Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
“We are among the largest, and clinically busiest, pediatric hospitalist programs in the nation.”
Nationally, the field of hospital medicine is relatively young, with the introduction of the term “hospitalist” in 1996 by Wachter and Goldman in a New England Journal of Medicine article. Over the past decade, the number of hospitalists and hospitals using hospitalists has grown rapidly, making it one of the fastest growing specialties in pediatrics.
The Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Program at Children’s Medical Center has shown similar growth. Originating in 2002 as a single service line with five UT Southwestern pediatric faculty members, the Program has grown to 26 faculty members, covering up to eight service lines at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center at Legacy.