Department of Pediatrics – A History: 1930–2018

Chronicling 88 years of our legacy

Note from Chair Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD

Steve Daniels, MD, PhDThe Department of Pediatrics has produced a 216-page coffee table book on the history of this prestigious department, beginning with its founding in 1930. The book is designed with a pictorial timeline as the centerpiece, giving readers a chronological account of the Department’s achievements and the people who made them happen. The narrative was written in a journalistic, story-telling manner that conveys the heart of this Department’s rich legacy as well as the high points of the nearly nine decades. Together, these components create a retrospective of the Department’s contributions over 88 years in the areas of clinical expertise, training, research, advocacy, and innovation.

Past and current faculty have been generous in sharing highlights and photos, allowing the Department to assemble a strong collection of images, milestones, profiles, and reflections.

It is important to understand the history of an institution as it can be a cause for celebration and create the platform for future accomplishments. This was the impetus to revisit the milestones of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in our partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado.

A full PDF version of the book is below. Hard copies of the book available at no cost. For information regarding obtaining a copy, please contact Bobbi Siegel at 

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