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.

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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Why You Should Be an Organ Donor: A Little Boy’s Story of Receiving & Giving Life

Michael prior to his lung transplant. Michael’s father, Michael Martinez, contributed this post. Martinez is a certified prosthetic/orthotic assistant at UVA.   Michael was born in 2004 with cystic fibrosis (CF),…

Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper? FAQs About Kids & Added Sugar

What does sugar do to your body? We’re addressing all your sugar questions in Bittersweet? Effects of Sugar. If you’re like many children of the 80s and 90s, your diet…

Teens & Vaping: What to Watch for and How to Talk with Your Kids

In 2018, 4.9 percent of middle-schoolers and 20.8 percent of high-schoolers reported they had used electronic cigarettes in the past month. It’s hard to scroll through news headlines lately without…

A Clock Mystery Sheds Light on Human Health

Barrier cells lining our guts have internal clocks that are regulated by the same sort of interaction responsible for the strange syncing effect in pendulum clocks.
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New Test Predicts Teen's Risk of Heart Disease

Risk for CVD can now be predicted for teens thanks to a diagnostic test developed by Associate Professor Mark DeBoer.
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Pharmacotherapy Newsletter

A monthly newsletter providing a brief, referenced, peer-reviewed source of continuing medication information specifically related to children.
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First person – Brian Belyea, MD

©2018. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd I Disease Models & Mechanisms (2018) 11. dmm038463. doi:10.1242/dmm.038463 First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a…

3rd Annual Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER  PRESENTS The Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture     Klaus Rajewsky, M.D. Professor & Senior Group Leader Immune Regulation & Cancer, Max Delbrück Centrum für Molekulare…

2018 Maddy Deal Grant Recipients

Let’s congratulate our recent Maddy Deal recipients for 2018 Dr. Rebecca Scharf for “Novel Systems to Assess Treatment Efficacy in Childhood Neuromuscular Disease.” The goal of this research is to…
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Development Corner: Karats and Cocktails Recap

Karats and Cocktails was held in May during the Keswick Horse Show with proceeds benefiting UVA Children’s Hospital. Over $43,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and jewelry sales from…

The Neonatal Kidney Collaborative

By Jennifer Charlton, MD, MSc Q: Tell me about your program. A: The Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC) is an alliance of neonatologists and pediatric nephrologists from 24 institutions on 4…

Global Health Research

By Sean R. Moore, MD, MS Q: In 2018, why is pediatric global health research important to the United States? A: We live in interesting times. Never before has there…

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