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Message From The Chair

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Children give us joy in the present and hope for the future. Here in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics, we make sure that future is as bright as possible for every infant, child and young adult struggling with illness.

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Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

The UCSF Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in research, education and the clinical care of infants, children and young adults. Our dedicated faculty have earned national and international recognition for their accomplishments and receive millions of dollars annually in extramural research funding to advance care for kids.


Today's training  programs provide optimal preparation for tomorrow's leaders. We offer highly regarded fellowship and residency training programs and continuing medical education programs. 

Patient Care

Our physicians deliver expert care to patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals in ten specialties and among the top-ranked facilities in California.


Our broad research program provides a steady infusion of new ideas that can be rapidly translated into improved clinical care. We offer access to clinical studies, some of them based in our Pediatric Clinical Research Center, and head a variety of laboratory-based and population/policy research programs. 


Spotlight on Pediatrics

Celebrating One Hundred Years

The UCSF Department of Pediatrics is in countdown mode with the February 2015 move to the new UCSF...