For Physicians and Clinicians

Published on September 17, 2020
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of disease characterized by accumulation of excess fat in the liver (hepatic steatosis) with associated inflammation (hepatitis). While there are many conditions that may cause hepatic steatosis such as hepatitis C, Wilson’... Read More
Published on September 11, 2020
A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19 Read More
Published on August 26, 2020
Positional plagiocephaly can be confused with lambdoidal synostosis, which also causes flattening of the back of the head. Referrals for positional plagiocephaly and “rule-out craniosynostosis” are one of the most common referrals to a pediatric neurosurgeon or craniofacial... Read More
Published on June 8, 2020
The disease can appear similar to Kawasaki disease, and follows a COVID-19 infection in children. Read More
Published on March 3, 2020
by Saranya Veluswamy, MD Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic blood disorders, affecting over 100,000 Americans and 1 in 365 African-American newborn babies. It is an autosomal recessive condition, where homozygous or compound heterozygous... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
Lindsay Andras, MD Children with anxious parents are more than twice as likely to be taking narcotics at their first post-operative visit. Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has uncovered a surprising predictor of post-operative opioid use... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
3D Cardiac Printing Enters the Virtual World - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Virtual reality heart models give surgeons and cardiologists instant insight into a patient’s complex anatomy. Jon Detterich, MD For nearly eight years, Jon Detterich, MD, has been printing advanced 3D heart models to help surgeons and... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
Cynthia Herrington, MD A novel design from a team led by Cynthia Herrington, MD, gears up for preclinical studies. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently received a patent for a novel device that aims to solve a vexing problem: how to provide... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has so far treated four SMA patients with gene therapy. The Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of new treatment options for spinal muscular... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
The team will present findings from two clinical projects at the American Urological Association meeting in May. The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has an active clinical research program with nearly a dozen innovative projects—focused on bladder... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
Andy Chang, MD A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will study patients as young as 5 who are undergoing VCUG exams. A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is investigating whether virtual reality (VR) and... Read More
Published on February 12, 2020
Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH, shares what he’s learning from a four-year study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. New results from a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study show that many children undergoing outpatient urologic... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the few pediatric medical centers in the nation to offer so many advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology. Seven new fellows are set to join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
Oussama Abousamra, MD A team-based approach offers comprehensive care for rare leg deformities in children. A new program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping some of the most complex pediatric orthopaedic patients: those who need limb... Read More
Published on August 1, 2018
By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Care Network Lisa Stern, MD, a Santa Monica pediatrician, is used to hearing her patients in late summer express apprehension about the upcoming start of school. What’s sometimes surprising is the... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in... Read More
Published on March 30, 2018
Robert Adler, MD, MSEd, doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a pediatrician. “It never gets boring, because every family is different,” he says. “Every family has different aspirations and goals for their kids.” After 40 years in the field, his enthusiasm is... Read More
Published on November 17, 2017
As the best-selling book “Wonder” gains more traction with its film adaption so does the awareness of individuals with facial differences and especially for syndromes like Treacher Collins. “Wonder” is a fictional novel turned into children’s book and film that focuses on a... Read More
Published on June 23, 2017
​ Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative?... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
Barbara Korsch, MD, front row (right), early in her medical training. Courtesy of Medical Center Archives of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Honoring CHLA physician Barbara Korsch, MD, a pioneering researcher in the field of doctor-patient communication Doctors... Read More