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Specialties at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center

Visit a Duke pediatric allergist or immunologist for expert care of your child's allergies, autoimmune disease, or immunodeficiency disease -- including primary immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), and DiGeorge syndrome.

Duke’s highly skilled psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors provide compassionate, child- and family-centered care for a wide range of behavioral and mental health needs, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, developmental delays, and eating disorders.

The Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program provides innovative care for children and adolescents with blood cancers and blood disorders, inherited metabolic diseases, and inherited immune disorders. We offer unrelated-donor umbilical-cord blood stem-cell transplants for patients who lack a fully matched donor, which allows us to extend this life-saving therapy to more patients.

Our pediatric oncologists and hematologists can provide your child expert care for cancer -- including brain tumor, leukemia and lymphoma, and neuroblastoma -- as well as a variety of blood disorders, including sickle cell disease, bleeding/clotting disorders, and anemia. We are committed to providing your family hope and to performing research that may one day help prevent or cure these diseases.

Childhood Cancer

At Duke Children’s, your child receives leading-edge care from a highly skilled team that uses the latest techniques to diagnose and treat cancer.

If your child is struggling with childhood obesity, the Duke Healthy Lifestyles program can help. Through visits with our specialists in medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, and behavioral health, your family can learn how to live a life of healthy eating and physical activity. Weight loss surgery is available to teens who have been in the Healthy Lifestyles Program for at least six months and meet certain qualifications.

Duke pediatric dermatologists provide specialized care for your child’s short-term or chronic skin disorder, including psoriasis, eczema, and excessive sweating. We also treat birthmarks, including hemangiomas, moles, and port wine stains. Our children's skin care experts can help you and your child better understand skin ailments and how to treat and cope with them.

Our pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in the special eye care needs of infants and children. Our pediatric optometrists perform regular eye exams to assess your child's vision and eye health and prescribe corrective lenses as needed.

We provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for children with problems of the ear, nose, throat, and airway. This includes recurrent ear infections, sinus infections, and tonsillitis; hearing problems; voice disorders; deformities such as cleft palate; head-and-neck tumors; and problems associated with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems.

Our pediatric endocrinologists provide family-centered care for children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, adrenal and thyroid disorders, gender disorders, and endocrine tumors. We also provide specialized care for puberty disorders, gender-related conditions, and more. We work in close collaboration with your child's referring physician and caregivers.

Our pediatric gastroenterology, liver, and nutrition specialists can help manage your child’s digestive problems, from chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation to complex conditions such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic and liver disorders, and abdominal tumors.

Our pediatric medical geneticists provide care for children with genetic disorders, including Down syndrome, glycogen and lysosomal storage diseases, Fragile X syndrome, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. We offer genetic testing and counseling, clinical evaluation, and treatment services.

Our pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons combine expertise in caring for children's hearts with the latest diagnostic technology, treatment options, and surgical techniques. We also participate in clinical trials of emerging treatments.

Our pediatric infectious disease specialists provide expert diagnosis and care for children with acute or chronic bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. This includes children with unusual or severe infections, children with primary immunodeficiency, surgical patients, critically ill children, and transplant recipients.

Duke neonatologists provide expert care for premature, low-birth-weight, or critically ill newborns. We also provide long-term follow-up for high-risk infants who are discharged from our intensive care nursery.

Our pediatric nephrologists provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and management of your child’s urinary tract complications, kidney disease, or blood pressure disorders. Our transplant surgeons help children with chronic kidney disease lead healthier lives.

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons provide expert medical and surgical care for your child’s brain, spine, nerve, or craniofacial disorder. These include epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, movement disorders and head injuries. We work collaboratively with colleagues in child development and behavioral health, developmental pediatrics, medical genetics, and neuropsychology.

Our pediatric orthopaedic specialists provide the highest quality care for disorders that affect your child’s bones, soft tissues, and joints, including spinal curvature disorders such as scoliosis. We also work to help your child heal from -- and prevent -- sports injuries.

Duke pediatric general surgeons correct birth defects, remove tumors, repair hernias, and treat traumatic injuries in children from birth through adolescence.

Our pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialize in procedures that offer your child functional, cosmetic, and reconstructive benefits. We have dedicated treatment programs for cleft lip & palate, craniofacial conditions, facial paralysis, cosmetic/functional nose surgery, ear deformities, congenital hand deformities, hemangiomas and vascular lesions, traumatic injuries, and skin conditions.

Duke Primary Care has family medicine providers and pediatricians in more than 40 locations throughout the Triangle and a growing list of Duke-friendly health plans. Duke pediatric practices provide care for infants, children, and adolescents. Duke family medicine practices provide care for everyone in the family, from infants through older adults.

Our lung care specialists provide comprehensive care for your child’s acute or chronic respiratory problems, including asthma, breathing disorders during sleep, chronic lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. We guide your child’s care through routine lung-function measurements, including pre-school-age testing.

Our pediatric rheumatologists care for children with musculoskeletal and immune system disorders such as juvenile arthritis and lupus. Our approaches to care include medical management as well as physical and occupational therapy and psychosocial support.

Duke’s pediatric sleep medicine experts provide family-focused care for your child’s sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, and restless leg syndrome. We use advanced sleep-monitoring technologies to study your child’s sleep and breathing patterns, find the right diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment options.

Our transplant specialists work to restore children’s futures with kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplants. As one of the nation’s top transplant centers, Duke provides care to hundreds of adults and children each year, with survival rates that consistently rank among the best.

Our pediatric urologists provide care for children with a range of urinary and reproductive system issues, including bed-wetting and bladder control problems, kidney stones, tumors, gender concerns, and birth defects. We understand the impact these problems can have on your child’s health, quality of life, self-esteem, and sexuality. We offer support and guidance for your child and your family throughout the process.