About Us

For decades, the UT Southwestern Department of Pediatrics has been watching out for the health of children in North Texas – providing expert care, conducting research for new treatments, and training the pediatricians of tomorrow.

Spread across 17 academic divisions, our more than 300 full-time faculty members comprise one of the largest pediatric groups in Texas and provide care at UT Southwestern, Children’s Health, Parkland Hospital, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Texas Health Resources.

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Our longstanding partnership with Children’s Health includes the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), a joint scientific venture established in 2011 that’s home to an interdisciplinary group of researchers and physicians focused on translational biomedical research. Outside of CRI, faculty within every academic Division lead active research programs or engage in collaborative projects aligned with their pediatric clinical interests.

The Department’s numerous clinical training programs are built on the foundation of diagnosing and treating children from the large and incredibly diverse population of Dallas, the fourth largest metro area in the United States.

Key Facts

  • 500+ Faculty and Staff
  • 17 Divisions & Centers
  • +200 Doctors in Training
  • 15 ACGME-certified Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowships
  • 7 Clinical Sites
  • 477 Active Clinical Studies
  • $70.4 million 2020 Grant Funding
  • 150+ 2020 Department Publications

Research and Clinical Facilities