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More than 200 pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, child psychologists, and doctoral-level scientists make up the faculty of the UI Department of Pediatrics.
The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital at UI Hospitals and
Clinics is the only comprehensive care hospital for children in Iowa,
providing treatment for children across the state of Iowa as well as
other areas of the Midwest. UI Children’s Hospital is ranked among the
nation's best children's hospitals in 10 specialties according to the
2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
In 2012 UI Children’s Hospitals admitted 5,157 patients for inpatient
care and saw 106,193 outpatient visits. UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI
Children's Hospital together deliver quality care in collaboration with
University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty
medical and surgical group practice composed of faculty physicians of
the Carver College of Medicine.
The new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital,
scheduled for opening in the spring of 2016, is designed as a healing
environment that improves the health and well-being of children and
their families. Plans include expanding existing programs and developing
new services on-site and throughout Iowa to meet the current and future
needs of Iowa’s children.
If you are looking for a program where expectations are high, patient
volume and diversity are excellent, and a multitude of didactic and
bedside teaching opportunities are provided, then you've come to the
right place. We have placed major emphasis on our training programs, and
we offer outstanding residency training experiences in pediatrics and
medicine-pediatrics and superb fellowship training experiences that
allow young physicians to further their postgraduate training with
internationally recognized experts. The result is a training experience
that prepares our graduates to be outstanding clinicians and academic
leaders with the skills needed to advance the health of young people
throughout the world.
Our faculty receive millions of dollars annually in research funding
that supports the rapid translation of laboratory discoveries into new
treatments. Our NIH funding has ranked in the top 20 for the last 15
years, many of those years in the top 10. Our department is known
nationally and internationally for its work in genetic and environmental
contributors to pediatric disease. Other groundbreaking research
includes treatment for asthma and cystic fibrosis; anemia and
transfusion of pre-term infants; prevention/intervention/treatment of
diabetes in children; breastfeeding promotion and support; epilepsy;
neuromuscular disorders; fetal programming of cardiovascular disease;
inflammatory bowel disease; feeding disorders; and disruptive behaviors.