Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics was among the first few departments to be established at AIIMS. The children’s inpatient services were inaugurated by the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in January 1960. During the last five decades, we have grown into a multi-specialty academic institution providing leadership in healthcare, health professional education, multi-faceted research and child health policy. The Department has been nurtured by some of the most pre-eminent faculty, and enriched by brilliant students and scholars. Today, the Department has well developed specialties of Neonatology, Genetics,Nephrology, Neurology,Endocrinology,Oncology,Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Intensive Care, and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The Department has been rated as the best department in the country by the popular magazine, The Week, for four consecutive years (2007-2011). In 2012, the Department bagged the CNBC TV 18 national award for the best specialty hospital in Pediatrics in the country.


Our vision is to be one of the ten best academic centres of Pediatrics in the world before 2020


Our mission is to improve the health of children through world-class excellence in:

  • Education.Imparting knowledge, skills and competencies in child health to diverse providers;
  • Patient care.Ensuring specialty-based, evidence-based, equity-driven and state-of-the-art pediatric care;
  • Research.Creating and translating knowledge to improve child health at individual and population level;
  • Innovation.Innovating solutions and harnessing novel technologies to preserve, protect and restore child health; and
  • Policy assistance.Extending technical assistance for child health policy and program to government and other stakeholders

We are committed to:

  • Accountability. Being accountable to the society and loyal to the Act, mission and brand of the Institute.
  • Enabling mentorship. Ensuring caring mentorship to students to enable them to learn, explore, innovate and excel;
  • Child friendliness. Nurturing partnerships within and outside the country to transform child health on scale;
  • Partnering.Working as a team and practicing a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Team spirit. Working as a team and practicing a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Good governance.Ensuring a participatory, transparent and consensus-based decision-making and governance; and
  • Fraternal ethos.Fostering an environment of trust, respect and fraternal harmony.
We care for children

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