Childrens Health

Why Choose Us?

University of Iowa Children's Hospital is one of the most respected children's hospitals in the world. It is highly ranked nationally by many entities, including:

  • 24th in the nation in orthopedics for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 28th in the nation in nephrology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 29th in the nation in pulmonology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 31st in the nation in neonatology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 32nd in the nation in cardiology and heart surgery for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 35th in the nation in urology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 37th in the nation in gastroenterology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 43rd in the nation in cancer for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 46th in the nation in neurology and neurosurgery for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • 48th in the nation in diabetes and endocrinology for children's care (U.S. News & World Report, 2011).
  • OptumHealth Care Solutions designated our neonatal intensive care (2009) and pediatric bone marrow transplant (2008) services as "Centers of Excellence"; the pediatric heart transplant program received Transplant Access Program designation (2008).
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation selected UI Children's Hospital as a Quality Care Award recipient (2009).
  • We are the only hospital in Iowa accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) for pediatric transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography.
  • Designated by the Administration for Developmental Disabilities as Iowa's University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Parents magazine named UI Children's Hospital one of the top 25 children's hospitals in the United States and pediatric emergency care ranked 5th in the nation (2009).
  • We are the first hospital in United States to have NIH-funded center for research on anemia in newborn babies.
  • First surviving baby below 400 grams in Iowa -13th in the world.
  • 8-pound Iowa infant becomes one of world's smallest persons to receive liver transplant in procedure performed at UI Children's Hospital.
  • First hospital in the world to implant a multichannel cochlear implant in a congenitally deaf child.
  • Surgeons pioneer pediatric robotic surgery in 2002.
  • 2008 Iowa chosen as site for long-term National Children's Study.
  • 2009 UI Children's Hospital chosen for national pediatric brain injury study.
  • 173,632 Total pediatric outpatient visits between 2008-2009.
  • 1,142 child cardiac catheterization procedures between 2008-2009.
  • The ETC is the only emergency room in eastern Iowa to staff board-certified pediatric specialists.

Physicians from UI Children's Hospital listed among Best Doctors®

General

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Allergy and Immunology

Anesthesiology

Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Surgery

Cardiology

Child Protection Program

Critical Care

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology

Gastroenterology

Infectious Disease

Neonatology

Nephrology

Neurology/Epilepsy

Neurology/Neuromuscular Disease

Nutrition

Ophthalmology

Orthopedics

Otolaryngology

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Pulmonology

Radiology

Rheumatology

Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

Surgery

Urology

Academic Departments that Provide Children's Care