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Published On 06/25/2012


Use Le Bonheur Connect as clinics consolidate

As Le Bonheur consolidates clinics in the East Memphis and Germantown area, many clinics may move locations and get new phone numbers in the next two years. Please continue to use the Le Bonheur Connect phone number to reach all UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists clinics (901) 287-7337 (866) 870-5570. This number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CIRCLe team named A.S.P.E.N.’s Clinical Nutrition Team of the Year

The Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation Center at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (CIRCLe) was named the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)’s Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction. The designation recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary clinical nutrition practice in institutions or agencies who meet certain criteria and compliance with A.S.P.E.N. national standards, guidelines and values.

Towbin named pediatric cardiology chief, Heart Institute co-director

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, has been named co-director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, chief of Cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) chief of Pediatric Cardiology and vice chair for Strategic Advancement.

He will also hold the St. Jude Endowed Chair of Cardiology. He comes to Memphis from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he is the executive co-director of the Heart Institute, chief of Pediatric Cardiology, and the Kindervelt-Samuel Kaplan Professor and Chair of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Research. Towbin specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic advances for cardiomyopathies, heart failure, heart transplantation and cardiovascular genetics.

Pulmonologist, radiologist join Le Bonheur

Le Bonheur has welcomed two new pediatric specialists lately.

Pediatric Pulmonologist Tonia Gardner, MD, graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and received a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Indiana University Purdue University. She completed fellowships in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric clinical pharmacology at Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children. Her clinical interests are cystic fibrosis patient care and improving the transition of those patients to the adult world. Her research interest is personalized medicine for pulmonary patients – using genetics to predict benefit vs. toxicity of medications in individual patients. She serves as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Preet Sandhu, MBBS, a pediatric radiologist, comes to Memphis from a private practice in Michigan. Sandhu graduated from Smt NHL Municipal Medical College in India and completed fellowship training in neuroradiology at Harper University Hospital and in pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She serves as an assistant professor at UTHSC.


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