Endocrinology

  • Meet the Team

    Division of Endocrinology is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.  

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    Department Head

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    Lawrence M. Dolan, MD
    Director, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    Lawrence M. Dolan, MD

    Director, Division of Endocrinology

    Director, Endocrinology Clinical Laboratory

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

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    Specialties

    Epidemiology and genetics of obesity; insulin resistance; abnormal carbohydrate metabolism; diabetes and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease 

    Biography

    Lawrence M. Dolan, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. He has been on the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1983.

    Dr. Dolan is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. His research focuses on the epidemiology and genetics of obesity, insulin resistance, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes and their relationships to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease.

    Dr. Dolan received his bachelor of science degree from the University of San Francisco. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

    Dr. Dolan completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Minnesota. He also served as chief resident. He obtained fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Virginia.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1971.

    MD: University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.

    Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 to 1979. Chief Resident, 1979.

    Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1982; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1983.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Understanding Social Status Input on Adolescent Health. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Dec 2007 - Nov 2011. #RO1HD41527.

    SEARCH Nutritional Ancillary Study of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Feb 2008 - Jan 2012. #RO1DK077949.

    SEARCH 3: Cohort Study to assess the incidence of acute and chronic diabetes related complications. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2010 - Oct 2015. #1U18DP002709.

    Accelerated Cardiovascular Aging in Youth. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2011 -Dec 2015. #R01-105591.

    Faculty

    Philippe F. Backeljauw, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: philippe.backeljauw@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Growth disorders; disorders of bone and calcium metabolism; Turner syndrome

    Growth disorders; IGF-I therapy; Turner syndrome 

    Biography

    Within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Dr. Backeljauw's clinical emphasis relates to children with growth problems and disorders of calcium and bone metabolism. He is also the medical director of the Turner Syndrome Multidisciplinary Center of Cincinnati. From a research perspective, Dr. Backeljauw is engaged in clinical research related to growth disorders. Ongoing studies focus on IGF-I therapy in GH resistance syndromes, as well as assessment and treatment of Turner syndrome co-morbidities. He is a collaborator in several other studies, including one on the prevalence of endocrinopathies after head injury and after cancer therapy. His research efforts have resulted in more than 70 publications, including peer-reviewed original manuscripts, abstracts, and textbook chapters.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Ghent, Belgium.

    Residency: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1992; recertified, 1999. Pediatric Endocrinology, 1995; recertified, 2003.

    Sarah D. Corathers, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8416

    Email: sarah.corathers@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Effective transition between pediatric and adult health care settings; type 1 diabetes in adolescents and adults; adult care for Turner Syndrome; quality improvement in healthcare

    Biography

    Following completion of a combined residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics, Sarah Corathers, MD, is pursuing joint subspecialty fellowship training in endocrinology, which provides a strong background in management of diabetes and metabolic disease in both children and adults. She has a particular interest in psychosocial aspects of diabetes care for adolescents, effective transition between pediatric and adult care for individuals with chronic endocrine issues, adult care of Turner Syndrome women and quality improvement in healthcare.

    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2002.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2006.

    Certification: Pediatrics 2006, Internal Medicine 2007.

    Publications

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    Nancy A. Crimmins, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: nancy.crimmins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Diabetes; obesity

    Research Interests

    Obesity: etiology and treatment; maturity onset diabetes of the young; epidemiology of glucose intolerance and diabetes

    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2006.

    Publications

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    Deborah A. Elder, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: deborah.elder@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Diabetes; growth disorders; precocious puberty; calcium disorders 

    Research Interests 

    Researching type 2 diabetes in adolescents; intensified insulin therapy

    Education and Training

    BS: Michigan State University, 1991.

    MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1995.

    Residency: Indiana University Riley Hospital For Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1998.

    Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001.

    Certification: Pediatric Endocrinology.

    Publications

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    Iris Gutmark-Little, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: iris.little@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Turner syndrome; growth disorders; thyroid disorders; pubertal disorders; general pediatric endocrinology

    Biography

    Iris Gutmark-Little, MD, is board-certified in Pediatrics and board-eligible in Pediatric Endocrinology. She has been on the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2010.

    Dr. Gutmark-Little is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. Her research focuses on the airway and great vessel anatomy and diseases in the Turner syndrome population.

    Dr. Gutmark-Little received her bachelor's of science in microbiology and chemistry from Louisiana State University. She received her doctor of medicine degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Gutmark-Little completed her pediatric internship and residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She obtained fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    BS: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2000.

    MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2010.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics, pending 2011.

    Publications

    Stuart Handwerger, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4209

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: stuart.handwerger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Regulation of gene expression in human placenta and uterine decidua during differentiation.

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1964.

    Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1965 to 1966.

    Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1968 to 1969.

    Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 1969; Subspecialty Boards, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1978.

    Publications

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    Jonathan C. Howell, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: jonathan.howell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus; endocrinopathy in bone marrow failure syndromes; growth disorders; thyroid disorders

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    Biography

    Jonathan C. Howell, MD, PhD, is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric endocrinology. He has been on the faculty of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2012.

    Dr. Howell is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. His main clinical focus is diabetes as well as providing care for patients with endocrine disorders, including growth, thyroid, pituitary, pubertal, and adrenal dysfunction. In 2012, he was awarded a William Cooper Procter Scholarship to support his academic career development. Dr. Howell’s research focuses on the mechanisms that control hormone cell development and function in human intestine and how it relates to diabetes and cystic fibrosis.

    Dr. Howell received his bachelor of arts degree from Hanover College. He received his PhD from Indiana University and his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Howell completed his pediatric internship and residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. He also obtained his fellowship training from Cincinnati Children’s.

    Education and Training

    BA:Hanover College, Hanover, IN, 1997.

    PhD: Indiana University (Edward F. Srour, thesis adviser), Indianapolis, IN, 2003.

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2009.

    Endocrinology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

    Publications

    Jonathan D. Katz, PhD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5306

    Fax: 513-636-5355

    Email: jonathan.katz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    T cells; MHC, beta cell death; islet antigens

    Research Interests

    Immunology, autoimmunity, type 1 diabetes

    Biography

    Jonathan D. Katz, PhD, focuses on autoimmune diabetes research. Autoimmune diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes (T1D), is the most common pediatric autoimmune disease. Roughly 1/250 individuals develop T1D in the United States.There is currently no cure for T1D and the only treatment is daily exogenous insulin replacement therapy. Many T1D patients eventually develop secondary complications, such as hearth disease, blindness, peripheral neuropathy and renal failure.

    Dr. Katz's work focuses on the role that autoreactive T lymphocytes play in the disease process. His lab interested in (1) the control of autoreactive T cells via central and peripheral tolerance, (2) the role NKT cells play in regulating autoreactive T cells, and (3) the role dendritic cells play in activating and regulating autoreactive T cells in T1D.

    Most of his work uses the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse strain that spontaneously develops T1D with remarkable similar to the T1D seen in human patients. The availability of the NOD strain has allowed us to take a modern, reductionist molecular and cellular immunology approach to understanding the mechanism(s) and genetics underlying T1D susceptibility and disease progression. His lab makes extensive use of knockout, transgenic, regulated gene expression, targeted ablation, cell transfer and genomic studies the progression and regulation of T1D in the NOD mouse.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1984.

    PhD: University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1990.

    Post-Doctoral Fellow: Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1990-1995.

    Publications

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    David J. Klein, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: david.klein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Diabetes mellitus: intensive insulin management and pathophysiology of diabetes complications; obesity prevention and treatment; disorders of growth and development, with special focus on the use of growth hormone for the treatment of short stature associated with inflammatory bowel disease; early detection of renal disease in children with diabetes mellitus; effects of diabetes mellitus on renal proteoglycan synthesis

    Education and Training

    BS: Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 1974. 

    MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, 1977. 

    PhD: University of Minnesota, 1985. 

    Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1980. 

    Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1982; Pediatric Endocrinology,1997; recertified 2004.

    Publications

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    Sarah Lawson, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: sarah.lawson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Turner syndrome; endocrine disease related to oncologic pathology and treatment; septo-optic dysplasia.

    Biography

    Sarah Lawson, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. Her research has focused on identifying vascular changes, through non-invasive techniques, in the young Turner Syndrome population. This has been possible through the collaboration of Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Cardiology.

    Dr. Lawson completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry and biology with a minor in bible studies from Lee University, and received her MD from the University of Kentucky. After completion of her pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Lawson began her fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Lawson’s clinical interests are in the areas of Turner syndrome, endocrine disease related to oncologic pathology and treatment, and septo-optic dysplasia.

    Education and Training

    BS: Lee University, Cleveland, TN, 2000.

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2005.

    Residency: Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington, KY, 2005-2008.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.


    Takahisa Nakamura, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: takahisa.nakamura@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    RNA-related inflammation in obesity and metabolic diseases 

    Biography

    Dr. Nakamura received his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2003. He completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Gökhan S. Hotamisligil at Harvard School of Public Health in 2013, followed by his faculty appointment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2013.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Tokyo, 2003.

    Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Tokyo, 2003-2006

    Research Fellow: Harvard University, 2006-2010

    Research Associate: Harvard University, 2010-2013

    Publications

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    Grants

    Functional analysis of PKR, JNK, and RISC in metabolic inflammation and homeostasis. Principal Investigator. American Heart Association, Scientist Development Grant. Jan 2012 – Dec 2014.

    Analysis of pathogenic double-stranded RNA in chronic inflammatory diseases. Principal Investigator. Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO. Feb 2013 – Mar 2016.

    Susan R. Rose, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: susan.rose@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hypothalamic pituitary function; thyroid; disorders of growth or puberty; endocrine function in cancer survivors after head injury

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 1980.

    MEd: School Psychology, University of Dayton, 1972.

    Residency: The Cleveland Clinic, 1983.

    Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 1986.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1985; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1986.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Hypopituitarism in survivors of traumatic brain injury. Primary Investigator. Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals. 2008 - 2012.

    Meilan M. Rutter, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: meilan.rutter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Bone health and calcium metabolism; disorders of growth, puberty and sex development; endocrine function in cancer survivors; endocrine function in neuromuscular disorders

    Research Interests

    Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Biography

    Meilan Rutter is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and joined the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2008. Currently, Dr. Rutter is assistant director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Rutter received her degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BCh) from the University of Wales College of Medicine. She completed her training in Pediatrics in New Zealand, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1995. She underwent fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children's. She completed further pediatric residency training to achieve American Board of Pediatrics specialty and subspecialty board certification.

    Dr. Rutter treats children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. She serves as a consultant for the Neuromuscular Comprehensive Care Center and the Neuro-Oncology program at Cincinnati Children's. Additionally. she is a member of the Disorders of Sex Development interdisciplinary team.

    Education and Training

    MB, BCh: University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

    FRACP: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, New Zealand.

    Residency: Auckland Children's Hospital and Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand; Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatrics, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1995.

    Publications

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    Amy Sanghavi Shah, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: amy.shah@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Lipid and cholesterol disorders; endocrine disorders; type 1 and type 2 diabetes; cardiovascular disease

    Biography

    Dr. Shah's interests focus on cardiovascular risk factors and their effects on early atherosclerosis. 
    Dr. Shah has presented her research at national meetings and has published several manuscripts in this area.

    Education and Training

    BA: Biology, University of Texas at Austin.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.

    MD: St. George's University.

    Residency: Loyola University Medical Center.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

    Publications

    Grants

    Role of High Density Lipoprotein Subspecies in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes. Co-Principal Investigator. University of Cincinnati. Jan 2011 - Sep 2011.

    DASH for Diabetes Controlled Feeding Study. Co- Principal Investigator. Clinical & Translational Research Center. Jun 2011 - Dec 2011.


    Peggy J. Stenger, DO

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: peggy.stenger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Disorders of bone and calcium metabolism; disorders of thyroid, puberty, growth; disorders of pituitary and adrenal; diabetes

    Biography

    Peggy J. Stenger, DO, is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She has been in the Division of Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s since 1999. Prior to that she worked in the Babies Milk Fund at Norwood through the Department of General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. Her primary interest is in disorders of bone and calcium metabolism. She is a certified clinical densitometrist, especially interested in disorders of high bone mass.

    Dr. Stenger received her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas. She received her residency training at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque where she also served as Chief Resident. She obtained pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Dr. Stenger has previously served in the Indian Health Service at Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, New Mexico. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, she was on the clinical faculty in General Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque. While there, she served on the New Mexico State Board of the American Diabetes Association. She was instrumental in organization of diabetes clinics at the University of New Mexico and worked in diabetes outreach clinics throughout the state.

    Education and Training

    BS:  University of Texas, Arlington, Texas.

    DO: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    CCD:  International Society Clinical Densitometry.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics 1989; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics 1999; International Society Clinical Densitometry 2007.

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    James M. Wells, PhD
    Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-8767

    james.wells@cchmc.org

    James M. Wells, PhD

    Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology

    Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8767

    Fax: 513-636-4317

    Email: james.wells@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of the pancreas, liver and biliary system; replacement therapies, such as transplantable pancreatic beta cells for patients with type-1 diabetes; regeneration of adult tissues

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    Biography

    The focus of his teams basic research has been to identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the embryonic development of endocrine cells including pancreatic beta cells and tissues of the gastrointestinal tract. Their translational projects have focused on identifying new approaches to improve child health in several ways: 1. To identify and use embryonic pathways to generate complex, three-dimensional organ tissues from pluripotent stem cells, 2. Use these tissues to develop new in vitro human models for diabetes and digestive disease research and 3. Develop long-term, therapeutic strategies for cell and tissue-replacement therapies.

    Education and Training

    BS: Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1987.

    PhD: Graduate program in Genetics, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, 1995.

    Postdoctoral Fellow: Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 1996 - 2001. 

    Publications

    View Dr. Wells PubMed Publications.

    Grants

    Single Cell Dissection of Human Intestine Development. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Heath. Sept 2013 – Aug 2018. NIH 1R01DK098350.

    Control of human endocrine cell development. Contact Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Heath. April 2012 – March 2017. NIH 1R01DK092456-01.

    Develop Innovative Translational Tools to Study Enteroendocrine Function in Human Intestine and Applications to Diabetes Drug Discovery. Principal Investigator. Eli Lilly Internal Sponsors: Drs. Melissa Thomas and Hsiu Chiung-Yang. Dec 2011 – Nov 2013.

    Generating Human Intestinal Organoids with an ENS. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sept 2012 – Aug 2014. NIH 1U18NS080815-01.

    Generating 3-D lung organoids in vitro. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sept 2012 – Aug 2014. NIH 1R21 HL115372-01.

    KLF5 regulation of intestinal development and stem cell homeostasis. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Aug 2011 – July 2015. NIH 1R01 DK092306-01.

    Transcriptional Control of Placental Differentiation. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Feb 2011 – Jan 2016. NIH R01 HD065339.


    Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: nana.jones@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Diversity and cultural competence; non-adherence in the pediatric population; information technology in healthcare; medical education

    Research Interests

    Adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes 

    Biography

    Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD, is a new clinical faculty in the division of pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Yayah Jones recently arrived in Cincinnati from St. Louis, Missouri where she completed both pediatric residency and endocrinology fellowship at Washington University's St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH). An additional year was spent at SLCH as a pediatric chief resident. During all the years of Dr. Yayah Jones's training she was active in fostering diversity among the medical trainees and in fact founded the Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA), a group of medical trainees whose focus was on recruitment, retention and community service. As creator and president of WUMMA she became active in the resident and fellows diversity initiative created by the Barnes Jewish Hospital Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence. She mentored undergraduate student, medical students and residents throughout her training.

    During fellowship she fostered a special interest in children with chronic illness who are non-adherent to their medical regimen. Dr. Yayah Jone's research efforts will be geared towards the non-adherence type 1 diabetic who is often prone to recurrent hospitalizations and diabetes complications.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2006.

    Fellowship: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009.

    Fellows

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    Cassandra C. Brady, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4479

    cassandra.brady@cchmc.org

    Cassandra C. Brady, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4479

    Email: cassandra.brady@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.

    Residency: Pediatric, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN, 2012.

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    Christiaan de Bruin, MD, PhD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    christiaan.debruin@cchmc.org

    Christiaan de Bruin, MD, PhD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: christiaan.debruin@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2004.

    PhD: Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2009

    Residency: Pediatrics, Radboud University MC, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2014.

    Publications

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    Marjorie C. Golekoh, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-803-3817

    marjorie.golekoh@cchmc.org

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    Marjorie C. Golekoh, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-803-3817

    Email: marjorie.golekoh@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 2007.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012.

    Fellowship (Current): Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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    Vincent Horne, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-7669

    vincent.horne@cchmc.org

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    Vincent Horne, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-7669

    Email: vincent.horne@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric endocrinology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2011.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.


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    Chijioke Ikomi, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-803-7423

    chijioke.ikomi@cchmc.org

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    Chijioke Ikomi, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-803-7423

    Email: chijioke.ikomi@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Residency: New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Centre, New York, NY.

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    Pranati Jha, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-803-2228

    pranati.jha@cchmc.org

    Pranati Jha, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-803-2228

    Email: pranati.jha@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MBBS: Calcutta Medical College, India.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center, NY.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, 2011.


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    Jose M. Jimenez Vega, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    jose.jimenez-vega@cchmc.org

    Jose M. Jimenez Vega, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: jose.jimenez-vega@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro América , San Jose, Costa Rica, 2007.

    Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

    Fellowship (current): Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    A photo of Christel Keefe.

    Christel M. Keefe, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    christel.keefe@cchmc.org

    Christel M. Keefe, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: christel.keefe@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 2009.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s; Cincinnati, OH.


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    Arti P. Shah, MBBS
    Clinical Fellow, Endocrinology

    513-636-7514

    arti.shah@cchmc.org

    Arti Shah, MBBS

    Clinical Fellow, Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-7514

    Email: arti.shah@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MBBS: NHL M Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, 2007.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, 2011.

    A photo of Nicole Sheanon.

    Nicole M. Sheanon, MD
    Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    nicole.sheanon@cchmc.org

    Nicole M. Sheanon, MD

    Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: nicole.sheanon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Type 1 diabetes; Turner syndrome

    Research

    Type 1 diabetes; Turner syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MD.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, completion date: 9/15/15.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.


    A photo of Allison Smego.

    Allison R. Smego, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-736-0722

    allison.smego@cchmc.org

    Allison R. Smego, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-736-0722

    Email: allison.smego@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Residency
    : Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN, 2013.
    A photo of Halley Wasserman.

    Halley M. Wasserman, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    513-803-3815

    halley.wasserman@cchmc.org

    A photo of Halley Wasserman.

    Halley M. Wasserman, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-803-3815

    Email: halley.wasserman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric endocrinology; disorders of bone mineralization

    Education and Training

    MD: Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, 2009.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.


    Staff

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    Sarah B. Boyd, LSW, MSSA, SWII
    Social Worker, Division of Social Services

    513-636-2444

    sarah.boyd@cchmc.org

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    Pamela S. Burwinkel, RN, BSN
    Registered Nurse, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-8456

    pamela.burwinkel@cchmc.org


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    Mandi L. Cafasso, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-4744

    mandi.cafasso@cchmc.org

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    Mandi L. Cafasso, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: mandi.cafasso@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2005.

    Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2005.
    A photo of Lori Casnellie.

    Lori A. Casnellie, RN
    Care Manager, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-0226

    lori.casnellie@cchmc.org


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    Allison K. Deisinger, RD, LD, CDE
    Registered Dietitian, Endocrinology

    513-636-4860

    allison.deisinger@cchmc.org

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    Janise M. Felblinger, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    513-636-2444

    janise.felblinger@cchmc.org

    Janise M. Felblinger, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Email: janise.felblinger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Diabetes

    Education and Training

    BSN: Xavier University, 2003.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, 2009.

    Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2009.


    A photo of Michelle Hanson.

    Michele Hanson, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    513-636-2444

    michele.hanson@cchmc.org

    Michele A. Hanson, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Email: michele.hanson@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1984.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1991.
    A photo of Jennifer Kelly.

    Jennifer J. Kelly, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-2444

    jennifer.kelly@cchmc.org

    Jennifer J. Kelly, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Fax: 513-636-9677

    Email: jennifer.kelly@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Diabetes

    Education and Training

    MSN: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2003.

    Certification: CNP, 2004 PNCB.

    A photo of Ann Malinowski.

    Ann B. Malinowski, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-2444

    ann.malinowski@cchmc.org

    Ann B. Malinowski, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Email: ann.malinowski@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1977.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1981.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1981.
    A photo of Nancy Morwessel.

    Nancy J. Morwessel, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    513-636-2444

    nancy.morwessel@cchmc.org

    Nancy J. Morwessel, MSN, APRN, RN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Fax: 513-636-7576

    Email: nancy.morwessel@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatric diabetes care and intensified insulin therapy; quality-of-life and well-being measurement; bioethics consultation and education; bereavement follow-up.

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975.

    MSN: Child Health Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981. 

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1981.

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    Christine D. Osborn, RN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-2444

    christine.osborn@cchmc.org

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    Christine D. Osborn, RN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Email: christine.osborn@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992.

    CNP: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1997. 

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, 1997.
    A photo of Deborah Standiford.

    Debra A. Standiford, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    513-636-7449

    debbie.standiford@cchmc.org

    Debra Standiford, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    Phone: 513-636-7449

    Fax: 513-803-0677

    Email: debbie.standiford@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Care of children with diabetes

    Clinical research related to diabetes

    Biography

    Debra A. Standiford, MSN, APRN, CNP, has been an employee of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1975.

    From 1975 to 1977, Debra worked as a staff nurse on a chronic care unit, when she was promoted to charge nurse. She assumed the role of head nurse of the Orthopedic unit in 1978.

    In 1980 and 1981, Debra worked part-time as a staff nurse on the Hematology/ Oncology unit and graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She worked as pediatric extension program liaison in nursing education. The focus of her work was the coordination of clinical experiences for undergraduate nursing students from local universities, colleges, and schools of nursing.

    Debra assisted in orienting newly employed nurses and presenting in-services for clinical and managerial nurses. During 1983 and 1984, she was acting director of Educational Services for Nursing and assumed the role of educational nurse specialist while pursuing further education. She graduated with a master's degree in nursing management from Indiana University in 1987. She was promoted to nursing director of the Neurosurgical/Tracheostomy unit.

    In 1992, Debra assumed the role of diabetes research nurse. The major focus of her work was the coordination of clinical research studies related to diabetes in children and young adults.

    Debra has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, and in 1989, was certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Currently, Debra works with families of children diagnosed with diabetes. She also continues to function as a coordinator of clinical research studies related to diabetes.

    Education and Training

    Diploma of Nursing: The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975.

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981.

    MSN: Nursing Administration, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind.,1987.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.

    Publications

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    A photo of Amanda Sylvester.

    Amanda Sylvester, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Division of Endocrinology

    513-636-2444

    amanda.sylvester@cchmc.org

    Amanda Sylvester, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Division of Endocrinology

    Education Consultant, Center for Professional Excellence

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Email: amanda.sylvester@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Diabetes

    Biography

    Amanda Sylvester, MSN, APRN, CNP, currently works with children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with diabetes. Her personal interests within the field include improving adherence to treatment plan between clinic visits as well as facilitating improved family coping with chronic illness. She enjoys working with quality improvement within the department and the Cincinnati Children's institution.

    Past experience includes primary care prior to working with the diabetes population. Her passion has always been for working with children and their family to improve their health and outcomes.

    Education and Training

    BS: Psychology, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN 2004.

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2007.

    MSN/NP: University of Cincinnati, Pediatrics-Primary Care, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    A photo of Karishma Tilton.

    Karishma J. Tilton, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    513-636-2444

    karishma.tilton@cchmc.org

    Karishma J. Tilton, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Center

    Phone: 513-636-2444

    Fax: 513-636-7576

    Email: karishma.tilton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education and Training

    BS: Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University, 2003.

    BSN: College of Mount St. Joseph, 2005.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2008. 

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    Kristen Wetherill, RD, LD, CDE
    Registered Dietitian, Endocrinology

    513-803-0009

    kristen.wetherill@cchmc.org