The Department of Pediatrics provides a diverse and extensive spectrum of medical expertise from primary care to subspecialty services. Currently, there are approximately 160 full-time faculty in general pediatrics and 16 subspecialty divisions.
The Department offers a full range of services through its capabilities as a comprehensive pediatric care center. Services include a multidisciplinary team approach involving physicians, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists and social workers to treat many diseases including cystic fibrosis, childhood cancers, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, asthma, JIA,, and immune deficiencies. The Department also provides comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services for developmentally disabled and birth-injured children in collaboration with the Sparks Clinics at the UAB Civitan International Research Center. Other services include CV surgery, Sports Medicine, Burn Center, Renal Dialysis, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Regional Poison Control Center, Sleep Center, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Critical Care.
Each year, Department faculty members oversee more than 163,000 outpatient visits, including approximately 60,000 patients seen through the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division. Pediatric faculty manage more than 9,800 subspecialty and general pediatric inpatient admissions per year. In addition, the Neonatology Division provides coverage for the UAB Medical Center and Children's Hospital as well as four private, not-for-profit community hospitals.
The Department's most recent initiatives include: strengthened Childhood Obesity and Nutritional programs, creation and development of a Pediatric Deep Sedation program, accreditation of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, initiatives in Solid Organ Transplant, Juvenile Diabetes Center, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and addition of CV surgery.