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Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics of Saint Louis University School of Medicine is based at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, adjacent to Saint Louis University's campus.

The Department of Pediatrics has approximately 150 full-time faculty and another 20 part-time faculty. We have outstanding educational programs for residents and medical students. Forty-four of our faculty were also recognized in the most recent publication of "Best Doctors in America."

Our physicians are proud to be inclusive and to host the region's widest range of payors accepted. Our faculty aggressively innovate in, and support, the primary care setting, but also individualize for the chronic, complex care patients and for those with rare diseases. Basic science research, new drug trials, translational research and educational research are all valued and highly sought after at this institution.

The educational activities of the department include medical students of all levels, 52 resident physicians based at Cardinal Glennon, 20 pediatric sub-specialty fellows, many resident physicians who rotate from partner institutions for pediatric exposure and numberous allied health students. Family-centered rounding, patient education initiatives, music therapy, and links to schools are integrated into this complicated and fast moving health care environment. 

Our Leadership

Jeffery Teckman, M.D.

Jeffery Teckman, M.D., is the Interim Chair, Saint Louis University Department of Pediatrics, Drs. James and Patricia Monteleone Endowed Chair Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.


 

Our Mission

We strive to improve children's health by providing patient care, education and research in a unique shared environment of inquisitive minds, compassion and respect for human dignity, embodied and fostered by Saint Louis University and SSM Health.