New blood pressure guidelines for children

High blood pressure affects 2.5 million children — and probably many more. New AAP guidelines focus on early diagnosis and treatment that can lead to better long-term outcomes. How will this impact your patients? Learn more from Shobha Natarajan, MD, Co-Director of the Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation Program.

Podcast: common pediatric ENT issues

In this episode, Adva Buzi, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology at CHOP, discusses a variety of common ear, nose and throat issues encountered in primary care settings, including strep throat, chronic otitis, sinusitis and more.

Clinical guidelines: suspected meningitis

A new pathway for patients with suspected meningitis after 56 days of age outlines inclusion/exclusion criteria, triage and contact precautions, when to proceed with lumbar puncture or delay, when to admit to inpatient or critical care unit, inpatient management, and related resources and considerations.

New video highlights unique team approach to bladder exstrophy care

Formed in 2010, the Multi-Institutional Bladder Exstrophy Consortium is a unique collaboration between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Boston Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin dedicated to improving care and outcomes of children with bladder exstrophy.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) continues to expand

Kevin Kelly, MD, attending physician, will be joining the GI Division from the private practice he has managed for more than 17 years. He will see pediatric gastroenterology patients at Specialty Care, Abington, the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Bucks County, and at CHOP's Main Campus.

Vi Goh, MD, attending physician, will be seeing pediatric GI and pediatric feeding team patients at CHOP's Main Campus, as well as feeding patients at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in King of Prussia.

Vera De Matos Maillard, MD, attending physician, will be seeing pediatric GI patients at CHOP's Main Campus, and in the future, at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Bucks County.

Cardiac Center announces new location in Allentown, PA

Experienced, local cardiologists have joined CHOP's Cardiac Center and will proudly serve the Lehigh Valley and Northampton County communities with access to the Cardiac Center's expansive resources. The new location is in the Roma Corporate Center at 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA. Meet the team at the Cardiac Center, Allentown:

CHOP Talks CME events in the community

Join us for one of our upcoming CHOP Talks CME sessions to learn more about the latest treatment breakthroughs and how they can benefit your patients.

  • Pediatric Diabetes Update 2018 — April 19, 2018, in Exton, PA (RSVP by April 12)
  • A Pediatric Update: CHOP, GI, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics — April 21, 2018, in Lancaster, PA (RSVP by April 13)
  • Keeping Up with Down Syndrome: From Birth Through Adulthood — April 24, 2018, in Plainsboro, NJ (RSVP by April 17)
  • Challenging Behaviors in Pediatrics and Beyond: Tools to Promote Engagement and Healthy Outcomes — April 28, 2018, in Mays Landing NJ (RSVP by April 20)

Learn more and RSVP »

April 21 CME event: child and adolescent psychiatry and primary care

Join us Saturday, April 21, 2018, for Creating Interdisciplinary Partnerships: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Primary Care Pediatrics. This CME event is sponsored by the Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS) team. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Abramson Research Center.

Advances in CAR-T therapy

This is an exciting time in the fields of cancer immunotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Join us June 7, 2018, in Philadelphia for an interactive symposium covering the latest updates and hear what the future holds for CAR-T therapy and cell and graft engineering for curative and supportive care.

Adolescent Bariatric Program

The Adolescent Bariatric Program is up and running for kids ages 15-20 years. Patient are successfully losing 30 percent of their body weight, while also alleviating comorbidities. Visit our website for more information or call 267-426-2782 to speak with a team member.

Voice Day Celebration April 15

In celebration of World Voice Day, CHOP's Pediatric Voice Program is hosting a special event at CHOP's Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. The event will include musical performances by choirs and musical theater groups, educational information about the voice box and voice hygiene, a variety of activities, special guests, and a chance to spend some time with the Pediatric Voice Program team.

Motility Education Day: April 22

On April 22, 2018, the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility will host an education day for patients and families focused on the psychological and social implications of living with constipation or encopresis, and the importance of a comprehensive approach to symptom management.

PA Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program for southeast PA

CHOP is now participating with Pennsylvania's Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS). Our TiPS team includes child psychiatrists, licensed therapists, care coordinators, and administrative support prepared to provide real-time, peer-to-peer resources for PCPs who need immediate consultative advice for children (up to age 21) with behavioral health concerns.

PCPs and other prescribers of psychotropic medications caring for children insured by HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's Medicaid Program, can call 267-426-1776 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. CHOP services Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Opportunities at CHOP

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved portfolio sponsor with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). This allows physicians to participate in approved quality improvement projects and claim MOC Part IV points. We're exploring ways to expand opportunities for external physicians to participate in CHOP approved MOC Part IV projects. If you'd be interested in earning MOC credit through our portfolio, at a per project cost, please contact us at



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