About the Department

About the Department of Pediatrics

Founded in 1952, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is the largest research and treatment institute for children in the southeastern United States. With 22 clinical divisions and centers, we provide a comprehensive approach to healthcare for the benefit of tens of thousands infants, children and adolescents annually. Young patients come to us from all over the world to receive quality care delivered with compassion by outstanding pediatric specialists and other skilled medical professionals. In fact, our Cancer, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, and Neonatology programs have been ranked among the best programs in the nation by US News & World Report.

As part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics is integrated into a dynamic research environment where innovative and effective treatments and cures are under development. We have a proven track record of excellence including breakthrough work in the long-term effects of cancer treatment, cardiac risk in patients with HIV, the development of clinical trials in pediatric cancers, obesity prevention, long-term outcomes of fetal surgery, sleep and pulmonary complications of HIV and sickle cell disease, and parent health literacy as a means of improving child health outcomes. Because of our dedication to research, we have been and will continue to be at the forefront of healthcare for children.

From pediatric cancer to cardiology, prematurity and pulmonology, diabetes to developmental disabilities our physician scientists have discovered ways to treat and prevent a range of pediatric health challenges.