Annual Reports

Ellen R. Wald, MD
Ellen R. Wald, MD
Professor and Chair
Alfred Dorrance Daniels Professor on
Diseases of Children


Extraordinary Patient Care

Our American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) continues to be spectacularly successful and busier than even our most optimistic projections. Patients have come to AFCH from every county in Wisconsin and 49 of the 50 states.

Increased Research Activity

On the research front, our faculty were exceptionally active, which is reflected in the numbers of grants submitted and awarded. Even in this tight funding climate, the department continues to increase its submissions its grants awarded annually.

The Department promotes the health of children and adolescents with a balanced program that seeks knowledge through research, provides outstanding educational opportunities, delivers high quality comprehensive clinical care and service, advocates vigorously for children and adolescents, and is responsible to the changing needs of our community and society.

Innovative Educational Offerings

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Department of Pediatrics provides outstanding educational opportunities to medical students, pediatric residents, subspecialty fellows, and other health care providers. The Department has a long tradition of placing high value on its education mission, attracting faculty who are committed to sustaining a challenging and innovative atmosphere for learning.

Cultivating an Environment of Discovery

With the help of junior and senior faculty, we are creating an environment in which inquiry, curiosity, and discovery are the driving forces for our students, residents, fellows, and faculty.

In each of our mission areas—patient care, research, and education—we are all engaged in asking questions, and are trying hard to answer those questions. And through improved infrastructure, incentives and recognition of achievements, our momentum and enthusiasm increase every day.