William J. Mayo, M.D., once wrote, “The research we do today will determine the type of medical and surgical practice we carry on at the clinic tomorrow.” That is no less true today as Mayo investigators focus their efforts on moving treatment innovations and research findings to our medical practice as quickly as possible. Mayo Clinic has provided inpatient and outpatient care for infants, children, and adolescents since 1911. Mayo has a strong commitment to advancing pediatric care through basic, clinical and translational research.

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic is dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education, and research. The needs of the patient come first. Among patients, the child’s needs are unique from biologic, developmental, demographic, and psychosocial aspects. We have 17 areas of specialties with renowned experts conducting pediatric research, with an emphasis on translating basic science discoveries into enhanced patient care.

Our efforts focus on pediatric cancer therapy, including novel treatments and tumor immunology; pediatric immunogenetics; child growth and neurodevelopment; genetics of pediatric cardiovascular disease; pediatric infections and sepsis; postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and outcomes evaluations.

Our strategic efforts focus upon the following areas which in turn involve a number of our divisions working together.

Pediatric cancer therapy, including novel treatments and tumor immunology

Pediatric immunogenetics

Child growth and neurodevelopment

Genetics of pediatric cardiovascular disease

  • Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric infections and sepsis

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

  • Division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  • Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology

Outcomes evaluations