The Division of Pediatric Surgery takes pride in an ongoing commitment to personal surgical care for children (of all ages) as central to the overall divisional mission of education and service. Headquartered in the MCV Department of Surgery and CHoR, surgical clinics are located throughout central Virginia with in-hospital surgical care provided at MCV Hospitals and three community sites in the greater Richmond area. Faculty extend their dedication in caring for surgical needs of children to underserved regions internationally, ranging from Belize to Jamaica, and also serve prominent roles nationally in pediatric trauma and critical care, surgical simulation, and minimally invasive surgery, with newly expanded efforts in pediatric cancer surgery.

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Surgery Education

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

Research

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.

From the Chair

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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

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Faculty

Advanced Practice Providers

Nancy Thompson, NP

Contact Us

Charles Bagwell, M.D., FACS
Chair, Pediatric Surgery
charles.bagwell@vcuhealth.org

Kyra Houck
Associate Administrator
kyra.houck@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-2755 

Rochelle Murtaza
Division Manager
rochelle.murtaza@vcuhealth.org
(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