Joel S. Greenberg, Chairperson
The Department of Pediatrics, a unit of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is concerned with the health care of the developing infant, child, and adolescent. The primary responsibility of the department is to educate osteopathic students, interns, residents and physicians with didactic and clinical experiences in osteopathic medicine as they relate to this age group. The Department of Pediatrics has a commitment to develop primary care physicians who are responsive to the needs of the community.
The department is involved in many phases of primary pediatric care both locally and throughout the state. It has specialists in pediatric infectious disease and genetics and pediatricians with special interests in sports medicine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma, adolescent medicine, substance abuse, and chronic diseases which have broadened the scope of the department. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and research activities which provide opportunities for students and residents to participate in these areas.