General Pediatrics

Vision Statement:

  • To have children, families, and communities attain optimal health and well-being, and to be nationally recognized for excellence in academic general pediatrics.

Mission Statement:

  • To improve the health and well-being of children and our communities through excellence in clinical care, teaching, research, and advocacy.

Excellence in Patient Care

Division faculty staff both the inpatient teaching service and provide outpatient care and consultation in eight specialized clinics.

  1. Resident Continuity Clinic
  2. Acute Care Clinic (First Care)
  3. Medical Student Teaching Clinic

In addition, faculty also provide care in several weekly sessions at the Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, a federally qualified health center, and at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, both in Dallas.

Learn more about the excellence of our patient care.

Leadership in Research

Research in the Division of General Pediatrics encompasses a wide variety of domains, including pediatric health services, health policy, access to health care, quality of care, patient safety, racial/ethnic disparities, language issues in health care, cultural competency, asthma, bullying, obesity, oral health, poverty and its impact on child health, pediatric workforce diversity, qualitative research, prevention of youth violence, teen dating, prevention of teen pregnancy, use of poison control centers, family-centered care, educational interventions for residents and medical students, and transitional care for adolescents and young adults.

The Division has a strong track record of publications in major peer-reviewed journals and has major funding from NICHD. Medical students, residents, and fellows routinely collaborate with faculty on projects, and these trainees have received grants, made national presentations, published in peer-reviewed journals, and received awards for this research. Learn more about our research.

Education of Future Leaders

General pediatric faculty are committed to physician education and training.  Medical students and pediatric residents are actively involved in the care of patients in our clinics, and we administer a postdoctoral fellowship program. Learn more about our education and training programs.