Edward Mallinckrodt Department of Pediatrics

The primary aim of the teaching program of the Department of Pediatrics is to stimulate interest in developmental biology, especially human growth and development, and to provide the student with a foundation sufficiently comprehensive so that he or she will have an appreciation of clinical pediatric problems regardless of his or her future career choice in medicine.

The major clinical and research facilities are in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and the newborn services are at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a facility with 264 beds that accepts patients through 21 years of age with all types of medical and surgical problems. Hospital admissions average 11,200 annually. Pediatric medical ambulatory activity, including subspecialty and emergency visits, averages about 152,000 visits a year. Nearly 4,000 infants are born annually at the Washington University Medical Center.

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