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Pediatrics: Together For Kansas Children

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KU Wichita Pediatrics works together for the health of future generations of Kansas children through our dedication to educating tomorrow's pediatricians, making new discoveries and providing the care kids need close to home.

With your support, we can help more children in our communities from right here in Wichita.

How We Serve You

  • 70% of our pediatric residency graduates become pediatricians in Kansas.
  • We focus on areas of need specifically for Kansas kids, like mental health.
  • We have the only infant mortality research center in Kansas, and it's located in Wichita.
  • We are the largest pediatric faculty employed in Kansas and our department is the academic home for approximately 100 physicians representing more than 25 pediatric medical and surgical specialties.
  • In Wichita, we have the region's only specialists in pulmonary, metabolic genetics, child abuse, infectious disease, adolescent medicine, hematology/oncology and child development.
  • We collaborate with more than 30 local, regional and national partners aligned with our mission.

    Reese, a leukemia patient

Reese's Story

"Our daughter, Reese, was diagnosed with Very High Risk pre-B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia the day before her fourth birthday. Reese started chemotherapy with Dr. Hall and his team at Wesley Children's Hospital. She did not get into remission after two cycles of chemo, which meant she would need a bone marrow transplant. They used a newer medication (immunotherapy) that no one else in Wichita has used and it got her into remission. She was then able to go to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for her bone marrow transplant. Since Children's Mercy knew what detailed care she would receive in Wichita, they released her quickly after her transplant. Reese is receiving exceptional care in Wichita, so our trips to Kansas City have been few and far between. We are blessed to be able to spend time together at home instead of on the road."

- April and Josh Horn

Dr. Pate's Vision

Brian Pate, M.D.

"KU Wichita Pediatrics is dedicated to working together and with our community to continue to bring Kansas the pediatric care our children and families need. We are committed to excellence in medical student and resident education, and believe that to teach with integrity we must first prioritize the clinical needs of our patients. Through our clinical programs, advocacy, teaching, faculty development and scholarship, we will always put Kansas children and their health and loved ones first."

- Dr. Brian Pate, chair

Opportunities for you to help us

Pediatric residents assisting patient in hospitalOur funding priorities go hand-in-hand with our three concentrations: education, discovery and clinical care. Your support is directed exactly where you want it:

  • Help us ensure the best possible learning environment for our students and residents - the next generations of Kansas pediatricians.
  • Help us integrate research and innovation into our clinical programs and center for reducing infant mortality.
  • Our vision, strategy and work are dedicated exclusively to Kansas children and their futures. You can help us build the unique clinical services they need close to home.

Together, we will care for all Kansas children. Forever.

Support KU Wichita Pediatrics

Donate Now

For more information or if you have any questions, please complete this brief form. Learn about other ways you can support KU Wichita Pediatrics by contacting Brad Rukes, KU School of Medicine-Wichita director of development, at or 316-293-2641.

Last modified: May 13, 2021
Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
3243 E. Murdock, Suite 402
Wichita, KS 67208

Phone: 316-962-2250
Fax: 316-962-7679