Resident Research Opportunities

EVMS and CHKD provide an excellent environment for research and discovery, spanning:

  • basic science studies
  • translational projects
  • clinical research
  • global health projects
  • community health projects
  • clinical case reports and series
  • other endeavors of your choosing

All forms of research are supported by one-on-one faculty mentorship. Additionally, our program fosters research through elective months and sponsorship for presentations at local, regional and/or national conferences.  As such, our residents publish findings in the form of book chapters and manuscripts in prominent journals.

Selected Projects and Publications


Scott Edington, MDFetal Cardiac Axis in Tetralogy of Fallot: Associations with Prenatal Findings, Genetic Anomalies and Postnatal Outcome
Resident Researcher(s): S. Edington, MD

Dr. Edington quote coming soon!



Routine versus Selective Patch Metal Allergy Testing Before the Nuss Procedure
Resident Researcher(s): S. Gaffar, MD

"This project was an incredible educational opportunity brought together by the Pediatric Residency program in collaboration with the Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Allergy/Immunology.  My mentors at CHKD supported and encouraged me at every phase, from data collection to national presentation, international presentation and manuscript publication. "  -Dr. Gaffar



Umbilical Vein Catheterization is Significantly Associated with Death in Extremely Premature Newborns
Resident Researcher(s): W. Kurtom, MD

"In a very short period of time, I was able to get the support of a team interested in nurturing my research interests at CHKD. Our program also allowed me to present my work at national conferences which ultimately influenced the quality of work I was able to put forth for publication." -Dr. Kurtom



Can ultrasonography in early gestation improve visualization of fetal cardiac structures in the morbidly obese pregnant woman?
Resident Researcher(s): A. Majeed, MD

Dr. Majeed quote coming soon!



Evelyn Wang, MDAssociation of P21R and H159Y polymorphism with common variable immunodeficiency and protein losing enteropathy
Resident Researcher(s): E. Wang, MD

"The CHKD faculty have been extremely supportive of all of my research interests and endeavors. I am very grateful for the mentorship at CHKD, helping me achieve my goals in presenting this research at a national conference!"



Research Presentations

In addition to presenting at various local, regional and national meetings, the EVMS Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual research day.  This event occurs in June of each year to showcase the clinical and scientific i‚ÄĆnvestigations occurring within the Department including the EVMS Pediatric Residency Program at CHKD.   Follow the links below to see more.