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Department of Pediatrics

Chief's Message


Message from the Chief

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Benjamin Shneider, M.D., Chief of Service

I am delighted that you are interested in the training programs here at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. Our fellowship offers a tremendous opportunity for both breadth and depth of investigation in clinical, translational and basic investigation. Teaching and investigation are key components of our mission statement, “to strive for outstanding and compassionate patient care through evidence-based and expert practice achieved through research and education.” There has been exciting growth in the programs at Texas Children’s Hospital and in our Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Our basic research laboratories have been completely renovated and re-equipped with state-of-the-art molecular instrumentation. Clinical research has been reinvigorated in the section with the development of a clinical research coordinator team and we now conduct over 130 IRB approved clinical research protocols. Our teams are actively involved in a number of NIH-funded clinical consortia. We will continue to push the boundaries of our knowledge and our research and clinical practice – we hope you will consider joining us.

Benjamin L. Shneider, M.D.
George Peterkin Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Section,
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Service, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology