Andrew Atz, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at MUSC represents the clinical department dedicated to the study of pediatrics within the College of Medicine. The department is committed to providing a broad educational experience in all aspects of pediatric medicine. Represented by more than 20 specialty areas, the Department of Pediatrics provides training for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. With 55 pediatric residents and 30 fellows, we have a robust pediatric GME program. We have residency programs in:
In addition, the Department of Pediatrics also houses scientists who perform basic, clinical and/or translational research. Our basic research faculty are physically housed in the Darby Children’s Research Institute. Many of our faculty perform research and the details are highlighted in Research Programs.
Several of the Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics contributed to the The U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals naming it a “best hospital” in that category.. This year’s rankings placed the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country, Here’s a look at all six of the MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions honored in the new 2017 rankings, based on information from about 180 pediatric centers across the country:
The rankings take into account clinical, operational and quality outcomes data, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings once again place the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country. Six MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions are honored in the rankings: