Fellowship Roles

The hospitalists of the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) care for general pediatric patients admitted to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The PHM group cares for around 5,000 children admitted to the hospital each year.

Several different roles and models of care exist within the hospitalist program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Over the course of their fellowship, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine fellows will work with attending hospitalists in each of the roles below.

General Pediatric Teaching Teams

These teams include medical students, interns, and a senior pediatric resident. Visiting residents from other programs often rotate on these teams.

The attending hospitalist:

  • Supervises the care of the patients admitted to these teams.
  • Provides teaching for a wide range of learning levels.
  • Takes part in daily Family-Centered Rounds.

"Orange" Team Hospitalists

The “Orange” Team provides 24-hour, in-house attending hospitalist coverage for the care of general pediatric patients.

While not a traditional teaching service, senior residents may choose to rotate on the “Orange” Team. 


Attending hospitalists — often along with residents — provide general pediatric consults throughout the hospital.