For Physicians and Clinicians

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 orthopedic patients: those who need limb... 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
Published on March 16, 2016
Handicap Placards Aren't Just for Wheelchairs Written by Monica Horn, Transplant Coordinator II, The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles When searching for a space in a crowded parking lot, we have all momentarily longed to park in those empty handicap... Read More
Published on April 17, 2015
 Supporting healthy siblings of children with chronic conditions Written by Stephanie Marcy, PhD, pediatric psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Mary Ann Crall, CCLS, CIMI, child life specialist at CHLA You may have noticed this child sitting patiently in... Read More
Published on March 13, 2015
Dr. Robert Adler with child patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles   An Interview with Robert Adler, MD When pediatricians in Los Angeles are uncertain about the next step in medical care for a child they are treating, they call Robert “Bob” Adler, MD. Adler... Read More
Published on November 4, 2014
Mark Urata, MD, chief, Division of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, discusses the future of pediatric... Read More
Published on July 10, 2014
By Marian E. Williams, PhD, program area lead, Early Childhood Mental Health Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and associate professor of clinical pediatrics. 1 8-month-old “Karla” was playing on the slide at the park in her neighborhood, her mother sitting on a... Read More
Published on February 28, 2014
By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles For our final blog post in recognition of heart month research, let’s talk about beats—heart beats! Pacemakers and Little... Read More
Published on November 5, 2013
The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board at... Read More
Published on May 21, 2013
By Karen Rogers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Pediatrics. Recently we talked about how to help prevent bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an all too common problem. Just as scary... Read More
Published on March 1, 2013
By Valerie N. Lacuesta, AuD, CCC-A, Pediatric Audiologist in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine In the United States, hearing loss is estimated to affect two to four newborns out of 1,000. Newborn hearing screenings are now mandatory at birth. ... Read More
Published on January 21, 2013
In just a few days, Henri Ford, MD, MHA, surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will fly to his native country, Haiti, to help oversee the distribution of donated pediatric medical equipment, supplies and hospital furniture. The entire shipment is valued at $326,102... Read More
Published on November 6, 2012
Halloween is in the rearview mirror; a holiday filled with chocolate, candy and other indulgent treats! Many people associate eating too many sweets and junk food, with diabetes. With November being National Diabetes Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to spotlight diabetes in... Read More
Published on August 31, 2012
September 1 marks the beginning of Sickle Cell Awareness month and we invite you to join our efforts in raising awareness of this rare disease. Our sickle cell patients rely on regular blood transfusions to prevent stroke, treat anemia, heart and lung complications and chronic... Read More