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Department of Pediatrics

Children's health is at the heart of everything we do. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving children's health and teaching the next generation of leaders in pediatrics.

We are working to train, recruit and retain researchers and clinicians who are dedicated to excellence in research, patient care, community health and teaching. In conjunction with our health partners Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, we are committed to providing exceptional care to all children who need us.

We strive for knowledge and are training future leaders in pediatrics who can share their knowledge with others in their fields. In addition to growing a new generation of caregivers, we know we must develop innovative treatments to improve our most prevalent health problems.

Because of that, we are committed to solving children's health issues and eliminating disparities in our community.

We have been dedicated to children since 1911, and we look forward to the impact UTHSC will make during the next 100 years.

— Jon McCullers, MD

Pediatric News

Relative Caregiver Program helps keep kids out of Tennessee’s foster system

The Relative Caregiver Program was established in 2001 at the Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center after employees noticed many of the children served lived with relatives other than their parents. 

Since the program launched more than two decades ago, the staff has supported more than 9,000 children — 95% of whom have not entered the state’s foster care system. Read More in the Daily Memphian article

McCullers Receives Dream Hero Award from Legacy of Legends Development Corporation

image of Jon McCullersJon McCullers, MD, interim senior executive associate dean of Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a 2020 Dream Hero Award recipient by the Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation. Read More 

Mar 14, 2023