - Pediatrics Medical Education
Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Leadership Bio

 


Jan E. Sullivan, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CPI
Vice Chair -  Pediatrics Research
Leadership Bio



Administrative Staff

Accounting & Finance

Communications & Marketing

Faculty Affairs & Human Resources

Information Technology & Facilities

Medical Education

Community Partners

Making Louisville a better place to be a child, to have a child, to know a child.

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics takes seriously the university’s charge to use its expertise to help make metro Louisville a better place. We partner with several community groups on behalf of children, including:

Family and Children’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Family and Children’s Place Child Advocacy Center evaluates and treats children who have been sexually abused. Our affiliation began in 1993. Today, pediatrics faculty provide medical exams for clients of the advocacy center.

Family Health Center

Founded in 1976, Family Health Centers, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center with seven locations. Its mission is to provide health care to medically underserved residents in the metro Louisville area.

Home of the Innocents

Home of the Innocents cares for chronically disabled children and operates a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children. UofL Pediatrics faculty serve as medical directors of their Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center and General Pediatric Clinic, and operate a primary care clinic that serves as a medical home for children in custody of the state, including foster children and children staying residential facilities such as Brooklawn. Our pulmonology and infectious diseases specialists help care for medically fragile children as well as those in the residential treatment center.Pediatric residents and medical students also spend time at Home of the Innocents.

Kosair Charities

For decades, the University of Louisville and Kosair Charities have partnered to help meet the health care needs of children throughout the state. What may surprise some people is that these efforts go beyond the delivery of care and research of new treatments to include advocacy for children.

Maryhurst Home for Girls

UofL Pediatrics has operated weekly clinics for the 60 to 80 abused and abandoned girls who live at Maryhurst since 2000.

Norton Children's Hospital

University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics and Norton Children's Hospital have a longstanding relationship, sharing commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the region's children. UofL Department of Pediatrics’ clinical faculty oversee the vast majority of general and subspecialty medical care at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 65 percent of all pediatric medical admissions to Norton Children's Hospital are cared for by our Pediatric Hospital Medicine service . UofL Department of Pediatrics specialists staff the Norton Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics in Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah and the Emergency Department at Norton Children's Medical Center. Norton Children's Hospital provides financial support for many UofL Department of Pediatrics programs, including our pediatric medical residency training program.

WHAS Crusade for Children

The university and the Department of Pediatrics have a longstanding relationship with the WHAS Crusade for Children, whose generosity funds both direct patient care and much needed equipment.