For Patients and Families
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named one of the nation's best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in Tennessee receiving national rankings for 10 out of 10 of its pediatric specialty programs in the magazine's 2016-2017 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
The U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings recognize top performers among the nation's 183 designated children's hospitals. Our hospital has ranked every year since U.S. News & World Report launched the publication.
Children's Hospital continues to be a national leader in Urology with a ranking of number four in the nation. Our pediatric urologists care for more than 16,000 children each year without forgetting that each child's care is unique.
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Our neurologists combine a family based approach to care with leading-edge technology, diagnostic tools, and treatments when caring for children with issues involving the nervous system. Our neurosurgeons are leaders in fetal surgery for repair of spina bifida and other complex procedures.
From broken bones to the most complex orthopaedic conditions, our team provides the region's most advanced care in a family-friendly environment. Families from across the region come to us for care and management of complex fractures, sports injuries, spine deformities and the treatment of scoliosis, congenital bone deformities, hip and foot deformities and osteomyelitis.
Our Pulmonary specialists manage a wide range of pediatric pulmonary diseases, including asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, and restrictive lung disease requiring mechanical ventilation.
The Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program provides the most promising therapies and is committed to advancing research in all types of childhood cancers. We have several specialized programs including a dedicated Cancer Survivorship program.
Cardiology and Heart Surgery
Our team of cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, and cardiac intensivists have years of additional training to specialize in the treatment of children and young adults. We are a Center of Excellence for the treatment and research of children with congenital heart defects and care for the most complicated cases.
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Our Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition treats children with problems of the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver, or nutritional disorders. Our team is a leader in treating complex gastrointestinal issues.
We helped pioneer neonatal intensive care, and our team continues to be world leaders in the care of critically ill newborns and premature infants. Breakthrough research and top-notch facilities help us provide specialized services unavailable elsewhere in our region.
Nephrology and Hypertension
Our nephrology team specializes in treating children with diseases of the kidney and all types of hypertension. Whether your child is coming to us for an early evaluation or a condition requiring a kidney transplant, we understand the unique challenges facing children living with kidney disease. We work in partnership with families to provide a healing and supportive environment.
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Our pediatric endocrinologists treat hormone-related disorders in children to help them have a lifetime of wellness. Approximately half of our patients are referred to us for care of both Type1 and Type 2 diabetes. We are also training future leaders in endocrinology research and patient care.
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