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CHOP Talks CME Events Near You
Our fall calendar of continuing education events includes talks on infectious diseases, e-cigarettes, medical marijuana and opioids, sports medicine, autism, sleep disorders, adolescent health and more. Join us at a location near you.
New Podcast: Preseptal vs. Orbital Cellulitis
In this recent episode, Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, reviews Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s clinical pathway on the management of patients with suspected preseptal or orbital cellulitis, including the differential diagnosis, physical exam for orbital signs, reasons for admission, and outpatient management of preseptal cellulitis.
AHA Resuscitation Education: Training Opportunities at CHOP
CHOP’s Emergency Care Training Center is a fully accredited American Heart Association (AHA) training center offering a large selection of AHA training courses, including ACLS, BLS (CPR), PALS, PEARS and more. See a full list of available courses.
September Is Suicide Prevention Month
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, consider the following resources to share with parents and caregivers, and to guide suicide risk assessment and care planning in your practice:
- “Talking with Your Teen about Suicide” — Article offers tips for parents to help guide conversations with children and teens
- Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents at Risk for Suicide — New pathway outlines risk assessment and care planning in outpatient behavioral health care
Clinical Pathway: Evaluation and Management of Perinatal Urinary Tract Dilation
This new pathway outlines the recommended initial patient assessment for neonates presenting with ultrasound findings of perinatal urinary tract dilation (UTD, previously referred to as hydronephrosis). Risk stratifications are provided for both prenatal and postnatal ultrasound findings, and these are followed by information about management strategies based on these initial evaluations.
Growth within the Division of Infectious Diseases
Welcoming New Chief
The Division of Infectious Diseases is pleased to welcome Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, as the new Chief of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Odom John comes to us from Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on the malaria parasite and the development of new malaria therapies and diagnostics.
Meet our Outpatient Team
In addition, we continue to expand access for the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pediatric infectious diseases. With the addition of several new team members, we have expanded our Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic and started offering appointments at CHOP’s Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia. To refer a patient to one of our infectious disease specialists, call 267-425-3377. Meet our outpatient team:
Introducing New Pediatric General Surgeon
The Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery is pleased to welcome attending surgeon Emily Partridge, MD, PhD, MHS. Dr. Partridge will see patients at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. Her areas of clinical expertise include neonatal, thoracic and minimally invasive surgery, as well as congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), ECMO and critical care. To refer a patient, call 215-590-2730.
Neurology Welcomes Sara Fridinger, MD
The Division of Neurology is pleased to welcome Sara Fridinger, MD, an attending pediatric neurologist specializing in epilepsy, clinical general neurology, quality improvement, and headaches. She sees patients at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia and the Specialty Care location in Lancaster. Call 215-590-1719 to refer a patient.
Critical Care Medicine Welcomes New Physicians
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is pleased to welcome four new attending physicians. Meet our new team members:
HPV Vaccine Resources for Parents
Pediatricians field many questions about the HPV vaccine. Parents Are Talking, a digital resource designed to help parents and caregivers talk to young people about puberty, healthy relationships, and other sexual health issues, recently launched new information around this topic. Articles cover common questions about HPV and the vaccine, how it can decrease cervical cancer rates, why boys should get it too, and more.
Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line
Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find other easy ways to get in touch.
Referring Patients in Link2CHOP Physician Portal
Link2CHOP is a real-time, web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!
We want to hear from you! We encourage feedback from our partners. Please contact us at PhysicianReferralSer@email.chop.edu with questions, suggestions or concerns. If you change your address, add new physicians or have any new information you want to share with us, be sure to update your information.