The Department of Pediatrics, at Quillen College of Medicine, is dedicated to improving healthcare for children in Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding Appalachian Region. Our commitment extends to providing excellent education to our residents as well as medical students. The department consists of 24 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct clinical faculty, several staff and support personnel. 

The Hematology/Oncology Division is an affiliate of St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This specialty division provides the latest cancer treatment based on clinical research studies from St. Jude.

The Newborn Division is the nucleus of Northeast Tennessee’s Regional Perinatal Center. We service high risk pregnancies and offer premature newborn care for eight counties in Upper East Tennessee, as well as ten counties in Southwest Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.

The In-patient hospital care is provided at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center/Mountain States Health Alliance for pediatric emergency room, in-hospital, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and St. Jude hematology/oncology rotations. Other outpatient/ambulatory care includes the adjacent ETSU Physicians Robinson Clinical Education Building with a pediatric floor encompassing 36 clinic rooms for general ambulatory and specialty pediatric care.

The Quillen Pediatric Department offers a three year, fully accredited pediatric residency program. In addition to training our own residents, we also provide pediatric training for Quillen Family Medicine residents. For more information visit the Pediatric Residency Program.

Divisions Include:

Adolescent Medicine


Critical Care



General Pediatrics



Hospital Medicine

Infectious Disease





Research Information

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