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  • Educating future leaders in pediatric medicine

  • Providing world-class pediatric patient care

  • Advancing new discoveries in children’s health

Duke Department of Pediatrics

We are dedicated to improving the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through world-class patient care, innovative medical education, groundbreaking research, and pediatric advocacy, achieving these goals in a diverse and inclusive environment.

The Duke Difference

Our commitment to excellence, innovation and leadership is what sets us apart.

Quick Facts

  • 19

    Our department is composed of 19 divisions, all actively engaged in research and dedicated to excellence in patient care and teaching.

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  • 50%

    Among our residents, approximately half assume positions in primary care, and half pursue careers in academic medicine.

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  • 142

    Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), we currently train 82 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows.

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  • 9

    Duke Children’s is ranked among the nation's finest in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in nine specialties.

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  • 1

    The Duke Department of Pediatrics is ranked first nationally on the list of NIH funding for pediatrics clinical science departments. 

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What People Are Saying

  • I was looking for a residency program that would give me the best possible education in three years along with the best possible quality of life. Needless to say, I believe I have found all of these things and more at Duke.

    - Michael Abercrombie, MD, Pediatrics Co-Chief Resident

Recent News

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New faculty join NCSP Core Leadership Team

The Duke site of the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) welcomes new faculty leadership as it enters its third year as part of this national consortium. Dr. Naomi Duke is joining the NCSP as the School of Medicine Program Director and currently serves as an associate professor of pediatrics, as well as lecturer of sociology in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.Continue Reading