Welcome to Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery takes pride in an ongoing commitment to personal surgical care for children (of all ages) as central to our overall divisional mission of education, research, and service.

Headquartered at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), our patient clinics are located throughout central Virginia. Pediatric surgery faculty extend their dedication in caring for surgical needs of children by traveling to underserved regions from Belize to Jamaica through associations with World Pediatric Society and IVUMed.

Specialists in pediatric trauma and critical care, our focus extends to training residents in surgical simulation skills and minimally invasive surgery and with our newly expanded efforts in pediatric cancer surgery.

Surgery Services at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

From the Chair

[VCUSOM Message from the Dean] - Dean's Message

From the Chair

"The entire pediatric surgical division invites medical students, residents in surgery, pediatrics or other specialty areas to join our busy service. I can assure you that you will learn a lot about caring for the sickest children—and about yourself. As a bonus, I promise you will have a great time in the process."

— Charles Bagwell, M.D., FACS


Our ongoing research focuses on new frontiers in treatment such as weight loss surgery for adolescents, airway reconstructive surgery, and improved trauma techniques and protocols.

General Surgery Residency Program

We offer training opportunities for medical and paramedical students and residents in general surgery, pediatrics and other fields.

Residents complete pediatric surgery rotations at the PGY-2 and PGY-4 levels, and have the option to participate in international health care programs. We also offer expanded opportunities for education in surgical skills using the simulation center at McGlothlin Medical Education Center.

Additionally, we sponsor a yearly endowed Templeton Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery and Trauma.

General Surgery Residency Program


Advanced Practice Providers

Nancy Thompson, MS, RN, CPNP

Contact Us

Charles Bagwell, M.D., FACS
Chair, Pediatric Surgery

Nikki Meador, MBA
Associate Administrator

Rochelle Murtaza
Division Manager
(804) 628-0040

Office Location
Children’s Pavilion
Fifth Floor, Room 5-631

Mailing Address
Box 980015
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0015

Phone: (804) 828-3500
Fax: (804) 628-4594