Specialized medical services

KITABATAKE Yasuji Director of Pediatrics
Director of Pediatrics

Ten specialty groups provide specialized medical care services for pediatric patients referred from affiliated hospitals: Nephrology/Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurometabolism/Clinical Genetics, Developmental Disorder/Sleep Disorders, Clinical Neurology, Nutrition/Growth, Pediatric Cardiology, Clinical Virology, and Newborn.

Specialty group Diseases treated
Nephrology/Bone and Mineral Metabolism Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney failure, metabolic bone diseases, and skeletal dysplasias
Endocrinology Growth disorders, pituitary/thyroid/parathyroid/gonadal/adrenal diseases, and diabetes mellitus
Hematology and Oncology Hematological malignancy, malignant solid tumors, aplastic anaemia, and immune deficiency diseases
Neurometabolism/Clinical Genetics In-born error of metabolism including lysosomal diseases and glycogen storage disorders, congenital anomalies, and inherited diseases
Developmental Disorder/Sleep Disorders Autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and pediatric sleep disorders
Clinical Neurology Epilepsy, movement disorders, developmental delay, and muscle diseases
Nutrition/Growth Nutritional/growth disorders and digestive/hepatic diseases
Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric cardiovascular diseases including congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia and pulmonary hypertension
Clinical Virology Vaccination for pediatric patients with underlying diseases
Newborn Follow-up for high-risk newborns

New patients with diseases not included in the above-mentioned groups may undergo a medical examination in our general clinic.


The ten specialty groups cover main specialized medical areas of pediatrics, providing advanced medical care services for patients. We have accepted many patients referred from hospitals as an advanced pediatric medical care institution and have employed advanced medical techniques: diagnosis of patients with skeletal dysplasias, diagnosis and treatment of patients with nephritis and nephrotic syndrome by renal biopsy, management of peritoneal dialysis for patients with chronic renal failure, diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine diseases, diagnosis of digestive diseases by endoscopy and liver diseases by liver biopsy, treatment of patients with severe chronic liver diseases and acute liver failure, management of patients with liver transplantation, stem cell transplantation for patients with hematological malignancy and malignant solid tumors, enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal diseases, examination for surgical indications and internal medication for intractable epilepsy, diagnosis of patients with neuromuscular diseases by muscle biopsy, diagnosis and management of patients with severe congenital heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathy, management of patients with heart transplantation, diagnosis of patients with autism spectrum disorders and sleep disorders, and follow-up and medical management of preterm infants and Down syndrome patients.

Considerations in referring your patients to Pediatrics

The first visit needs an appointment. Please make sure to contact the Patient Support Center to obtain an appointment. For patients who need to be urgently admitted to our hospital, please be sure to contact the outpatient clinic in advance.

Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3