True North By Karin League, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP

Any organization as large as our Children’s Hospital requires a complex governance structure. Over the past three years we have been moving to a values driven leadership system (VDLS). Our strategic direction begins with the priorities set by Health System leadership, The six health system goals apply to all units.  These goals are cascaded … Read More

New Pedi BMT and Immunotherapy Program By Daniel W. Lee, M.D.

Please briefly summarize your program. Doctors have been using the immune system to fight cancer for decades in the form of bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT).  Many children with leukemia or lymphoma and even solid tumors such as neuroblastoma require a HSCT for a chance at a cure.  More recently, HSCT has been used for … Read More

Liver Transplantation Partnership By Jeremy Middleton, MD

Earlier this year, the University of Virginia Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh entered a partnership to reinvigorate pediatric liver transplantation in Charlottesville. This relationship is the first of it is kind and will utilize the expertise of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to help children transplanted at the … Read More

Quality Corner: Summer 2016 By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

Families First Initiative: As everyone is aware (unless you are completely new to the Children’s Hospital) Be Safe is the health system’s focus on safety allowing us to: Deliver the best and safest care possible Adhere to best practices and make them our “standard work” Address the root cause of problems The Children’s Hospital has … Read More

Welcome to the team, Liz! Meet Elizabeth Molina, Pediatrics Department Administrator

What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? Without a doubt, my greatest achievement outside of work is my sweet son Alex. Every day I am in awe of the person he is becoming. He brings such a great sense of humor and sincere sense of compassion into the world. What are you usually doing on the weekend or during … Read More

Welcome to the team, Trey! Meet Daniel Lee, Director of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? Without a doubt – keeping my family first. Anyone in this profession knows that this work can be all-consuming. My wife, Karra, is a Physician Assistant in Adult Oncology here at UVA. She is definitely smarter and probably busier than I am, but despite our very busy … Read More

Spotlight On

2015 Mid-Atlantic Young Investigators Forum Winners Eugene Lin and Yan Hu

From Maria Luisa Sequeira Lopez and Ariel Gomez: Please join us to congratulate our graduate students who won basic research awards at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Young Investigators Forum: Eugene … Read More

Dr. Norwood Appointed to ABP Board of Directors

Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Norwood on her appointment to the Board of Directors for the American Board of Pediatrics. This is an incredibly prestigious honor, and gives Vicky (and UVA Children’s … Read More

What’s New

AAP Seeking Nominations

The AAP is seeking nominations for the editorial board of PREP Subspecialty Online Assessments for several specialties. You must be an AAP Fellow and have strong educational credentials and proven … Read More

2016 Medical Education Week

You are cordially invited to participate in the activities of the 2016 Medical Education Week. Two of our Pediatric faculty are presenting research posters. Lunch will be served. Please register if … Read More


Everyone will be gathering in Richmond on Thursday January 28, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 E. Broad Street, Richmond. We will meet there at 730 am and learn about the health issues that are … Read More

Call for abstracts for Medical Education Week Poster Session 2016

Both medical and graduate education qualifies - UME, GME, CME, MD-PhD, BIMS (PhD), Interprofessional The Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) is soliciting poster abstracts for the 2016 ADE … Read More