About the Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics has more than 115 paid and 150 volunteer faculty members. Our outstanding residency and fellowship programs produce excellent pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, some of whom choose to stay and practice in New Jersey. They become part of a critical workforce in the provision of child health in New Jersey.The Department has the only neonatology, pediatric critical care, and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship programs in the state. Some of our trainees go on to assume faculty positions and leadership roles in academic medicine at our own institution as well as other institutions across the country. The Department participates in many community-based outreach activities, patient education programs and continuing medical education programs.

Our excellence in research has contributed to improving the lives of children locally and nationally. The Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) provides core infrastructure and service to investigators in the department and assists with the expansion of access to innovative clinical trials and novel therapies for children. The Child Health Institute of New Jersey (CHINJ) is a biomedical research institute focused on basic science and translational research in childhood diseases.

CHINJ also houses our outpatient subspecialty services. It affords the opportunity for clinicians and basic scientists to collaborate on research initiatives focused on identifying mechanisms of disease and novel treatments in childhood illnesses. Our inpatient clinical services are conducted at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where “kids are our ONLY specialty”.

The Department is proud of its pediatric programs and centers of excellence including: The Cystic Fibrosis Center, The Boggs Center, The Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program, and programs in neonatology, hematology/oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, sickle cell, nephrology and renal transplant, diabetes, cardiology, neurology and epilepsy, asthma, pulmonary/pulmonary function and the sleep center, adolescent medicine, allergy, immunology and infectious disease, emergency medicine and clinical toxicology, , critical care, gastroenterology and nutrition, general pediatrics, medical genetics and rheumatology.In the last five years, the Department has opened three new Bristol-Myers Squibb Centers in Metabolism, Infectious Diseases/Immunology and Rheumatology providing the opportunity to expand our services with these new centers.

Our academic children’s health center which is the only one in New Jersey includes the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital (a regional inpatient rehabilitation hospital for children), The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Department of Pediatrics.

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