Lab Update

The Pediatric Center will be losing the services of Quest Lab effective February 21, 2018.  We are in the process of contracting with another lab to continue this service.  Please stay tuned for further updates.  We apologize for the inconvenience to our patients. 





Dear Parents, Patients, Family and Friends,

I will be retiring from The Pediatric Center and from the active practice of Pediatrics on December 31, 2017.

Confucius said "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."  I have been fortunate to have a carreer which I truly loved.  I feel this is the right time for my wife and I to begin a new journey.

I have been blessed to have been at The Pediatric Center for nearly 44 years. During that time, I have been grateful you have allowed me into the lives of your families and the privilege of caring for your most valuable possession, your children.  I hope that I have contributed to their well-being during my career.  I know your children have enriched my life and they have taught me many of my life experiences.

I am leaving the practice of Pediatrics a lot older, a little wiser, and still in awe of the magnificence of children.

I would like to wish all of you the gift of health, happiness and well-being.

I leave behind a very talented group of physicians in The Pediatric Center. They are eager to carry on with your care.  Please feel free to choose one as your primary doctor.


With the best regards,


 James Kopper, M.D. 





Address:   5900 Waterloo Road, Suite 110, Columbia, Maryland 21045

Phone number: 443-451-1600

Fax number: 443-451-1619

Hours of operation


Monday - Thursday   8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday Urgent visits only 9:00 a.m.- 12:45p.m .


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (By Appointment only)

Welcome to the Pediatric Center's Website


The Pediatric Center was established in Catonsville in 1973. The Columbia office was opened in 1992. Both offices moved to new locations in 2001. In 2013 both offices merged into one location in Columbia, MD at Waterloo Crossing, a new medical community, adjacent to Waterloo Elementary School.

The Pediatric Center meets all of your child’s health care needs, from birth through college. On-site lab allow us to obtain results quickly for the immediate treatment of your child.
With eight board-certified physicians and over 40 support staff, The Pediatric Center has available hours Monday through Friday and Saturday urgent care hours. One of our health care professionals is always on-call.
We at The Pediatric Center are also invested in providing medical education to help shape the future of medicine. Often times, we have medical residents and students rotating through our practice under our physicians' supervision. These experiences play an important part of their medical training.  Occasionally you may be asked if you would mind being seen by one of our residents prior to our physician, if you prefer not to, please feel free to let us know.  Thank you in advance.
We are honored that you have chosen The Pediatric Center for the care of your children.


Some of the services we offer:
New Parent Meet & Greet
ADHD evaluations
Extended appointment hours
Urgent Care office hours on Saturday
24 hour phone coverage
Separate sick and well waiting rooms
Hearing and vision testing



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