Dr. Mehul Raval named Head of Division of Pediatric Surgery

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, has been named the Head of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. After an extensive national search and reviewing several highly accomplished applicants, Dr. Raval’s expertise, translational research, leadership experience and dedication to Lurie Children’s set him apart. He will hold the Orvar Swenson Founders’ Board Chair in Pediatric Surgery.

Childhood Car Crash Inspires UC San Diego Alumni to Donate to Pediatric Research

UC San Diego alumni make a gift of $1 million towards first-of-its-kind pediatric research. The Cathy and Richard Tryon Pediatric Facial/Psychological Trauma Research Fund will support research at UC San Diego to benefit pediatric patients who have suffered from traumatic facial deformities.

COVID-19 Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine, together with 100 of the nation’s other top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans: mask up, because wearing a face mask is one of the best ways to slow the surging COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon Establishes First-Ever Guidelines for Pediatric Opioid Prescribing

Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon forms team of health care providers and community advocates to establish recommendations for safe opioid use. According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an economic burden upwards of $78 billion. Opioids are useful for pain management following surgery and other major procedures, but until now there have been no recommendations guiding safe use of opioids in children.