Lynn M McDaniel

Lynn M McDaniel, MD

General Pediatrics
Primary Location:
University Hospital

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Research Interests:

Quality Improvement initiatives for the pediatric inpatient – Children’s Asthma Care, Breastfeeding Medicine, Early Sepsis Recognition, Enhanced Patient Education for the Technology Dependent, Modifiable Factors to decrease pediatric hospital Readmissions

Clinical Practice:
Pediatric Primary Care


Associate Professor

Lynn M. McDaniel, MD, is the director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, as well as the medical director of Acute Inpatient Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. She joined the faculty in 2007.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Dr. McDaniel graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and received her pediatrics residency training at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. She spent the first six years of her career in private practice pediatrics in South Carolina.

In 2001, she joined the pediatric faculty of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, as lead physician for the Chronic Complex Pediatric Clinic. She then transitioned to hospital medicine at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, before joining the team at UVA Children’s Hospital.

Dr. McDaniel is actively involved in quality improvement research that impacts pediatric inpatient units. She serves as the lead of the children’s asthma care quality group, which earned UVA recognition as a top performer in the University Hospital Consortium. She also leads a multidisciplinary team to use electronic health records to help identify patients at risk for sepsis and initiate treatment more quickly. In addition, as medical director of the acute inpatient unit, Dr. McDaniel is very involved in improvement efforts for creating a safe, healthy work environment for all staff.

Dr. McDaniel is the mother of three sons, and her husband is a pediatric cardiologist at UVA. Her interests include photography and day hiking.

  • 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Voices of Quality video contest - For a video detailing efforts to improve the quality of care for children with asthma at UVA Children’s Hospital
  • 2012 Breastfeeding Champion Award, Virginia Breastfeeding Advocates
  • 2010-2011 Outstanding Service Award, Virginia Chapter AAP and the Virginia Pediatric Society - For leadership in the Infant Mortality/Safe Sleep campaign
  • 2010 Injury Prevention Recognition Award, Virginia Department of Health - For work in SIDS prevention education


Medical University of South Carolina, 1992
Pediatrics, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine