About Pediatrics

Kari Simonsen

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We are pleased to provide you with the most up-to-date information about our work through this incredible medium known as the Internet.

We strive to offer quality education programs that prepare providers for the future through our student, resident, and continuing education programs. The Department of Pediatrics also offers opportunities to pursue scholarly activities, employing several researchers who are on the cutting edge of medical innovations.

With our academic affiliation with Children's Hospital & Medical Center, we are now leaders in the region in pediatric medicine. Our mission is to advocate for optimal children’s health through outstanding clinical services for children and their families. You can learn more about this on our Patient Care pages.  

Come in and browse around. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this website. I am pleased to welcome you again to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pediatrics.


Kari Simonsen, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics