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Meet our new physicians


Melanie Blackburn, M.D. Hospitalist
Dr. Blackburn joins our general and hospital pediatrics team and provides hospitalist services at Children’s Hospital. Phone: 803-434-7945.


Sylvia Brook, M.D.
Special Needs Care

Dr. Brook joins our faculty with an interest in caring for children with special needs. Phone: 803-434-2300.


Caroline DiBattisto, M.D. Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. DiBattisto joins our developmental pediatrics team. She is available to see children with learning disorders, autism and ADHD, as well as other developmental issues. Phone: 803-935-5604.


James French, M.D. Hematology/Oncology
Dr. French joins our Division of Hematology/Oncology and leads our Hemophilia Center. He also provides care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Phone:at 803-434-3533.


Shilpa Shivakumar, M.D. Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Shivakumar joins our Division of Hematology/Oncology and provides care for children with pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Phone: 803-434-3533.