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Department of Pediatric Surgery Archives

Delta Dental gift to support pediatric craniofacial program

Jun. 16, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, recently made a $1.075 million commitment to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Children’s Hospital will use the funds to establish the Delta Dental of Tennessee’s Smile180 Foundation Directorship for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and...

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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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Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies

Jan. 6, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...

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Jackson, Winkfield selected among ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Oct. 25, 2021—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, and Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, are honored among top health care leaders in the 2021 “Women to Watch” by Nashville Medical News.

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Rush testifies before Congress on pandemic’s impact on children

Sep. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt's Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, spoke to several members of Congress recently and painted a vivid picture of the toll the virus has taken on children in Tennessee and at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Study urges new pediatric thyroid surgery protocols

Sep. 9, 2021—A Vanderbilt study is reinforcing the need to develop specific protocols for children, particularly concerning thyroid disease.

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O’Neill honored with American Pediatric Surgical Association Humanitarian Award

Jun. 28, 2021—The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) has recognized James O’Neill, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, and former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the 2021 Humanitarian Award.

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Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition

Apr. 29, 2021—Carter Ray has never been inside his family home. As a matter of fact, since he was born on Nov. 3, 2019, he has only lived in a hospital.

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Huang named to Children’s Hospital leadership roles

Dec. 10, 2020—Eunice Huang, MD, MS, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate surgeon-in-chief and chief surgical quality and innovations officer. She is also professor and vice chair of Clinical Services in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

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