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Plan of the Week: March 10th - March 16th

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. JP Schacht, who help respond to a patient in cardiac arrest while he was working out at the gym. Dr. Schacht worked with another physician to implement CPR and helped save this person's life.

Play of the week to Dr. Anthony Lucido, who helped to urgently transfer a cardiac patient from Walter Reed to CNMC for escalation of care. This was a very sick patient who needed possible ECMO, and Anthony was instrumental in getting them where they needed to be.

Additional play of the week to Dr. Robert Crutcher and Dr. Brian Fissel, who both spoke on a Transitional Year Operational Medicine/Deployment Panel, along with COL Brennan and LTC Friedman, plus some other Navy IM/Anesthesia folks. It was great having some peds representation and they shared some entertaining stories about their operational and deployment experiences.

Congratulations to one of our incoming Interns, Marian-Joy Baluyot, for the birth of her son, Simon Baluyot Spirnak! Welcome to the NCC Peds family!





Time and Location


Monday, 3/11

MR: Case, No Lecture

0745-0820 America 2525

All Welcome

Orient to Service, Block 10 Starts!


Tuesday, 3/12

MR: Case, Lecture: Turner Syndrome - Peds Endo

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 3/13

MR: Sim

0745-0850 Heroes Building 4th Floor

Residents and Medical Students Only

Thursday, 3/14

MR: Case, Lecture: Peds GI - Dr. Calo

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 3/15

MR: DEI - NP McGirt

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

12FEB: ACGME Survey Opens

10MAR: Alexis Ghersi

11MAR: Block 10 Starts

15MAR: Posters due to PAO

19MAR: PEC Meeting

20MAR: Noon Grand Rounds

27MAR: Pulm Academic Half Day

Continuity Clinic: Urinary Tract Infections



All Staff Updates

Behavioral Health Psychologists Accepting Referrals!

  • Dr. Cowan and Dr. Small have both started seeing patients here at Walter Reed Pediatrics

  • Dr. Cowan primarily sees pediatric patients

  • Dr. Small primarily sees adolescent patients

  • Currently accepting referrals, with plans to start accepting Walk-Ins shortly

  • Attached are the reasons to refer, as well as directions on the referral process

Reasons for referral
Download DOCX • 15KB

Referral Process in Genesis for PCMs
Download DOCX • 554KB

Clinic Updates:

OneDrive documents to send as attachments in Genesis:

  • Open Message 'Other Attachments' -> 'Browse' -> This PC -> Local Disk (C: on WRNMXXXXXXX)-> 'Users' ->Your Name -> OneDrive- militaryhealth

Urology Referrals:

  • Dr. Janssen, is PCSing and is unable to accept any new referrals at this time. 

  • Please send all referrals involving the urinary system (enuresis, horseshoe kidneys, hydronephrosis, VUR, etc.) to Pediatric Nephrology and urology referrals concerning possible surgery/anatomy to Pediatric Urology

  • Dr. Ferrara is reviewing all of them at this time and will keep patients that Pediatric Nephrology can treat here but is deferring anything requiring a urologist to the network.  We are expecting a new Pediatric Urologist in summer 2025.


New Parent Support:

  • Shamirah Jackson is the Walter Reed New Parent Support Home Visitor and is hoping to connect with any of our families needing assistance.  You can send referrals to her at or call at 301-400-1466. 

USU Medical Student Evaluations

Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident Office!

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: Walter Reed GME Transition to Practice Workshop

Block 10 Schedules - Rotation Contacts Updated FEB2024

  • Don't forget to reach out to your Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule if you have any questions/concerns. The below attachment has the most up-to-date contact information.

  • Additionally, check MedHub and review updated goals & objectives for your upcoming rotation!

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED February 2024
Download PDF • 140KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU

POET Round Robin Teaching at USU

Motivational Interviewing Small Group - March 28th New!


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd

4th Annual Partnership for Military Child Health Symposium: April 24th

2024 Section on Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Abstract Competition -September 27th - October 1st in Orlando, FL (AAP Conference)

National Medical Association Conference -August 3rd-7th in New York City


Community Pediatrics Updates:


ARMY - ACFT/Ht/Wt Dates!




Please reach out to Jack at or with any questions or concerns.

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