Five UVA Children’s Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
UVA Children’s pediatric care clinics are once again welcoming new and existing patients for on-site appointments, offering a variety of services ranging from well-child visits to more immediate or specialized care.
Get to Know: Reza Daugherty, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Medical Imaging
Daugherty has made a significant impact within the Division of Pediatric Radiology, working to expand the number of services and the locations these services are provided, introducing new technology and imaging protocols, as well as teaching and mentoring aspiring providers.
Case Study: Mitral Valve Replacement in Six-Week-Old Infant
UVA recently joined a small group of hospitals nationwide that have successfully adapted the Melody valve — a stented bovine jugular vein graft used in adults — for use in tiny patients. The patient who received the Melody valve at UVA was the smallest yet at just 3.1 kilograms.
Tailoring Neurosurgery to Meet the Unique Needs of Pediatric Patients
Although minimally invasive surgery is now utilized regularly among all age groups, it is especially beneficial for babies and young children.
Get to Know: Developmental Pediatrician Beth Ellen Davis, MD
One of seven developmental pediatricians within an expanding program at UVA Children's Hospital, Beth Ellen Davis, MD, is leading efforts to streamline autism diagnoses and ensure children are diagnosed sooner.
Two Months of Breastfeeding Cuts SIDS Risk In Half
The findings from an international study published this past year in the journal Pediatrics give physicians even more convincing evidence to share with patients regarding the importance of breastfeeding.
New Initiative Ensures Best Practices in Asthma Care
To ensure that children with asthma receive consistent, evidence-based care, the UVA Children’s Hospital has joined a consortium of 89 hospitals in a nationwide effort to decrease the use of unnecessary interventions.
Childhood Obesity Study Reinforces Importance of Universal Health Literacy Precautions
It may be common knowledge among care providers, yet the findings from a recent study led by UVA School of Medicine researchers are an important reminder that health literacy has a significant impact on patient outcomes.
Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Earn U.S. News Top 50 National Ranking
Four UVA Children's Hospital specialties will be listed in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.
Pediatric Brain Tumors — Recognizing the Warning Signs
By taking a closer look at two cases of Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, both teen patients referred to UVA Children’s Hospital, we can get a better understanding of when to consider brain tumor as a potential diagnosis.