Department and Faculty
Associate Program Directors James L. Homme, M.D., and Erin E. Knoebel, M.D.
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine includes more than 100 pediatric and adolescent physicians specializing in more than 40 areas and providing care ranging from routine checkups to complex surgical procedures.
Annually, Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including some 5,000 hospital patients. Mayo Clinic pediatric and adolescent surgeons perform more than 8,000 procedures annually.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members have academic appointments in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Most faculty have published and lectured extensively and are nationally renowned in their fields. You have direct access to the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine faculty members throughout your training.
All pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties are well-represented. A core group of academic pediatricians staff the general inpatient hospital service. Primary care pediatricians represent the largest portion of the department.
You also work with trainees from the departments of Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, as well as Mayo Medical School students.
Advisers and mentors
Our graduate education advisory system is designed to provide you with comprehensive educational advice and personal support. During the first year of training, you are assigned a general adviser. As training progresses, you may identify other faculty to serve in a mentoring capacity.
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine hosts a number of guest lecturers each year. They present information on timely topics and have designated luncheons with residents and fellows, so you can have informal discussions with them. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.