Department of Pediatrics

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The department combines state-of-the-art technology with a nurturing environment to care for children’s specific needs, whatever their illness or injury.

The department includes some 300 faculty members and hundreds of residents and fellows who teach, learn and care for the children of Los Angeles — with a focus on the underserved — and advance the science of pediatric medicine.

About the Department of Pediatrics

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Roberta Williams, MD
Interim Chair of Pediatrics


The Department of Pediatrics creates hope and builds healthier futures for children in Southern California and far beyond our state’s borders. We care for children, adolescents, young adults, families and each other while advancing the frontiers of medical knowledge and preparing future pediatric leaders.

Clinical Activities

The Department of Pediatrics’ multidisciplinary clinical team of physicians, nurses and support staff offers health education, prevention and clinical services for children and adolescents — from basic wellness checks to care of acute injuries and chronic diseases in more than 30 pediatric specialties.

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Department News

Baby Donovan Daniels and his parents post-transplant in 2016, joined by doctors and, at left, Lydia Hand, now 18.

300 and counting: Keck School faculty performs milestone liver transplant

At 7 months old, Donovan Daniels of Westminster may not understand for some time just how serious his medical condition, biliary atresia, really is. It may be years before he knows he was the 300th pediatric liver transplant ever performed by doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC. But one day
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Department Events

Research Seminar: “Pragmatic Development of T cell Therapies for Cancer”

Research Seminar: “Pragmatic Development of T cell Therapies for Cancer”

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Keck School Events



LAC+USC Medical Center Inpatient Tower Conference Room A, 1983 Marengo St.
7:00 am - 8:25 am

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