Welcome to McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics website. The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is three-fold: to provide the highest quality and cost-efficient medical care to infants, children and adolescents entrusted to us; to advance the knowledge in biomedical, clinical and behavioral science through our research programs; and to provide excellence and innovation in the training of the next generation of pediatricians and sub-specialists through our medical student, residency and fellowship programs.