Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

For more than 50 years the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Puerto Rico has provided an excellent training ground and clinical base for students, residents and leaders in Pediatrics in Puerto Rico. Some of our alumni have been and currently are leaders in Puerto Rico, the US Mainland and internationally.

This department continues to be at the forefront of the battles against AIDS, child cancer, cardiovascular malformations, hereditary diseases, child abuse, neglect and violence, pediatric intensive care, neonatal care and pediatric emergency medicine.

One of the strengths of this department lies in its collaboration between the School of Medicine, the University Pediatric Hospital, our affiliated institutions, the State Health Department and the Pediatric Physician Community. The commitment of the faculty for teaching, quality health care and clinical investigation is among our many strengths.

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OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Department of Pediatrics of the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine is to:

  • Provide high quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to children, adolescents and young adults in Puerto Rico,  improving the health and well being of them and their families;
  • Maintain excellent and up to date undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical educational programs in the field of pediatrics;
  • Advocate for and provide leadership in child health promotion and injury prevention;
  • Promote research on children’s health and well being related issues for the benefit of the pediatric population and their families; and
  • Be responsive to the needs of diverse community groups, professional organizations, government agencies and the general population in the field of pediatrics.

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