Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship Program is a two-year ACGME-accredited program.

Fellowship Program Mission:

To train the next generation of pediatric hospitalists to be astute clinicians, innovative educators, dedicated advocates, and compassionate physicians by equipping PHM fellows with the knowledge, skills, mentorship, and resources to become leaders in the field, and advance the care of hospitalized children and adolescents.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellows will spend their core and individualized rotations at Norton Children's Hospital, the state's only free-standing children's hospital.  Norton Children's Hospital provides critical care and access to children and adolescents throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana with a Level I Trauma Center, approximately 300 beds, and numerous subspecialties. The Pediatric Hospitalist service has more than 5,000 admissions per year providing care for general pediatric illnesses in addition to managing complex care, technology-dependent, surgical, and behavioral health patients.

In addition, Fellows will spend time at Norton Women's and Children's Hospital, an adult hospital with a 14-bed pediatric unit, a 40-bed NICU, and a fully staffed 12-bed Pediatric Emergency Department located 10 miles east of Norton Children's Hospital. This site will serve as the training site for community and newborn experiences.

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine team is comprised of:

25 - pediatric faculty members
  4 - medicine/pediatrics faculty members
  4 - nurse clinicians
  1 - fellowship coordinator

Pediatric Hospital Medicine faculty are an active and engaged group of clinicians, teachers, and mentors who work at both hospital sites. Members of the division serve in key leadership roles including the Department Chair, Pediatric Residency Program Director, and Medicine-Pediatric Program Co-Directors. In addition, our faculty members are engaged in many non-clinical roles including medical education, quality improvement, patient safety, business operations, global health, public health, and advocacy.

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship program is ACGME accreditated and accepts one fellow per year. Our first fellow started in July 2023.

University of Louisville Pediatric Fellowships

Visit the Pediatric Fellowships webpage to learn more about:

  • How to apply for a pediatric fellowship
  • Compensation & benefits for pediatric fellows
  • Facilities where our fellows see patients, perform research, and learn
  • What is it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky?

Year 1 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient Teaching Service8 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
Pediatric Protective Services2 weeks
Pallative Care2 weeks
Inpatient Wards Choice4 weeks

Norton Children's Hospital or Norton
Women and Children's Hospital

Newborn Nursery4 weeks
Community Inpatient Service4 weeksNorton Women and Children's Hospital
Elective8 weeks
Research16 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
Year 2 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient Teaching Service4 weeksNorton Children's Hospital
PICU2 weeks
Emergency Medicine2 weeks
Elective16 weeks
Inpatient Wards Choice4 weeks

Norton Children's Hospital or
Norton Women and Children's Hospital

Community Swing Service4 weeksNorton Women and Children's Hospital
Research16 weeks
Vacation4 weeks



Clinical Electives

Norton Children's Hospital Service (resident teams)
Norton Women's & Children's Hospital Service (attending-only)
Supspecialties (Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Psychiatry/Psychology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery)Global Health
Home of the Innocents (complex care, skilled nursing facility)

Academic Electives

Coursework for Masters or Certificate Program
Medical Education
Hospital Leadership and Management


Fellows have the opportunity for a varied experience of learning activities, including conference series, journal club, and grand rounds to address the required core knowledge area.

Weekly Conferences

  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
  • Pediatric Resident Grand Rounds
  • PHM Divisional Conference
    • PHM Academic Series
    • PHM Evaluation Meetings
    • PHM Business Meetings


Monthly Conferences

  • Pediatric Combined Fellows Conference
  • Department of Pediatrics Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Department of Pediatrics Innovation and Research Advisory Team Conference

Quarterly Conferences

  • PHM Division Journal Club
  • PHM Division Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Annual Conferences
  • PHM Research Boot Camp
  • PHM National Fellows Conference

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Team

Bethany Woomer, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Norton Children's Hospital Profile



Illy Harris
Fellowship Program Coordinator



Meet the rest of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine team by visiting our division page.

Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Academic Office
571 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-852-3774

By The Numbers

Norton Children's Hospital:

  • 7000 admissions to the Pediatric Hospitalist Service annually
  • Average Daily Census: 59
  • Average daily patients per team: 15
  • Average length of stay: 3 days
  • Rounding Teaching Teams: 4
  • Consulting Services: 18

Norton Women's and Children's Hospital:

  • 1100 admissions to the Pediatric Hospitalist Service annually
  • Average Daily Census: 5
  • Average Length of Stay: 1.7 days