Department of Pediatrics

Erwin Gelfand, MD, Department Chairman 

Erwin Gelfand, MD
Department Chairman 

A major emphasis at National Jewish Health continues to be the Pediatric Program, NJ4kids, specifically designed for children and adolescents with allergic, pulmonary and immune system disorders. NJ4kids is a program of dedicated care from America's best pediatric specialists. NJ4kids is unique, comprehensive, effective and available only at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

With NJ4kids, we have created an environment in response to the increasing demand from parents and patients for treatment of asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, rhinitis, immune problems and recurrent infections—all diseases that are increasing at alarming rates throughout the country.

The development of NJ4kids was through the redesign and enhancement of existing pediatric programs and increasing our capabilities to make it better for patients and their families. This has translated into better patient diagnosis, advanced diagnostic testing, individualized therapeutic interventions, outcome monitoring, and communication with families and their physicians.

Our goal is to remain leaders in these areas using the most advanced technologies and interventions as well as bridging clinical and basic research. This is all in keeping with the cohesive strategic plan developed for the Department of Pediatrics and National Jewish Health.


Pediatric Day Program

National Jewish Health provides an intense, multidisciplinary approach to disease management in an outpatient setting where patients and their families participate in appointments and therapeutic activities throughout the day. This program is designed for patients with severe disease who have failed appropriate outpatient management. Learn more about the Pediatric Day Program.

Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

The Pediatric Outpatient Clinic at National Jewish Health is designed to provide patients and their families with highly specialized, multi-disciplinary care to manage their child's illness. Learn more about the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic.



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