Pediatrics–Amos Christie Society

The Vanderbilt Christie Pediatric Society Meeting
Friday, October 7, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Theater (Room 2210)

The Vanderbilt Christie Pediatric Society fosters ongoing connection, interaction, and fellowship among pediatricians. Members include pediatricians who are Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates and those who trained, served, or worked at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics at some point in their career. The society's name honors Amos Christie, MD, who chaired the Department from 1943 until 1968. Dr. Christie's profound impact on those who worked closely with him continues to exert an effect still felt at Vanderbilt.

The Department has subsequently been ably led by David Karzon, MD, Ian Burr, MD, Arnold Strauss, MD, Jonathan Gitlin, MD, and currently by Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP who became the new leader of the Department of Pediatrics in 2012. Each of these leaders has served as a teacher, mentor, and inspiration to medical students, residents, and fellows during their tenure at Vanderbilt. The Christie Society is a venue for ongoing camaraderie among all those who learned to be pediatricians here or furthered their pediatric skills at Children's Hospital.

Vanderbilt Pediatrics has a strong legacy of recognizing and applauding the crucial role played by the house staff in the life of the department. We realize that the present and future of Children's Hospital is built on a foundation of labor and compassion for children laid down by trainees across generations. Based on such a foundation, the patient care, research, teaching, and service prospects of the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics have never been brighter. In newsletters, the website, and other contacts, we hope to inform you of news about Children's Hospital, remember those who invested in us along our paths as pediatricians and bring you news of other alumni. We would love to maintain contact with you.