Helping Kids Overcome Life's Brick Walls
The Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is dedicated to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. We are dedicated to managing and advancing the quality of life for our patients through excellence in care, education of future healthcare professionals, innovative research, and colloborative community outreach and partnership.
The University Institute for Children's Health, a program of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital Department of Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary intra-departmental program offering a full range of ambulatory and in-patient services dedicated to excellence in offering family centered health care to children from birth through adolescence. Health care services are provided for the well child as well as to children with the most difficult and life-threatening illnesses. Attentive to community, national and international health issues, the institute offers a full range of primary and sub-specialty care in an interdisciplinary setting. Ambulatory services of the Department of Pediatrics include: Primary Care and General Pediatrics; Sub-Specialty Care in Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases; Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; Cardiology; Physical and Sexual Child Abuse/Rape Trauma; Hematology/Oncology; Human and Molecular Genetics; Biochemical Genetics; a Lead Poisoning Program; Neonatology, Neurology, Nephrology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Oral/Maxillary Surgery, a Hypertension Research Center; a Level III Tertiary Care Cystic Fibrosis Center, Gastroenterology/Liver Transplant, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Urology, an Early Intervention Program, a High Risk Infant Program and the Francis Xavier Bougnoud Pediatric AIDS programs.
Primary Care sites are located in the Doctor's Office Center as well as several health clinics within community centers and housing projects. A full service Pediatric Emergency Room is located adjacent to the main Emergency Room and Trauma Suite and staffed 24 hours a day by six physicians who are Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
In-patient services totaling 120 beds include: The Whitney Houston Pediatric Critical Care Unit (13 beds); Neonatal Intensive Care (24 bassinets), Intermediate and Normal Newborn Nurseries (53 bassinets), General Pediatrics (F Blue UH - 30 beds). In patient services include: Pediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Pathology as well as the Pediatric sub-specialties. Other departments of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital offer ancillary specialty services to pediatric patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Trauma Services, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Cranial Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Behavioral Health Care, Pediatric Dentistry, a ground and air transport service for Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care patients.
Vision and Values
The vision of the Department of Pediatrics is to build the future through quality healthcare, expand knowledge through outstanding research, build connections through relationships and inspire minds through education.
We realize there is nothing more important than a child's health. Through Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital, our Department of Pediatrics delivers premiere care by promoting good health in children and adolescents as if they were our own.