• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Gregory Tiao.

    Greg M. Tiao, MD Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    is a pediatric surgeon and a pediatric transplant surgeon who has his basic research in the care of children afflicted with biliary atresia.


    A photo of Maria Alonso.

    Maria H. Alonso, MD Co-Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Surgery


    A photo of Rebecca Brown.

    Rebeccah L. Brown, MD Associate Director, Trauma Services


    A photo of Roshni Dasgupta.

    A. Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery


    A photo of Richard Falcone.
    A photo of Jason Frischer.

    Jason S. Frischer, MD Director, Colorectal Center

    is a pediatric surgeon who has matched his clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with his basic and translational research programs. He is investigating angiogenesis, or the development of blood vessels in IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), and how it relates to inflammation and healing. He also has interests in ECMO, CDH and anticoagulation outcomes research.


    A photo of Victor Garcia.
    A photo of Mounira Habli.

    Mounira A. Habli, MD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Cincinnati Fetal Center


    A photo of Michael Helmrath.
    A photo of Belinda Hsi Dickie.

    Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD Surgical Director, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program

    is a pediatric surgeon who has a basic science lab in vascular biology. Her lab is focusing on the pathways of lymphangiogenesis and the genetics involved in the development of vascular malformations.

    Visit the Dickie Lab.

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    A photo of Thomas Inge.

    Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens


    A photo of Helen N. Jones.

    Helen N. Jones, PhD

    is a placental physiologist who has research interests in placental function in pathological pregnancies and the development of non-viral mediated gene therapies in fetal growth restriction. Her lab studies the underlying mechanisms of placental insufficiency and potential therapies leading to increased placental function and fetal growth.

    Visit the Jones Lab.


    A photo of Foong-Yen Lim.

    Foong-Yen Lim, MD Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center


    A photo of Jaimie Nathan.

    Jaimie D. Nathan, MD Surgical Director, Pancreas Care Center

    is a pediatric general, thoracic and transplant surgeon, who has a basic science research program in the role of the gut microbiome in the modulation of liver injury and cholangiopathies. His lab studies the gut-liver axis as it relates to the pathogenesis of a number of liver diseases which can progress to end-stage liver disease requiring transplantation.


    A photo of Jose Peiro.

    Jose L. Peiro, MD Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    is in the cutting-edge of fetal myelomeningocele intrauterine repair innovation, allowing a fetoscopic approach for the treatment of this devastating condition, as well as looking for innovative strategies for treatment of CDH by means fetal tracheal occlusion.

    Visit the Peiro Lab.


    A photo of Frederick Ryckman.

    Frederick C. Ryckman, MD Sr. Vice President, Medical Operations


    A photo of Aimen Shaaban.

    Aimen F. Shaaban, MD Director, Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy

    is a pediatric surgeon who leads a research program studying in utero transplantation. His laboratory seeks to better understand the manner in which immunologic tolerance develops in the fetus following transplantation in order to design less toxic and more effective therapies for the treatment of numerous diseases such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia, immunodeficiency, spinal muscular atrophy and inherited metabolic disorders.

    Visit the Shaaban Lab.



    Soona Shin, PhD

    conducts research that aims to decipher the molecular basis underlying liver cancer, with a focus on adult hepatic progenitor cells and fetal hepatoblasts. Dr. Shin hypothesizes that dysregulation of signaling pathways involved in cell differentiation leads to malignant transformation of tissue-specific stem cells. To test this hypothesis, Dr. Shin employs mouse models of carcinogenesis as well as xenograft models of human liver cancer.

    Visit the Shin Lab.


    A photo of Nikolai Timchenko.

    Nikolai Timchenko, PhD Head of Liver Tumor Biology, Liver Tumor Program

    focuses his research on liver cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and age-associated liver dysfunctions.


    A photo of Daniel von Allmen.

    Daniel von Allmen, MD Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery