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Wendy P. Bernatavicius, MD

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Division Chief, General Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Needs Promoting Med. Educ. Pediatrics Hospice & Pall. Med.


Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Wendy P. Bernatavicius, MD

Dr. Bernatavicius completed her pediatric training and was a Chief Resident within Phoenix Children's Hospital's pediatric residency program. She then joined the medical staff in 2008 as an Attending Physician in the General Pediatric Outpatient Division. In 2009, she was named Director of the Special Needs Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital. With an interest in Palliative Care medicine, she became Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine in 2012.

Currently she spends half her time in the Special Needs Clinic and half her time conducting Palliative Care consults inpatient at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Since 2010, Dr. Bernatavicius has also been one of the Pediatric Medical Directors with Hospice of the Valley.

As an advocate for children with special health care needs, Dr. Bernatavicius is involved with helping to improve the quality of care and care coordination delivered to this population. She is also very interested in medical education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. She also works very closely with the Pediatric Residents, as well as Palliative Care Fellows from nearby Palliative Care Fellowship Programs.

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Education & Training

Board Certification

General Pediatrics, Palliative

Medical School / Education

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


(Pediatrics) Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Top-Doc

Research & Publications

Promoting Medical Education; Special Needs