Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Infectious Diseases

Division Facts

  • We have 2 to 3 hospitalist teams depending on seasonal variation and inpatient volume.
  • In addition to general pediatrics, we co-manage patients with subspecialties as primary providers.
  • Inpatient subspecialties we manage include:
    • Pulmonology
    • Nephrology
    • Rheumatology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Neurology
    • ENT
    • Orthopedics
    • Endocrinology

How this Field Developed

Drs. Robert M. Wachter and Lee Goldman from the University of California, San Francisco, first used the term "hospitalist" in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 1996. They anticipated then, and we are seeing now, a rapid growth in interest and numbers of these physicians who focus on the hospitalized patient.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine is a relatively new subspecialty, having just been granted recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2016. The American Academy of Pediatrics started its Section on Hospital Medicine in 2000 with 417 members. Today, the group has more than 2,000 members, comprised of pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals and care for children in many hospital areas.


Division of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
BG 2104
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Titia Harris

Children's Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Patient Phone