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Pediatrics

UW Medicine offers the latest therapies for premature infants in our Level IV and III neonatal intensive care units, located at UW Medical Center and Valley Medical Center. Also provided are specialized pediatric gynecology, neurosurgery, and trauma services. Located at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medicine operates the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region.


Doctors: Avoid Travel to Measles-Infected Area: Kristina Adams Waldorf, a UW Medicine obstetrician, is warning people susceptible to measles to avoid traveling to those areas.

What Everyone Should Know About Child Trauma: Georganna Sedlar, PhD, discusses the effects of trauma on youth, the role of avoidance, and how trauma treatment works.

The Zika Virus Epidemic and Effects on the Fetal Brain: Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD covers many aspects of the significant and enduring public health challenge of the Zika Virus.

Headache Following TBI & Concussion in Pediatrics: Heidi Blume, MD, talks about headaches with kids that have a traumatic brain injury.

Pediatric Post-Traumatic Headache: Heidi Blume, MD, talks consequences of concussion in children.

What Dystonia in Children: Dararat Mingbunjerdsuk, MD, pediatric neurologist, provides a background on dystonia, the causes and discusses the difficulties in making a diagnosis. Dr. Mingbunjerdsuk also explains the treatment options.

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen: About Chiari & Syringomyelia - Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation: Richard Ellenbogen, MD, provides an overview of and treatment options for Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.


Neonatal Neuroprotection: Sandura Juul, MD, PhD, presents at the Neurology Grand Rounds on Neonatal Neuroprotection. She reviews the background on Erythropoietin (Epo), neonatal mortality statistics, therapies, treatments, and clinical trials.

Saving Babies at UW Medical Center: The Pitkin Family's Story: In May 2011, Gretchen Pitkin delivered triplets at UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The three babies were in the NICU for various lengths of time, one for 100 days. They are now 15 months old and are thriving. Watch their amazing story.

Neonatal Intensive Care at the UW Medical Center Montlake Tower: UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of our greatest prides.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf - Preventing Preterm Birth initiative: New innovative research projects aiming to prevent premature birth have been announced by the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children's.


Pediatric Consultation and Transfer Guidelines: This document contains guidelines of when to transfer the critically injured and/or ill pediatric patient.

Cervical Spine Injury Evaluation: To provide guidance for determining if a trauma patient has a cervical injury; adult and pediatric algorithms.


Measles Q&A: Pediatrician Fields Common Queries: Responding to the state outbreak, Beth Ebel, MD, discusses the vaccinations, dosages, herd immunity, age requirements, and more.

NICU Overview: For more than 50 years, the skilled and compassionate neonatal professionals at UW Medicine have been dedicated to providing the highest level of care for even the most fragile newborns and their families.

How Fetal Infections Lead to Adult Heart Disease: Recent studies indicate that infants born prematurely have a higher risk of developing heart disease later in life.

Neonatology Overview for Families: UW Medicine is proud to offer the two highest levels of care (levels III and IV) in our NICUs.

Neonatology: Meet Our Team: Meet UW Medicine's team of Neonatologists who have been delivering the highest level of care to infants born prematurely and/or with physical and genetic anomalies for over 50 years.

Pediatric Falls from Windows: Presentation on pediatric window falls; a regional injury pattern epidemiology and prevention, by Jamie Shandro MD MPH from the 2016 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness: NWHRN presentation on pediatric disaster preparedness from the 2016 UW Medicine Trauma Conference.

Challenging Pediatric Trauma Cases: Presentation of studies of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury, sTBI clinical indicators and case studies


Study Shows Disparities in Treatment for Children with Traumatic Brain Injuries: When children who suffer from traumatic brain injuries come from low-income households with limited English proficiency, there can be significant barriers in getting them the care they need.