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Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics

We offer the most advanced medical care available to the patients we serve and are dedicated to advancing medical knowledge through basic science and applied clinical research and to sharing our discoveries for the benefit of all children worldwide.

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The Department of Pediatrics is RECRUITING!

We are currently seeking Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors in various clinical, research and leadership roles. 

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Message from the Chair

I hope this website gives you a broad introduction to our Department, including an overview of our comprehensive clinical programs, our extensive clinical and basic science research efforts, and our diverse educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows. The Department’s mission reflects these aims. We strive to: 1) deliver the highest quality clinical care to our patients, 2) conduct cutting-edge biomedical research targeting diseases that impact the health and potential of infants, children and adolescents, and 3) train the next generation of pediatricians by fostering education at all levels and by integrating the latest scientific and medical advances into the curriculum.

About Us

Gabriel Hadad

Gabriel G. Haddad, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

News & Highlights

UC San Diego Launches New Human Milk Institute

Building upon a long and robust history, the University of California San Diego has launched a new Human Milk Institute (HMI) to accelerate research into the nature, biology and therapeutic potential of human milk to prevent or treat both infant and adult diseases. The new institute is believed to be the first of its kind worldwide.

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UC San Diego Physician-Scientist Elected to National Academy of Medicine 

Victor Nizet, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine! 

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It is with great pleasure we announce that Mamata Sivagnanam, MD will be the new Pediatric Residency Program Directory, the role currently held by Dr. Mark Sawyer. Dr. Sivagnanam was selected for this position after a vigorous national recruitment and a unanimous recommendation by the search committee that was fully supported by select faculty members and department leaders. 

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