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The Duke Department of Pediatrics is composed of 18 divisions and two programs, all actively engaged in research and dedicated to excellence in patient care and teaching.

Each division includes faculty physicians and investigators, as well as residents, fellows and laboratory trainees. Their activities are frequently cross-disciplinary and collaborative, reaching across the Department of Pediatrics and into the School of Medicine and other Duke University programs.

Please select from the list below to learn more about our specialized divisions and services.

Allergy and Immunology

Our Divisions of Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology are committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and advocacy. The division offers the full spectrum of clinical services within this specialty to infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation is a world leader in caring for children with blood and bone marrow diseases and has the expertise, resources and technology to perform highly advanced procedures on even young children with any stem cell source, including sibling, unrelated, and cord blood transplants.


The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center is a primary provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the southeastern United States. Our dedication to care and treatment of people of all ages, along with an emphasis on cutting-edge research, results in a program that is among the best in the country.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Medical services to assess and treat abused and neglected children are rooted in the 1968 publication, The Battered Child Syndrome by Drs. C. Henry Kempe and Ray E. Helfer. In the ten years following this publication, every state in the United States completed adoption of child abuse/neglect...

Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine strives for excellence in patient care, research, and fellowship training. Our division provides comprehensive services for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical patients with acute, life-threatening disease and injury.

Emergency Medicine

The mission of the Duke Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is to provide expert care for patients, to train the next generation of pediatric and emergency medicine physicians, and to conduct innovative research that improves patient care.


The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes provides cutting-edge resources for pediatric endocrine research, education, clinical services, and advocacy. Our mission is to provide excellence in clinical care and patient safety, to facilitate growth and advancement in the areas of training and education, and to pursue patient-oriented research in pediatric endocrine disorders.

Global Health

The Duke Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to global health and has numerous faculty working on children’s health initiatives internationally. In an effort to coordinate and effectively build upon these efforts, the Department of Pediatrics created the Division of Global Health in September 2011.

Healthy Lifestyles

The mission of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program is to empower children and adolescents to achieve a healthier lifestyle through family-based education, clinical care and behavioral change; to develop innovative solutions and disseminate knowledge regarding the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity; and to partner with communities to promote wellness in the environments where children live, learn and play.


The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and advocacy. The division offers the full spectrum of clinical services within this specialty to infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Hospital Medicine

The mission of the Division of Hospital Medicine is to provide comprehensive, family-centered care to hospitalized children. Our faculty physicians, called hospitalists, care for children of all ages who require hospitalization for a range of medical conditions. We work closely with primary care providers throughout the course of each child’s hospital stay to ensure clear communication and continuity of care.

Infectious Diseases

The Duke Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is comprised of internationally-known experts in diagnosing and treating infections in children. Our division provides comprehensive inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections and assistance with the vast number of immunocompromised children at Duke Children’s Hospital.

Medical Genetics

Faculty and staff in the Division of Medical Genetics are committed to excellence in providing comprehensive services in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all forms of hereditary disorders and birth defects affecting fetuses, newborns, children, adolescents and adults. Our faculty and staff is comprised of clinical geneticists, biochemical geneticists, molecular geneticists, genetic counselors, psychologists, and nurse practitioners as well as physician's assistants, physical therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.


The Division of Neonatology provides comprehensive care for premature and full-term infants with a complex of neonatal problems. The ICN is a major referral center for term infants with respiratory failure and persistent pulmonary hypertension, perinatal asphyxia, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and complex surgical problems, especially those with congenital diaphragmatic hernia where the survival for uncomplicated cases is greater than 90%.


The mission of Duke Division of Pediatric Nephrology is to combine the delivery of outstanding clinical services with world-class research and teaching. To this end, the programs in the division are structured to address the most pressing needs facing patients and their families with kidney disease.


The Division of Pediatric Neurology serves patients with diseases of the brain, peripheral nervous system (nerves), and muscles by providing cutting-edge care which is at the forefront of the discipline of pediatric neurology. Due to the nature of our patients' conditions, we use advanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, offer many multidisciplinary clinics and also work closely with members of other divisions.

Primary Care Pediatrics

The Division of Primary Care Pediatrics is dedicated to providing excellent clinical care, training the next generation of pediatricians, advancing our knowledge of ways to improve the health of children, and improving the health of our community. As the largest division within the Duke Department of Pediatrics, we provide expert patient care at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and our affiliated locations.

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine provides comprehensive care to infants, children and adults with a full spectrum of respiratory disorders. The division is committed to excellence and is nationally recognized for quality of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Quantitative Sciences

The Division of Quantitative Sciences in the Department of Pediatrics includes faculty with documented expertise in quantitative sciences such as biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, and pharmacology. These faculty members are board-certified pediatricians with clinical skills in diverse areas and advanced degrees in quantitative methods.


The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents with rheumatic diseases. Because rheumatic diseases are complex and can often affect multiple organ systems, the division works closely with subspecialists throughout the medical center to provide expert consultation and state-of-the-art approaches to patient management.