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 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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Department of Pediatrics Twitter Follow Us »

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-ineligible, open-rank clinical faculty member to join its Division of Pediatric Cardiology. #jobposting

The UVA Children’s Hospital Aquapheresis therapy program launched on February 1, 2023. @uvahealthnews @UVAPediatrics

Please join us for an exciting discussion with Kevin Pelphrey, PhD on 02/24/23! @uvahealthnews @UVAPediatrics

Please join us for an exciting discussion with Benjamin Gaston, MD on 03/24/23! @uvahealth

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