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 UArizona as pediatric residents. Finally, our faculty physician-scientists and researchers are improving children's health through the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center, the research arm of the department.

Fayez K. Ghishan, MD
Department Head

News

June 30, 2020

Georgette Mehalik, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson was recently interviewed to discuss the autoimmune disorders known as PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and a subset of PANS that is associated with strep and known as PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections).


June 26, 2020

In addition, Dr. Sweasy will serve as UArizona chief adviser on cancer-related matters and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.


June 25, 2020

The Autism Spectrum Disorder career track at the University of Arizona will train nurses in diagnosing and managing the issue in children with a focus on early detection.