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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

May 24, 2016

Rita Swinford, MD speaking at aHUS patient meetup

The 2016 meetup tour for patients and family living with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) has invited Rita Swinford, MD again to speak and discuss educational information and updates to the aHUS community in Seattle and Orlando. Topics include – Disease and treatment – The effect of isolation on patients and families – Challenges of being […] Read full »

May 24, 2016

Faculty Sonal Bhatnagar, MD certified Pediatric Nephrologist by ABP

Congratulations to our newest faculty member Sonal Bhatnagar, MD on her board certification in Pediatric Nephrology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Read full »

May 11, 2016

Fort Bend Star applauds Dr. John Breinholt for opening his home to a heart patient and his family

Dr. John Breinholt and his family opened their home to a 10-month old patient, Juan Escalante, and his mother who came to Houston from Venezuela for a life-saving heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Juan and his mother, Milagros Escobar, were guests of the Breinholts through a nonprofit organization called HeartGift. The program provides […] Read full »

May 10, 2016

Joyce P Samuel, MD, MS chosen for 2016 Women Faculty Forum Excellence Award

Pediatric nephrologist Joyce P. Samuel, MD, MS is the 2016 inaugural recipient of the Women Faculty Forum Excellence Award in the Rising Star Category. A ceremony for all recipients was held at the McGovern Medical School on May 9th. See UTHealth news report here. The Women Faculty Forum’s Excellence Awards are a new initiative that recognize outstanding […] Read full »