dear readers

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Dear readers,

I thought you might like to see this article about me that appeared on the Carilion Clinic website 2 weeks ago. It is part of a series aimed at helping folks get to know the leaders at our institution. My apologies to those of you from Carilion Clinic who have already seen it--some of you have even sent me emails to say hello--that was something completely unexpected and truly welcomed.

I like this piece because it gives you a sense of who I really am, where I came from and gives you a clue of where I and the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital may be headed.


Does it matter to you that you are able to KNOW the physician leader of CCCH? Do you care? Would you rather that I kept the blog full of evidence-based information about child health? Would you prefer to hear about the residency, the kinds of patients we see, the challenges of everyday life for us?

Please drop me a line here in the comments, or via Twitter or on the Real Moms Know Facebook page.

I really want to try to meet the needs of my readers, and bring you interesting information.  But I realize I cannot read your mind unless you help me. Leave me a comment. I promise to read every one. I promise to approve every one for publication, and I promise to respond to every one (well, at least to the first 100 comments I see here--Ha Ha, I think the most I have ever had on any one post was 12).



Image created by Wordle from the blog post "if I had won powerball" referenced in the article

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About Dr. Ackerman

Alice Ackerman, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCM is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Carilion Clinic and Professor and Founding Chair of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman is recognized nationally as an expert in pediatric critical care.

She has been at Carilion Clinic since June of 2007. Her primary goals are to enhance the health care of children in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia, and is actively working to do this both as physician in chief of the children's hospital, as well as through involvement with many state-wide initiatives.

Close to home links

Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital
Carilion Clinic Pediatric Services
Children’s Miracle Network
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Pediatric Residency Facebook Page
The AAP website for parents
Just the Vax
Moms Who Vax blog
Parents Who Protect
Roanoke Times Medical blog
Running a hospital blog


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