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Author: Christina Echegaray

Address highlights Pediatrics department’s growth

Sep. 14, 2022—Amid a year full of ongoing pandemic challenges, the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics’ “people” have driven the continued successes, achievements and growth of the department while also caring for more children than ever before, Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, said in his recent annual State of the Department address.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Cookeville Regional Medical Center announce agreement for pediatric and newborn services

Sep. 12, 2022—Leaders of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics today announced an agreement with Cookeville Regional Medical Center to provide pediatric physician services.  

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Clinic offers ongoing care for pediatric heart patients

Jul. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt recently launched a new multidisciplinary Fontan Clinic, which will provide an ongoing, coordinated care plan for children and teens, ages 10-19, who have had the Fontan procedure for single ventricle heart disease.

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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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