The Section of Academic General Pediatrics coordinates and supervises resident continuity clinics in several settings: Texas Children's Hospital Residents’ Primary Care Group, Ben Taub Hospital’s Footsteps Clinic, and private pediatric practices in the Houston area. Our Special Needs Primary Care clinic at Texas Children's Hospital provides comprehensive primary care for children with special needs, particularly technology-dependent children. In addition, we reach out to the community through the Texas Children's Mobile Clinic program.
Our faculty attends on the inpatient teaching services at both Texas Children's and Ben Taub. Areas of research include childhood obesity, health disparities, patient safety, immunizations and pediatric education. We sponsor a three-year Academic General Pediatric Fellowship Program that combines training in education and research methodology with multiple teaching opportunities in a variety of settings.
In the News
Dr. Ana Monterrey, assistant professor of pediatrics, contributed to a toolkit on food insecurity for clinicians from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her input in the 'Words of Wisdom from the Field' section discusses implementation of food insecurity screening in the clinic, which included working in partnership with the Houston Food Bank to train doctors and staff. See the toolkit online.