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Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, professor and interim chair

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.

Through our robust resident advocacy curriculum and numerous outreach activities, we advocate for the well-being of children in the community and around the world.

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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

Recent News

  • DOP faculty selected for UW Health 2024 Physician Leadership Development Program Cohort

    Two faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics are among the 51 physicians selected for the UW Health 2024 Physician Leadership Development Program: Sushant Srinivasan, MD, MHPE, associate professor, Division of Critical Care, and Maria …

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    Adam Bauer named director for Neonatal-Perinatal Cardiac Coordination

    In his new role as director of neonatal-perinatal cardiac coordination, Adam Bauer, MD, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, will be responsible for providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care planning for fetuses diagnosed with congenital …

  • Britt Allen receives Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

    The Arnold P. Gold Foundation champions humanism in health care, which it defines as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. It sponsors the Gold Humanism Honor Society along with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine …

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    Pamela Kling, clinician and researcher in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, to retire

    After 21 years with the Department of Pediatrics, Pamela Kling, MD, professor in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, will retire in December 2023. Throughout her service in the division, Kling has conducted research …

  • New Faculty Focus: Benjamin Spector

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  • Two trainees receive research awards at MSPR 2023 meeting

    The Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MSPR) hosted its 2023 annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 11–13. Each year, the conference highlights innovative scientific discovery and provides a space for collaboration and career development. The …

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  • New Faculty Focus: Leanne Mansfield

    Q&A with Leanne Mansfield, MD, assistant professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology Hometown: Hastings, Michigan Educational/professional background: I earned my BS in human biology and specialization in bioethics, humanities, and society from Michigan State …

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