The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group is the largest pediatric multi-specialty medical group in the United States. The Medical Group physicians are renowned as world leaders in pediatric specialty medicine, including medical, educational and research programs. Many of our physicians are among a select few or the only subspecialist in their field in the nation. Others hold leadership roles in national specialty associations, reviewing publications and serving as decision-makers in how medicine is practiced for the benefit of children now and in the future.

About Us

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group is a highly-respected, well-established academic medical group with a wide range of outstanding individual physicians in a broad variety of pediatric specialty areas. We are the largest pediatric multispecialty medical group in the United States.

Children from around the world can receive specialized care from more than 550 pediatric specialists in any of 32 specialties and 31 special focused services for complex conditions.

Our Mission

We create hope and build healthier futures.

As an internationally recognized pediatric multispecialty academic medical group, we do this by:

  • Optimizing the health of infants, children and youth
  • Providing cohesive, integrated, and pioneering care to patients and families
  • Building interdisciplinary teams of the best clinicians
  • Training future generations

Our History

Our physicians are based at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which has been pioneering pediatric medicine ever since it was founded in 1901.

In addition, our physicians have been affiliated with the University of Southern California since 1932. They combine a commitment to education and research with a dedication to the highest quality of care and attention to the needs of its patients and their families.


  • 1983 - Seventeen medicine specialties and six surgical specialties were members of the Medical Group.
  • 1991 - The physicians changed the name from Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Medical Group to University Children's Medical Group (UCMG) to reflect the importance of the academic affiliation with the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.
  • 1993 - All of the remaining surgical specialties had joined UCMG and in 1996 the Departments of Radiology and Pathology joined. Since then, membership in UCMG has grown from 75 to more than 400 physicians, 342 of whom are pediatric specialists and 67 are primary care physicians including general pediatricians and adolescent medicine physicians.
  • 2009 - The physicians voted to change the name to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group
  • Today- The Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group is now the largest pediatric multispecialty medical group in the United States. In addition to our stellar achievements in pediatric specialty medicine, we have grown our business services management culminating in the creation of Pediatric Management Group (a physician practice management company) in November 1996.