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News

Le Bonheur welcomes Alvarez to plastic surgery division

Sonia Alvarez, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur as a plastic surgeon. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Extracorporeal Therapies Service (ECTS) offers therapies for critical patients

Extracorporeal Therapies Service (ECTS) provides therapies for patients in critical care. The extracorporeal therapies offered under this service line include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement (CRRT) and apheresis (plasma and red blood cell exchange). ECTS successfully cares for a variety of conditions such as respiratory and/or cardiac failure, acute kidney injury in hemodynamically unstable patients and management of rejections post kidney or heart transplants. For more information, contact medical director Hitesh Sandhu, MB, BS, MRCPCH, at hsandhu@uthsc.edu or visit www.lebonheur.org/our-services/critical-care/ecmo.

Abstract submission, registration now open for Pediatric Research Day

Le Bonheur will host its 11th annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of this year’s Research Day is gastroenterology. Registration is now open and will close on Sept. 13. Abstracts are invited from faculty, research staff, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and graduate students. Abstract submissions close on July 26. To register or submit an abstract, visit lebonheur.org/research/pediatric-research-day.

Cystic fibrosis clinic to launch in Jackson, Tenn.

Beginning in August, Le Bonheur will hold a monthly clinic for follow-up cystic fibrosis patients at Le Bonheur
Children’s Outpatient Center – Jackson at 1535 Vann Drive, Jackson, Tenn. The clinic will be held on the second Wednesday of each month with pulmonologist Saumini Srinivasan, MD, MS. For appointments, please call 1-866-870-5570.