In 1999 the Division of Pediatric Surgery was established and since then has recruited additional surgeons, many with research qualifications in each subspecialty area.
The pediatric subspecialty areas include:
- cardiac surgery
- general surgery
- orthopaedic surgery
- otolaryngology- head and neck surgery
- plastic surgery
The members of each subspecialty group are also members of their respective specialty divisions.
The main academic focus of the division is teaching and research. Many members continue to provide outstanding contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as taking part in continuing education activities locally, nationally and internationally.
Many junior faculty members have joined the division in recent years. These appointments were made to provide additional clinical, research and educational expertise.
Each subspecialty area has surgeons with graduate qualifications in clinical epidemiology, educational research or laboratory research. These strategic appointments have been made in order to provide the academic framework for modern innovative and high impact research.