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 eight 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 13 subspecialties providing mentorship, students are prepared to confidently provide highly complex critical care.

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Charlie's Tricycle

Charlie Davison was born with Thantophoric Dysplasia Type I Dwarfism, a rare type of dwarfism. The students in the Biomedical Engineering program at University of Virginia wanted to help Charlie by building him a tricycle that looked less like a medical machine, and more like a kid's toy.

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31st Annual Research Symposium Find Out More! »

The CHRC sponsored and organized the 31st Annual Research Day Symposium that took place at UVA on May 30th, 2019. This symposium offered an outstanding presentation of Pediatrics’ trainees and faculty mentors’ research. Dr. Daniel Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD., MSP (Kiser Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics) was the Keynote Speaker this year. The title of his presentation was “Providing ideal therapies and ideal dosing to help prevent neurologic disasters Therapeutics: from animals to adults to babies to policy (and build a research program along the way)”. A poster session was held to give presenters the opportunity to display, interact and discuss their research.

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Infographic: Bicycle Helmet Safety Tips for Riders and Parents

Accidents happen, so it’s best to practice safety precautions when it comes to riding a bicycle. Bicycle helmet safety is just as important as wearing a seatbelt. Therefore, kids and…

HPV Vaccine for Boys: The Shot That’s Worth It

Health officials recommend the HPV vaccine for boys, because HPV causes cancer in boys as well as in girls. If you could give your child a vaccine to prevent cancer,…
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Epigenetic and Proliferative Mechanisms of Renin Cell Plasticity

Omar Guessoum1, Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez2, Ariel Gomez1,2 1 Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia School of Medicine.…

K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Sana Syed, MD, MS It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Syed received her K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (starting fall 2019) focused on computational image…
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Take Action with Implicit Bias

How We Can Lead the Way in Quality Improvement by Karin Skeen As we care for an increasingly complex group of patients in an increasingly complex system of health care…

Fairy Tales from 7 Acute

Fairy Dust: The Best Medicine by Valerie Wiseman Q: So, tell me about fairy dust. A: In my first year of nursing, I had a young Cystic Fibrosis patient whose…

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