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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

April 28, 2016

Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao is Honored with Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao is the 2016 Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award recognizes and honors Dr. Rao’s outstanding contributions in the field of academics, research, and patient care in pediatrics. The award will be presented to Dr. Rao at the 9th Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Oration scheduled on September 18, 2016 at All India […] Read full »

April 26, 2016

Dr. Wilfredo De Jesus Rojas Wins Travel Scholarship to Attend NHMA Conference

Dr. Wilfredo De Jesus Rojas, 1st year Pulmonary fellow, was awarded a travel scholarship to attend National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Conference in Washington, D.C. April 21-24, 2016. Dr. De Jesus Rojas was one of twenty-five people selected to attend. Read full »

April 22, 2016

March of Dimes “Boots, Buckles & Beads for Babies”

Come join the fun and show your support for March of Dimes “Boots, Buckles & Beads for Babies.” Support is for the Houston area March of Dimes Walk which will take place on Sunday, April 24th 2016. Stop by the Pediatrics Photo Booth in MSB 3.028 (Pediatrics Conference Room) on Friday, April 22nd 2016, and […] Read full »

April 19, 2016

2016 Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses Selects Traci Gonzales, MSN, APRN, AE-C as Top 150 Nurse

The Houston Chronicle’s Salute to Nurses for 2016 selected Traci Gonzales, MSN, APRN, AE-C as a Top 150 Nurse. Traci is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine. She will be recognized during National Nurse’s Week at the Salute to Nurses Luncheon presented by Houston Chronicle on Thursday May 5 and in […] Read full »