Chair: Dr. Carmel Wallace, Jr.
The Department of Pediatrics provided service and education from the opening of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1961. There was progressive growth of the status and reputation of UK Pediatrics under the leadership of Jack Githens, Warren Wheeler, Jacqueline Noonan, Vipul Mankad, Heinrich Werner, and Tim Bricker. A state-of-the-art Children's Hospital facility opened in 1997. We are now in the process of a comprehensive renovation program which will provide for totally new Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care facilities, new housestaff support areas, updated research laboratories, and a separate Women's and Children's Building on our campus.