Andrew Atz, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
An integral part of the Medical University of South Carolina, the Pediatric Residency Programs are devoted to training the next generation of young physicians, delivering academically and medically equipped leaders to the field of pediatrics.
MUSC Children's Hospital is South Carolina's largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care center. As the region's top referral center, MUSC Children's Hospital exposes our residents to a vast array of diagnoses that range from the straightforward to the rare and complex.
MUSC Children's Hospital houses the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the region, where the tiniest newborns receive state-of-the-art care. Our pediatric intensive care unit is staffed exclusively by trained pediatric intensivists, respiratory therapists and specialized nurses.
Our residents learn to deliver medical excellence in providing care to children with a wide spectrum of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
House officers are selected on the basis of academic record, letters of recommendation and personal interviews. By limiting the size of the program, residents experience the evolution of their medical skills and training in a personal and professional environment, where they are truly the next great pediatrician, and not just another resident.
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: