Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have opened a new pediatric medical center — the St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center — at Interstate 64/Highway 40 and Mason Road in west St. Louis County. The center welcomed its first patients June 2.
Andrew J. White, MD, the Philip R. Dodge, MD, Scholar in Pediatrics, took an unorthodox, even explosive, route to medicine. As director of the Pediatric Residency Program, his breadth of knowledge, exuberance and quick wit help him recruit, train and inspire future pediatricians.
The School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital are part of a new multi-institutional project that aims to create a national pediatric “learning health system” that will feature an extensive clinical data research network. Feliciano “Pele” Yu Jr., MD, is the project’s principal investigator on the Washington University Medical Campus.
While back braces have been used for decades to treat scoliosis, studies of their effectiveness have been inconclusive. But new results from a clinical trial provide the strongest evidence yet that braces work in a significant percentage of cases. Shown is one of the principal investigators, Matthew B. Dobbs, MD, examining an X-ray of a patient whose spine was fused to treat scoliosis.
In the next decade, the Washington University Medical Center campus will be transformed by renovations and new construction as part of the Campus Renewal Project. Shown is a preliminary rendering of what the Medical Center’s north campus may look like.