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About Us

The UNC Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is a group of health care providers who:

  • Have expertise in comprehensive health care of children from birth to early adult years.
  • In addition to primary care, provide subspecialty care in Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics, and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Our generalists also have specific expertise in caring for children with medical complexity.
  • Perform important research across a wide range of topics including the social and contextual factors that shape health outcomes, health equity and other health services research.
  • Teach foundational concepts in pediatrics care to students, residents and fellow trainees.
  • Advocate for policy changes that will improve the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families.

Our Vision

We will transform health, well-being, and health care delivery for children, adolescents, and young adults as a leader in whole-person care. We will provide and increase access to high quality, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive patient- and family-centered care that optimizes the development, safety, and well-being of children and adolescents. Our innovative teaching, groundbreaking research, and advocacy to improve policy will lead to greater health equity for children and adolescents.

GENERAL PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE NEWS

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  • Neal deJong, MD, MPH

    PCORI Awards CYSHCNet Researchers $5.5 Million to Study Transitions for Children and Caregivers from Hospital-to-Home

    Neal dejong, MD, MPH, at the UNC School of Medicine, David Y. Ming, MD, at Duke University School of Medicine and Ryan Coller, MD, at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received $5.5 million to study hospital-to-home transitions across settings for children and youth with special healthcare needs.

  • Colin Orr, MD, MPH

    Orr Co-Authors Article About U.S. Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce

    Colin Orr, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is a co-author of a supplement article published in Pediatrics on Feb. 1. The article, “Child Health and the US Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce: Planning for the Future,” is the first of a multi-part supplement that provides a rigorous analysis of the projected pediatric subspecialty workforce in the United States.

  • Katie Jordan, MD

    Jordan Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Katie Jordan, MD was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective February 1, 2024. Dr. Jordan has been a faculty member in Pediatrics since 2018. Dr. Jordan earned her undergraduate degree from Williams College and her medical degree from the University of North Carolina. She remained to complete Pediatric Residency training in the Primary Care Program at the University of North Carolina and then served as a Chief Resident. She worked as a General Pediatrician with the Cone Health Group in Greensboro before joining the faculty at UNC.

  • Colin Orr, MD, MPH

    Orr Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Colin Orr, MD, MPH was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective February 1, 2024. Dr. Orr has been a faculty member in Pediatrics since 2019. Dr. Orr received a BS in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2009 and received his medical degree from Columbia University in May 2013. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in June 2016. Dr. Orr earned his Masters of Public Health Care and Prevention from the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC in May 2018 and completed his National Research Service Award fellowship in 2019.