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We bring together clinical innovations and transformative science to care for children, today and in the future.

Bridging Leading-Edge Pediatric Care, Research and Education

To fulfill our mission of safeguarding the health of children of all ages — the UT Southwestern Department of Pediatrics holds ourselves to the highest standards. This begins with advancing scientific discoveries and delivering exceptional clinical services to serve patients and their families from Dallas, many other parts of the country and beyond.

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Faculty and Staff

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Divisions & Centers

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Doctors in Training

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ACGME-certified Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowships

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Clinical Sites

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Active Clinical Studies

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2020 Grant Funding

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Nationally Recognized Clinical Care

With more than 300 physicians, UT Southwestern has one of the largest pediatric groups Texas. Our clinical expertise includes rare and complex conditions, along with well-care for children. We see a diverse patient population from at facilities throughout our community, including:

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Research to Change and Save Children’s Lives

Each of our 19 divisions is relentlessly pursuing scientific discoveries, from basic science to clinical investigation. This includes tackling some of the greatest challenges in pediatric care, from cancer to neurodevelopmental disorders. Ultimately, this research is having better health for children in our community and throughout the world.

The Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and physicians focused on translational biomedical research.

Exceptional Medical Education

As part of one of the nation’s leading medical schools, we offer wide-ranging educational opportunities that go beyond sharing medical knowledge. This includes opportunities designed for medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and practicing health care professionals.

Top-Ranked Comprehensive Clinical Services

Our team is nationally recognized for evaluating and treating patients, from newborns to adolescents, as well as fetal care. This includes services provided through our longstanding partnership with Children’s Medical Center Dallas, ranked by from U.S. News & World Report as the top pediatric hospital in North Texas and number 16 in the nation for 2023-24. For the sixth consecutive year, all ten specialties ranked among the best in the United States:

  • #4 Orthopedics (a joint program with Scottish Rite for Children)
  • #15 Cancer
  • #15 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #15 Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #15 Urology
  • #17 Nephrology
  • #18 Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • #22 Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • #35 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • #39 Neonatology

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