for the Division of Pediatric Surgery
In keeping with our youthful patient population, the Pediatric
Surgery Division of the Department of Surgery at ETSU's James H.
Quillen College of Medicine, is dynamic and growing. We welcome the
opportunity to share with you some important information regarding
our Pediatric Surgical Team.
The scope of clinical practice encompasses virtually every aspect
of the pediatric surgical arena. The Level 3 Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit serves as a regional referral resource for Southwest
Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. The thriving practice of the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes a
busy Perinatology service. Together with the Neonatology,
Pediatric Subspecialty and Pediatric Surgery services, a
comprehensive level of care is available to the neonatal
population. The neonatal surgical volume is diverse and
substantial. The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology division has an
affiliation with the St. Jude's Research Institute and is a
Children's Oncology Group (COG) affiliate.
||Outpatient clinic facilities are maintained
at the ETSU Physicians and Associates complex, in close
proximity to the Quillen College of Medicine academic
offices. An abundant variety of routine pediatric surgical
cases are seen each month. We provide an aggressive approach to
minimal access surgical treatment of pediatric surgical
disease, including MIS in infants and state-of-the-art
approach to correction of chest wall deformities. The
Johnson City Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center.
The pediatric surgical team works hand in hand with the trauma
team for management of pediatric traumatic injury
problems. Outpatient burn care and some limited inpatient
burn care are available.
|Our Pediatric Surgery Division provides comprehensive
surgical services to the children of Northeast Tennessee,
Southwest Virginia and portions of North Carolina and Kentucky.
The division is currently staffed by a full-time Pediatric
Surgeon, Dr. Lesli Taylor, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,
Mikki Henley.Our commitment to provide continuous and
consummate surgical services to the region's little folks is
highlighted by our expansion plan. Spearheading this effort is
an active search to secure the services of a second full-time
Pediatric Surgeon. The development of children's health
services in the Northeast Tennessee region includes plans for
an expanded Children's Hospital in Johnson City. A truly
essential component of this strategic plan is the delivery of
top-notch pediatric surgical care to our children.