Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is dedicated to improving the lives of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. We are dedicated to excellence in clinic care, education of future healthcare professionals, innovative research, informed advocacy, and collaborative community outreach and partnership to improve the health and quality of life for children and young adults

Overview

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Pediatrics offers a full range of family-centered ambulatory and in-patient services ranging from well-child care to the care of children with complex or life-threatening illnesses.

We offer a full range of primary and sub-specialty care in an interdisciplinary setting. Primary care sites are located in the Doctor's Office Center. Our ambulatory services include primary care and general pediatrics. In addition, we offer both ambulatory and inpatient services in subspecialty care in allergy/immunology, pulmonology infectious diseases, adolescent and young adult medicine, cardiology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, hematology, human, molecular and biochemical genetics, neonatology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. As part of our mission to promote education in advocacy, our department is home to the Rutgers Health, Education, Advocacy & Law Collaborative Clinic (H.E.A.L), which has become a powerful voice for children with learning disabilities or developmental problems whose parents are ill-equipped to fight for their educational rights and medical benefits.

In collaboration with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, we offer a full service Pediatric Emergency Room that is staffed 24 hours a day by six physicians who are board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and trauma services.

Inpatient pediatric units include the 13-bed Whitney Houston Pediatric Critical Care Unit (13 beds); 24-bassient neonatal intensive care, 50-bed intermediate and normal newborn nurseries, and a 30-bed general pediatrics wing. In collaboration with other Rutgers New Jersey Medical School departments and local clinical affiliates, we offer pediatric expertise in anesthesiology, otolaryngology, radiology and pathology, neurology, surgery, neurosurgery and oral/maxillary surgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry and neuromuscular rehabilitation, rheumatology, and urology, trauma services, plastic surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, cranial facial reconstructive surgery, behavioral health care, dentistry, as well as lead poisoning and toxicology programs.

Vision and Values

Vision

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.

Values

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.