UTHealth Medical School


The mission of Department of Pediatrics is to provide the highest quality of medical care; to advance the knowledge in biomedical and behavioral sciences through the expansion of our research programs; and to provide excellence and innovation in the training of students, residents, fellows, and physicians.

Message from the Chair

Eric C. Eichenwald, MD

Special Programs

65 Specialized Clinics in Greater Houston Area


The specialized clinical faculty of Department of Pediatrics practices in various different locations around the greater Houston. Learn more about our Clinics »

Residency Programs


67 Pediatrics residents and 22 Medicine-Pediatrics residents, 3 Pediatric Chief Residents, 5 Child Neurology preliminary residents and 4 Medical Genetics/Pediatrics residents call us home. Learn more about our Residency Programs »

Fellowship Programs

We currently offer fellowship in 12 disciplines, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Child Abuse and Neglect(Child Protection Pediatrics) Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology and Pulmonology. Learn more about our Fellowship Programs »

Latest News

January 28, 2016

Regional mitochondrial disease symposium

Regional mitochondrial disease symposium set for Feb. 12-13   Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School’s Mitochondrial Center of Excellence will host the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Regional Symposium Feb. 12 and 13. Clinical and medical sessions will be held Feb. 12 at Hotel Zaza with patient/family sessions set for Feb. 13 at Hermann […] Read full »

January 28, 2016

Children with Neurological and Neurosurgical Conditions: An Update for Pediatricians

  Children with Neurological and Neurosurgical Conditions:  An Update for Pediatricians   Saturday, May 14th, 2016 8:30am to 3:30pm Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Hermann Pavilion Conference Center 6411 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030   Expert leaders in pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery will provide an update on the latest advances in management and treatment options […] Read full »

January 27, 2016

5th Annual Dysautonomia Seminar

  The 5th Annual Dysautonomia Seminar will be held on April 30th, 2016 in partnership with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The response was so overwhelming last year that we have had to move our seminar to a much larger location this year. Saturday, April 30th, 2016 8:00am to 3:30pm Cooley Conference Center 7440 Cambridge Street […] Read full »

October 29, 2015

The “Many Faces of UTHealth” Campaign features Dr. Jacqueline Hecht

As a part of the “Many Faces of UTHealth” campagin, UTHealth Medical School, Department of Pediatrics and UTHealth School of Dentistry’s very own Dr. Jacqueline Hecht will be featured for her research related to discovering genes linked to cleft lip. The “Many Faces of UTHealth” showcases how our community of experts is solving the greatest […] Read full »