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Author: Christina Echegaray

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 14, 2022—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and continues to be recognized among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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Rehm first pediatrician named president-elect of Society of Hospital Medicine

May. 25, 2022—Kris Rehm, MD, MMHC, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and vice chair in the Department of Pediatrics, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Hospital Medicine and will be the first pediatrician to hold the post for the organization.

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Upperman elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society

May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Upperman, MD, surgeon-in-chief of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society.

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Williams honored by Society for Hospital Medicine

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt's Derek Williams, MD, has received the 2022 Excellence in Research award from the Society for Hospital Medicine.

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Iroquois Steeplechase set for May 14, ambassador named

Apr. 13, 2022—The Iroquois Steeplechase, one of America’s premier horse racing events, is getting ready for the annual ride set for Saturday, May 14. A time-honored tradition and long considered Nashville’s rite of spring, the Iroquois Steeplechase will once again benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Barkin departing to become chair of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University

Mar. 31, 2022—Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, the chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, is departing Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

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Austin elected to council of Society for Pediatric Research

Mar. 17, 2022—Eric Austin, MD, MSCI, director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to the council of the Society for Pediatric Research.

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Teen shares his battle with MIS-C following COVID-19 infection

Mar. 7, 2022—Reeyan Ahmed is among the patients treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt who developed MIS-C following COVID-19 infection.

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Rinne’s long history of supporting Children’s Hospital celebrated

Feb. 28, 2022—Last week, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated retired Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne's long history of strong support.

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Upperman appointed to NACCD advisory committee

Feb. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Upperman, MD, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Rush named among 2022 Women of Influence

Feb. 10, 2022—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named a 2022 Women of Influence by Nashville Business Journal (NBJ).

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Children’s Hospital program brought flu vaccines to underserved areas

Jan. 27, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Before the current rise in flu cases in Middle Tennessee, a group of doctors and nurses at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set out in the fall to protect children from flu before it ever arrived. The team, led by pediatrician Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH, dubbed its project “The Mobile...

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