Healthy Kids - Winter 2023


HEALTHY HABITS Emergency room autism specialists, heart smart schools, an educational activity you can do at home and more 05 PLASTICS IN PEDIATRICS An inside look at the Division of Plastic Surgery at Rady Children’s, plus how the Hospital is helping change the lives of kids from around the country 14 but reconstructive surgery and occupational therapy saved it 17 IN GOOD HANDS An ATV accident could have cost Ella her arm,


HOPE AND GRACE Genetic testing couldn’t explain 5-year-old Grace Holbrook’s rare double diagnosis, but it did give her family hope 26


STAFF SPOTLIGHT Steven Kingsmore, MD, the renowned president and

CEO of the Institute for Genomic Medicine has been named Rady Children’s inaugural Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Medicine


PAY IT FORWARD The grateful father of a patient at the Helen

Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children explains why it’s important to give back

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