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

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 »

August 24, 2015

Dr Rita Swinford is invited speaker at atypical HUS community meeting in Atlanta

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 – Disease and treatment – The effect of isolation on patients and families – Challenges of being an adult patient versus a family […] Read full »

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 »