Pediatric INSIGHTS - Winter '06

Our Winter 2008 issue of Pediatric INSIGHTS

contains practical news and information that, we hope, our network of referring pediatricians and family practitioners can use in their day-to-day practice.

In this issue, you'll meet Benjamin Shneider, MD, director of the Pediatric Hepatology Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, who will share the program's expertise on biliary atresia, a rare but potentially devastating disorder.

In an interview, David Perlmutter, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, talks about his model for growing the department—and the impact it has had on patient access.

Daniel Weiner, MD, associate director of the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children's Hospital, has advice for pediatricians and family practitioners about how to handle an abnormal result from a newborn's cystic fibrosis screening.

We welcome your feedback, thoughts and story suggestions. Please feel free to contact one of our physician liaisons with any comments.

To refer a patient to any of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's clinical services, please call our Physician Referral Service at 412-692-PEDS (7337).

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