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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

$6M NIH Grant Launches UC San Diego Consortium to Study Insulin-Producing Cells

UCSD School of Medicine researchers will receive $6.4 million in grant funding to study how external signals and genetic variations influence the behavior of one cell type in particular: insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

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Chris Cannavino

Chris Cannavino, MD, Selected for the 2020-2021 Barbara and paul saltman distinguished teaching award for non-senate members 

We are very pleased to announce that Christopher Cannavino, MD has been selected for the 2020-2021 Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Members. 

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Victor nizet, md, receives the 2022 d.c. white award from the american association of microbiology (ASM)

It is with great pleasure we announce that Victor Nizet, MD is the recipient of the 2022 prestigious D.C. White Award from the American Association of Microbiology (ASM). Named in memory of the renowned microbial ecologist David C. White, this award recognizes lifetime accomplishments in the realms of interdisciplinary research and mentorship.

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