CHLA News & Media

Published on March 5, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Lara M. Khouri, MBA, MPH Getting Things Done Five Questions 1. What did you say when you were a young girl and someone asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was interested in being a lawyer, because a family friend that I admired was an attorney.... Read More
Published on March 5, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Nancy J. Lee, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Keeping Patients and Families as her Beacon Nancy Lee was born in Fairfield, Iowa and grew up in Lakewood, Calif. She went to Riverside City College for her nursing degree, and California State University Dominguez Hills for bachelor’s and... Read More
Published on March 5, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP, CAQSM Take a Step Back to Move Forward Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, grew up in Los Angeles. She earned degrees in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego. After earning her medical degree at New York Medical... Read More
Published on March 5, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR Lessons Learned From Challenges Faced Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, grew up in Garnett, Kansas, earned her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University, received her medical degree at University of Kansas, and earned a Master of Clinical... Read More
Published on March 5, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Sylvia Del Castillo, MD Resilience Is Key Sylvia Del Castillo, MD, grew up in Brownsville, Texas, graduated from medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine. After completing her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, she came to... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
2018_Make_March-Matter_chla_HBP_0279_Edit.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its third annual Make March Matter campaign Wednesday. Victoria Arlen, ESPN personality and former Dancing with the Stars contestant, joined the hospital to kick off the campaign, which has attracted the commitment of businesses in... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
CHLA-18_2_Heart_Transplant_CHLA_0816-1024x683.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have identified gaps in the United States healthcare system that make it inadequately prepared for the surge in pediatric patients that could result from an infectious disease pandemic. Their study, published in the American... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
chla-seth-fabry-header.jpg Superheroes come in many shapes and sizes. In the movies and the comics, they’re most often big and strong, with bulging biceps and superpowers unlike anything we earthlings have ever seen. In real life, however, superheroes often look much different, their powers subtler.... Read More
Published on February 28, 2018
Etan Orgel.jpg Less-toxic lymphoid regimens are more likely to obtain remission in mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) A study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is shedding new light on the best therapeutic approach for a rare and aggressive leukemia called mixed phenotype acute... Read More
Published on February 27, 2018
CHLA-Bradley-Peterson.jpg Stress and other factors can trigger immune response A landmark study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on February 26 reveals that activation of a pregnant mother’s immune system can affect her baby’s brain development. A team of researchers led by Bradley Peterson,... Read More
Published on February 27, 2018
AngeliqueGarcia-2493.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Even before Angelique Garcia was born, doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) knew she had a severe form of congenital heart disease called complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVC), thanks to a prenatal echocardiogram by CHLA cardiologist Jay... Read More
Published on February 23, 2018
chla-jim-harrison-header.jpg Jim Harrison, age 2 CHLA’s Home Mechanical Ventilation Program Marks 40th Anniversary There was a time when it was devastating news for a parent to learn that in order to survive, their child would need to be hospitalized and require assistance to breathe with a mechanical... Read More
Published on February 23, 2018
chla-amber-beads.jpg When I decided to look into the question of amber teething beads for infants, I first searched the internet to see what popped up. Google produced a host of very pretty looking beads for sale for this purpose. As a lover of amber, coral and turquoise I can understand the appeal... Read More
Published on February 22, 2018
chla-william-lievense-header-1.jpg By Katie Sweeney On a picture-perfect summer day at the lake in August 2016, William Lievense, then 9, stood at the edge of the dock, ready to jump gleefully into the water one more time. At that moment, his life was still the normal life he had always known. In that life... Read More
Published on February 21, 2018
LM.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles one of 25 sites in international study of larotrectinib Three quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a... Read More
Published on February 21, 2018
Dr-Kasper-Wang-Thumb.jpg Dr. Wang was nominated by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery Kasper Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP,  associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American... Read More
Published on February 19, 2018
APS-Doctors-2018-Nordli-Shaddy-Kohli-sm.jpg (Left to Right) Douglas Nordli, Jr., MD; Robert E. Shaddy, MD; Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS. (Photo by CHLA) LOS ANGELES – Three top doctors from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have been accepted into the American Pediatric Society (APS) – a... Read More
Published on February 15, 2018
18_2_Heart_Transplant_CHLA_0622.jpg Today the hospital operates one of the nation's leading pediatric heart transplant programs  This month, The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its pediatric heart transplant program, the first dedicated pediatric... Read More
Published on February 15, 2018
chla-casey-fisher-header.jpg After beating back two life-threatening illnesses, the resilient teenager has a new heart to take forward and a bout with cancer to leave behind. By Jeff Weinstock Consider this a chicken-and-egg discussion no one ever wanted to have, but knowing which came first, the... Read More
Published on February 6, 2018
chla-zerkari-payne-with-mom-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Fifteen-year-old Zerkari Payne is back at school these days, hanging out with his friends again and “shooting some hoop.” The outgoing high school sophomore has more energy than he can ever remember. “I feel like a brand-new person,” Zerkari says. Still... Read More

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