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Match Day 2014

The Department of Pediatrics
Welcomes the
Intern Class of 2014-2015!

  • Eirene G. Alexandrou
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Caroline A. Bai
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Danielle E. Baskin
    Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Stacy A. Cary
    Howard University College of Medicine
  • Nyemade A. Cooper
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • David Dai
    Child Neurology, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Kenny H. Esho
    Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Alex B. Farish
    Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Lum T. Frundi
    Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Parevi P. Majmudar
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Prathyusha Mididoddi
    Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Tara B. Shepard
    Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bora Shin
    TX Tech Univ Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster SOM
  • Alia K. Thomas
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Amy B. Thompson
    Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Mai Tran Ngoc
    Univ of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics!

Greetings from Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia!

In 1828, institutional founder Dr. Milton Antony served as Professor of Diseases of Women and Children but it was not until 1922 that Pediatrics became its own department. In the decades that followed, the faculty established a reputation for excellence in the home for patient- and family-centered care, the Medical College of Georgia. In 2011, we achieved another First! We partnered with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany to establish a material presence for our children's hospital in South Georgia. This latest milestone took place at the tail end of the centennial year for our hospital (1910-2010) and at the beginning of Phoebe's centennial year (1911-2011). In Augusta, you will find a children's team of health professionals that provides exceptional clinical care in a beautiful freestanding children's hospital that consistently and proudly ranks nationally in the top 10% in quality.

We are all extremely proud of our departmental passion for education that is reflected year to year in the high number of graduating seniors entering the field of pediatrics. As the sixth largest medical school in the country, we have the unique privilege of imparting pediatric knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to many Medical College of Georgia students. It is wonderful to see that so many of them are devoted to professional careers in pediatrics. When meeting with each of these future pediatricians, I am reminded of how their own pediatricians influenced their career choice. I also enjoy the idea that children choose their pediatricians and most have heard me say that "it is not whether you like working with children, but rather whether they like looking at you!" I have no doubt whatsoever that this new generation of pediatricians will significantly improve the health and well-being of our citizens.

In research, we continue to be blessed by a spectacular team of successful investigators, including our faculty members in the Georgia Prevention Center and in the Cancer Center. As a result, our scientists and clinicians collaborate to offer a continuum of pediatric mentoring experiences before, during, and after (residency, fellowships) medical school. Among pediatric departments, we continue to rank in the top quartile nationally in research funded by the National Institutes of Health, and recruitments of junior and senior physician scientists, clinical and basic PhD researchers, and other investigators with clinical research skills have further strengthened our ability to move Pediatrics forward.

While we continue to build upon a legacy of outstanding patient care, education and research at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, on a daily basis we practice what Sir William Olser said long ago, that is to "care more particularly for the individual patient than for the special features of the disease"...

All the Best, 
Dr. Bernie Maria


Department of
Pediatrics News

State of the Department Address

PHIC Aims for Better Care

Dr. Maria Named CMO of PHIC

Children's Hospital of Georgia

Celebrating Miracles of the Season

Pediatrics Receives Community Health Partnership Grants

CMC Cares for Kids Radio­thon

Impaired blood vessel function in CF patients

Dr. Vega honored by GA Department of Public Health

Bike Helmets Prevent Injury

Hallowe'en at the CMC

AAP Designates GHS NICU as Level IV

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Immunizations Still Needed

Health Checks for School

Getting Medically Ready for School

Quilts for Kids

Town Hall Meeting on Alcohol Awareness and Prevention

Dr. Todd Cross Wins Research Award

Match Day 2012

Low-fiber Diet, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon

Technology Gives Autistic Children A Voice

Telemedicine at the CMC

Dr. Pearson-Shaver Receives Professionalism Award

Allergy-Immunology Fellows Present at Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society of Georgia Meeting

Launch of the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition

2012 Faculty Awards Ceremony

Dr. Leila Denmark Dies at Age 114

Dr. Tingen Presents in Singapore

Autism or Asperger's?

Integrative Medicine for Children

Fructose Consumption and Visceral Fat

GHSU Will Build New Ronald McDonald House

Augusta Riverhawks Visit CMC

Dr. Wray Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Cares for Kids Radiothon 2011

Mother Shares Story Of Daughter with Rare Disease

Asthma Is More Than a Cough

Improving Toddlers' Memory Skills

Dr. Ted Johnson Receives Hyundai Award for Brain Cancer Research (YouTube video)

Allergy Fellows Present at Regional and National Medical Meetings

CMC Summer Movie Series

A Frosty a Day - For Children's Health

CMC Asthma and Wellness Event Saturday, May 14

Vitamin D cuts heart risk in African-Americans

Dr. Dolen appointed to ABAI and allergy-immunology RRC

A Ballerina back on her toes

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Eat n Run 2011

Ryan Harris receives APS young investigator award

The CMC partners with Phoebe Putney in Albany

AEDs in schools

Testing for Down syndrome

100 Years of Caring for Kids

Dr. Josh Smith Receives Funding for Richmond Lectureship Program

The Centennial of Pediatric Care

NICU Baby Come Back Party

Peds Heme-Onc Clinic Reopens after $1.2 Million Makeover

100 Ways to Better Days for Kids

ECMO Team Wins National Award

Simulator aids pediatrics residents in training

Dr. Josh Smith elected chair of AAP Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees

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