One Goal. One Passion. Every Patient. Every Time.


Glenn J. Fennelly, MD, MPH, Chairman

The Department of Pediatrics is an integral component of The University Institute for Children's Health, the multidisciplinary, cross-departmental pediatric program of University Hospital and the New Jersey Medical School. Attentive to community, national and international health issues, the Institute offers family-centered care to children from birth through adolescence with a full array of ambulatory and inpatient services. Programs are provided for the full range of health care needs, from the well child to children with the most difficult and life-threatening illnesses.

The Department of Pediatrics provides leadership and ensures continuity of care for pediatric patients through its diversified faculty, numerous specialty and sub-specialty services and commitment to excellence in primary care.

The department is supported by an extensive infrastructure of on-site and off-campus ambulatory care programs as well as hospital-based emergency and inpatient services. A dedicated pediatric emergency room, a 11-bed pediatric critical care unit, and a 21- bassinet neonatal intensive care unit provide the most technologically advanced care to the critically ill patient. The hospital offers a 32-bed general pediatric unit and an extensive Child Life Program is maintained to support hospitalized children in all inpatient units through age/developmentally appropriate play activities.