Faculty Profile

Dr. Peter F. Belamarich, M.D.

Peter F. Belamarich, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Professional Interests

I trained in Gastroenterology and Nutrition then I returned to the practice of General Pediatrics and retained my interest in non-procedural gastroenterology. This suits my many interests and I practice and write about both.

Within general pediatrics, my interests include becoming an expert diagnostician, and optmizing the practice of general pediatrics. I am also interested in mastering and teaching the physical examination of children. More recently I have become interested in oral health, mental health in primary care, and performance improvement activities.  

Within my subspecialty, I am primarily interested in nutrition, lipid disorders, cardiovascular health, the use of statin medicaitons in children, obesity, and infant formula.

I have been a regular panel member of the FDA's Office of Orphan Product Development and I also act as a reviewer for all 3 major journals, Pediatrics, JAMA pediatrics, and the Journal of Pediatrics.  I was recently appointed  to the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review.  

I teach pediatric residents every week. This is a source of deep satisfaction for me and keeps me aware of what is important, clinically relevant and useful.

While being a physician is intellectually satisfying I view it fundamentally as a job of service to patients, students, resident trainees,  and when this is possible, to my superb peers here. 



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Research Information

Media Coverage

Scientific American quotes Dr. Peter Belamarich and cites his research that found health claims made by infant formula manufacturers are not supported by evidence.

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