Pediatric Hospitalist Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan Joins Banner and UA

June 10, 2015

Dr. Geetha GopalakrishnanThe University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center welcome new faculty member Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan received her medical degree from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospitals. She then completed her residency in pediatrics from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

As a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Gopalakrishnan will provide care for hospitalized children at Diamond Children’s. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who take care of children in the hospital and coordinate the patient’s care with other pediatric specialists, medical staff and the child’s pediatrician, as needed. Hospitalists are in the hospital throughout the day and night, so families have access to pediatric hospitalists 24/7.

In addition, Dr. Gopalakrishnan will participate in training pediatric residents completing their hospitalist rotations and medical students who are completing their pediatrics clerkships.
About Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center
Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health. For more information, please visit:

About the UA Department of Pediatrics
The UA Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to teaching the next generation of pediatricians, providing outstanding clinical care to children in Tucson and Southern Arizona and conducting groundbreaking research through the UA Steele Children's Research Center.  Faculty and pediatric residents provide clinical care to children at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center and affiliated outpatient clinics throughout Tucson. In addition to providing clinical care, faculty teach medical students through the department’s clerkship program, and pediatric residents through the Pediatric Residency Program, and the Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. The department also offers fellowship programs in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric pulmonology medicine. UA Steele Center researchers advance science through basic science and translational research in areas such as pediatric cancer, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary diseases, developmental disorders and neonatology to name a few.