Departmental Focus

The Department of Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ensures that patients receive the best quality of subspecialty care available. To achieve this goal, the department’s aim is to equip the clinical staff with the resources and support necessary for offering cutting-edge treatments in a safe, compassionate, family-centered environment.

The Pediatric Medicine staff, in partnership with our colleagues at the University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, takes a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients; this involves a host of specialties including anesthesia, critical care medicine, endocrinology, neurology, and quality of life, and rehabilitation (see the listing of Pediatric Medicine services to the left). Recognized internationally for our world-class patient care, the members of the Pediatric Medicine staff at St. Jude are each experts in treating children diagnosed with catastrophic diseases. In collaboration with our research faculty who are engaged in developing clinical trials, experts on the Pediatric Medicine team benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, as well as the latest St. Jude-generated research that support their life-saving work.

The Department of Pediatric Medicine seamlessly aligns with St. Jude research efforts in achieving the hospital’s mission of finding cures and saving the lives of children by providing unsurpassed comprehensive patient care.

Contact Us

Department of Pediatric Medicine
MS260, Room C6024
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Email: amar.gajjar@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-2615
FAX: (901) 595-8037

Preferred contact method: email

Consulting Physicians

Anushree Algotar, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

James G. Atherton, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

John J. Bissler, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Cary P. Cavender, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Mark R. Corkins, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Noel M. Delos Santos, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Patricia J. Dubin, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

John K. Eshun, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Jason F. Goldberg, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Cardiology

Colleen Hastings, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Vijaya Joshi, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Linda F. Lazar, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Arwa Nada, MBBch, MSc

Pediatric Nephrology

Ali Mirza Onder, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Songul Onder, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Arun Saini, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

Catherine D. Sanders, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Shyam Kumar Sathanandam, MD, FSCAI

Pediatric Cardiology

Saumini Srinivasan, MD, MS

Pediatric Pulmonology

John R. Whitworth MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Rima Zahr, DO

Pediatric Nephrology