Welcome to the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics

Our dedicated faculty take care of thousands of sick children in Southern Arizona and around the state, providing general pediatric and subspecialty services. Our faculty take care of children at Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and outpatient clinics throughout Tucson. Moreover, our faculty 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, and three begin the Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. During their years of training, resident physicians work alongside our faculty members and community pediatricians.

Moreover, we offer fellowship programs in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric pulmonology medicine.

Finally, our faculty physician-scientists and researchers are improving children's health through the Steele Children's Research Center, the research arm of the department. Steele Children's Research Center researchers and physician-scientists are committed to advancing medical knowledge through basic science and translational research to help improve the health of Arizona's children and children throughout the world. And, we train graduate students, post-docs and fellows who are interested in pediatric medical research careers.

Fayez K. Ghishan, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics 
PANDA Endowed Director, Steele Children's Research Center 
Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Research Center 
Physician-in-Chief, Diamond Children's
Horace W. Steele Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Professor in Pediatrics