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BCM pediatricians care for children in various clinical and hospital environments.
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Top Pediatric Program

Mark W. Kline, M.D., J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

The Department of Pediatrics ranks as one of the nation's largest, most diverse, and most successful pediatric programs. We are proud of our department's long history of commitment to excellence in pediatric patient care, research, and education.

Training and Research

According to the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, BCM's Department of Pediatrics is ranked number one in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The department has 702 faculty members with a primary appointment in Pediatrics and more than 350 trainees in general pediatrics and every recognized pediatric subspecialty. BCM's Department of Pediatrics received annual research funding of more than $100 million, including more than $28 million from the National Institutes of Health, making it the 4th ranked pediatrics department in the nation in NIH funding.

Patient Care

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BCM has had a primary affiliation with Texas Children's Hospital since the hospital opened its doors in 1954. BCM pediatric faculty members largely are based at and practice at Texas Children's. The largest children's hospital in the United States, Texas Children's was #4 of only 12 hospitals nationally designated by U.S. News and World Report in 2012-2013 for Honor Roll status in pediatrics. Texas Children's ranked among America's best in all ten specialty areas that were evaluated, including:

  • Neonatology (2nd)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (3rd)
  • Pulmonary (3rd)
  • Cancer (4th)
  • Gastroenterology (4th)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (5th)
  • Nephrology (5th)
  • Urology (7th)
  • Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders (14th)
  • Orthopedics (33rd)

BCM pediatric faculty and trainees also work in numerous affiliated community-based ambulatory sites, as well as at the Ben Taub Hospital of the Harris Health System.

We thank you for your interest in BCM's Department of Pediatrics. Building on a strong foundation in patient care, research, and training, we are pursuing preeminence in every aspect of our mission. We welcome your inquiries and involvement.

Mark W. Kline, M.D.
J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief,Texas Children's Hospital

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