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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 64 pediatric residents and 40 fellows, we have a robust pediatric GME program.  We have residency programs in:

Categorical Pediatric Residency

Primary Care Pediatrics Residency

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

Child Neurology Residency

Fellowship Programs

  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • General Academic Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

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.

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals survey place the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital once again as the only children’s hospital in South Carolina to be ranked. Here’s a look at all four of the MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions honored in the new 2021-22 rankings, based on information from about 200 pediatric centers across the country:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#12)
  • Nephrology (#30)
  • Cancer (#44)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#42)

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.