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

March 2, 2015

Rita Swinford, MD to speak at aHUS community meetup in San Antonio

The 2015 meetup tour for atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) has invited Rita Swinford, MD to speak and discuss educational information and updates relevant to families and patients with aHUS. Topics include (1) Disease overview and management (2) Challenges facing patients, families, and caregivers (3) Resources and support for patients, families, and caregivers (4) How […] Read full »

February 9, 2015

Stroke at 16 – Jordan’s Story

At just 16 years old Jordan was at football practice and started feeling dizzy.  Luckily he had a sports trainer from Memorial Hermann on scene to make the call to get him to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center right away. Click below to watch this amazing story of Jordan and our team of experts: […] Read full »

January 27, 2015

HPAHP blood pressure screenings resume in Katy this February, volunteers needed

The The Houston Pediatric and Adolescent Hypertension Program (HPAHP) will resume pediatric blood pressure screenings this Februrary to identify children with hypertension or at risk for hypertension. Volunteers are needed to assist with this 2 day screening. Please contact Joshua A. Samuels, MD, MPH (Joshua.A.Samuels@uth.tmc.edu) or Cynthia Bell, MS (Cynthia.Bell@uth.tmc.edu) for details. Read full »

January 27, 2015

Fellow Haendel Munoz Vega to present at Renal Research Institute

UTHealth Pediatric Nephrology fellow Haendel Munoz Vega will present an abstract on NICU blood pressure accuracy at the 2015 Renal Research Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana this January 2015. Dr Munoz will discuss the rate of documentation of automated blood pressures measured on babies in a NICU setting and determine the accuracy compared to intra-arterial […] Read full »