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Fellowship Programs

Our pediatric fellowship programs are designed to provide outstanding training to prepare our fellows to excel as sub-specialty clinicians, researchers, and teachers within the field of pediatrics. The Department of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center currently trains 65 fellows in a wide variety of sub-specialty programs. 

Allergy and Immunology

The overall goal of the program is the consummate preparation of physicians as allergy and immunology specialists. The fellowship training program meets this goal by building on the established tradition of excellence while developing new ideas in the following areas: mentorship/professional development, fellowship balance, education, patient care, and research.


The goal of the Duke Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program is to train future leaders who will provide expert, compassionate care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as advance the field through a lifetime of thoughtful inquisition and research. Fellows train directly under a diverse faculty with a great depth of experience.

Child Abuse and Neglect

The goal of the Pediatric Child Abuse and Neglect Training Program is the consummate preparation of physicians as Child Abuse and Neglect Specialists. The Fellowship Training Program meets this goal by building on the established tradition of excellence while developing new ideas in the following areas: mentorship/professional development, fellowship balance, education, patient care, and research.

Critical Care Medicine

The aim of the PCCM fellowship program is to develop the next generation of academic leaders in the field of pediatric critical care medicine by training fellows to provide excellent care of critically ill pediatric patients, create new knowledge that can inform future practice, be effective and enthusiastic teachers, and serve as consultants to physicians in the community.


The Duke Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship clinical experience is broad-based and highly supervised. Emphasis is placed upon the fundamentals of clinical diagnosis, including taking a clinical history, physical examination, interpretation of laboratory tests, and the proper approach to hormonal therapy and counseling. 


The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Duke University Medical Center is designed to provide a diversified, organized educational environment that will allow the fellow to develop both the clinical and research skills necessary to become an academic pediatric hematologist/oncologist.

Infectious Diseases

At Duke University, we seek to develop outstanding pediatric infectious diseases specialists who will be true leaders in clinical care and research. The breadth and depth of our division, department, and institution is leveraged every day to develop training plans that are both flexible and customized to the unique needs and goals of each fellow.

Medical Genetics

The goal of the Medical Genetics fellowship program is to provide further specialized training for MDs who have completed a residency in Medical Genetics. The fellow may choose to specialize in different areas of Medical Genetics research, including Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics or Clinical Cytogenetics. 


The Duke Neonatology Fellowship Program is based on the premise that neonatologists carry out important functions in neonatal research beginning with describing and categorizing disease, elucidating basic disease mechanisms, developing potential therapies, testing these therapies in clinical trials, and educating practitioners in the implementation of new therapies.


The Duke Pediatric Division of Nephrology has a three-year fellowship program that is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition to training outstanding clinical nephrologists, our education goal is to train future physician-scientists and academic leaders in pediatric nephrology.

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine is committed to preparing fellows in pediatric pulmonology for roles as future leaders of this dynamic academic subspecialty. Fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at Duke University follows the guidelines of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. 


The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship is jointly supervised by faculty at Duke and the University of North Carolina. In the three-year program, the first year is clinical and the next two years are primarily research. The program offers many basic science opportunities both in laboratories related to rheumatology divisions and throughout the basic sciences.