Facts & Figures

The Department of Pediatrics is a national leader with a long history of excellence in patient care; graduate and undergraduate medical education; and clinical, laboratory, and health services research.

Our Members

  • Total Faculty: 397 
    • MD/DO Faculty: 327
    • PhD Faculty: 14
    • MD, PhD Faculty: 27
  • Staff: 338
  • Residents (PGY 1-3 and combined): 77
  • Subspecialty Fellows (PGY 4 and up): 75

Our Rankings

Education Snapshot

Residents and fellows from around the nation and the world come to Duke Pediatrics, where they fuel their passion to become skilled leaders, researchers, and clinicians.

There are more than 150 residents and fellows in our programs. About a third of those are recruited each year, as noted in the graph below.

Patient Care Snapshot

Duke Children’s Hospital

Patient Care
  • 6,600 annual admissions (approximately)
  • 202 inpatient beds, including:
    • 74-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • 20-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • 20-bed Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    • Intermediate pediatric inpatient beds


The McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center is located adjacent to the hospital and serves as the site for ambulatory pediatric subspecialty care, with approximately 70,000 annual visits.

Alumni Snapshot

Our alumni have an extensive range of experience that spans across the country. A significant number of our alumni reside in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Florida. Their unwavering dedication to serving children has helped to bolster their local communities, and their contributions have been invaluable to Duke Pediatrics.

Data from 2023-2024