Department of Pediatrics Annual Report

A Message From the Chair

"Clearly, it takes a community to make advances such as those highlighted throughout this annual report. Rankings: top ten nationally and holding strong. Students and trainees: world class; writing their letters of recommendation is an honor. Patient care: compassionate, innovative, and effective. Discovery: high impact and defining the cutting edge. We have the people—intellectual prowess, creative grit, and heartfelt compassion—and we are recruiting more. We have the resources—financial support, equipment, space—and more are coming in. We have the opportunity—viable, meaningful potential to improve health outcomes and to advance learning and discovery.

For all this, I say, 'Thank you!'"

Terence S. Dermody, MD
Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

View the complete listing of specialties in this year's annual report.