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

June 23, 2015

Pacheco: Our children need cleaner air

As a pediatrician practicing in Houston, I understand all too well how much our county’s “F” grade for ozone in our air affects my young patients. Read the full article here. Read full »

June 19, 2015

Shout out to Kidney Kamp in local Connections

Dr. Joshua Samuels was interviewed by Connections, a West University magazine highlighting Houston community and events, about the annual Kidney Kamp for UT-Health pediatric patients with kidney disease. This year’s camp will be held at Camp For All from August 9 to 14. Read the article here. Read full »

June 4, 2015

John P. McGovern Award – Pedro Mancias, M.D.

Dr. Pedro Mancias, associate professor of pediatric neurology, is the winner of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award as the exceptional clinical teacher. He also received this award in 2009 and 2013. The John P. McGovern Award is given annually to the outstanding clinical faculty member as chosen by the senior class. The award is made possible […] Read full »

May 29, 2015

Kidney Kamp set for August 9-14!

Pediatric patients and families of pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, or hypertension are invited to join us in the week-long summer camp at Camp For All in Burton, TX. We are accepting applications for campers and counselors. Contact Cindie.Gammon@memorialhermann.org (713 704 4886) or Joshua.A.Samuels@uth.tmc.edu (713 500 5670) for more information. Read full »