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.
The multidisciplinary Washington University Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a premier academic program, and its commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching, and research was recognized by our inclusion as one of America’s best pulmonary services, according to Parent magazine’s survey and the US & World Report Best Hospitals ranking. Some key clinical services: Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Pediatric Lung Transplantation Center, Pediatric Sleep Clinic and Laboratory, Pediatric pulmonary clinics and laboratories, Pediatric Bronchoscopy and the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) & Rare Lung Disease Center.
The Division of Cardiology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers the families of infants and children with heart disease the benefit of a world-class team of pediatric cardiologists and health care professionals. We provide a full range of diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions that cover all pediatric heart problems. Our Fetal Congenital Heart Center accommodates women with fetal diagnoses of congenital heart disease.
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.
The Division of Emergency Medicine 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.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes provides comprehensive specialty care and consultative services children from the greater St. Louis area and the four-state surrounding region each year. We also provide outpatient services at locations throughout the bistate area. We offer the very latest in diagnostic and therapeutic services for the full range of endocrine-metabolic disorders.
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.
The Division of Genetics & Genomic Medicine provides care for children and adults with a variety of medical problems, including: birth defects, abnormalities of newborn screening, inborn metabolic diseases, genetic syndromes, familial cancer syndromes, chromosomal abnormalities, and many other genetic disorders. Our division has the distinction of being a NORD Rare Disease Center for Excellence.
The division offers a full range of clinical services for pediatric patients and draws from a population of more than 2 million in the greater St. Louis area, with additional referrals from surrounding Missouri, Illinois and throughout the Midwest. We care for more than 150 new oncology patients each year and evaluate more than 300 new hematology patients per year, resulting in more than 600 children who are actively followed and treated by the division.