Department of Pediatrics
The Pediatrician is a Doctor who provides care for children from birth until 21 years of age. The Rutgers Health at University Hospital Pediatric practice is a multi-specialty practice that cares for newborn babies, toddlers, children, teenagers and young adults. Our Mission is to build a healthier future for all children and young adults through providing quality healthcare and improving their lives through informed advocacy, research and education. An important part of our strategy is to maintain excellent health for our patients through disease prevention efforts, specifically through our robust immunization program.
Our team of board certified pediatricians, seasoned nurses and courteous staff are committed to make University Hospital, the number one medical home for all children, adolescents and young adults in the Greater Newark area.
Hours or Operation:
- Division of Primary Care
- Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Walk-ins welcomed 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
- Saturday 8:30-12:00 PM
- Division of Pediatrics Subspecialties
- Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
- Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Walk-ins welcomed 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
- Saturday 8:00 – 12:00 PM
Twenty four-hour answering service (973 972 5437) is available to our patients to address urgent needs or any health related questions.
- Primary Care
- Our Pediatric Primary Care division is comprised of compassionate caring pediatricians who provide care to patients from birth to age 21 years. Patients are provided medical care based on the most up to date American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Our dedicated pediatricians are available 24/7 for any questions and concerns.
- Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
- The Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.A.M.) provides comprehensive, compassionate, trauma informed, culturally competent, and inclusive services to adolescents and young adults ages 13-26. These services are provided through the delivery of a broad range of health, psychosocial services, and interventions in its ambulatory clinic and community based programs.
- Primary care services include:
- Well visits, vaccinations, and positive youth development program/counseling.
- Sexual & reproductive health services including initiation and management of all methods of contraception, HIV/STI screening, care and treatment, PrEP/PEP counseling and treatment, as well as sexual risk avoidance programs.
- LGBTQ+ tailored primary care services.
- Mental health consultations, psychosocial services and linkages including a new Tele-health initiative.
- Subspecialty services include:
- Consultations for community pediatricians and primary care providers including diagnosis, treatment, and management of menstrual disorders, eating disorders, vaginal symptoms, and gender dysphoria.
- Comprehensive gender affirming care, initiation and management of adolescent contraception with emphasis on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), and adolescent eating disorder management. DAYAM has a patient centered developmental approach to meet the unique needs of the adolescent and young adult population. Gaps in care are met through a wide range of grant funded programs.
- Division of Pediatrics Subspecialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
- The Division of Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to children with heart disease. This includes, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, muscular dystrophies, Scoliosis and various cardiac arrhythmia. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services for treatment and evaluation of arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy and other pediatric heart disorders. Many congenital heart defects are found on prenatal ultrasound. We specialize in taking care of pregnant mothers whose fetuses have heart disease throughout the pregnancy and ensure safe delivery of these sick fetuses. We also take care of young adults born with congenital heart disease that need lifelong care. We also offer a comprehensive range of preventive cardiology services for management of children with obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and various metabolic disorders
- Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
- The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides comprehensive and compassionate care to children with gastrointestinal and liver disorders. This includes evaluation and treatment of various problems in children like gastroesophageal reflux, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune and viral hepatitis, obesity and its comorbidities especially non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dyslipidemias
- Pediatric Pulmonary
- The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology helps provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of respiratory illnesses in your infant, child, or adolescent. We offer comprehensive consultation and follow-up of a variety of complex respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, chronic respiratory failure and technologically dependent children, neuro-muscular and chest wall disorders, bronchiectasis, congenital lung anomalies, and airway anomalies. Our evaluation, when necessary, includes diagnostic imaging, allergy testing, flexible bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function testing.
- Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
- The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology treats many children and adolescents who have diabetes, as well as those with low blood sugar. We also see children and adolescents with a variety of hormone disorders. Hormones control many body functions including growth, sexual development and function, vitamin D, calcium and bone health. Hormones also control the body's ability to respond to stress and the body's energy level.
- Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
- The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology division specializes in treating children with severe allergies, sinus disease, asthma, food allergy, eczema, hives, angioedema and immunodeficiency. We provide advanced diagnostic services including allergen skin testing, oral challenge, spirometry, and allergen immunotherapy. We individualize treatment plans and incorporate novel treatment options including the latest biologic medications.
- Pediatric Infectious Disease
- The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases provides outpatient follow-up for infants, children, adolescents and young adults in all aspects regarding infectious diseases. We are a reference center by excellence for many chronic acquired and congenital conditions and provides travel advisories to the community.
- Pediatric Human and Molecular Genetics
- The Division of Clinical Genetics sees both children and adults who may have a genetic condition. Reasons for visits might include: developmental delays, autism, birth defects, metabolic conditions, hearing loss or a family history of a specific problem (including certain kinds of cancer). The doctors work together with the genetic counselors to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. Initial evaluations typically take between one and one and a half hours.
- Neonatal High Risk Clinic
- The Neonatal High Risk Follow Up Clinic is a specialized multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for graduates of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or any other newborn infant with conditions that might predispose the child to neurodevelopmental delay. The patients seen in the clinic are referred at discharge from the NICU or by their Primary Care Providers.
- Developmental and Behavioral Medicine (Autism Center)
- The Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics provides evaluation and ongoing care of children and adolescents with developmental issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental delays. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, social worker, psychologist and learning specialist in our Child Evaluation Center and physical, occupational, speech, and hearing therapists in our Early Intervention Program work together to evaluate and coordinate care. The division also provides support and advocacy services to families to help arrange appropriate accommodations in schools and the community for their child's special needs.
For more information and/or to schedule an appointment please contact us at 973-972-KIDS(5437) or by email at KIDS@UHNJ.ORG
Several other Subspecialists like Pediatric Neurologists, Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Pediatric Orthopedists, Pediatric NeuroSurgeons, Pediatric and ENT Surgeons are available by calling 973-972-KIDS or by emailing KIDS@UHNJ.ORG and one of our friendly staff will assist with navigating your pediatric needs.