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Charting Pediatrics: Our Pediatric Podcast

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Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, multidisciplinary specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments and innovations for the delivery of pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

We are now in our sixth season, where our experts examine pediatric patient cases, clinical innovations and the nuanced art of pediatric medicine. Let us know if you have an idea for a future episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Meet our hosts

David Brumbaugh, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Children's Colorado and practices as a pediatric gastroenterologist and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Brumbaugh's philosophy is to engage families and their pediatricians in establishing goals of care, keeping the child at the heart of every decision.

Alison Brent, MD, is the Medical Director of Children's Colorado's System of Care and Physician Relations and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Brent is passionate about process and system improvement that provides optimal care to patients, families, and providers. She has a focus on digital health and serves on the AAP Executive Committee on Telemedicine.

Dan Nicklas, MD, is an academic general pediatrician and educator, practicing at Children's Colorado with a focus on primary care and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Call Center as well as the Director of Primary Education for the Pediatric Residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Nicklas is actively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education and research.


Contact our hosts with any questions, or to suggest a future topic.

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Listen to our most recent episodes

Conjunctivitis: Should I Prescribe Medication for This? (S6:E31)

March 21, 2023

In this podcast, our experts discuss conjunctivitis treatment and the role pediatricians play in antibiotic stewardship.

A Promise Fulfilled: A Pediatrics Story of Love and Care (S6:E30)

March 17, 2023

In this episode of our Charting Pediatrics Podcast, two pediatricians share the incredible story of their life-changing friendship.


Find all episodes below


A Case Study on Laryngomalacia in Infants and Children (S2:E11)

October 16, 2018

We discuss laryngomalacia causes, designing a long-term management plan for the patient and more on this episode.

A Case Study: Repeat Concussions in Teenagers and Sports Retirement Considerations (S2:E25)

February 12, 2019

Listen to tips on the issue of repeat concussion and care approaches for young athletes and their families.

A Closer Look at Sacral Dimples (S6:E28)

February 28, 2023

Discover the latest insights on sacral dimples, a congenital condition that can indicate a more serious problem, such as tethered cord syndrome, dermal sinus tract or spina bifida occulta.

A Pandemic and Pediatrics Update: Vaccines, Variants and MIS-C (S4:E20)

February 9, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the current status of the pandemic, including COVID-19 and MIS-C epidemiology, vaccinations and variants.

A Promise Fulfilled: A Pediatrics Story of Love and Care (S6:E30)

March 17, 2023

In this episode of our Charting Pediatrics Podcast, two pediatricians share the incredible story of their life-changing friendship.

AAP Policy Statement on Bariatric Surgery (S3:E16)

November 7, 2019

Pediatric bariatric surgeon Thomas Inge, MD, discusses the AAP policy statement on bariatric surgery.

Abnormal Head Growth and Shapes in Children (S2:E18)

December 11, 2018

Listen to Todd Hankinson, MD, as he discusses abnormal pediatric head growth and shape, treatment options and outcomes.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in Pediatrics (S2:E35)

April 30, 2019

Learn about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including symptoms and treatments.

Acute Scrotum Pain Management in Children (S1:E8)

September 19, 2017

Discussing acute scrotum indications and how to refer and support patients.

Acute Seizure Management in Children (S1:E9)

September 26, 2017

Exploring seizure management in children from basic safety to rescue medications.

Addiction Prevention in Primary Care (S2:E15)

November 20, 2018

Listen in to better understand addiction prevention and opioid practices for children and teens.

Addressing Behavioral Health in Patients with Down Syndrome (S6:E22)

January 17, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, our experts share strategies for primary care providers to best help people with Down syndrome and their families understand and cope with behavioral challenges.

Addressing Child Poverty in Pediatric Care (S3:E23)

December 17, 2019

Child poverty leads to toxic stress, which affects early brain development. Learn about interventions that can help address child poverty.

Addressing Racism and Health Inequities

July 12, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the revised Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) framework for addressing racism and health inequities.

ADHD Medication Management (S1:E15)

November 14, 2017

Our experts explore ADHD assessment and medication management.

Adolescent Depression Management and Medication (S3:E9)

September 24, 2019

Pediatric mental health experts discuss practical approaches to screening and medication management of depression in adolescents.

Advancing Health Equity in the NICU and Beyond (S6:E18)

December 20, 2022

Pediatric experts share their experience with health equity in the NICU and how to protect and advocate for patients.

Advocacy Project for Formula and Diaper Insecurity (S5:E34)

May 10, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss screening for diaper and formula insecurity.

Alleviating Seasonal Allergies in Children (S1:E1)

August 8, 2017

A discussion about treating seasonal allergy symptoms.

An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Medicine (S2:E22)

January 22, 2019

Practical tips for incorporating an integrative care approach in your practice.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care (S4:E9)

November 18, 2020

Primary providers are influential in addressing antibiotic resistance. Listen to pediatric experts discuss how antimicrobial stewardship programs help decrease overprescribing of antibiotics.

Applying Updated Guidelines for Pediatric Asthma Primary Care (S5:E11)

November 9, 2021

Listen to experts discuss recent updates to the national guidelines for treating pediatric asthma, and how to apply them in a primary care setting.

Approaching Concussions in Children's Primary Care (S1:E2)

August 11, 2017

Exploring concussions in children and the latest treatment options.

Art and Science of Managing AOM (S2:E32)

April 2, 2019

We discuss the art and science of managing acute otitis media.

Asthma and Other Common Respiratory Diseases During COVID-19 (S4:E18)

January 26, 2021

Listen to pediatric experts discuss management of asthma and other common respiratory diseases in the context of COVID-19.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children (S1:E27)

March 13, 2018

Learn about the signs and symptoms of autism in children.

Autism, Developmental Delays and the Impact of COVID-19 (S4:E14)

January 5, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how to support children with autism and other developmental delays and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Baby Formula Shortage: Resources for Primary Care Providers

June 9, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss options for finding appropriate baby formula replacements.

Back Pain Management in Pediatrics (S1:E11)

October 10, 2017

Discussing pack pain management in children and how back pain relates to scoliosis.

Biliary Atresia in Infants (S3:E13)

October 22, 2019

Our pediatric hepatologist Cara Mack, MD, discusses the clinical presentation, management and ongoing care of infants with biliary atresia.

Bleeding Disorders in Pediatrics (S3:E1)

August 6, 2019

Listen to pediatric hematologist Tazio Nakano, MD, discuss the most common bleeding disorders in pediatrics and his approach to abnormal CBC results.

Bone Stress Injuries and Stress Fractures (S4:E27)

April 19, 2021

Listen to experts discuss factors that contribute to stress fractures and bone stress injuries in children and adolescents.

Breastfeeding & Marijuana (S5:E12)

November 23, 2021

Listen to experts discuss marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and a study to explore how THC is excreted in breast milk.

Breastfeeding Management and Support for Nursing Moms (S1:E10)

October 3, 2017

Discussing breastfeeding challenges and support for nursing mothers.

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Repeat (S6:E25)

February 7, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, Robin Deterding, MD, joins us for a reflection on her career and how she is addressing some of the greatest breathing-related challenges in pediatrics.

Building Kindergarten Readiness Through the Imagination Library (S5:E26)

March 8, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how a primary care program is addressing school readiness.


CAR-T Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Leukemia (S1:E33)

May 22, 2018

Terry Fry, MD, discusses cell therapy, side effects and more for the treatment of pediatric leukemia.

Care for Young Adolescent Mothers (S2:E16)

November 27, 2018

Hana Smith, MD, and Amy Emher, PsyD, discuss caring for the unique needs of young mothers in your pediatric practice.

Caring for Adolescents with Down Syndrome (S2:E4)

August 28, 2018

Learn about primary care for kids and adolescents with Down syndrome from Fran Hickey, MD.

Celebrating One Year of Pediatras en Línea

May 26, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts reflect on the first year of the Spanish podcast.

Championing a Diverse Pediatric Workforce: Why Inclusive Excellence Matters, Now and in the Future (S5:E33)

May 3, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the importance of an inclusive and diverse healthcare workforce.

Changes in the Delivery of Pediatric Critical Care (S3:E40)

March 25, 2020

The critical care inpatient census has grown much faster than the inpatient population over the last decade. Pediatric experts discuss this trend and more.

CHD Surgery Outcomes and Transparency in Pediatric Cardiology (S4:E4)

October 20, 2020

Learn how one nonprofit is leading the way in data transparency for CHD outcomes and why it’s so important to hospitals and pediatric practices.

Child Abuse Management in Pediatrics (S3:E18)

November 14, 2019

Andy Sirotnak, MD, an expert in diagnosing and managing child abuse, discusses what pediatricians should know.

Child Life in the Primary Care Setting (S5:E21)

February 15, 2022

Listen to experts discuss how to incorporate child life tools into daily practice.

Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect (S2:E10)

October 9, 2018

Learn how to approach the delicate topic of child sexual abuse and neglect from our experts.

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Adolescent Females (S3:E29)

February 4, 2020

Chronic pelvic pain in adolescent females is often due to gynecologic conditions. Pediatric gynecologist Dr. Stephen Scott discusses diagnosis and treatment options.

Clinical Effectiveness in Pediatric Medicine (S3:E55)

June 9, 2020

Listen to our pediatric expert discuss clinical effectiveness and it’s applied here at Children’s Hospital Colorado and beyond.

Cognitive Error in Pediatric Diagnosis (S2:E31)

March 26, 2019

A discussion of cognitive error in diagnosis and how it can affect patients.

Common Orthopedic Injuries Among High School Athletes (S6:E13)

November 15, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how primary care providers can help high school athletes prevent and overcome some of the most common orthopedic injuries and return to play.

Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders in Children and Teens (S1:E30)

May 1, 2018

Learn about common pediatric sleep disorders in children and teens.

Conjunctivitis: Should I Prescribe Medication for This? (S6:E31)

March 21, 2023

In this podcast, our experts discuss conjunctivitis treatment and the role pediatricians play in antibiotic stewardship.

Constipation Management (S4:E35)

June 10, 2021

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the diagnosis and treatment of constipation in kids.

Controversies Around Appendicitis Treatment (S6:E14)

November 22, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the debate behind appendicitis treatment and why surgeons and healthcare professionals differ in their approaches.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 Important Updates, Mitigation Phase (S3:E38)

March 14, 2020

Pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Sam Dominguez provides important updates on the mitigation phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19: Important Updates for Providers (S3:E36)

March 5, 2020

As global concern about coronavirus rises, our experts discuss updates and answer listener questions.

Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19: Innovative Approaches to Primary Care (S3:E41)

March 25, 2020

Our pediatric experts discuss updates on the coronavirus pandemic and unique approaches to primary care delivery that can be used during this time.

Coronavirus: What you need to know about COVID-19 (S3:E31)

February 13, 2020

Listen to infectious disease expert, Sam Dominguez, MD, discuss updates on the novel coronavirus, including epidemiology, presentation and current treatment protocols.

COVID Vaccine and Kids: Managing Potential Allergic Reactions (S4:E38)

June 25, 2021

Listen to experts discuss possible allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine and how physicians can manage them.

COVID Vaccines and Kids (S4:E32)

May 20, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the COVID vaccine for kids and the role of pediatricians in addressing concerns and sharing confidence in the vaccine.

COVID-19 and Flu Season, Pediatric Updates with Sam Dominguez, MD (S3:E69)

September 15, 2020

Pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Sam Dominguez discusses COVID-19 and the flu season. Get updates and ideas on how to approach this flu season.

COVID-19 and Return to Sports Cardiac Screening Guidelines (S4:E3)

October 7, 2020

Listen to our pediatric cardiologist review guidelines for evaluating and clearing patients for sports who have recovered from COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Return to Youth Sports (S3:E56)

June 11, 2020

Return to youth sports during the COVID-19 pandemic is on the minds of many people. Listen to our sports medicine experts discuss emerging guidance.

COVID-19 and the Impact on Pediatric Critical Care (S5:E18)

January 13, 2022

Listen to experts discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on pediatric critical care.

COVID-19 and the Pediatric Healthcare Landscape (S4:E8)

November 12, 2020

COVID-19 has forever changed our healthcare landscape. Healthcare strategy experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and its forecasted recovery.

COVID-19 and Vaping: A Call to Advocacy and Intervention (S4:E1)

September 22, 2020

Research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 among teens and young adults. Our pulmonologist discusses ways pediatricians can help.

COVID-19 Cardiac Screening and Return to Play Guidelines (S6:E9)

October 18, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the latest return to play guidelines for youth sports.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and Antibody Testing (S3:E48)

April 27, 2020

Convalescent plasma is a promising and experimental COVID-19 treatment recently approved by the FDA for emergency use. Our experts discuss this topic as well as antibody testing.

COVID-19 School Re-entry Guidance (S3:E59)

July 1, 2020

Listen to our pediatric experts discuss return-to-school guidance released by Children’s Hospital Colorado and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

COVID-19 Update: Where This Pandemic is Headed for Pediatrics (S4:E7)

November 4, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging across the U.S. and parts of Europe, outpacing the anticipated winter respiratory season. Our expert shares updates on where we are headed on this podcast.

COVID-19 Updates: What We've Learned (S3:E58)

June 26, 2020

Listen to our pediatric infectious disease experts discuss COVID-19 updates such as current virus epidemiology, effective mitigation strategies, vaccines and more.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 5 Years Old

June 24, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the COVID-19 vaccine availability for children 6 months to 5 years old.

COVID-19, Masks, Asthma and the Return to School (S3:E64)

August 11, 2020

Listen to our pediatric experts discuss guidance for kids wearing face coverings, considerations for those with asthma and returning to school.

Craniosynostosis and Development (S6:E4)

September 13, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss treatment options for single-suture and multi-suture craniosynostosis.

Crisis Resource Management: Where Aviation and Medicine Intersect (S4:E12)

December 8, 2020

Listen to medical and aviation experts discuss crisis resource management and how crisis response principles from the airline industry apply to medicine.

Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Neonates (S2:E21)

January 15, 2019

Listen in on this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics to learn more about critical congenital heart disease in newborns from our cardiology experts.

Finding Culturally Sensitive Interventions in Primary Care

June 21, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss culturally sensitive interventions in the primary care setting.


Delta Variant Rising: COVID-19 and Pediatrics (S5:E1)

August 24, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the delta variant and the latest impacts of COVID-19 on children and the practice of pediatrics.

Diagnosing Heart Arrhythmias in Children (S1:E5)

August 29, 2017

Exploring characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias in children.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cysts (S2:E19)

December 18, 2018

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts in kids in this episode of Charting Pediatrics.

Diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Children (S2:E12)

October 23, 2018

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) diagnosis and management discussion from our pediatric rheumatology and nephrology experts.

Discussing Firearm Safety in Primary Care Office (S2:E1)

August 7, 2018

Learn how to have a conversation with children and their families regarding firearm safety in the home.

Discussing Toxic Shock Syndrome with the Physician Who Discovered It (S3:E47)

April 21, 2020

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a cluster of symptoms that involves many body systems. Listen to this podcast to learn more about TSS from the physician who discovered it.


E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Update (S3:E28)

January 30, 2020

Pediatric pulmonologist, Robin Deterding, MD, provides updates on the rapid evolution of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) in this podcast.

Early Identification of Brain Tumors in Primary Care Pediatrics (S5:E10)

November 2, 2021

Listen to experts discuss efforts to improve early diagnosis and outcomes for children with central nervous system (CNS) tumors.

Eating Disorders Pre- and Post-COVID (S6:E16)

December 6, 2022

A discussion of treating eating disorders and the uptick in eating disorder presentations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Vaccine Communication (S6:E26)

February 14, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, pediatric experts discuss the importance of vaccines, the science behind vaccine development and the impact of effective communications.

Effects of Social Media on Children and Families (S3:E24)

January 7, 2020

Pediatric experts discuss social media and its impact on children and families.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children (S3:E14)

October 29, 2019

Pediatric gastroenterologist Glen Furuta, MD, discusses the proper diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis in children, signs and symptoms to look for and effective treatment options.

Expectant Mothers and COVID-19

March 29, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the risks and implications of COVID on pregnant women.


Fidget Spinner and Other Ingested Foreign Objects (S1:E7)

September 12, 2017

A discussion of common foreign objects that children might ingest.

Flu Vaccine, Egg Allergy and the COVID Vaccine (S5:E3)

September 7, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the risk of flu vaccines in egg-allergic patients, and the importance of vaccinating this population of children.

Food Allergies: Diagnosis and Hot Topics (S1:E16)

November 21, 2017

A discussion of the hot topics in food-related allergies.

Food Allergy Immunotherapy and Pediatric Patients (S2:E27)

February 26, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss emerging research in immune desensitization and other advances in food allergy therapy.

Functional Abdominal Pain (S3:E11)

October 8, 2019

Pediatric gastroenterologist, Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, discusses presentation, diagnosis and management of functional abdominal pain from the primary care perspective.


Guidelines of Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangiomas (S5:E20)

January 25, 2022

Listen to experts discuss guidelines of diagnosis and management of infantile hemangiomas – a common skin disorder of the face, chest, scalp and back.


Headaches in Children (S3:E5)

September 3, 2019

Pediatric neurologist Mario Coleman, MD, discusses the diagnosis and management of recurring headaches in children and adolescents.

Health Equity in Primary Care (S5:E19)

January 18, 2022

Listen to experts discuss the meaning of health equity and how understanding gaps of inclusion and equity is a crucial first step in ensuring health justice for all in our hospitals and clinics.

Healthy Habits During the COVID-19 Pandemic (S3:E52)

May 19, 2020

Maintaining healthy habits during COVID-19 has been challenging for families. Our experts share tips on maintaining a healthy routine during this time.

HealthySteps: Assuring Better Child Health and Development (S5:E14)

December 7, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how the HealthySteps program assures better child health and development.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Blood Disorders (S5: E13)

November 30, 2021

Listen to experts discuss heavy menstrual bleeding and blood disorders in adolescents, and how to best support young women with abnormal menstrual cycles.

HEEADSSS Assessment within Primary Care (S5:E35)

May 17, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how to incorporate the HEEADSSS assessment in primary care.

Hip Pain in Children: Diagnosis and Management (S1:E28)

March 20, 2018

Learn more about diagnosing and managing hip pain in pediatric patients.

Hirschsprung Disease (S3:E3)

August 20, 2019

Learn about the diagnosis, management and new treatments being explored for Hirschsprung disease from pediatric colorectal surgeon Dr. De La Torre, MD.

History of Pediatric Mental Health in the U.S. (S6:E3)

September 7, 2022

Listen to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discuss the history of pediatric mental health in the United States.

How COVID-19 Continues to Change Pediatric Healthcare (S5:E5)

September 21, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is directly and indirectly influencing pediatric healthcare.

How the Pandemic Accelerated COVID-19 Pediatric Publications (S4:E5)

October 27, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has accelerated their COVID-19 pediatric publications in response to the pandemic. Listen to the editors discuss how they scaled their process.

How to Treat Daytime Wetting (S6:E5)

September 20, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss potential causes of childhood daytime wetting and treatment options.

Providing a Positive Impact on Health Equity in Pediatric Medicine (S3:E57)

July 23, 2020

Listen to pediatricians discuss ways that pediatric providers can provide a positive impact to health equity in pediatric medicine.


Immigrant and Refugee Health in Pediatrics (S4:E34)

June 1, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. and how pediatric providers can support this patient population.

Impact of Housing on Child Health (S3:E19)

November 19, 2019

A pediatric expert discusses the impact of housing on child health.

Impacts of COVID and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth (S5:E30)

April 21, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 on type 2 diabetes in children.

Impacts on Pediatric Medicine as We Emerge From the Pandemic (S6:E2)

August 30, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the repercussions in pediatric medicine from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Implementing Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Pandemic (S3:E42)

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a catalyst for the delivery of care through telemedicine. Our pediatric experts discuss ways that providers can quickly implement telehealth in their practice.

Improving Maternal Postpartum Depression Screening (S5:E29)

April 5, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the role of pediatricians in improving postpartum depression.

Infant Feeding and Swallowing Problems (S2:E6)

September 11, 2018

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, we explore feeding and swallowing problems in babies with Laura Pickler, MD, and Nancy Creskoff Maune.

Innovations in Fertility Preservation (S5:E4)

September 14, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the range of innovative interventions available for fertility preservation in pediatric cancer patients and cancer survivors.

International Adoption Medicine (S1:E18)

December 8, 2017

Experts discuss medical support for families adopting internationally.

International Programs to Reduce Infant Mortality

July 19, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss Helping Babies Breathe, a skills-based program for delivering critical lifesaving neonatal resuscitation.

Intersection Between Physical and Mental Health (S6:E20)

January 3, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, our experts discuss the intersection between physical and mental health and how healthcare professionals can best understand, diagnose and treat pediatric patients experiencing somatic symptoms and related disorders, or SSRDs.

Iron Deficiency and Microcytic Anemia (S5:E16)

December 21, 2021

Listen to experts discuss iron deficiency and microcytic anemia.


Kawasaki Disease or MIS-C: What We Are Learning About COVID-19 Presentation in Pediatrics (S3:E61)

July 23, 2020

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the differences between Kawasaki disease and MIS-C and what we are learning about COVID-19 presentation in kids.


Little League; Big Business –– The Impact of Sport Specialization on Young Athletes (S5:E22)

February 8, 2022

Listen to experts discuss recommendations for sport specialization –– intense, year-round training in a single sport.


Management of Fecal Incontinence in Children (S3:E33)

February 25, 2020

Fecal incontinence can significantly impact a child’s quality of life. Listen to pediatric surgeon Dr. Andrea Bischoff discuss medical management of this condition.

Management of Headaches and Migraines in Children (S1:E14)

October 31, 2017

Advice on managing migraines and headaches in children.

Managing Atopic Eczema in Children (S2:E17)

December 4, 2018

Lori Prok, MD, and Julieann Tibbetts, PNP, discuss common presentations, causes and treatment of atopic eczema in kids.

Managing Button Battery and Other Foreign Body Ingestions (S3:E39)

March 17, 2020

Ingestion of button batteries and other foreign bodies is potentially life-threatening for children. Listen to our pediatric experts discuss presentation and treatment.

Managing Congenital Heart Disease in Young Adults (S2:E26)

February 19, 2019

Ongoing management of congenital heart disease in children and young adults.

Managing Physician Burnout (S2:E39)

May 28, 2019

Our doctors discuss physician burnout and what has helped them.

Marijuana as Medicine (S2:E14)

November 13, 2018

Learn about the current state of medical marijuana in pediatric medicine.

Measles in Children (S2: E30)

March 19, 2019

Learn about measles presentation, symptoms, vaccinations and more.

Medical Home for Kids with Complex Needs (S5:E27)

March 15, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the role of medical home for children with complex medical needs.

Medical Missions in Pediatric Medicine (S3:E30)

February 11, 2020

Listen to a pediatric surgeon discuss medical missions, specifically surgical and perioperative care in resource-limited settings.

Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic (S3:E43)

April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every area of life, prompting an increased need for providers to support their patients’ mental health needs and protect their own. Listen to our providers discuss practical ways of doing this.

More than Meets the Eye: Pediatric Plastic Surgery (S4:E37)

June 22, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the role of plastic surgery in pediatrics, including indications such as congenital and acquired defects, skin infections and tumors.

Most Common Eye Problems in Children (S3:E7)

September 10, 2019

Listen to pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Emily McCourt discuss common eye problems in children and how to screen for eye disease.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (S3:E51)

May 16, 2020

An outbreak of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19 has captured the attention of many. Listen to our pediatric experts discuss this syndrome.


Cutting-edge Therapies for Neuromuscular Disorders (S4:E33)

May 25, 2021

Listen to experts discuss innovative therapies that are transforming outcomes for babies and children with neuromuscular disorders.

Neck Mass Diagnosis and Management for Pediatricians (S1:E31)

May 8, 2018

Learn about neck masses diagnosis and management in children from Melissa Scholes, MD.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (S3:E20)

November 26, 2019

A pediatric expert who specializes in neonatal abstinence syndrome discusses the management and support of babies born with this condition.

Neonatal Jaundice and Bilirubin Levels in Newborns (S1:E21)

December 26, 2017

Exploring risk factors, patient-centered care and more relating to neonatal jaundice.

New COVID-19 Variant Presents a Twist (S4:E15)

January 6, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the new "UK variant" of COVID-19, and what it means for pediatrics and the vaccination effort.

New FDA-Approved Cystic Fibrosis Medication (S3:E45)

April 14, 2020

Listen to Scott Sagel, MD, discuss exciting new advances in therapeutics for kids with cystic fibrosis and the research that led to them.

Nocturnal Enuresis and Bedwetting (S1:E32)

May 17, 2018

Tips for the treatment and management of nocturnal enuresis and involuntary urination in kids.

Noisy Breathing in Pediatric Patients (S1:E20)

December 19, 2017

A discussion of the causes, presentations and treatments of noisy breathing in children.

Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies in Children (S1:E17)

November 28, 2017

Discussing non-IgE related food allergies.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Pediatrics (S5:E9)

October 19, 2021

Listen to experts discuss fatty liver disease in children, including how providers can support families making lifestyle changes as part of treatment.


Obesity, Eating Disorders and Healthy Weight During COVID-19 (S4:E19)

February 2, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how COVID-19 is affecting children at risk of obesity and eating disorders.

Operation Warp Speed and the Race to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine (S3:E66)

August 20, 2020

Countries around the world are racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Sean O’Leary provides updates on these accelerated vaccine development efforts.

Overcoming Demographic Disparities in Medicine (S3:E60)

July 16, 2020

Prenatally diagnosed with hydronephrosis, babies of ethnic minorities get surgery sooner than white ones. Dr. Vemulakonda is doing research to find out why.

Overcoming HPV Vaccination Hesitancy (S2:E28)

March 5, 2019

On this episode of the podcast Charting Pediatrics, we discuss low HPV vaccination rates among adolescents and overcoming vaccination hesitancy in parents.


Hypertension in Pediatrics (S2:E36)

May 7, 2019

A discussion of numerous issues relating to pediatric hypertension.

Pain Management in Children (S2:E24)

February 5, 2019

Discussing pain management in children from assessment to multimodal therapy.

Palliative Care for All in Pediatrics (S6:E11)

November 1, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how primary care providers can partner with palliative care teams to help improve the quality of life for pediatric patients with severe illnesses.

Paradigm Shift: How Living Donors are Revolutionizing the Field of Pediatric Liver Transplant (S6:E21)

January 10, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, our experts discuss how living donor liver transplants are saving the lives of children with chronic liver disease by cutting wait times and improving outcomes.

Patients in It for the Long Haul After COVID-19

June 7, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the impact of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 on pediatric patients and their families.

Pediatric ACL Injury and Repair with Jay Albright, MD (S3:E27)

January 28, 2020

ACL injury is a common sports injury among pediatric patients. Listen to our pediatric orthopedic surgeon discuss diagnosis and repair.

Pediatric Advocacy for the Health and Well-Being of All Children (S2:E34)

April 23, 2019

A discussion with a pediatrician turned legislator.

Pediatric Asthma Management (S1:E3)

August 15, 2017

A discussion of asthma management and the most up-to-date treatments.

Pediatric Bariatric Surgery (S1:E22)

January 16, 2018

Listen in to a discussion on the available options for adolescent bariatric surgery with Thomas Inge, MD.

Pediatric Care for Children in Foster Care During COVID-19: Part I (S4:E6)

November 3, 2020

Pediatric care for foster kids involves unique considerations, especially during COVID-19. Listen to a discussion on this topic.

Pediatric Care for Children in Foster Care: Part II (S4:E13)

December 15, 2020

Listen to experts discuss how pediatric providers can support the physical and mental health of children in foster care.

Pediatric Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Management (S1:E29)

March 27, 2018

Edwin Liu, MD, discusses celiac disease symptoms, diagnosis and more.

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine (S3:E10)

October 1, 2019

Listen to Dr. Mark Brittan discuss the history, training requirements and future direction of pediatric hospitalist medicine.

Pediatric Hypertension Medications (S3:E26)

January 21, 2020

Hypertension medications are an option for managing some cases of pediatric hypertension. Listen to our pediatric experts discuss their approach.

Pediatric Mental Health: Working with the Whole Family (S6:E24)

January 31, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, our pediatric experts demystify family-based therapy and discuss how family-centered care can improve a child’s mental well-being and play a critical role in recovery.

Pediatric Urologic Cancer (S3:E8)

September 17, 2019

Pediatric urologist Dr. Nicholas Cost discusses the diagnosis and management of pediatric urologic cancers in children and adolescents.

Pediatrician Resilience During COVID-19 (S4:E2)

September 29, 2020

Healthcare providers have uniquely felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to providers discuss resilience and helpful self-care strategies.

Penicillin Allergy Delabeling (S5:E6)

October 5, 2021

Listen to experts discuss using penicillin challenge tests to identify and delabel kids who are incorrectly labeled as penicillin allergic.

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD: Physician-Scientist, Pediatrician, Advocate (S3:E17)

November 12, 2019

Physician-scientist and autism dad Peter Hotez, MD, discusses his perspective on the recent anti-vaccination movement.

Physician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program (S2:E2)

August 14, 2018

Learn about the MOC program and other quality improvement projects Children's Colorado participates in to deliver the best patient treatments.

Pivoting the Non-traditional Path to Pediatric Mental Health (S5:E25)

March 1, 2022

Listen to a pediatric expert share her non-traditional path to pediatric mental health.

Post-Acute COVID Syndrome in Children (S4:E29)

April 27, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how to support children dealing with lingering symptoms of post-acute COVID syndrome.

PPE for Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 (S3:E44)

April 10, 2020

A shortage of PPE for coronavirus has been a difficult reality that providers have faced during the pandemic. Listen to our experts discuss the situation.

Pregnancy and Newborn Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (S3:E50)

May 13, 2020

Pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a variety of new questions and concerns. Our pediatric experts discuss clinical considerations.

Preventing Altitude Sickness in Children (S2:E33)

April 16, 2019

A discussion of preventing altitude sickness in children.

Primary Care and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) (S2:E3)

August 21, 2018

Learn about prognosis and treatment in the primary care setting for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).


Re-emergence of Polio and the New Wave of Enterovirus D68 (S6:E6)

September 27, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the re-emergence of polio and enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Rebroadcast: Taking Care of Adult Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (S3:E49)

December 2, 2020

Pediatricians may be called to treat adults during COVID-19. Listen to case discussions with our hospitalists for adult medicine tips and resources.

Recent Research Topics in Pediatrics That Could Change the Way You Practice (S3:E15)

November 5, 2019

Pediatricians and editors of the peer-reviewed medical journal <i>Pediatrics</i> discuss recent research studies that could change the way you practice pediatrics.

Recovery from COVID-19: Two Doctors Share Their Experience (S3:E46)

April 20, 2020

Two doctors talk about their recovery from COVID-19. Listen to them discuss their symptoms and disease course.

Renal Tubular Acidosis (S3:E4)

August 27, 2019

Listen to Dr. Danielle Soranno discuss the basic mechanisms of renal tubular acidosis, its diagnosis and management.

Research and Innovation in Pediatric Medicine (S3:E54)

June 2, 2020

Listen to a pediatric researcher discuss exciting pediatric research breakthroughs in genomics, gene therapy and more.

Resident Files: Clinical Change Management with Codes on the Go (S4:E36)

June 15, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how a clinical change management program helped reduce cardiac arrest rates at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Resident Files: Health Equity Rounds (S6:E27)

February 21, 2023

In this episode of Charting Pediatrics, pediatric experts discuss Health Equity Rounds — a conference for addressing bias in healthcare.

Resident Files: Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Section on Pediatric Trainees (S6:E15)

November 29, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the work that the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees is doing to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce while achieving child health equity.

Resident Files: Improving Care for Medically Complex Young Adults (S4:E31)

May 13, 2021

Listen to experts discuss an initiative by Children's Hospital Colorado residents to improve care for medically complex young adult patients.

Resident Files: Screening for Hearing Loss in Pediatrics (S4:E21)

February 16, 2021

Listen to experts discuss screening, diagnosis and interventions for pediatric hearing impairments.

Resident Files: Social Determinants of Health (S4:E11)

December 1, 2020

Listen to pediatric primary care residents discuss how their social determinants of health curriculum is improving the way they care for patients.

Resident Files: The Importance of Children’s Books About Diversity (S4:E24)

March 9, 2021

Listen to experts discuss a resident-led initiative to provide books about diversity to pediatric patients.

Resilience and Healing: The Practice of a Non-Anxious Presence (S5:E2)

August 31, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how healthcare providers can adopt a practice of non-anxious presence during the continued stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Respiratory Roulette: COVID, RSV and Other Respiratory Viruses (S5:E7)

October 11, 2021

Listen to experts discuss COVID, RSV, flu and what the winter respiratory season might hold for our pediatric patients, including patients with asthma.

Rural Pediatrics (S3:E37)

March 10, 2020

Children in rural America have worse health outcomes than kids in urban settings. Our guest pediatrician discusses her experience with rural pediatrics in this Charting Pediatrics episode.


Sacral Dimples (S4:E25)

March 23, 2021

Listen to experts discuss sacral dimples, their association with underlying spinal deformities and how to evaluate newborns with sacral dimples.

Safe Sleep Tips for Babies (S2:E13)

November 6, 2018

Tips for helping new moms create a safe sleep environment, including SIDs prevention, co-sleeping and more.

School Anxiety and Refusal in Children (S1:E25)

February 20, 2018

School anxiety and refusal insights, advice and tools.

Scoliosis Diagnosis and Management (S2:E9)

October 2, 2018

Learn about the three primary types of scoliosis from Mark Erickson, MD.

Screening for Mental Health Risk Factors in Primary Care (S6:E7)

October 4, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the importance of pediatric mental health screenings and helpful tools and resources.

Seizures and Paroxysmal Events: Diagnosis and Management of Events That Worry Us (S3:E32)

February 18, 2020

A child presenting with a seizure or paroxysmal event can raise anxiety. Listen to pediatric experts discuss diagnosis and management of these events in this podcast.

Sepsis in Children (S3:E12)

October 15, 2019

Pediatric emergency medicine physician Halden Scott, MD, discusses the presentation, management and follow-up care of pediatric patients with sepsis.

Serving the Underserved Communities in Primary Care (S5:E31)

April 19, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the role of pediatricians in addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health.

Severe Feeding and Swallowing Issues in Infants (S2:E37)

May 14, 2019

Learn about feeding and swallowing problems in infants, and how to help.

Sleepless Nights and When to Refer to a Specialist (S6:E1)

August 23, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss common sleep disorders in children and when to refer to a sleep specialist.

State-level Vaccination Advocacy (S3:E34)

February 26, 2020

Colorado’s vaccination rate among kindergarteners is one of the lowest in the nation. Our pediatric experts discuss advocacy efforts to change this.

STDs in Teens: Testing and Treatment (S2:E7)

September 18, 2018

Learn about preventing and treating sexually transmitted disease in teens.

Strategies to Help Teens Get Enough Sleep (S3:E22)

December 10, 2019

A pediatric expert discusses behavior issues in teens caused by insufficient sleep and strategies to help teens get more sleep.

Stress Management in Kids (S6:E12)

November 8, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted mental health in kids and how providers can incorporate mental health strategies into their practice.

Substance Abuse in Adolescence (S3:E21)

December 3, 2019

A child and addiction psychiatrist discusses how to tailor the approach to management of substance abuse in adolescents.

Suicide Screening and the Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention

June 28, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss evidence-based screening for identifying youth at risk for suicide.


Teen E-Cigarette Use and the Vaping Epidemic (S2:E23)

January 29, 2019

Learn more about e-cigarettes, teen vaping, and how to talk about the issue with patients and families.

Teen Reproductive Health (S1:E6)

September 5, 2017

Discussing teen reproductive health including contraception, STD screening and more.

Teen Suicide: Risk Factors, Screening and Prevention (S1:E24)

February 13, 2018

Listen in on our discussion of risk factors, screening and prevention of teen.

Telephone Triage in Pediatric Primary Care (S2:E8)

September 25, 2018

Learn about telephone triage in a pediatric setting from expert Bart Schmitt, MD.

That's a Wrap: Season 5 Reflection and What's Next (S5:E37)

May 31, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts reflect on season 5 of Charting Pediatrics.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Pediatrics: Update on Vaccines, Variants and Schools (S4:E30)

May 4, 2021

Listen to experts discuss COVID-19 vaccines, variants, schools and the latest impacts of the pandemic on pediatrics.

The Evolution and Improvements in Pediatric Oncology (S5:E36)

May 24, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the improvements in pediatric cancer survival rates.

The Eyes Have It: Emergency Eye Care in Pediatrics (S4:E22)

February 23, 2021

Pediatricians play a critical role in treating eye injuries and preventing subsequent visual loss. In this podcast, our pediatric experts discuss recommendations on how to diagnose, triage and treat emergent eye injuries.

The History of Vaccines and Religion with Josh Williams, MD (S3:E25)

January 14, 2020

There is a rich history of vaccines dating back hundreds of years. Listen to a pediatric expert review the history of vaccines, religion and belief systems.

The Importance of Dairy in a Child’s Diet (S5:E23)

February 15, 2022

Listen to experts discuss what role dairy should play in a child’s diet and the key components for building and maintaining strong bones.

The Importance of Play in Child Development (S5:E8)

October 12, 2021

Listen to experts discuss learning through play and how pediatricians can educate families about the importance of play in child development.

The Importance of Social Networks, Norms and Attitudes on Infant Care Practice Decisions (S3:E35)

March 3, 2020

Social networks and the norms within them influence parents’ infant care decisions. Listen to pediatric experts discuss the impact of social networks in this podcast.

The Pfizer Clinical Trial and the Road to Success (S5:E32)

April 26, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for children ages 5 to 11.

The Recent Hepatitis Wave

June 14, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss possible causes of the hepatitis outbreak and what providers need to know.

The Rise of Teen Substance Abuse and Addiction (S6:E29)

March 7, 2023

As part of our mental health series on the Charting Pediatrics podcast, pediatric experts discuss substance abuse trends among youth and treatment options available for pediatricians to consider.

The Role of Pediatricians in Bullying Prevention (S6:E19)

December 27, 2022

Pediatric experts discuss how pediatricians can best screen for bullying and assess risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying behavior.

Top 10 Most Common Pediatric Rheumatology Diagnoses (S1:E19)

December 15, 2017

Discussion of the 10 most common pediatric rheumatology diagnoses.

Toxicity & the Most Common Pediatric Overdoses (S2:E29)

March 12, 2019

Exploring the most common overdose causes in children and prevention tactics.

Transitioning Kids from Pediatric to Adult Care (S5:E24)

February 22, 2022

Listen to experts discuss how providers can support their patients’ transition of care from adolescence to adulthood.

Treating Bronchiolitis in Children (S1:E23)

January 30, 2018

Monica Federico, MD, discusses classic bronchiolitis presentations and treatment in this episode.

Treating Sinusitis in Children (S2:E38)

May 21, 2019

A discussion of sinusitis in children, including when to seek a specialist.

Treatment and Diagnosis of Pediatric Trigger Thumb (S2:E20)

January 8, 2019

Sarah Sibbel, MD, Director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Program, discusses pediatric trigger thumb diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment and Management of Constipation in Children (S1:E4)

August 22, 2017

A discussion of treatment and management of pediatric constipation.


Understanding Physician Burnout (S1:E26)

February 27, 2018

Learn how to reduce the stigma of physician burnout.

Undescended and Retractile Testicle (S3:E2)

August 13, 2019

Learn about the differences in presentation between undescended and retractile testicle, approaches to treatment and long-term prognosis for patients.

Update on AAP Guidelines for Febrile Infants (S6:E17)

December 13, 2022

Experts from Children’s Hospital Colorado and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital discuss the updated AAP guidelines for infants between 8 and 60 days old who develop a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Progress (S4:E10)

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine candidates have shown a robust immune response and are close to approval. Listen to our expert share updates on COVID-19 vaccine progress.

Updated Hyperbilirubinemia Management Guidelines (S6:E8)

October 11, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the new hyperbilirubinemia guidelines.


Vaccinations and Motivational Interviewing (S1:E12)

October 17, 2017

Exploring vaccine safety and motivational interviewing for talking to parents.

Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (S3:E6)

September 5, 2019

Listen to our pediatric pulmonologist discuss diagnosis, treatment and reporting of vaping associated pulmonary injury (VAPI).

Vascular Malformations in Pediatric Primary Care (S1:E13)

October 24, 2017

A discussion of the most common pediatric vascular anomalies in primary care.

Vitamin D and Iron Deficiency in Babies (S4:E28)

April 20, 2021

Listen to a pediatric nutrition expert discuss how to screen for, prevent and address iron and vitamin D deficiencies in babies.


What to Expect with a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (S6:E10)

October 27, 2022

Listen to pediatric experts discuss referral guidelines for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgeries and pre- and post-surgical management.

What We Know About the Omicron Variant and Pediatrics (S5:E15)

December 8, 2021

Listen to experts discuss the what we know about the Omicron variant and pediatrics.

When Substance Use Disorders Come to Pediatrics (S4:E16)

January 12, 2021

Listen to experts discuss a new approach to screening adolescents for substance use disorder and referring them for treatment.

When the Loss of Smell Lingers: Olfactory Training for Post-COVID-19 Infection (S4:E23)

March 5, 2021

Listen to experts discuss how COVID-19 disrupts the sense of taste and smell, and whether olfactory training may help restore it.

Why It's Time to Reopen Schools for In-Person Learning (S4:E17)

January 22, 2021

Listen to experts discuss what studies reveal about COVID-19 transmission in schools, and whether schools should reopen for in-person learning.