Jason Newland, MD, MEd, professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been at the forefront of research on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. Newland’s work is focused on the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs in children’s hospitals. His team has developed a large […]
More teens are getting weight loss surgery but some experts think more needs to be done (Links to an external site)
A new study found the rate of weight loss surgery among teenagers has doubled in recent years, but some experts argue the procedure is still severely underused in the United States. Weight loss surgery can be recommended for kids and teens diagnosed with severe obesity plus a major health problem.
55 Pediatrics faculty recognized on 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List
The Department of Pediatrics is proud to announce 55 of our faculty members have been selected for the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List. Our physicians work hard each and every day to provide their patients with unmatched care. Each year, Castle Connolly uses a merit-based system to select board-certified physicians for its Top Doctors® […]
Understanding bunk bed dangers (Links to an external site)
Lindsay Clukies, MD, was discussed the risks of bunk bed injuries and how to prevent them, including using guardrails on both sides and teaching kids how to climb the ladder safely.
Duncan, Hickey named Loeb Teaching Fellows (Links to an external site)
James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, a professor of radiology, and Erin Hickey, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics, have been named the 2022-24 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Wall to direct pediatric and adolescent orthopedics (Links to an external site)
Lindley B. Wall, MD, a professor of orthopedic surgery and a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s hand and microsurgery service, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Wall also has been named orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Class Acts: Morgan Pfeiffer (Links to an external site)
“Don’t do it,” her friends and family said. “Donating a kidney is serious. … Surgery can be dangerous. … You’re only 22.” “What if you need your kidney one day?” her mom asked. “What about medical school?” her dad asked. “Your future?”
Department of Pediatrics names 2 new vice chairs (Links to an external site)
The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named pediatricians Jason Newland, MD, and Cassandra “Casey” M. Pruitt, MD, to the newly created roles of vice chair of community health and strategic planning, and vice chair of outpatient health, respectively. The physicians treat patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
CDC director to speak about pandemic March 3 on Medical Campus (Links to an external site)
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, will participate in a conversation about the pandemic Thursday, March 3, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The virtual event, available via livestream, will be geared toward faculty, staff, students and trainees on the […]
A newborn lost large parts of his brain. Today, he’s an athletic college grad.￼ (Links to an external site)
Kellie Carr and her 13-year-old son, Daniel, sat in the waiting room of a pediatric neurology clinic for yet another doctor’s appointment in 2012. For years, she struggled to find out what was causing his weakened right side. It wasn’t an obvious deficit, by any means, and anyone not paying close attention would see a […]