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Department of Pediatrics

Delaware Valley

Excellence in Patient Care, Education & Discovery

The Department of Pediatrics for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del, is the academic home for Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.

Internationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and discovery, we offer the next generation of health care professionals the opportunity to advance their training at the bedside, as well as in the classroom, the laboratory and the community — alongside some of the finest pediatric practitioners in the country.

Everything we do, we do for children — to give every child we see the promise of a better tomorrow.

Clinical Divisions

Our world-renowned Department of Pediatrics offers excellent care and leadership across all of our divisions, including our newest medical services: Transition of Care and Palliative Care.

Get detailed information about each of our divisions, areas of expertise and clinical teams (division chiefs, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and registered nurses).

Our Leadership

A Message From Our Chairman

At the Department of Pediatrics for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Jefferson Medical College, we take great pride in our exceptional family service and outcomes. Our commitment is to care for all children as if they were our own.

As the academic home for Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, we educate the health care professionals of tomorrow (1,000 active Jefferson medical students, 63 Nemours/Jefferson Pediatrics residents and many pediatric fellows).

We're dedicated to advocacy and diversity in training and health care delivery. Our academic mission includes research and discovery, with a robust publication record and growing portfolio of external funding.

At the bedside, the classroom, the laboratory and in the community, our dedicated professionals work to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It is through our legacy of 200 years of medical education (thanks to Jefferson and our Nemours founder, Alfred I. duPont), that we offer a healthier future for our children, our country and our world.

Jay Greenspan, MD

Chairman of Pediatrics, Division of External Specialty Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatrics

Learn More About Dr. Greenspan »


Meet Our Department Leaders

 
John Carlton Gartner Jr., MD

John Carlton Gartner Jr., MD

Pediatrician-in-Chief, Division of General Pediatrics/Primary Care, Department of Pediatrics

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-5946
Learn More About Dr. Gartner »

 
Steven M. Selbst, MD

Steven M. Selbst, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-5570
Learn More About Dr. Selbst »

 
Joanne M. Plesnick

Joanne M. Plesnick

Associate Administrator, Department of Pediatrics

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 651-4864

Health Information & Technology

HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 7 represents achievement of the highest level on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), used to track electronic medical record progress at hospitals and health systems. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is one of 59 (or 1.1 percent) of the more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database recognized by HIMSS Analytics with its Stage 7 Award.

Davies Organizational Award of Excellence

Nemours also received the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for helping pioneer the use of electronic medical records in pediatric health. The award recognizes leadership in the implementation and use of health information technology to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Learn More About The HIMSS Davies Award »


Pediatric Patient Care

Best Doctors in America®

Only 5 percent of doctors practicing in the United States are selected for the annual list. 152 Nemours physicians are ranked among the Best Doctors in America®. Learn More About Best Doctors »


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Excellence at Nemours

Exceptional Quality & Safety Outcomes

At Nemours, we deliver the best care possible and exceed national benchmarks in many quality measures, from central line infection prevention rates to survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We also offer outstanding results when it comes to process measures, from medication safety to getting children their immunizations on time. Learn More »


Among the Best in Patient Satisfaction

We truly care about our patients and are committed to always being collaborative. This commitment has placed Nemours' medical practice in the top 20 percent of pediatric health care providers in key satisfaction areas. From time spent with patients to sensitivity to patients' needs, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service. Learn More »


Clinical Trials & Research Breakthroughs

From asthma to diabetes to cancer, Nemours offers a diversity of biomedical, translational and clinical trial research. Recognized by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other leading health organizations, Nemours manages hundreds of research initiatives each year that can benefit our patients. Learn More »


Leading the Way in Electronic Health Records

Nemours is ahead of the curve in health information technology with an integrated state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR) system, an achievement less than 1 percent of hospitals are able to claim. This allows us to spend more time on direct patient care and share critical health information with you — quickly and efficiently — making the most of your time. Learn More »