VAC at Children's Serves as the Only Pediatric Vascular Anomalies Program in Alabama
The Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) at Children’s of Alabama is one of the largest pediatric vascular anomalies programs in the southeast and the only one in the state of Alabama. Our VAC provides an interdisciplinary team of experts specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients with vascular anomalies.
Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) Program
The STEP Program is designed to aid patients in the transition from pediatric care at Children’s of Alabama to adult care at UAB. This program includes a primary care clinic that will offer transition consultation and/or serve as an adult medical home for patients 18 and older and individualized transition readiness planning for adolescent patients with complex and chronic healthcare needs currently treated at Children’s to prepare them for adult healthcare.
Pediatric Urology Welcomes Fourth Faculty Member and the State's Only Female Pediatric Urologist
Dr. Carmen Tong graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and completed her residency at Einstein Healthcare Network. She also completed a fellowship at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr. Tong's areas of interest include pediatric urology, spina bifida, hypospadias, disorders of sex development, vesicoureteral reflux and complex genitourinary reconstruction.
Children's and UAB Join Prestigious Pediatric Cancer Consortium
Children’s of Alabama and UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation has been accepted into the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), a unique clinical trials consortium focusing on personalized therapy approaches for children with malignant brain tumors.
Dr. Tom Vaughan, Jr. Retires
After over 40 years in practice, Tom Vaughan, Jr., MD has retired from Children's of Alabama.
Vaughan, who is a leader in child and adolescent psychiatry, holds two lifetime certifications from professional Boards - one in General Psychiatry and one in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, both by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been a pioneer in tele-psychiatry and provided services to patients in rural Alabama for more than 15 years. We appreciate the impact Dr. Vaughan has had on the children thoughtout the state and here at Children's.Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Vaughan!
2021 Practical Day of Pediatrics Presentations Available 
Video presentations and slides are now available from the 2021 Practical Day of Pediatrics conference held Feb. 6. Topics include common orthopedic problems, weight management, ADHD management updates, a Children’s leadership update and COVID updates with a panel discussion. The annual conference is co-hosted by Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Pediatrics and the Jefferson County Pediatric Society. 
Opportunities & Resources

Adolescent Health Update
R&R: Taking Time for Rejuvenation & Resilience Building
April 27

ACE Workshops
Accessing and Advocating for School Services:
Help for Caregivers of Youth with Autism
April 7

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