Doctors and Staff

Meet the Limited Stay Unit (LSU) Team

The LSU staff uses a team approach to care for the acutely sick child, incorporating a dedicated attending physician and residents, as well as nursing and respiratory care personnel. This approach provides streamlined medical services, increased parent education and improved family satisfaction.

The attending physicians are members of the Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service, who are the pediatric hospitalists for Children's General Medical Service. The LSU’s attending physician can serve as the primary physician caring for a child on the unit or in cooperation with the admitting community physician.

Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP

Medical Director of the Limited Stay Unit, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Service, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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C. Lynn Cabral, MD

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Michael J. Decker, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Joyce S. Leifer, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kishore Vellody, MD

Medical Director, Down Syndrome Center
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Nurse Manager
Tracey Weinfenbaugh, RN

Nurse Practitioner
Maureen Perrino