Department of Pediatrics
Last Updated: November 09, 2022

The Emory DOP is the academic home for 415 physicians staffing the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Grady Health Systemas well as 90 PhD scientists engaged in pediatric research.  The DOP currently includes 220 faculty conducting research, 176 of whom are extramurally funded with 454 extramurally funded research projects (grants and contracts). Growth in extramural research funding for the department has been on a considerable trajectory. In 2005, the Department of Pediatrics had just 193 total faculty members and reported approximately $10 million in extramural funding. By the end of fiscal year 2021, the faculty members in the DOP topped out at 505, and research funding levels were at $101.4 million in total funding with over $81 million in NIH funding, which allowed them to achieve a #4 ranking in 2021 NIH rankings for Departments of Pediatrics. The pediatrics department has maintained the top five ranking for research dollars since 2016, up from No. 49 in 2004. In addition, more than 1,800 publications in more than 800 journals in the same time period helped support groundbreaking efforts to develop new treatments or cures in 28 specialty areas. The total extramural funding for the department in 2021 was $101.4 million.  Of note, research grants in the Emory DOP are only a part of the overall research enterprise in child health at Emory. All child health related research funding at Emory University in FY21 was over $198M, which comprises about 22% of the entire Emory University funding portfolio. 

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