Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide excellence in patient care, research, education and service especially as related to developmental and behavioral problems in children and to child health disparities. We strive to accomplish our mission while embracing the core values of community, family, respect, responsibility, and diversity. Find out more about our division!

Our Division Chief

Sheila Gahagan MD/MPH/FAAP

Sheila Gahagan is a subspecialty board certified, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an epidemiologist whose research is aimed at understanding health disparities in child growth and development.


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                 Top Docs

Congratulations to the following Doctors:
for being named San Diego Magazine's Top Docs for 2017!
To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.

Division Highlights

2017 Whitehill Prize for Excellence Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Maya Kumar for winning the 2017 Whitehill Prize for the UCSD Department of Pediatrics, awarded by the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars for excellence in clinical teaching.


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