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The Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is engaged in clinical care, medical education, research, quality improvement, advocacy, policy, and community outreach and engagement. We provide comprehensive clinical care in primary care pediatrics, newborn medicine and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Faculty are involved in teaching medical and dental students, residents and fellows. In addition, our team is involved in research and quality improvement initiatives ranging from electronic medical record enhancement, medical education, Immigrant Health, breast feeding support and breast milk banking.

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Division Chief, Emergency Medicine, UCSD Dept. of Pediatrics
Janine Young, M.D.
Chief, Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Program Highlights 


Congratulations to Dr. Eyla Boies

Dr. Boies was award Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year by American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter


UC Health and UC San Diego launch region's only accredited Human Milk Bank

The non-profit will serve families in California through all six UCH academic health centers.

Education & Training

Meet Our Current Fellows

Read about the work and research of our current fellows, Dr. Jesica Liu (2020-2023) and Dr. Umaben Patel (2021-2024) and learn more about the DBP Fellowship program.


Current Research

Improving Care for Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – A Quality Improvement Project ​

Yi Hui Liu, Lauren Gist

Biopsychosocial Determinants of Adolescent Obesity/Cardiovascular Risk

Sheila Gahagan

Neuromaturational Delays in Iron Deficient Anemic Infants​

Sheila Gahagan (co-PI)

Patient Care

We provide high-quality, compassionate care to a diverse patient population in San Diego county. The Developmental Behavior Pediatrics team are experts in evaluating and treating infants, children, and adolescents with developmental, learning, or behavioral concerns. 

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Education & Training

Our program includes training for Medical Students, Resident Education, and a Fellowship for Developmental-Behaviorial Pediatrics

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Meet Our Faculty

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