The Model Cell By Karin League, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP

We are all well aware that the University of Virginia Health System is in the midst of what is called a “Lean Transformation”, a restructuring of our organization to reduce waste and to make us the safest place to both deliver and receive care.  The Be Safe principles have permeated the fabric of our institution, and have helped us reduce morbidity … Read More

Spotlight: The Teen and Young Adult Health Center By Nancy M McLaren, MD

The Teen & Young Adult Health Center is unique in Pediatrics; we provide both primary care and specialty care to patients ages 11-26. Our staff consists of two adolescent medicine physicians, two nurse practitioners, a psychologist and our community educator. We have also been very fortunate to have wonderful nursing and front desk staff who … Read More

Global Medicine and How It Changed My Life By Paul Matherne, MD

I have had an incredible opportunity over the past few years and want share my experience with Global Medicine and how it has changed my life. Before I began this journey, I thought I had no time, I thought it was not relevant, and I thought it was not for me. Now I know that this work has made me a better clinician and person. Most importantly, … Read More

Spotlight: The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic By Kimberly Dunsmore, MD

Thanks to the new partnership between Novant Health and UVA Health System we are pleased to announce the start of a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center. Requested by the pediatricians in Haymarket,this clinic offers an opportunity to provide fully-integrated specialized care close to home … Read More

Meet the Finance Team

Heather Bower What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? My family!  My husband Kenny and our two sons Brandon who is eight and Benjamin who is six. What are you usually doing on the weekend or during time off? Spending time with my family, we enjoy being outside, exploring new places, taking walks and … Read More

Quality Corner: Families First – Our Expectations By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

The Women’s and Children’s service line has the opportunity to become the first Service Line Model Cell, i.e. the place where Be Safe is incorporated fully into the daily work flow across the continuum of care. This effort has been named The Families First Initiative. As a team member supporting the care of our patients, you will be asked to … 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