New plans could disrupt current care, collaborations

May 31 2012

As a pediatric surgeon practicing in Richmond for the past eight years, I have a unique perspective on hospital-based pediatric care in this region. I interact on a routine basis with pediatricians, as well as pediatric sub-specialists in the outpatient clinics, on the inpatient wards, in the intensive care units, as well as in the operating room. My patients range from newborn, premature babies up to children who are adult-sized. And because my partners and I provide essentially all of the general and thoracic pediatric surgery in central Virginia, we care for children both in an academic, teaching hospital and in community hospitals. Having attended medical school and spent the majority of my career in the Richmond area, I have... View Article