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  • Advocating for children in our daily endeavors

  • 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 2021-2022 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

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