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Plan of the Week: March 17th - March 23rd

Plays of the Week:

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Play of the week goes to Dr. Robert Crutcher, who matched to Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Very well deserved, congrats Rob!

Play of the week to Dr. Suhani Patel and Dr. Karina Kauffman Brown, who did an excellent job managing a complex Ward Census as a two-person team during the week!

Play of the week to Dr. McKenzie Bowling, who received stellar feedback from her time at White Oak. The team there commented that she was extremely dedicated, stayed into the evening, sought feedback, provided compassionate care, and participated in a QI project during her time. She also successfully intubated a neonate during her rotation. Great job McKenzie!





Time and Location


Monday, 3/18

MR: Case, Lecture: Immunocompromised Host - Dr. Helfrich

0745-0845 America 2525

All Welcome

Tuesday, 3/19

MR: Case, Lecture: Audiology - Dr. Willison

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

GME TTP Workshop


PGY-3s Only

Wednesday, 3/20


Grand Rounds (See Staff Updates for further Information)

1200-1300 Virtual Viewing Event in Canyon Conference Room

All Welcome

Thursday, 3/21

MR: Case, Lecture: Newborn Screen - Dr. Greenwald

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 3/22

MR: Case, Lecture: Cognitive Bias in Clinical Medicine - Dr. Arora

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

19MAR: PEC Meeting

27MAR: Dr. Hepps!!!

20MAR: Noon Grand Rounds

11APR: Maggie Hasler

27MAR: Pulm Academic Half Day

01-05APR: Army Ht/Wt

02APR: Next PI/QI Session

07APR: ACGME Survey Closes

08APR: Block 11 Starts

08-12APR: Army ACFT

10-11APR: PFCCS for Rising PGY-2



All Staff Updates

20March Grand Rounds - 1200

  • Dr. Bruce Perry:

  • Dr. Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network and a Professor (Adjunct) at the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria  Australia. 

  • Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences.

  • Dr. Perry has served as a consultant and expert witness on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children, including the Columbine High School massacre, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco siege, and the YFZ Ranch custody cases.

  • Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Dr. Perry's most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing , was co-authored with Oprah Winfrey.

DEI Marginalization Survey -NEW

MICC Scrub Machines

  • The MICC now has a Scrub Machine to get your daily scrubs

  • If you do not have a scrub card, please complete the below form and we can work to take them down to the Scrub Team in the Pedestrian Connector

ScrubEx Card Form
Download PDF • 35KB

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

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


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 SignUp Included!




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

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