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The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics has a long history of excellence in teaching, healing and discovery.

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Our dedicated faculty take care of thousands of sick children in Southern Arizona and around the state, providing general pediatric and subspecialty services and hold specialty clinics in rural areas throughout Arizona. Our faculty teach medical students through our clerkship program, and each year, 16 young doctors come to the UA as pediatric residents. Finally, our faculty physician-scientists and researchers are improving children's health through the UA Steele Children's Research Center, the research arm of the department.

Fayez K. Ghishan, MD
Department Head


February 26, 2018

The CPAE Clinic is currently accepting patients from around the world. Now in its second year of treating patients, the CPAE clinic has already attracted patients from all corners of the United States, Mexico and Thailand. Plans are underway to open a second clinic in Phoenix at Banner – Cardon Children’s Medical Center this spring.

February 23, 2018

The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community” interactive education and community-building health talks in Tucson.

February 23, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics has been approved to establish Arizona’s first Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program to train the next generation of developmental behavioral pediatricians.