Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Our Mission

To advance Pediatric Emergency Medicine through high quality patient- and family-centered care, innovative research, advocacy and education.

Our Vision

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, partnering with the American Family Children’s Hospital, will fulfill its mission by being a leader in providing compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based emergency care to children of our city, state, and beyond. We will advance pediatric emergency care through innovative research and its translation into clinical practice. We will train the future leaders in pediatrics and emergency medicine and be the educational resource for the community and all levels of healthcare providers. We will be a leader in the promotion of children’s health and safety through advocacy and public awareness.

Our Values

Our values are the ideals we live by, recognizing the unique needs of children.

  • Compassion
  • Excellence and Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Scholarship
  • Stewardship

Emergency Care for Kids

Pediatric experts at UW Health have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Our 11-bed dedicated pediatric emergency department at University Hospital is affiliated with the excellence and care expertise of the American Family Children's Hospital. Seeing roughly 14,000 patients annually, it is staffed by six pediatric emergency medicine board-certified physicians, pediatric-specialist nurses and respiratory therapists, and 24/7 Child Life Specialists. We are also fortunate to have 24/7 pharmacy and social work services in our department. The emergency department UW Health East Madison Hospital also treats thousands of pediatric patients each year.

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.