Message from the Chair, James P. Nataro, MD PhD MBA Our Educational Mission

As I have said consistently since my arrival at UVA now four years ago, my personal vision for the Department of Pediatrics is excellence in all the missions, valued equally. Of the three main missions, clinical care, research, and education, excellence in education is often the most difficult to assess, and the easiest to overlook. Excellence … Read More


Q & A with Matthew Thomas, ScM, CGC UVA Cardiovascular Genetics Program

The department of Pediatrics congratulates Matthew Thomason the successful launch of his UVA Cardiovascular Genetics Program. The program will play a crucial role in the improved treatment of hereditary heart conditions. Here, Thomas shares his thoughts on the program. Q: What was the need for starting this program? A: There was an unmet need … Read More


Q & A with Ryan Lightner: 2014 Radiothon Children's Miracle Network Program Coordinator shares event highlights

Q: What was the Radiothon event? A: The Charlottesville Radio Group Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted on April 10-11, from 6 am - 6 pm. WINA (AM 1070), The Corner (FM 106.1), and Lite Rock Z95 (FM 95.1) worked together to broadcast some of UVA Children’s Hospital’s most inspiring stories. Patients, parents, doctors, nurses, and supporters shared … Read More


Grants Corner

Dr. Brian Belyea Awarded: K08 with NIH (NIDDK) Title: Role of Renin Progenitors in Hematopoiesis Dates: 7/01/2014 thru 03/31/2019 Amount funded for total project: 748,820     Project Abstract: The triggering events and cell of origin for leukemia development are usually unknown. We have recently discovered a novel mouse model of B … Read More

Spotlight On


Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital Watch Now on YouTube!

Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital will premiere in prime-time on NBC29, immediately following NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM. … Read More


Elections to American Pediatric Society Drs. K. Fairchild and V. Norwood

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Fairchild and Dr. Vicky Norwood for their recent election to the American Pediatric Society! The American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research … Read More


Patient Praise 9-22-14

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Patient Praise 9-2-14

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Patient Praise 8-25-14

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UVA Study Allows Parents to Skype with Babies in NICU

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What’s New

Ash Lawn Opera Fund Raising Event Donate Lightly Used Clothing

Are you cleaning out your closets with the change of seasons? Ashlawn Opera can help! Ashlawn is accepting donations of lightly or rarely used ladies and girls clothing for use in a fund raising … Read More

Host an Ash Lawn Opera Artist

We hope you’ll consider housing one of Ash Lawn Opera’s out-of-town artists for our popular holiday opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, during any of the date ranges below that are convenient for … Read More

Vote Now for the Master Clinician Award! Deadline Wednesday, September 24!

Please submit nominations for the inaugural Master Clinician Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize up to two University of Virginia physicians with the reputation of being the “doctors’ … Read More

Call for Nominations for the 2014-2015 Teaching Awards Call for Nominations

Please consider nominating your teachers and mentor colleagues – faculty, graduate students, fellows, and residents – for these prestigious awards. The Department of Pediatrics will assist in … Read More