The Division of General Pediatrics offers clinical services including outpatient clinics and associated inpatient care that provide continuous, comprehensive care consistent with a medical home model (Children's Hospital Primary Care Clinic) and consultation services that provide second opinions for challenging diagnoses, international adoption, and early childhood aggression. We also offer weight management clinics that provide a multidisciplinary team who utilize the latest best practices to address pediatric obesity, as well as a Spanish Language Clinic that offers Spanish-speaking services with a culturally competent approach.
The Division has a busy and productive research effort that focuses on generating new knowledge to improve child health locally, regionally and nationally. Division members have successfully obtained funding from federal, state and foundation sources. Research conducted includes childhood obesity, children with asthma, genomics and ethical decision making, research informing health policy, medication use, and translation of evidence to practice and policy. Our division members are nationally and internationally recognized and have published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Academic Pediatrics. Division members' research has also been highlighted in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR and CNN.
The Division also has a two year Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program that is devoted to the development of individuals committed to becoming faculty members in academic general pediatric programs and emerging as pediatric leaders. Fellows also enroll in the Master of Public Health program or Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt.
Division of General Pediatrics' Mission: