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Welcome to General Academic Pediatrics

The Section of General Academic Pediatrics has a long and distinguished record in improving the lives of Colorado's children through clinical care, community service, and advocacy activities. 

We provide primary care, inpatient care, and teaching at Children's Hospital Colorado  and newborn care in the nursery at University of Colorado HospitalMORE »

Our educational activities include experiences for fellows, pediatric and family medicine residents, physician assistant students, and medical students. MORE »

Our research continues to expand with the addition of new faculty and increased federal funding. Immunization delivery and health services research are major foci. MORE »


  • Simon J. Hambidge, MD, PhD, has been elected Chair of the Reach Out and Read Colorado Board. Dr. Hambidge first fell in love with the Reach Out and Read program as a pediatric resident. Twenty years later, he is elected chair of the Reach Out and Read Colorado Board of Directors. Read the full story.

  • Sean O’Leary, MD, received the Special Achievement Award from National AAP “for outstanding work on immunization policy in Colorado.”

  • Dr. Shale Wong received a grant award from the President’s Fund for the Humanities​. This will support the collaboration between the Department of Pediatrics, the Farley Health Policy Center, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to explore the health benefits of dance.

  • Drs. Stephen Fries and Stephanie Stevens were awarded a Career Teaching Scholar Award for 2016 by the Department of Pediatrics, CU SOM.