The Department of Pediatrics educates and trains future doctors by using broad insights into the principles and challenges of pediatrics, the branch of medicine dealing with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Students are equipped with the initiative and preparedness to utilize basic science principles in the analysis and study of clinical problems of pediatric patients.
A critical segment of the pediatric program includes the clinical training in our on-campus Pediatric Clinic, which serves the greater Nashville area. Nine physicians—who practice and teach medicine—serve Meharry students and patients.
Meharry also has affiliations with neighboring universities including– Vanderbilt Monroe Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, and Detroit Children’s Hospital where our medical students rotate as part of their clerkship. Our students also rotate through Mathew Walker Federally Qualified Health Center.
Christopher J. Keefer, M.D.
An assistant professor of pediatric medicine, Meharry’s School of Medicine, is featured in The Best of Nashville magazine. His article, “Pediatric Medicine: Healthier Kids,” can be read here.