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Divisions: Pediatric Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Surgery

Contact Information for Pediatric Surgery

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Pediatric Surgery is to provide superb surgical care to all children, provide the highest level of education and training to medical students and residents, and develop a well-funded and nationally recognized research effort.

Dr. Lanning with patientClinical Programs and Patient Care

With a full-time faculty based at the VCU Medical Center, clinical programs in that complex as well as a community-based site at St. Mary’s Hospital allow residents the opportunity to participate in surgical care in a variety of clinical settings.

Training Programs

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers surgical residents a unique opportunity to be intimately involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures for a wide variety of problems in children varying in age from the extremely premature infant to adolescents with conditions ranging from common inguinal hernias to complex congenital anomalies.

Residency Program
The resident is expected to become skilled in the diagnosis and operative management of surgical conditions in the pediatric patient including congenital anomalies, trauma and solid tumors.

With an operative case load over 1,000 cases yearly, surgical residents have ample experience to perfect their technical skills in the setting of the hospital operating room, ambulatory OR’s and community practice – settings in which the division works. Dr. Bagwell with residentsCases include laparoscopy, endoscopy of airways and the upper GI tract, major chest, abdominal, and head/neck procedures with members of the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Surgery present in the operating theater for guidance and instruction at every operation.

Activities of the service are directed by the PGY4 resident who functions as the chief resident with overall direction for the management of patients, coordination of consults and scheduling of operative procedures.

The PGY2 resident complements the service for ward duties, assistance in ambulatory surgery, and for additional assistance for involved operative procedures. In addition, the service includes third year medical students assigned to the rotation for their general surgical clerkship. This format allows the senior resident to develop experience in the management and coordination of an entire service and to gain experience in the management of patients in newborn and pediatric intensive care units in addition to ward settings.

Daily rounds with the members of the faculty are conducted as teaching rounds. A weekly Pediatric Surgical conference is dedicated to particular problems of a surgical nature and is directed by the senior (or other) residents with faculty input and involvement.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery sponsors an endowed Templeton Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery and Trauma on a yearly basis. It is expected that residents completing requisite rotations through the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the PGY2 and PGY4 levels will be knowledgeable and capable of handling a wide variety of surgical maladies peculiar to children while refining their operative skills and technique in this demanding surgical arena.

Faculty in this division have successfully sponsored the fellowship training of a number of outstanding Pediatric Surgeons throughout the years and are committed to the educational needs of residents on this service and overall development of the resident’s full potential.

It is expected that residents completing requisite rotations through the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the JAR and SAR levels will be knowledgeable, and capable of handling, a wide variety of surgical maladies peculiar to children, while refining their operative skills and technique in this demanding surgical arena.

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Templeton Lectureship
The Division of Pediatric Surgery sponsors an endowed Templeton Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery and Trauma on a yearly basis.

Research Programs

Research activities of the division involve aspects of fetal wound healing and repair. In addition, there is interest in the area of growth and inhibitory factors for pediatric solid tumors and in the field of international health care for children. The division has an active ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) program for neonates.

FACULTY

Charles E. Bagwell, MD Division Chair
Jeffrey H. Haynes, MD
Patricia A. Lange, MD
David A. Lanning, MD, PhD
Claudio Oiticica, MD

Contact Info

Location/Delivery Address:
Sanger Hall, 8th Floor
1101 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 980015
Richmond, VA 23298-0015

Phone: (804) 828-3500
Fax: (804) 828-8606


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last updated: 03/28/2014