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Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing research, education, clinical care and community partnerships for infants, children and adolescents by providing evidence-based programs of instruction for medical students and residents, and promoting a culture of excellence and innovation among faculty and staff.

  • Research: Fostering an environment of discovery and innovation that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance healthcare with technological advances;
  • Education: Creating new systems of medical education reflecting novel approaches to teaching in order to prepare students for modern medicine in the 21st century;
  • Clinical Care: Modernizing healthcare with new clinical care delivery models that reward value and better health outcomes, with a special focus on vulnerable populations; and
  • Community: Partnering with key leaders and programs throughout the Central Texas region and beyond to develop and strengthen opportunities to advance health.
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A Vision for Children's Health

A vital, inclusive health ecosystem that will help make Austin a model healthy city and improve the lives of children throughout Central Texas.

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Pediatric Initiatives in Central Texas

1 in 6 children in the U.S. today is obese. The Department of Pediatrics is taking this issue front and center to find effective, successful solutions.

Training Pediatricians

Training the Next Generation of Pediatricians

The future of pediatrics health care in Central Texas: We have an incredible opportunity to build on the honorable history of UT to create a new pediatrics department.


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For the Community

Partnerships and giving back – foundational efforts being made through the Department of Pediatrics at the Dell Medical School.

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For Physicians

There is a significant shortage of both primary care and specialty-trained pediatricians in many underserved areas across the country.