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Welcome to the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and home of Diamond Children's! We are dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

The goal of our training program is to provide residents with a comprehensive and personally rewarding educational experience that prepares them for private practice, academic fellowships or public health careers.

The program combines required rotations along with extensive opportunities allowing each resident to pursue his or her interests in depth. The educational and pediatric patient care program of this department is a collaborative effort between the community and the University, and residents benefit from a variety of patient experiences varying from the common to the complex.

Residents learn the value of preventive care by working with infants, children and adolescents requiring ambulatory care, as well as during outreach work on Native American Reservations and at rural health sites. Our proximity to Mexico allows faculty and housestaff to see a number of children with extensive pathology.

The Department's commitment to education is demonstrated by the fact that it has frequently received numerous teaching awards from UA medical students.

Pediatric faculty are always available for consultation, discussion and support. A faculty advisor is assigned to each resident providing advice, feedback, and friendship. The program director, as well, has an open door policy. Housestaff retreats, wellness programs, a liberal vacation and holiday policy augment resident well-being. We invite you to consider our program.

Dr. Elliott


Sean P. Elliott, MD

Director, UA Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Franke


Hillary Franke, MD
Associate Director, UA Pediatric Residency Program

Stephanie Samson

Program Coordinator, Sr.

Pediatric Education

Claudia Jiménez

Program Coordinator

Pediatric Education





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