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Le Bonheur adds endocrinologist
Pediatric Endocrinologist Amit Lahoti, MBBS, recently joined Le Bonheur Children’s. Lahoti completed his fellowship training at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and will serve as assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Hospitalist team expands
The newest pediatric hospitalists to join Le Bonheur include Brittany Andry, MD, and Katherine Meche, MD. The team also added nurse practitioner Rachel Wright, MSN, APN, PNP-BC.
Andry completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Science Center, where she also completed medical school.
Meche comes to Memphis from Arkansas Children’s Hospital/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she received residency training. Meche studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La.
Wright has worked at Le Bonheur since 2009, most recently working with Le Bonheur’s Neuroscience Institute. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Union University.
Town Hall, new physician reception set for Oct. 29
Physician Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Research Center Auditorium. Attendees are also invited to a preceding cocktail reception welcoming Le Bonheur’s newest physicians in the Research Center lobby. An email invitation will follow.
Research Day scheduled for Nov. 19
The 7th annual Pediatric Research Day, organized again this year by Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.19. Dr. Carl M. Bates, chief of the Pediatric Nephrology Division at the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh, is the 2014 James C. Hunt Distinguished Visiting Professor and will serve as keynote speaker. In addition, five UTHSC faculty members will present their current research in kidney diseases in children. The afternoon will feature poster presentations of a broad spectrum of ongoing research in basic science, translational and clinical research being conducted here in Memphis at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Neuropsychology services expand
Le Bonheur continues to expand its pediatric neuropsychology services, adding a fourth neuropsychologist in October. Neuropsychological services are available for children with primary central nervous system disorders, including epilepsy, concussion, traumatic brain injury, prematurity and heart disease. The team does not currently see children with psychiatric disorders without a medical diagnosis such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, etc. Evaluations typically cover intelligence, language, nonverbal skills, memory, attention and executive functioning, fine motor skills and an academic screening. Appointments can be made through Le Bonheur Connect at 1-866-870-5570.
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