Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Dilip Patel, MD, MBA
Dilip Patel, MD, MBA
Department Chair

Welcome from the Department Chair

In the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, we improve the health of our patients – infants, children, adolescents, and young adults – through high-quality comprehensive pediatric healthcare, education, research, and advocacy. Our goal is for our patients to attain and maintain optimal health and well-being.

We prepare future leaders in pediatric medicine by offering broad-based education and training in pediatrics within ambulatory, inpatient, and community settings. Department faculty are committed to teaching in our programs, helping to shape our medical students and residents into exceptional doctors of tomorrow.

Together, we provide expertise in general pediatrics as well as numerous subspecialties including:

  • Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neonatology
  • Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
  • Newborn Nursery Hospital Care
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Chronic Illness
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Care
  • Pediatric Multi-Specialty Care
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery


Our team of faculty, residents, and pediatric nurses care for 7,000 patients and provide 14,000 annual patient visits at the general pediatric and subspecialty clinics on the medical school’s Oakland Drive Campus. We are proud to be nationally recognized as a patient-centered medical home. Our model of care emphasizes care coordination and communication to best meet the needs of our patients and their families. In addition, our physicians and residents see patients at Bronson Children’s Hospital, (link) southwest and south central Michigan’s only children’s hospital located in Kalamazoo.