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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics


Our Department, now over 40 years in existence, is growing as we speak with more than 85 faculty members representing 12 areas of clinical, teaching and research expertise. We comprise part of the UC Davis Medical Center’s faculty, located in central Sacramento, California, and help to staff the 120 bed non-freestanding UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The Department has an innovative Pediatric Residency Program, three ACGME-approved fellowships and also is heavily involved in primary care education for our UC Davis medical students and for health-care providers in our community.

We are clinically very active, caring for patients from not only our immediate area but from all over northern California, western Nevada and southern Oregon. We are at the forefront of active telemedicine utilization at our institution for some of this work and are fully EMR-equipped. We actively partner with the community to improve child health through our award-winning Community and Health Professionals Together (CHPT) Program. In addition, we serve the community through pediatric clinics at our own institution as well as with faculty and residents at “The Effort,” a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in nearby Oak Park and at California Job Corp Sacramento.  The Department’s faculty members receive nearly $9M in research grant support, publish numerous book chapters and scientific articles and present their work at a variety of regional, national and international research meetings. We are an integral contributing member of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, the MIND Institute and NCI designated Cancer Center. Overall, we have a Department active in all of our academic missions and invite you to take a closer look!

Best Wishes,

Anthony F. Philipps