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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41st McLemore Birdsong Pediatric Conference

Friday, April 16, 2021 4:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00am-4:00pm Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:00am-12:30pm We are currently planning for a hybrid conference, with virtual and in-person attendance. We will decide if the conference is all virtual as we get closer to the date. “Save the date” and registration information to come. Please keep checking back
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Support Kids in Our Community and Beyond

UVA Children’s Hospital never turns families or patients away, even if they are unable to pay for their care. Along with helping with the needs of patients and their families, gifts from people just like you provide seed funding for essential research in childhood diseases right here at UVA. Any gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.
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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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Registration is STILL OPEN for the 39th Annual Boar's Head Turkey Trot. The race is all virtual this year but you can still support UVA Children's and run your favorite 5k route. A special thanks goes to Carter Meyers Automotive for continuing their race sponsorship! ...

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Dr. Ken Norwood is the 2020 Arnold J. Capute Award Recipient! @UVAPediatrics

Morning Report is one of the Crown Jewels of our medical education! ⁦@UVA_PICU residents, fellows, NPs, attendings virtually participating in⁩ #PedsICU morning report on #Proning. Come learn with us! #PedsMatch21

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