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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 interns, 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 »


  • Dr. Edwin Asturias was appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to chair the development of the Maternal Influenza Immunization Global Guideline. He has also been asked to be part of the expert consultation panel to discuss the implementation of the WHO recommendation for the use of the new dengue vaccine in endemic countries to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2016.
  • Dr. Dan Nicklas won the Gary Way Outstanding Teaching Award from the pediatric residents.
  • Dr. Amanda Dempsey was a member of the AAP International Medicine and Immunization Group, to discuss quality improvement methods for increasing vaccination among Japanese children, in May 2016.
  • Dr. Dan Nicklas was elected to the CU SOM Academy of Medical Educators.