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The Department of Pediatrics provides a diverse and extensive spectrum of medical expertise from primary care to subspecialty services. Currently, there are over 100 full-time pediatric faculty engaged in providing state-of-the-art medical care, meaningful funded research endeavors on a local, nationwide and global level, as well as teaching the new generation of medical students and residents.
A full range of subspecialty services is offered for the children of Alabama. Each year the Department of Pediatrics handles over 150,000 outpatient visits, including 50,000 emergency room visits. Pediatric faculty manage more than 6000 subspecialty and general pediatric impatient admissions per year. In addition, the Neonatology division provides coverage for the UAB regional intensive care unit, the neonatology unit at Children’s Hospital and five neonatal units in private, not-for-profit community hospitals.
Services and treatments that are unique to Alabama include:
In collaboration with the Sparks Clinic at the UAB Civitan International Research Center, our faculty provide comprehensive medial evaluations for children with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
UAB School of Medicine’s Pediatric Residency Training Program was recognized as one of the top 20 pediatric training programs in the 2004 Best Graduate Schools edition of U.S. News and World Report. Furthermore, the Department of Pediatrics ranked 3rd in the NIH extramural awards to medical school pediatric departments in 2004.