In addition to breaking ground on the new Children’s Pavilion, a multi-story outpatient facility featuring pediatric-dedicated imaging, surgical and endoscopy procedure rooms, pediatric faculty offices and a 7-story parking garage, we have added several talented pediatric specialists to enhance access to care for community pediatricians, their patients and families. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is pleased to welcome five new physicians to the team! These physicians help comprise over 130 clinicians dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children in Richmond.Robert E. Kane, MDProfessor, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRobert E. Kane, MD, received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and his fellowship at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Kane is a member of American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American Gastroenterology Association, American Transplant Society and North American Society of Pediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition. Joseph Chaker El Khoury, MDAssistant Professor Division of Neonatal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityJoseph Chaker El Khoury, MD, received his medical degree from American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his residency and fellowship at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, focusing on neonatal intensive care and respiratory care. Navita Kumar, MDAssistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNavita Kumar, MD, received her medical degree from the St. George’s University, School of Medicine. She completed her residency at VCU Medical Center and her fellowship at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Rajanya S. Petersson, MDAssistant Professor, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRajanya S. Petersson, MD, received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her residency at Mayo Clinic and her fellowship at University of Minnesota/Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Dr. Petersson is a member of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. Syndi Anne Seinfeld, DOAssistant Professor, Division of Child Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySyndi Anne Seinfeld, DO, received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency as well as her fellowship at VCU Medical Center. Dr. Seinfeld a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society and American Epilepsy Society.