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

Meet the program leadership and residents to learn more about our program.
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33rd Annual Research Symposium

Join us for thought-provoking discussions hosted by the Child Health Research Center as part of “Research Day” on May 27th.
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Neonatology Updates -- Spring 2021

Our NICU is the region’s most advanced neonatal intensive care unit, and it's nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Click the link below to find out what is happening behind the scenes.
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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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UVA Children’s is ranked as the #1 children’s hospital in Virginia in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide. Five specialties are ranked among the top 50 nationally in their fields. @UVAPediatrics

Two of our own Dr. Irène Mathieu's poems are featured in this blog today for National Poetry Month!
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An experimental COVID-19 vaccine could potentially provide universal protection against future COVID variants as well as other coronaviruses — maybe even the ones responsible for the common cold. And it's dirt cheap — less than $1 a dose, researchers say.

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We are so proud of how you lead by example. Well done, Cherise Brackett! @uvahealthnews

Welcome to our newest #Pediatrics trainees! We cannot wait for you to get on grounds and start doing amazing work for the children in central Virginia and beyond. Looking forward to meeting all of you for real. #PedsMatch21

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