The faculty of the Department of Pediatrics provides a diverse and extensive spectrum of medical expertise and health care services, from primary care to subspecialty services. Over the past five years the department has experienced significant growth in the number of full-time medical pediatric faculty. Currently there are over 150 full-time faculty in general pediatrics and subspecialty divisions.
The faculty of the Department of Pediatrics records more than 160,000 outpatient visits, including approximately 60,000 patients seen through the pediatric emergency medicine division. More than 9,800 subspecialty patients and general pediatric inpatient admissions were managed by the pediatric faculty. In addition, the Neonatology division provides coverage for the UAB Medical Center as well as four private, not-for-profit community hospitals. Total inpatient days are in excess of 74,000.
The Department of Pediatrics has a major commitment to research and consistently ranks in the top 20 among all departments of pediatrics in the country in NIH funding. Through research, we are contributing to a better understanding of the causes of many life-threatening diseases as well as advancing many new forms of treatment.
The Pediatric Residency program consistently has a pass rate of 100% for both pediatrics and med peds. Only 16 of 200 (8%) US Pediatric Residency Training Programs have pass rates of 95% or higher.
Ten of Children’s of Alabama's pediatric specialty services were placed among the top programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in their 2012 ranking of The Best Children's Hospitals. The services included this year were Cancer, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurosurgery and Neurology, Pulmonology, Orthopedics and Urology. The complete listing and corresponding rankings may be found at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and in the magazine’s August print issue.