Department of Pediatrics
Bruce K. Rubin, M.Engr., M.D., M.B.A., FRCPC 

Jessie Ball duPont Distinguished Professor and chair
Department of Pediatrics
Professor of biomedical engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Physician-in-chief, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Fellowship program leadership
Suzanne R. Lavoie, M.D.

Professor of pediatrics and internal medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Program director, Pediatric Core Residency Program
Program director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Russell Moores, M.D. 
Associate professor
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics Fellowship education director

Mark Marinello, M.D.
Assistant professor
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Medical director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


As part of a major metropolitan medical center, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Pediatric Fellowship programs provide high-quality advanced training in specialty areas of pediatric research and practice. Graduates of our fellowship programs garner the knowledge, methods and skills that enable them to provide excellence and leadership in patient care, medical problem solving, research and education.

CHoR’s fellowship programs provide:

  • Collaboration with distinguished professors who practice innovative teaching and mentoring methods that inspire a desire for lifelong learning
  • Broad diversity of patients from underserved inner-city, rural and suburban communities
  • Curricula designed to develop critical-thinking skills in evolving biomedical and clinical sciences
  • A variety of opportunities to learn, develop and implement advanced research methods
  • An integrated training experience designed to teach fellows how to balance the multiple facets of their professional lives

CHoR offers fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in:

CHoR seeks the most qualified applicants for all fellowship programs. View the university policy for selection and application.

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