Welcome from the Interim Chair:

Dr. Gail Tomlinson

Gail E. Tomlinson, M.D.,Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics.  We are a robust group of clinicians and researchers who provide a wide variety of activities in childrens health.  We are committed to preparing the next generation of physicians, and believe that the future of excellence in care depends on innovation and research. We appreciate your interest in our programs.

Our teaching program provides education and training at every level including undergraduate observerships, medical student training, graduate medical education and continuing medical education.
Our general pediatric residency program currently trains 40 residents. Learn more about our residency program here. We have ACGME approved fellowships in critical care medicine, neonatology, hematology-oncology, endocrinology, and child abuse. These fellowships collectively train 16 fellows.

Clinical services
Our 95 physician primary faculty and 23 mid-level providers provide clinical care in 13 clinical specialty clinics.  Each sub-specialty maintains its own website with information about its providers and academic interests. Our primary practice sites are at University Hospital at 4502 Medical Drive and the Robert B Green Clinical Pavilion.  Areas recognized for specific clinical excellence include cystic fibrosis care, diabetes, pediatric cancer, and neonatology. 

Areas of funded research excellence include chromosome 18 abnormalities, neonatal respiratory physiology in baboon models, breast feeding, obesity, coagulopathies in critically ill children, pediatric cancer experimental therapeutics, cancer genetics, hemophilia, and late effects of anthracycline chemotherapy.  Childhood cancer research is conducted at the  Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) .  A pilot program for research projects in children’s health is available through the School of Medicine.

I invite you to explore our website or to call our Department office at (210) 567-5200 if you have questions or desire more information.


Gail E. Tomlinson, M.D.,Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Greehey Distinguished Chair in Genetics and Cancer
Division Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics