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Pediatric Hospitalists Join Staff at Wheeling Hospital

September 12, 2017

WHEELING, W.Va. – Wheeling Hospital has added a new service to assist in the round-the-clock, pediatrician-provided care of infants and children requiring hospitalization.

Pediatric hospitalists Dr. Anish Trehun, Dr. Brian Vaske and Dr. Sandhya Vethachalam are available to provide hospital coverage during nights and on weekends, allowing for uninterrupted care. The children’s primary care pediatrician remains involved throughout the hospital stay, but if there is a significant change to a child’s condition, the hospitalists are on site to respond quickly and efficiently.

“The pediatric hospitalists are available to evaluate and treat children in any area of the hospital, including the Emergency Room. We are pleased to offer these services, as this level of care is uncommon at a community hospital,” said Dr. Judith Romano, director of the Center for Pediatrics.
Trehun, who is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, earned his medical degree at the NDMVP Samaj’s Medical College in India. His pediatrics residency was completed at the Northwest Texas Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, and he was a pediatrics critical care fellow at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Before joining Wheeling Hospital, Trehun worked with pediatric in-patients at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV. While there he also had an outpatient pediatrics practice and coordinated the “medical home” for children with chronic health conditions and complex medical needs. This included collaboration and co-management with pediatric subspecialists. Prior to working in Petersburg, Trehun also was a pediatrics specialist at Welch Community Hospital in Welch, WV.

Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Vaske is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the University Hospitals Health System-Richmond Heights Hospital in Ohio and his pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Vaske also has received training in ImPACT concussion testing and interpretation. Prior to coming to Wheeling Hospital, Vaske was employed at DuBois Regional Medical Center/Penn Highlands, where he was a founding member of the Concussion Committee that established the standard of concussion care for the hospital system and area school districts.

His special interests include sports medicine, specifically knee injury prevention and diagnosis, and concussions; obesity; and asthma.

Vaske, who is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, also is available to see patients at the Wheeling Hospital Center for Pediatrics’ Martins Ferry location. His office number is 740-633-6480.

Vethachalam received her medical degree at Madras Medical College in India. She performed her pediatric residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York.

She performed student electives in neonatology at Boston Children’s Hospital; cardiology at Case Medical Center in Cleveland; infectious at the University of North Carolina; pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; and allergy-immunology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY.

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Contact: Gregg Warren, Vice President-Marketing and Public Relations, 304-243-3260

Wheeling Hospital pediatric hospitalists are, from left, Dr. Sandhya Vethachalam, Dr. Brian Vaske and Dr. Anish Trehun. They are providing hospital coverage for pediatric patients during nights and weekends, ensuring uninterrupted care.