Wayne State's new home for clinical pediatrics

About Wayne Pediatrics

400 Mack building courtyard
Courtyard at the new Wayne Pediatrics office

Wayne Pediatrics is the academic clinical practice that will be home to Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics faculty physicians. It also will serve as the School of Medicine's official clinical service group for pediatrics. Those faculty that will join us are very excited about this new opportunity, as they become founding members of Wayne Pediatrics.

The leadership of University Pediatricians (UP), a medical group in which Wayne State faculty members served Detroit for 22 years, severed ties with Wayne State and signed an affiliation agreement with Central Michigan University (CMU) in Mount Pleasant.

All medical schools must have a department of pediatrics to train future physicians. Wayne Pediatrics offers academic pediatricians who are committed to serving the children of Detroit an opportunity to do so while integrating teaching, research, patient care and community engagement.

The Horizons Project

HIV Prevention and Treatment

The Horizon Center is temporarily located at 400 Mack Avenue at Wayne Pediatrics. The clinic will relocate in January 2021 to 50 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201.

The clinic offers care for the following:

  • Perinatal and Infant Exposure to maternal HIV
  • Infants, children, adolescent HIV care and management
  • Young adult HIV care and management (up to 25 years)
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for sexual assault and exposure victims
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV

Telephone: 313-448-9600
Fax: 313-448-9978
24-Hour Hotline: 248-840-4785 or 313-574-5862

Wayne Pediatrics physicians

Matthew Adams, MD
Rheumatology (Available Dec. 1)

Colleen Buggs-Saxton, MD, PhD

Sharon Marshall, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Tej Mattoo, MD

Eric McGrath, MD
Infectious Disease

Cathy Patty-Resk, CNP
General Pediatrics & Rheumatology

Elizabeth Secord, MD

Lynn Smitherman, MD
General Pediatrics

Christopher Youngman, MD
General Pediatrics

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herman gray
Herman Gray, M.D., M.B.A., chair of Wayne Pediatrics

The Urban Children's Health Collaborative

In conjunction with Wayne Pediatrics, we are also launching the Urban Children's Health Collaborative. The UCHC is a community-based initiative with a focus on the urban child and lifespan development that will foster improved individual, family and community health.

Social determinants of health – which often are rooted in poverty – are known to increase the risk of poor health outcomes, not only in children, but also in adults. Social determinants of health include access to quality housing, food insecurity, quality education, transportation, unemployment and accessible health care. These complex and overlapping issues are responsible for most health disparities, and we intend to tackle them head on.

We are fortunate that Wayne State has 13 schools and colleges with experts in these areas. The university also has strong community partners excited to make a difference and partner on this initiative.

Our vision is for a healthier future for metropolitan Detroit's children and families through holistic, community-based primary and specialty pediatric care, medical education and training, and community- and population-based research.

Detroit has the largest big-city poverty rate in the country for children aged 5 and younger. All children in Detroit should have an equal opportunity to be healthy, ready to learn and to achieve their full potential. A child's ZIP code should not be the determining factor for future health or well-being. Pediatricians are, first and foremost, advocates for all children.

This new initiative will enable Wayne Pediatrics faculty physicians to help many more children achieve their fullest potential. The UCHC, working in collaboration with Detroit's myriad child- and family-focused organizations, will ultimately help to improve the lives of children and families in our community.

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