From the Program Director

 Welcome to KU Pediatrics! 

 As a native Kansan and a product of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and  Pediatrics Residency Program, I am truly excited that you have decided to take a look at our  program.


 Pediatrics is a rapidly changing field full of opportunities and challenges on an increasingly  global stage. Your training at KU Pediatrics will prepare you to be a confident and  competent  pediatrician ready embark on any number of career paths post residency such as general  pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty medicine, or research. The mission of the  Department of Pediatrics is to optimize the health, development, and well-being of children and their families through excellence in patient care, education, research and operations.  We are committed to providing family centered, quality care. Additionally, we strive to serve children in a way that meets their diverse social, economic, educational and cultural  needs.


To guide you through residency training is our growing and dedicated faculty. An influx of new faculty, general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialist alike, has invigorated our teaching, mentoring, research and clinical activities. Seeking to strengthen every aspect of our educational program, faculty and residents work together to create a learning environment that is dynamic, challenging, supportive and rewarding.


Opportunities for research, international experiences, and individualized curriculum provide flexibility to meet individual professional and personal goals. A variety of new and innovative teaching methods are utilized to meet residents' various learning styles. Clinical, educational and research opportunities within the larger University of Kansas School of Medicine and at our affiliate partner Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri are also available. 

Kansas City

Kansas City is simply a wonderful Midwestern city in which to live, work and raise a family. It is a playground for lovers of sports, music, theater, the arts and the great outdoors.

Please take a few moments to learn how you might fit into the future of Pediatrics at KU. More importantly, I invite you to visit and meet our residents, faculty, and staff who are the heart and soul of our pediatric residency program.

Lisa Gilmer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Pediatrics Residency Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Last modified: Jun 30, 2016
Contact Us

For information about the residency program, contact:

Jennifer Lynn

Residency Coordinator 


Other helpful resources:
Residency Handbook
Policy Manual
*Handbook and policy manual as of July 1, 2017. Subject to change.

Quick Links

International medical graduates and residents can get more information in the Graduate Medical Education Policy and Procedure Manual.

International medical students interested in doing a rotation should contact the International Programs office.

U.S. and international medical students interested in doing a rotation should contact the Office of the Registrar.