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Physicians join Le Bonheur
Specialists in interventional radiology and pediatrics have joined Le Bonheur Children’s medical staff.
Vijay Agrawal, MD, has joined the interventional radiology team at Le Bonheur. He also practices at VA Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Agrawal trained at Saurashtra University in India and completed a fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Agrawal is an American Board of Radiology-certified physician. He is an assistant professor at UTHSC. His research interest is vascular diseases, primarily vascular malformations in pediatric population.
Lauren Mutrie, MD, MSc, has joined the pediatrics practice at Le Bonheur. She comes to Memphis from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She recently spent a year in Swaziland with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital. Mutrie completed her pediatric residency at Emory University, where she served as assistant program director and chair of the Global Health Organization of Pediatrics at Emory (GHOPE). Her academic interests include global pediatric and maternal-child health, orphan health, malnutrition, HIV, neglected tropical diseases and school-based health programs. Her clinical work and research interests have focused on improving pediatric health outcomes in resource-poor settings through provision of sustainable, evidence-based, community-driven medical services.
Formulary changes for pediatric formula
Effective May 1, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare will be utilizing a new purchasing vendor, Health Purchasing Group, which will result in a new formulary for both pediatric and adult formula. Formula conversion charts are available at hospital nursing communication stations and at www.lebonheur.org/formula. Questions should be directed to the team dietitians or to the dietitian on call, accessible through the Le Bonheur operator at 901-287-5437.
Grand Rounds offered online
Archived Le Bonheur Pediatric Grand Rounds are now available at www.lebonheur.org/cme, for free continuing medical education credit. Click on each presentation and enter the password “lebonheur” when prompted. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 901-516-8933.
Conference addresses range of pediatric topics
Providers are invited to a two-day conference on pediatric medicine including the Etteldorf Symposium. “How can we improve provision and adherence to evidence-based care of children?” will be held Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Research Center Auditorium.
A wide range of pediatric issues will be covered. Topics include asthma, sickle cell disease, health care reform, drug shortages, teen pregnancy, sports injuries, food allergies, preventing child abuse and pulse oximetry screening.
The Etteldorf Symposium speaker is Jason Wang, MD, PhD. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center for Policy, Outcomes & Prevention at Stanford University. He will speak on “Using technology to improve physician and patient adherence to evidence-based care”.
Neurology Update set for early May
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