Faculty Profile

Dr. Peter F. Belamarich, M.D.

Peter F. Belamarich, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (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 clinical activities and interest in non-procedural gastroenterology. This suits my many interests and I practice and write about both.

Within general pediatrics, my interests include the diagnostic thinking, diagnostic errors, the practice of general pediatrics. I am also interested in mastering the physical examination of children, particulalary of young children and teaching it. More recently I have become interested in oral health, mental health, and performance improvement activities.  

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

I have been a regular panel member of the FDA orphan drug review process and I also enjoy acting as a reviewer for journals. I review for Pediatrics and JAMA pediatrics and for the Journal of Pediatrics.  I was recently appointment to the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review.  I understand and appreciate the effort involved in writing.

I teach pediatric residents every week. This has made me aware of what is important, clinically relevant and useful.

While the practice of pediatrics is intellectually engaging 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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