May 18, 2017
Dear Cumberland Pediatrics Foundation Members,
We are pleased to inform you that our team has developed a multi-disciplinary clinic specializing in disorders of sex development.
The Program for Pediatric Disorders of Sex Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt began in January 2017 and is currently scheduling new patients. This specialty clinic’s goal is to provide a comprehensive clinic visit, allowing patients to see multiple doctors and other specialists while remaining in the same clinic room.
During the appointment, the child will be seen by both pediatric endocrinology and pediatric urology. In addition, the child may have a genetic counseling appointment in the same afternoon. We also may recommend additional tests like a pelvic ultrasound the morning of the visit. Other specialists will be scheduled as needed. We are working to find a clinical psychologist to join our team in the near future.
This clinic will take place quarterly on the 3 rd Monday afternoon. The clinic is located on the 6th floor of the Doctor’s Office Tower. Our goal is that each child with a Disorder of Sex Development will be seen annually in this clinic.
If you have further questions or would like to make a referral , please call Becca Hardin at (615)936-8866. Thank you very much for trusting us to provide care for your patients. We truly feel that this program will meet both the needs of the parents and those of the children.
Cassandra Brady, MD
John C. Pope, IV, MD
Jennifer Najjar-Leeper, MD