Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a vibrant academic department comprising more than 200 faculty in 16 subspecialty divisions.
Our education programs meet the needs of learners at all levels: undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, postgraduate trainees, and practicing health care professionals. Our graduating residents enter desirable primary care practices or top-quality subspecialty fellowships in academic medical centers. We are also committed to the professional development of our faculty and pediatricians across the state. As such, we host conferences, Grand Rounds, and other live events focused on cutting-edge topics in pediatric and adolescent medicine.
Our basic, translational, and clinical research programs aim to generate new knowledge to improve the health of children. In FY23, we had more than $55 million in extramural grants supporting our work, and we ranked No. 9 in NIH research funding among medical school pediatric departments in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research 2022 rankings.
Our investigators collaborate with research partners across the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the broader UW–Madison campus. We also provide ample opportunities for learners to engage in research.
We provide a full range of pediatric inpatient and outpatient clinical services in partnership with colleagues from other medical and surgical subspecialties. Clinical facilities include the state-of-the-art American Family Children’s Hospital, community hospitals UnityPoint Health – Meriter and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, and outreach clinics statewide.
We are dedicated to continued excellence and growth, and we appreciate your interest in our department. To learn more about our work and our accomplishments, please browse our website, view our annual reports, or contact us directly.
The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics promotes and enhances the health of children through outstanding clinical care, exemplary education of pediatric trainees, performance of cutting edge research, and vigorous advocacy.
Provision of the safest and highest quality, innovative and coordinated care in an environment that supports inquiry and discovery and promotes well-being and professionalism.
Our Core Values
Accountability, compassion, diversity, empathy, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, and teamwork
Our 2023 Annual Report highlights the extraordinary clinical care, research activities, and educational milestones that took place in the department between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. Watch a video that provides a brief overview of the department's accomplishments.
Visit our careers page for a list of open faculty positions as well as administrative and research staff openings. UW–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Join us for Medical Education Week on March 18–22 to learn about the latest innovations and best practices in medical education. Events will be held in person and online. CME credit will be offered.
Oresta Rule receives UnityPoint Health – Meriter Foundation grant supporting a project to provide human donor milk to infants needing supplemental feeding
Oresta Rule, MD, assistant professor in both the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the UnityPoint Health – Meriter …February 16, 2024
Aaron Carrel and research team receive grant to validate methods of quantifying liver fat in children at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Aaron Carrel, MD, professor, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, joins Ivan M. Rosado-Mendez, PhD, and Andrew Wentland, MD, both assistant professors in the Department of Medical Physics, and Diego Hernando, PhD, associate professor in the …February 16, 2024
The Society for Pediatric Sedation Board of Directors and Quality & Safety Committee named the Pediatric Sedation Clinic at American Family Children’s Hospital a Center of Excellence in Pediatric Sedation. The designation recognizes pediatric sedation …February 16, 2024
After two years in planning, the Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Program marks its first year of successes
After two years of planning and preparation from 2020 to late 2022, Allison Redpath, MD, associate professor and medical director of pediatric dialysis, Division of Nephrology, and Melissa Cercone, MD, associate professor and fellowship director, …February 8, 2024
Department providers Christina Amend and Maria Standiford launch Adolescents with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic
Teenage patients with bleeding and clotting concerns have a new resource for multidisciplinary care in the new Adolescents with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic. The clinic was started by Christina Amend, MD, assistant professor, Division …February 8, 2024
Two Department of Pediatrics members, Ryan McAdams and Kelly McGregory, contribute their art to the Wisconsin Medical Journal’s double issue on COVID-19
The latest publication of the Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ) is an important double issue of 170 pages, entitled, “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.” Its many articles are accompanied by artwork throughout. Two physicians from the …February 6, 2024
Megan Moreno invited to participate in White House roundtable discussion addressing child online safety
Responding to a January 24 invitation, Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, professor and interim chair, Department of Pediatrics, traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate as one of the advocates and experts in a Kids Online …February 6, 2024
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