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Fellowship Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center currently trains 60 fellows in a wide variety of subspecialty programs. Our pediatric fellowship programs are designed to provide outstanding training to prepare our fellows to excel as subspecialty clinicians, researchers, and teachers within the field of pediatrics. The depth and rigor of our subspecialty training — including opportunities for research — attracts talented physicians and other professionals from programs across the nation. The Department of Pediatrics offers training in 25 subspecialty programs: 13 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus 3 combined fellowships, 9 institutionally approved fellowships, along with several 4th year advanced research fellowship opportunities.

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 Duke Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship is an ACGME accredited three-year fellowship program designed to train academic pediatric gastroenterologists. The primary mission of the fellowship program is to train the next generation of pediatric gastrointestinal clinicians and researchers by providing robust clinical and research training, within an innovative and supportive educational environment.


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.

Infant Complex Care

The Infant Complex Care Fellowship is an ICGME-certified fellowship designed for the general pediatrician and consists of a one-year curriculum (with optional second year) for post-residency training in Pediatrics. The program focuses on the unique medical and developmental needs of prematurely born and other high-risk infants and toddlers after discharge and during the first two of years of life. 

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

Fellowship programs include Medical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. The goal of these programs is to provide specialized training for MDs who have completed a residency in Medical Genetics and Genomics, and for scientists with a PhD in genetics or a related field who wish to pursue a career in clinical laboratory medicine. 


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 goal of the Duke Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to equip trainees with the skills required to provide exceptional clinical care, develop innovative research and education initiatives, and promote advocacy for children with rare diseases. The breadth and depth of our division, the department, and the institution as a whole enable us to develop training plans that are flexible and customized to the unique needs and career goals of each fellow.