UCLA Health's Department of Pediatrics ranks among the world's elite institutions for pediatric research, teaching and care. Our mission is to provide exemplary team-based care for children through state-of-the-art expertise, discoveries and innovation, as we train future generations and bring relevance to the communities we serve.

In partnership with those communities, we advance health and equity for children and families through excellence in discovery, innovation, clinical care, advocacy and medical education.

We believe early institution of prevention and interventions has far-reaching consequences of transforming the entire life trajectory, which in turn creates healthy, happy, productive and contributing individuals to our society.