The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health is dedicated to training, research and service endeavors that promote healthcare, improve the quality of life and optimize the developmental potential of all children with particular attention to ethnic minorities and the prevention and treatment of diseases prevalent in those populations. Key services include:

  • Neonatal and nursery services
  • Preventative medicine and immunizations
  • Child development
  • Emergency care pediatrics
  • Community-based adolescent health programs

From the Chair

Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Howard University College of Medicine

Related Events

Annual Sickle Cell Education Day

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Howard University Hospital will serve as a pick up and drop off point for the 8th Annual Sickle Cell Education Day in Annapolis, MD.


Howard University Blood Drive

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Committed, regular blood donors are the backbone of every community blood program. Howard University Hospital and Virginia Blood Services take pride in helping maintain a reliable blood supply year round.


Heart Healthy: Wellness and Prevention Day

Friday, February 26, 2016

Information regarding heart health and tips for prevention heart disease.

The Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health Administrative Offices
Primary Care Pediatrics
Howard University Hospital
Towers Building
Suite 3300
2041 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20060

Appointments & Scheduling Phone: (202) 865-7677

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm