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Welcome to Denver Health

Affiliate - Department of Pediatrics

Denver Health, an Affiliate of the Department of Pediatrics, currently has 36 pediatric faculty members and 9 full-time clinical staff.

Denver Health is an integrated health care delivery system that provides care to one third of the children in Denver county. The Pavilion for Women and Children and the Denver Emergency Center for Children provide new, state-of-the-art inpatient and emergency facilities for children.

Most of our clinical services are provided at Denver Health and at primary care clinics located throughout Denver, Colorado.

Visit our web pages here to find out about our research and education activities, and our faculty's recent publications, research funding, and awards and honors.

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Contact Information

Please direct your questions or requests for additional information about Denver Health to:

Carol R. Okada, MD
Director of Pediatrics

Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock St., #0590
Denver, Colorado 80204
Tel: 303-602-9156
Fax: 303-602-9159
Web site:


  • Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, Steve Federico, MD, and David Keller, MD, wrote a guest commentary article for The Denver Post, titled, “Stripping health care from 20 million people is unconscionable​.”

  • 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.

  • Carol Okada, MD, who directs pediatric inpatient programs at Denver Health, will be our Affiliate Vice Chair for that institution.

  • Dr. Matt Rustici received a 2016 Education Award from CU SOM, in recognition of Excellence in Curriculum Development and Educational Innovation.