Department of Pediatrics 2020 Annual Report

Spotlight on the Department of Pediatrics
By The Numbers 2020

Baylor College of Medicine* Department of Pediatrics

One of the largest, most diverse departments of pediatrics in the United States

#5 rank of pediatrics in National Institutes of Health funding by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

#7 rank on U.S. News & World Report Best Pediatrics Programs list

1,624 full-time, part-time, secondary and voluntary faculty

189 residents

257 clinical and research postdoctoral fellows

1,085 U.S. applications for 46 slots in pediatric categorical residency program

20 books written or edited

436 chapters written or edited

1,603 journal articles

$79.7 million in total research funding

$65 million in gifts and contributions from individuals and foundations

Texas Children’s Hospital **

#4 rank on U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list

33,631 total patient admissions

234,388 census days

127,277 Emergency Center visits

4,078,843 total patient encounters

63 countries are home to patients

* Baylor College of Medicine = July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
** Texas Children’s Hospital = October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020, including Medical Center Campus, West Campus, Pavilion for Women and The Woodlands Campus

Department of Pediatrics Leadership

Interim Chair
Gordon Schutze, MD,

Executive Vice Chairs
Tammy Kang, MD, MSCE,
Joan Shook, MD, MBA,

Vice Chairs
Elumalai Appachi, MD,
Chris Greeley, MD, PhD,
Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD,
Lara Shekerdemian, MD, MHA,
Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd,

Associate Vice Chairs
Lisa Bomgaars, MD, MS,
Judith R. Campbell, MD,
Katherine King, MD, PhD,
Jean Raphael, MD, MPH,
Geeta Singhal Das, MD, MEd,

Section Heads
Academic General Pediatrics: Jean Raphael, MD, MPH,
Adolescent & Sports Medicine: Albert Hergenroeder, MD,
Cardiology: Daniel Penny, MD, PhD, MHA,
Critical Care: Lara Shekerdemian, MD, MHA,
Dermatology: Raegan Hunt, MD, PhD,
Developmental Pediatrics: Robert Voigt, MD,
Diabetes/Endocrinology/Metabolism: Rona Sonabend, MD,
Emergency Medicine: Deb Hsu, MD, MEd,
Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition: Benjamin Shneider, MD,
Global Biologic Preparedness: Amy Arrington, MD, PhD,
Global Immigrant Health: Anna Mandalakas, MD, MSEpi, PhD,
Hematology/Oncology: Susan Blaney, MD,
Hospital Medicine: Ricardo Quinoñez, MD
House Staff Education: Elaine Fielder, MD,
Immunology/Allergy/Retrovirology: Carla Davis, MD,
Infectious Diseases: Sheldon Kaplan, MD,
Neurology: Gary Clark, MD,
Newborn: Tammy Kang, MD, MSCE (interim),
Nutrition (CNRC): Dennis Bier, MD,
Palliative Care: Tammy Kang, MD, MSCE,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R): Aloysia Schwabe, MD,
Psychiatry: Kirti Saxena, MD,
Psychology: Karin Price, PhD,
Public Health and Child Abuse Pediatrics: Chris Greeley, MD, PhD,
Pulmonary: Peter Hiatt, MD,
Renal: Michael Braun, MD,
Rheumatology: Eyal Muscal, MD, MS,
Tropical Medicine: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, and Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD,

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