To learn more about a specific pediatric specialty, please use the alphabetized list below. Most specialists require a referral from a primary care pediatrician. Learn more about the referral process.
Commonly searched services, programs and centers:
Maternity services – pregnancy and maternity services
MIND Institute – research, prevention, and treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism, fragile X, Down syndrome, ADHD
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – designated level IV nursery
Neonatology – care for infants with congenital and acquired health conditions
Neurology, child neurology – diseases of the nervous system, neurological disorders
Nutrition – gastrointestinal (digestive) disorders, nutritional problems in infants and children
U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best in three pediatric specialties in 2023-24, including diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, and *orthopedics (*with Shriners Children’s Northern California).
It is the Central Valley’s only level I pediatric trauma center, level IV neonatal intensive care unit, level I ACS-verified children’s surgery center, and fetal care and treatment center providing care for children in 33 counties covering 65,000 square miles.
Pediatric Aerodigestive Center – breathing, swallowing, and/or digestive conditions
Project ADAM Sacramento – cardiac emergency prepareness education, training and resources for schools and communities
Psychiatry – Child and adolescent behavioral health services
Pulmonology – pediatric lung and bronchial disorders
Skin disorders, pediatric dermatology – e.g., acne, eczema, psoriasis, vascular birthmarks
Sickle cell disease (UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Spina bifida, myelomeningocele (Fetal Care and Treatment Center)
Surgery, children (Children’s Surgery Center)
Trauma care – pediatric emergency medical care, level I pediatric trauma center
Urology, pediatric – pediatric urologic conditions, e.g., hypospadias, hernias and hydroceles, kidney and testicular tumors, voiding dysfunction
The Northern California Poison Control Center at UC Davis provides parents with a 24-hour hotline for emergency information about potential poisoning. Specially trained pharmacists, registered nurses and physicians certified in medical toxicology are available to respond to questions.
For help, call 1-800-222-1222