We are fierce advocates for children and families from all walks of life, and we are committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive clinical care and innovative research for their continued health and well-being.

Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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The Department of Pediatrics is at the forefront of innovative, cutting-edge discoveries that will improve patient outcomes far beyond our own academic medical center. Faculty and trainees participate in clinical and basic science research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment that fosters curiosity and ingenuity.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are proud to treat a diverse population of patients in Central Virginia, many of whom are critically ill and from historically disadvantaged groups. The Department of Pediatrics reaffirms the core values of human dignity and of mutual, unconditional respect, and we acknowledge our responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination.

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