The Division of Academic Pediatrics at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the home of the several different pediatric services, including the Complex Care Clinic and its outpatient services for general pediatric patients, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (physiatry) and Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics.
The specialty of adolescent medicine has developed in response to the unique health care needs of adolescents. Knowledge of the physical, cognitive, emotional and social changes that adolescents undergo, as well as the disease processes that occur during adolescence, is vital when caring for patients in this age group. Typical concerns for adolescents that we see include sexual and reproductive health concerns, depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Our division supports premier clinical and research programs in pulmonary and allergic diseases of children. The division provides exceptional care for children with various allergic and pulmonary diseases. We similarly pursue the academic mission to advance knowledge of the molecular and immunological basis of these conditions and to develop novel diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve outcomes.
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides an academic structure for the activities involved in the care of critically ill children in the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Units.
Our division provides clinical care to patients seen at two locations: St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, an ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center and Northwest Healthcare in North St. Louis County. The division also includes the Section of Child Abuse Pediatrics, whose members care for children with suspected physical or sexual abuse in inpatient and outpatient settings. Our division offers fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine and child abuse pediatrics.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders. Its full-time staff is supported by extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic services and special training.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine is a rapidly emerging field in pediatric facilities around the country. Pediatric hospitalist responsibilities are varied depending on each institution’s needs. Our pediatric hospital medicine division is affiliated with the Washington University Medical Center and serves St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH), Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West HealthCare Center, Memorial Hospital Shiloh and Memorial Hospital Belleville. The group is composed of board-eligible and board-certified pediatricians who are exclusively hospital-based.