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Message From The Chair

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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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

Building Provider Diversity

Good patient–provider communication is essential in health care, but it can be challenging...