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®
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
- Lori Christensen, MD
- Carlyn Christensen-Szalanski, MD
- Donna D’Alessandro, MD
- Lois Dusdieker, MD, MS
- Ellen Link, MD
- Stacy McConkey, MD
- Anita Moonjely, MD
- Jody Murph, MD, MS
- Shannon Sullivan, MD
- Debra Waldron, MD, MPH
- Jerold Woodhead, MD
Allergy and Immunology
Child Protection Program
- Edward Bell, MD
- Tarah Colaizy, MD
- John Dagle, MD, PhD
- Jonathan Klein, MD
- Julie Lindower, MD
- Frank Morriss, MD
- Jeffrey Murray, MD
- Robert Roghair, MD
- Jeffrey Segar, MD
- Shannon Sullivan, MD
- John “Jack” Widness, MD
- Wallace Alward, MD
- Culver Boldt, MD
- Keith Carter, MD
- Arlene Drack, MD
- Young Kwon, MD
- Susannah Longmuir, MD
- Richard Olson, MD
- Steven Stasheff, MD, PhD
- Edwin Stone, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Academic Departments that Provide Children's Care