Onajovwe Fofah, MD, Interim Chair
he 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 4-bed pediatric critical care unit, and a 24 bassinet neonatal intensive care unit provide the most technologically advanced care to the critically ill patient. The hospital offers a 10-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.