W. Paul Bowman, M.D.
Chair for Pediatrics
Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Please feel free to visit our department web pages for additional information and resources.
Pediatrics Clinic Mission
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to continuously improve the quality and value of our education, pediatric health care, research, and community service programs. We are dedicated to educating doctors and physician assistants and providing the North Texas Community quality pediatric medical care and community health services.
Pediatrics Clinic Vision
To become the pediatrics academic choice for Tarrant County.
The UNT Health Science Center is committed to achieving excellence in our programs of education, patient care service, and research. The Department of Pediatrics supports and enhances the mission of the institution by providing and maintaining the highest quality of education, instruction, and patient care delivery. The department is proud of our dedicated faculty and staff who continuously work to improve the quality and delivery of medical education and patient care services in our community.
The educational responsibilities of the Pediatric Department include providing a pediatric perspective to the education of TCOM first and second year osteopathic (DO) students, a Pediatric Clerkship program for third year students, fourth year elective rotations at Cook Children’s Health Care Specialty Clinics, and Plaza Family Medicine Residency rotations.
Our clinical services are provided to patients from birth to 16 years of age. The clinic is located at the campus Patient Care Center. Our clinic is staffed with both doctors and physician assistants who see over 29,000 patients yearly for problems ranging from preventive care visits to asthma.
Our clinical trials program studies are primarily focused on vaccine development in concert with pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies to evaluate new vaccines. The goal is to test a vaccines therapy and its safety and efficacy on human clinical trial subjects before gaining FDA approval.
The Department of Pediatrics Faculty and Staff recognizes these goals, including the need to continuously improve:1) The health of our patients.
2) The quality of our pediatric medical education.
3) Our contributions to collaborative and investigator-initiated pediatric research.
4) Our engagement with key community agencies, services, and resources.
5) The assessment of our students, patients and their families about the quality, and value of our services.