Affiliate Hospitals


University Hospital, opened in 1979 as the main teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, provides primary care for citizens of Newark as well as specialized tertiary care for patients from throughout New Jersey and surrounding states. University Hospital is dedicated to providing the best in both patient care and resident education, while pioneering new forms of treatment for a wide range of diseases. There are currently more than five hundred residents training in eighteen accredited University Hospital affiliated programs.

The University Institute for Children's Health provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated pediatric services available in northern New Jersey. Staffed by sixty-five pediatricians and twenty pediatric surgeons representing thirty-five divisions, the Institute provides the full spectrum of primary through tertiary care for infants, children and adolescents. It houses the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center (the first National Pediatric HIV Resource Center) and the Sammy Davis, Jr. Liver Institute, home of the only liver transplant program in the state of New Jersey. University Hospital is also the site of the New Jersey Trauma Center, the Level I Trauma facility for the northern half of New Jersey. The Trauma Center treats upward of 2,000 trauma victims per year, many of them infants and children.

There are 134 pediatric beds at University Hospital consisting of a 30-bed infant/child unit, a 15-bed adolescent unit, an 11-bed PICU, 28-bed NICU, 25-bed Term Nursery and a 25-bed intermediate Care Nursery. More than 2,000 newborns are delivered annually at the hospital, many of them high risk. Last year approximately 32,000 patients visited the ambulatory practices and Pediatric Emergency Department.


Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is a 500-bed teaching hospital located in Bergen County, about thirty minutes north of Newark.

HUMC has two inpatient pediatric units, each about twenty beds. One is a general pediatric unit and one houses the Hematology/Oncology patients. There is also a PICU, NICU and an active ambulatory service. The full-time pediatric attending staff numbers about twenty, all of whom are faculty members of the NJMS Department of Pediatrics. Twelve residents per month are assigned to HUMC, one of whom is one of our two Chief Residents.

Residents are assigned to Hackensack for two months in the PL-1 year, three months in the PL-2 year and two to three months in the PL-3 year, rotating on all services except the NICU. Morning Report, attending rounds and noontime lectures are all conducted by the HUMC faculty.