With more than 1,200 full-time faculty members and over 350 trainees, Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics is nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and clinical service. We are proud to have the nation’s best trained faculty members as part of the team because of their ongoing efforts to advance medical knowledge to continuously improve the health of children in Houston and worldwide.
Our pediatrics faculty members achievements are reflected in their authorship of major texts in the discipline, election to leadership positions in pediatrics, and receipt of national and international recognition.
Comments from the Chair
Welcome to the website for the pediatric training program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I invite you to consider our outstanding program. Our department is the largest in the country, and our residents enjoy exceptional opportunities during their training and also while living in the vibrant city of Houston. Our residents and faculty are bright, energetic and compassionate, and we all are dedicated to assuring diversity and inclusion in the work place and as we strive to provide comprehensive health care to children and adolescents. Our patient population is one of the most diverse in the United States which provides an unparalleled training opportunity.
Texas Children’s Hospital also has outstanding research facilities and is fortunate to partner with Baylor in both the clinical and research arenas. There are also important ongoing initiatives around behavioral health, social policy, and advocacy. Included within this partnership is the potential for interested residents to engage in a research project with a faculty member in one of our many basic and clinical laboratories, providing a rich opportunity for a resident as career decisions are being made. Lastly, there is strong engagement between both Texas Children’s/Baylor and the community which we all embrace and which provides rewarding learning opportunities.
Our goal at Texas Children’s is to train the next generation of pediatric clinicians and subspecialists, as well as leaders in our field. We also aim to do so in a supportive atmosphere, including support from peers, as well as our supervising faculty and the hospital administration. If you are interested in primary care, sub-specialty training, or are feeling unsure at this point, Texas Children’s Hospital is a wonderful place to be. We believe that whichever path you choose will require a strong knowledge base in general pediatrics as a foundation for the rest of your career. While you are building that strong foundation in general pediatrics, you will be exposed to a group of elite pediatric subspecialists and scientists who will provide inspiring examples. Our faculty and scientists are all deeply committed to teaching and mentoring, and look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you.
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will consider applying to our program. We look forward to meeting you and sharing all that our program has to offer.
Catherine M. Gordon, M.D., MS
Chair Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital