Welcome to the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center

Our Mission: To teach, to heal, to discover 

At the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center, our physician-scientists and researchers are passionately dedicated to improving children's health through basic science research, translational research and clinical research.

As the research arm of the UArizona Department of Pediatrics, the Steele Children's Research Center is one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence in the UArizona College of Medicine

Our researchers and physician-scientists conduct research in many areas, such as autism, autoimmune disorders, cancer and blood diseases, type 1 diabetes, GI disorders and lung disease, to name a few. Our researchers receive grant support from national funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, foundations, non-profit organizations and community philanthropy.

In addition to conducting research, our physician-scientists provide compassionate healthcare for children at Banner Children's - Diamond Children's Medical Center and its affiliated outpatient clinics, and hold specialty clinics in rural areas throughout Arizona. What's more, our faculty train the next generation of pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and basic-science researchers.

In all our endeavors--whether it's teaching, healing or discovering, we are committed to improving children's health!


Fayez K. Ghishan, MD

PANDA Endowed Director, Steele Children’s Research Center Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Physician-in-Chief, Banner Diamond Children's Medical Center

Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Research Center

Horace W. Steele Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research

Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Professor in Pediatrics