General Academic/Primary Care Pediatrics

Division Director: Patricia S. Beach MD

  • Development of clinical skills in pediatrics for medical students and residents
  • Work with the Galveston County Advocacy Center to coordinate the assessment and care of child victims of maltreatment
  • Provide regional leadership through the Forensic Assessment Center Network to consult with and develop expertise among area medical and law enforcement personnel regarding victims of child maltreatment
  • Staff various primary care Pediatric Clinics in Galveston County
  • Provide limited medical services on Newborn Nursery at UTMB
  • Support various clinical research projects which occur in the outpatient pediatric clinics, including vaccine trials and research on common pediatric condition.
  • We also provide services to newly-placed foster children designed to address their particular physical, social and emotional needs as they transition in to new settings.