About the Department of Pediatrics
We are improving the well-being of children through renowned clinical and research programs.
One of the most renowned programs in the nation, the Department of Pediatrics primarily offers care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with services also provided at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and the clinics of Keck Medicine of USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group.
The Department of Pediatrics is divided among a number of renowned, highly collaborative, specialty divisions:
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Emergency and Transport Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Maternal-Child and Adolescent Center for Infectious Diseases and Virology
Research on Children, Youth and Families
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The Department of Pediatrics’ work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles emphasizes research, tertiary clinical services and educational programs aimed at the development of academic pediatricians and pediatric community leaders. The faculty is large and highly specialized and covers a broad range of competencies. The hospital’s four centers — Heart; Cancer and Blood Diseases; Orthopedics and Endocrinology; and Diabetes and Metabolism — represent large-volume multidisciplinary programs of national prominence.
LAC+USC Medical Center
The Department of Pediatrics’ work at LAC+USC Medical Center includes providing pediatric care at Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) and Clinics, three Northeast Healthcare Network Comprehensive Health Centers (El Monte, Hudson and Roybal), 17 Los Angeles County juvenile detention facilities and MacLaren’s Children Center. These efforts are complemented by nationally recognized clinical and research programs, including those in allergy and immunology, infectious diseases, maternal health, mental health and violence intervention.