Department of Pediatrics

The UVA Department of Pediatrics and the UVA Children’s Hospital share a common goal to enhance the health and well-being of children and families through collaborative medical care, education of professionals dedicated to pediatric healthcare, breakthrough research that improves lives, leadership, and community service.

Our Pediatrics Residency Program and Pediatric Fellowships offer opportunities to train in a supportive environment in one of the most livable cities in the U.S. Our highly motivated residents and fellows choose UVA for its reputation and commitment to teaching and learning. With experts from multiple sub-specialties providing mentorship, students are prepared to confidently provide highly complex critical care.

Meet UVA Children's Pediatrician, Dr. James Nataro

Dr. James Nataro came to UVA in September 2010, and he currently serves as the physician in chief for UVA Children's Hospital and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He is an attending physician in inpatient general pediatrics, and until recently, pediatric infectious diseases. His research focuses on intestinal health, especially diseases of developing countries. He's also involved in teaching upcoming healthcare professionals.

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UVA Pediatric Residency Program

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Ranked #1 Children’s Hospital in Virginia

UVA Children’s, part of UVA Health, has been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Virginia for the second consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. The publication’s 2022-23 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide also ranked six UVA Children’s specialties among the top 50 nationally in their fields.
Why We're #1

It Takes a Village: How to Keep Children in Foster Care from Falling Through the Cracks

Pediatric nurse practitioner Stephanie McNerney, CPNP, works to close the gaps in support. She and her team launched the Village Care Program (VCP) at UVA Children’s. It connects children in foster care and other unique living situations to the healthcare they need.
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Pediatric News

Keep up with your child’s health with UVA’s Children’s Hospital—find healthy snacks,  sleep advice, and heart-warming stories of brave pediatric patients. Get a monthly review for health care professionals with the Pediatric Pharmacotherapy’s monthly newsletter. And stay up to date on the latest research and awards with the Child Health Research Center and the Kids Matter Newsletter.  Four great resources dedicated to keeping you informed with all of UVA’s Pediatric News.

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This past Saturday, we vaccinated 177 kids under 5 against COVID! Children can get vaccinated at UVA Northridge Pediatrics, UVA Orange Pediatrics, and UVA Pediatrics by appointment. Talk to your provider about other locations becoming available for vaccination. #COVID19


LGBTQ+ teens experience anxiety at a more heightened level during puberty. This increases their risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, suicide, substance use, and school truancy due to bullying. #LGBTQ #PrideMonth

New research from @UVAPediatrics's Dr. Rachel Moon and her colleagues leads to new guidelines to prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Read more here.

At UVA Peds we are using research to change cancer care for the future! Thank you @NBC29 for the feature story! @UVAHemeOnc

Proud of our Teen Health Center, and proud of @uvahealthnews for being recognized with the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader award from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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