WELCOME TO THE UW DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a vibrant academic department comprising over 175 faculty in seventeen subspecialty divisions.
Our education programs meet the needs of learners at all levels: undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, postgraduate trainees and practicing healthcare professionals. Our graduating residents enter desirable primary care practices or top-quality subspecialty fellowships in academic medical centers.
Our basic, translational and clinical research programs aim to generate new knowledge to improve the health of children. In FY18, we had over $34 million in extramural grants supporting our work, and were ranked twelfth in National Institutes of Health research funding among medical school pediatric departments.
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’s 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.
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.
First-in-Humans Clinical Trial to Treat Children with Relapsed Neuroblastoma Opens at American Family Children’s Hospital
A first-in-humans clinical trial for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma has opened at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH). Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumors in children. Patients who are classified as …October 12, 2020
Congratulations to the 25 pediatrics faculty members who were selected for the Top Teacher award by medical students and residents. The following are the 2019-2020 award recipients: Ann Allen, MD (Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine) Brittany Allen, …October 12, 2020
Peter Ferrazzano, MD, Initial Recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care
Congratulations to Peter Ferrazzano, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Critial Care), who is the initial recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care. Enid and Jerry Weygandt (Professor Emeritus at the University of …October 8, 2020
Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) has been appointed to the Governor’s Health Equity Council, which has been charged with creating a comprehensive plan to reduce and eliminate health disparities throughout …October 1, 2020
Congratulations to Michelle Kelly, MD, MPH, who was recently awarded a five-year K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), for her project, “BedsideNotes: Engaging families to improve pediatrics safety.” …September 28, 2020
Congratulations to PI, Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, and Co-Investigator Christopher Bradfield, PhD (UW Oncology), on funding of their project, “A critical tool for human genomics and precision medicine: De novo human genome assembly.” This one-year …September 28, 2020
Ann Allen, MD, Principal Investigator, along with Co-Investigators Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, and Nina Menda, MD, recently received a 2020 Small Grant Award of $18,359 from the UW Prevention Research Center for the project, “Pilot …September 28, 2020
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Christian Capitini, MD, along with Co-PI Jenny Gumperz, PhD, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, and Fellow Nicholas Hess, PhD, on the funding of their pilot grant entitled, “Uncovering Predictive Cellular …September 1, 2020
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