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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart diesease and cancer. We are a nonprofit facility and care for childern regardless of their families' ability to pay. Most of our patients are from Nashville and the surrounding counties and states; however, some come from across the country to access our specialized services.

The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012 with another expansion in progress, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.

Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work in preventing and treating cancer, congenital heart disease, autism, cystic fibrosis, obesity, undiagnosed genetic disease, inflammatory bowel disease and many other conditions is an investment in the future. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.

The residency program provides graduate medical training in a comprehensive, teriary care facility with broad exposure to all subspecialties as well as experience in primary care with an ethnically-diverse, inner-city general pediatric population. Opportunities for second continuity clinic experiences in private practice offices of subspecialty clinics provide additional unique experiences to our training.

Residents have a weekly Continuity Clinic in our Pediatric Primary Care clinic on campus where they provide longitudinal care for children with a diversity of acute and chronic medical issues from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.  Approximately 80 percent of these patients are insured under Medicaid and other demographic information is shown below, reflecting the rich diversity of the patient population seen here.

Patient population


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