Pediatric Subspecialities


Because we are the teaching hospital for the Texas Tech School of Medicine, UMC has over 30 pediatric specialists on staff. From Cardiology to Neurology to Gastroenterology and more, we have you covered so you can rest assured your child is getting the best care, close to home.

Even before your child is born we monitor for any difficulties that may or may not exist in baby's heart. We continue this compassionate care, whether they have a heart issue as a newborn, during their childhood, or into their teenage years. We only perform tests that are medically necessary and seek to avoid unnecessary testing that may be stressful on your child.

Our Endocrinology team provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with acute and chronic disorders of the pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and gonads.

Dr. Robert Simek serves as UMC's Pediatric Gastroenterologist. He specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas and liver.

We partner with Texas Tech Physicians Pediatric Neurology team to provide a wide range of care for all types of conditions that affect the brain.

Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades--pediatric blood and cancer disorders affect more families each year. Good news is, the UMC Southwest Cancer Center is here for you!

Our Pediatric Infectious diseases team provides care for children with complicated or atypical infectious disease. They provide consultation to evaluate and manage various infections and ensure appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

Radiology uses equipment such as X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create images of the inside of a child's body. Our radiology team of physicians and technicians is specially trained to care for infants, children and teens.

We know every breath is precious. It's also essential to your child's health, which is why we offer specialized pediatric care to patients with chronic and acute respiratory disorders. We offer a wide range of patient care services including treatment of asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease and congenital airway abnormalities.

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