Author Helen Keller wrote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.” It’s a recognizable feeling to many expecting parents: to love their unborn child before he or she enters the world. But what happens when their baby’s heart is weakened due to congenital heart disease (CHD)? Will the child be able to live a long, healthy, and loving life? Read more.
Recently, Dodi Meyer, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at CUMC, received the 2014 P&S Community Service Award of Excellence at the P&S annual gala. Read.
The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital recently received accreditation as a Center of Comprehensive Care (CCC) through the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) program. (http://cumc.columbia.edu/pediatrics/news/phcc-accreditation)
Scoliosis is not uncommon, affecting six to nine million Americans. Most often diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis develops in the first few years of life, so prompt and appropriate treatment is critical to ensure that affected children can breathe effectively and have a good quality of life. Read more.
Cyril Sahyoun, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Major Clinical Year Outstanding Teacher Award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Class of 2016. Read on.