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Division Overview

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

The mission of the Division of Pediatric Surgery is to provide superb surgical care to all children, provide the highest level of education and training to medical students and residents, and develop a well-funded and nationally recognized research effort.

Patient & Family Experience
The pediatric surgeons at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU specialize in diagnosis and preoperative, operative and postoperative management of a wide variety of surgical problems in children — from fetal patients to adolescents — for conditions ranging from common inquinal hernias to surgical separation of conjoined twins.

From routine, same-day outpatient surgeries to complex, delicate procedures our surgeons utilize the most current, most effective methods in caring for your child. These include robot-assisted surgery and advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our expert staff of pediatric surgeons are the only surgeons that serve the following Richmond area hospitals:

  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Henrico Doctor's Hospital
  • CJW Medical Center

Learn more about the types of pediatric surgical procedures performed at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Children's Trauma Center
American College of Surgeons, Verified Trauma Center
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Virginia. This special designation means CHoR has the capability of providing leadership and total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. CHoR is one of only 39 other such centers across the country that demonstrate the highest level of patient care, education and research.

Why Do We Need a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center?
Dr. Jeffery Haynes explains the benefits

Learn More:
American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Centers


The Division of Pediatric Surgery sponsors an endowed Templeton Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery and Trauma on a yearly basis.

It is expected that residents completing requisite rotations through the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the PGY2 and PGY4 levels will be knowledgeable and capable of handling a wide variety of surgical maladies peculiar to children, including pediatric trauma, while refining their operative skills and technique in this demanding surgical arena.




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  last updated: 07/05/2018