Treating children is special in so many ways. And we should know: Levine Children’s Hospital treats more pediatric patients per day than any other hospital in North Carolina. Our board-certified physicians in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine deliver exceptional specialty care that relies on clinical excellence, innovative research and the latest technologies to improve the health of our patients.

We also know that care goes beyond providing the right treatment. Every day, we support our patients with a warm, encouraging environment where kids are treated like kids, parents are always part of the process, and referring physicians are involved every step of the way.

An Unmatched Level of Expert Pediatric Care

From the simple to the most complex procedures, Levine Children’s Hospital has the expertise your patients need. For 2017-2018, we’ve been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in six pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, and orthopedics. As the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., we offer:

  • First neonatal care program in North Carolina to earn the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission
  • Specialized pediatric intensive care units for critical care, cardiovascular and neonatology
  • Pediatric transplant program with expertise in heart, kidney, liver, and blood and marrow transplants
  • Region’s only pediatric heart surgery program, pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit and interventional catheterization program
  • Southeast’s most advanced child neurology care, including the only dedicated Level III pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit in North Carolina
  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department and pediatric trauma center
  • Region’s only emergency department with 24/7 pediatric orthopedic call coverage
  • Region’s first 24/7 emergency room for children

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Built on Breakthroughs

From performing the first pediatric ABO-incompatible heart transplant in North Carolina to offering new low-dose radiation imaging technology, we’re focused on giving our patients the best chance of getting better. That includes recruiting specialists from the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and engaging with groundbreaking pediatric research. Our doctors and patients are expanding what’s possible in pediatric care by leading and participating in clinical trials in cancer, infectious diseases, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics and neurodevelopmental pediatrics.

Region’s only ECMO heart-lung bypass capabilities for newborns and children

60+ pediatric oncology clinical trials

Only hospital in the region offering pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal

The Best Care Treats Kids As Kids

Compassion can be the best medicine, especially for children and their families who are experiencing sudden illnesses or managing chronic conditions. We’re committed to delivering healthcare in a nurturing, playful setting that gets children back home as soon as possible. We fulfill this commitment by providing:

  • Child life specialists who help patients cope while in the hospital, understand their diagnoses, and provide support and fun
  • Playrooms, games and activities on each floor of the hospital, plus an outdoor play area
  • Family resource center to educate parents on their child’s condition
  • Hospital school program to help kids stay up to date with their education

To refer a patient, call our physician line at 704-446-KIDS (5437). We’ll connect you with the right specialists at our hospital, one of our eight specialty care centers, or an outpatient facility throughout North and South Carolina.

Leadership

Andrew Herman, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Levine Children's Hospital and Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital

James Herlong, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology

David G. Fisher, MD

Medical Director, Neonatology

David Griesemer, MD

System Director, Pediatric Neurology

 

Paul Kirshbom, MD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Susan Massengill, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Nephrology

Javier Oesterheld, MD

Specialty Medical Director – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT and Palliative Care

Victor M. Piñeiro, MD

Medical Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

 

Brian Scannell, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Scott Wait, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

 

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