Pediatric INSIGHTS - Winter '06
SUMMER 2008


Our Summer 2008 issue of Pediatric INSIGHTS

features Anton Plakseychuk, MD, PhD, one of very few orthopaedic surgeons in the country performing Ilizarov’s method to lengthen patients’ extremities. Dr. Plakseychuk plans to establish a Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center to help patients with difficult musculoskeletal problems with procedures ranging from cosmetic limb lengthening to correction of complex deformities.

George Gittes, MD, surgeon-in-chief and chief of the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, discusses the ways in which Children’s surgical divisions are improving access for children and their families.

Also in this issue:

  • Meet Chris Gessner, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s new president.
  • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services will move from Children’s North to Pine Center, also conveniently located in Wexford.
  • Children’s North is even more convenient with expanded subspecialty and surgical capabilities.

We welcome your feedback, thoughts and story suggestions. Please feel free to contact one of our physician liaisons with any comments. You can find their contact information on page 11.

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