Academic Programs Catalog

College of Human Medicine

Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

B. Keith English, Chairperson

The Department of Pediatrics and Human Development is comprised of a diverse faculty who share a common concern for all aspects of human growth and development, both normal and abnormal. The Department has a statewide footprint with faculty in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint, Southfield, Midland, Traverse City, and Marquette/Escanaba.  The Department has educational responsibilities at all levels in the curriculum of the College of Human Medicine. Its faculty participate in courses which relate biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences to child health.  Departmental faculty play major roles in the new College of Human Medicine Shared Discovery Curriculum and its Learning Societies. The department also has responsibility for general pediatric clerkships and pediatric subspecialty electives in the clinical medical curriculum.  The department participates actively in graduate medical education with three affiliated pediatric residency programs (with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, and Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint), one affiliated Pediatric Neurology residency (with HDVCH in Grand Rapids), and six affiliated pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs (Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine in partnership with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, and Pediatric Pulmonology in partnership with HDVCH in Grand Rapids), and in CME.  In addition, faculty members work with students in other graduate programs in the University. Individual faculty members of the Department participate in patient care and render medical consultation services in their respective subspecialty areas. The research endeavors of the departmental faculty are expanding in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint and aim to help create a healthier, better functioning society by improving the health and wellbeing of the child and family.