Aerodigestive Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Aerodigestive Center 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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    Medical Director

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    Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
    Director, Aerodigestive Center

    513-636-4355

    robin.cotton@cchmc.org

    Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

    Director, Aerodigestive Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: robin.cotton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric airway reconstruction; congenital and acquired anomalies of the airway; cleft lip repair; cleft palate repair; dysphagia; laryngitis; laryngomalacia; otitis media; tonsillitis

    Biography

    Originally from England, Robin T. Cotton, MD, has built the world's premiere center for the diagnosis and treatment of airway abnormalities. He was instrumental in developing the Airway Management Unit, which has evolved into the Aerodigestive Center. The Aerodigestive Center is now the forefront of the multidisciplinary approach management for children with complex airway disorders.

    Dr. Cotton was the director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from 1973 to 2012. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology has become the busiest surgical subspecialties at Cincinnati Children's, with more than 36,000 visits and 15,000 surgeries each year. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery was the first to utilize Cincinnati Children's outpatient facilities.

    Dr. Cotton has been an invited speaker to many national and international functions each year. Because of his reputation, 70 percent of his patients requiring airway surgery are from outside the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky area.

    Together, Dr. Cotton and his colleagues have developed a world-renowned program to treat primary and specialized ear, nose and throat problems, including swallowing disorders, speech disorders and cochlear implants.

    Named one of the "Best Doctors in the United States" in 1998, Dr. Cotton and his staff have built an international reputation for the treatment of hearing and aerodigestive conditions in children.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1966

    Residency: General Surgery, United Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1968; Otolaryngology Residency, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1971

    Fellowship: Otolaryngology Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1972; Head and Neck Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1973

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1972

    Publications

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    Program Director

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    Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    claire.miller@cchmc.org

    Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    Phone: 513-636-4341

    Fax: 513-636-3965

    Email: claire.miller@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Oral-motor / feeding; dysphagia; fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, 2006.

    MS: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981. 

    BS: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1980. 

    Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology.

    Publications

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    Otolaryngology

    A photo of Robert Cotton.

    Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
    Director, Aerodigestive Center

    513-636-4355

    robin.cotton@cchmc.org

    Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

    Director, Aerodigestive Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: robin.cotton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric airway reconstruction; congenital and acquired anomalies of the airway; cleft lip repair; cleft palate repair; dysphagia; laryngitis; laryngomalacia; otitis media; tonsillitis

    Biography

    Originally from England, Robin T. Cotton, MD, has built the world's premiere center for the diagnosis and treatment of airway abnormalities. He was instrumental in developing the Airway Management Unit, which has evolved into the Aerodigestive Center. The Aerodigestive Center is now the forefront of the multidisciplinary approach management for children with complex airway disorders.

    Dr. Cotton was the director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from 1973 to 2012. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology has become the busiest surgical subspecialties at Cincinnati Children's, with more than 36,000 visits and 15,000 surgeries each year. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery was the first to utilize Cincinnati Children's outpatient facilities.

    Dr. Cotton has been an invited speaker to many national and international functions each year. Because of his reputation, 70 percent of his patients requiring airway surgery are from outside the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky area.

    Together, Dr. Cotton and his colleagues have developed a world-renowned program to treat primary and specialized ear, nose and throat problems, including swallowing disorders, speech disorders and cochlear implants.

    Named one of the "Best Doctors in the United States" in 1998, Dr. Cotton and his staff have built an international reputation for the treatment of hearing and aerodigestive conditions in children.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1966

    Residency: General Surgery, United Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1968; Otolaryngology Residency, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1971

    Fellowship: Otolaryngology Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1972; Head and Neck Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1973

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1972

    Publications

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    Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s

    513-636-4355

    alessandro.dealarcon@cchmc.org

    Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH

    Director, Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: alessandro.dealarcon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Airway reconstruction; pediatric voice disorders; pediatric sinonasal conditions; eosinophilic esophagitis; health outcomes research; quality improvement in health care 

    Education and Training

    MD: VCU School of Medicine.

    Residency: University of Virginia Health Systems.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2007.

    Publications

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    Ravindhra G. Elluru, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-2886

    Email: ravi.elluru@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    General pediatric otolaryngology; airway reconstruction; head and neck tumors; hearing loss and otologic disease; plastic surgery; vascular malformations

    Research Interests

    Molecular genetics of upper respiratory tract anomalies

    Biography

    Dr. Ravi Elluru obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and completed a residency in otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After residency Dr. Elluru completed an accredited fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology with an emphasis on treating children with disorders of the upper aerodigestive tract. Dr. Elluru enjoys treating a broad variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions in children.

    Dr. Elluru has been part of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center for the last nine years. He helps the team manage vascular anomalies of the airway, head and neck. He has expertise in laser ablation and surgical excision of head and neck vascular anomalies, and facial reconstruction. His research interests include developing algorithms for treatment of complex head and neck vascular anomalies, and in creating diagnostic modalities to measure the burden of disease in children with vascular anomalies.

    Education and Training

    MD - PhD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1996.

    Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    Certification: Otolaryngology, 2002.

    Publications

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    Charles M. Myer III, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: charles.myer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; general pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat); head and neck tumors; airway problems; congenital abnormalities; sinus disease

    Biography

    Director of the Hearing Impaired Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Charles M. Myer III, MD, has special interests in general pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), head and neck tumors, airway problems, congenital abnormalities and sinus disease.

    Author of numerous scientific articles, Dr. Myer is also the co-author of A Practical Approach to Pediatric Otolaryngology, Practical Pediatric Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Myer is president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

    Education and Training

    BA: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1975.

    MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1978.

    Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1980 to 1984.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, 1984 to 1985.

    Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1984.

    Publications

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    Michael J. Rutter, MD
    Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director of Clinical Research

    513-636-4355

    mike.rutter@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Rutter, MD

    Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director of Clinical Research

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: mike.rutter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1997 to 2000; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training, 1995 to 1996; Fellowship in Clinical Research, New Zealand, 1996.

    FRACS: Part II, Sydney, 1996.

    Primary FRCS: Glasgow, 1989.

    BHB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1983.

    MBChB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1986.

    Residency: Various RMO posts, New Zealand Otolaryngology Training Scheme; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training Fellowship in Clinical Research.

    Certification: USMLE II, Sydney, June 1995; USMLE I, Sydney, June 1996; USMLE III, Cincinnati, July 2000; Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999; Ohio State Medical Board, 2001.

    Publications

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    Sally R. Shott, MD
    Pediatric Otolaryngologist

    513-636-4355

    sally.shott@cchmc.org

    Sally R. Shott, MD

    Pediatric Otolaryngologist

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: sally.shott@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Specific ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems relating to down syndrome patients

    Biography

    Sally R. Shott, MD, is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology and specializes in treating children. Dr. Shott is affiliated with a private practice, in addition to her duties as an associate professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

    Dr. Shott treats children with otologic disease, sinus disease and provides airway management. She has a special interest in children with Down syndrome and the specific medical issues they face.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Shott performs surgery and sees patients at numerous locations, making patient care more convenient for families.

    In 2006 Shott was elected the president of the Society of Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children - also known as SENTAC.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1982.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, General Surgery, 1982 to 1983; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Otolaryngology, 1983 to 1987.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 1987.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1988.

    Publications

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    Crystal D. Thornton, MSN, APRN, PNP-Primary Care
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Aerodigestive Center

    513-636-3448

    crystal.thornton@cchmc.org

    Crystal D. Thornton, MSN, APRN, PNP-Primary Care

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Aerodigestive Center

    Phone: 513-636-3448

    Email: crystal.thornton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric otolaryngology; Aerodigestive-Esophageal Center

    Education and Training

    MSN, PNP: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatric Primary Care, 2009.

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    J. Paul Willging, MD
    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    513-636-4355

    paul.willging@cchmc.org

    J. Paul Willging, MD

    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: paul.willging@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies

    Biography

    Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.

    The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.

    The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.

    The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.

    Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.

    Pulmonary Medicine

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    Raouf S. Amin, MD
    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    raouf.amin@cchmc.org

    Raouf S. Amin, MD

    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: raouf.amin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children

    Biography

    Raouf S. Amin, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. He graduated from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo Egypt in 1977. Dr. Amin received clinical training in the United Kingdom and the United States. He completed a pulmonary fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1993. His research focus is on cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children. He has several funded protocols from the National Institute of Health.

    Education and Training

    MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.

    Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine 1995.

    Publications

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    Barbara Chini, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    513-636-6771

    barb.chini@cchmc.org

    Barbara Chini, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: barb.chini@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1990.

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Publications

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    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD
    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD

    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Medical Education; outcomes research; quality improvement; sleep medicine; thoracic insufficiency syndrome

    Research Interests

    Medical Education; Pulmonary Vascular Disease; Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX, 2001.

    Residency: Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004; Pediatric Pulmonary, 2008.

    Publications

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    Hemant Sawnani, MD
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

    Hemant Sawnani, MD

    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric sleep disorders

    Education and Training

    MD: Seth GS Medical College/King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital, 1997.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, New York NY, 2000.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans LA, 2003; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, recertified 2007; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2004.


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    Michael Seid, PhD
    Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    513-803-0083

    michael.seid@cchmc.org

    Michael Seid, PhD

    Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0083

    Email: michael.seid@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health care quality / outcomes

    Visit the Seid Lab.

    Biography

    Michael Seid, PhD, is director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a core faculty in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Seid applies behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’

    Dr. Seid has worked at the Center for Child Health Outcomes at Children's Hospital, San Diego and was a behavioral / research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been principal and co-principal investigator of several large multidisciplinary research studies, collaborates with investigators at Cincinnati Children's and beyond, and publishes widely in such journals as Medical Care, HSR: Health Services Research, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and Milbank Quarterly.

    Dr. Seid has served as the chair of Children's Hospital San Diego's Institutional Review Board, as a member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and on several national and local expert panels. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and an ad hoc reviewer for Health Services Research, Pediatrics and the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2014. #1R01DK085719-01. 
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    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    513-636-2776

    rewood@cchmc.org

    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Fax: 513-636-3845

    Email: rewood@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Bronchology and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

    Biography

    Dr. Robert Wood, PhD, MD, is a pediatric pulmonary specialist, with particular interest in bronchoscopy. He has played a major role in the development of instrumentation and techniques for flexible bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. He is recognized as a teacher of endoscopic techniques, and has published many papers and book chapters on the subject. Additionally, he has extensive experience with clinical problems in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially children with complex airway problems and cystic fibrosis.

    Before coming to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Wood was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1976 to 1983), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983 to 1999).

    Education and Training

    PhD: Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1968.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1970.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1970 to 1972.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 1972 to 1974; Pediatric Pulmonology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1974 to 1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1976; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1986, 1997.

    Publications

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    Pediatric Surgery

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    Maria H. Alonso-Peclet, MD
    Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program

    513-636-4371

    maria.alonso@cchmc.org

    Maria H. Alonso-Peclet, MD

    Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program

    Co-Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: maria.alonso@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Liver, kidney transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; minimally invasive surgery; trauma 

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1982.

    Residency: Surgery, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA.

    Fellowship: Trauma / Critical Care, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, MD; Trauma / Burn, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Pediatric Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO; Transplantation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Surgery, 1999; Pediatric Surgery, 2001; Surgical Critical Care, 2001.

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    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD
    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    513-636-4576

    richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD

    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4576

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex mediastinal airway disorders; surgical oncology; neonatal anomalies; chest wall deformities; vascular malformations; esophageal disorders; pediatric trauma; epidermolysis bullosa 

    Research Interests

    Trauma systems; injury prevention; fetal lung development; vascular malformations; solid tumors in childhood 

    Biography

    Dr. Richard Azizkhan is the founding director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center and established the Vascular Anomalies Training Fellowship. Due to his vision for an interdisciplinary and coordinated effort to treat children with vascular anomalies, he recruited outstanding professionals from multiple disciplines to be part of HVMC team. He has over 30 years of surgical experience in treating children with complex vascular anomalies. He is the Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is the first occupant of the Lester W. Martin Chair of pediatric surgery, and is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine.

    Dr. Azizkhan obtained his medical degree from the Milton S. Hershey Center of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, completed his pediatric surgery residency at Johns Hopkins and his research fellowship at Harvard with Dr. Judah Folkman. He has published extensively and is author of more than 200 papers and chapters, and five books.

    As an international advocate for children’s rights and health, Dr. Azizkhan has made significant clinical and basic research contributions in angiogenesis and vascular malformations, lung development, airway reconstruction, solid tumors, trauma and injury prevention. Dr. Azizkhan has served in leadership roles in numerous national and international surgical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section, American Pediatric Surgical Association, and the American College of Surgeons. He is the President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) and has been active in establishing international medical education exchange programs and medical humanitarian activities in Central Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa. He was awarded an Honorary PhD from Tuzla University in 2001 and honorary citizenship of Tuzla in 2006 for his continuing contributions to improving the health system in Bosnia and all of the former Yugoslavian republics. Dr. Azizkhan also received the Ghandi Gold medal in 2005 from the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons for his global impact.

    Education and Training

    MD: Doctor of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Center of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey, PA, 1972 to 1975.

    Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

    Fellowship: Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

    Certification: General Surgery, 1984, recertified 1992; Pediatric Surgery, 1986, recertified 1993; Surgical Critical Care, 1989.


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    Victor F. Garcia, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Founding Director, Trauma Services

    513-636-4371

    victor.garcia@cchmc.org

    Victor F. Garcia, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Founding Director, Trauma Services

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: victor.garcia@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric injury research and control; chest-wall deformities; minimally invasive surgery (use of the laparoscope and thoracoscope to diagnose and treat surgical diseases); surgical weight loss; minority health care

    Biography

    Victor Garcia, MD, graduated from West Point, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, studied pediatric surgery under C Everett Koop, and was Walter Reed’s chief of General/Pediatric Surgery.

    Vic founded Children’s Trauma Center and led the effort to establish the country’s first Pediatric Weight Loss Surgery Center.

    For his ongoing work to eliminate childhood health and social disparities, he has received numerous awards and commendations to include the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award and the National Jefferson Award.

    Vic has an uncompromising belief in the power of systems thinking and stakeholder engagement to solve society’s most intractable problems.

    Education and Training

    BS: Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1964-1968.

    MD: University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1974.

    Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1978. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 

    Certification: Surgery, 1979; Pediatric Surgery, 1982; Surgical Critical Care, 1991.

    Publications

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

    513-636-4371

    thomas.inge@cchmc.org

    Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

    Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens

    Director, Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation

    Attending Surgeon, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: thomas.inge@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Obesity surgery and research; hypothalamic obesity; neonatal surgery; gastroesophageal reflux disease; minimally invasive surgery; thoracic surgery

    Biography

    Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, is a Virginia native who grew up in a rural, farming community in Dinwiddie County. He received his BS in biology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, in 1987. Dr. Inge entered the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, in the Medical Scientist Training Program, and pursued degrees in microbiology/immunology and medicine. He graduated with MD and PhD degrees in 1993.

    Dr. Inge received his surgical training at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, where he developed an interest in pediatric surgery. At the completion of his chief resident year in 1998, he moved to Birmingham, AL, for specialty training in pediatric surgery at the Children's Hospital of Alabama, with an emphasis on pediatric minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Inge became a full-time member of the surgical staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, in July 2000.

    In addition to general pediatric surgical practice, Dr. Inge's clinical research focus is related to bariatric surgery in adolescents. He is the surgical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, offering surgery for overweight adolescents with complications from their excess weight. He has served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration for projects related to device treatment of pediatric obesity. He is also the Principal Investigator of two research projects funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and co-investigator of another NIH funded project examining the role of surgery for management of adolescent obesity. He currently serves as Study Chairman of Teen-LABS, a multicenter research consortium examining outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery.

    Dr. Inge has given over 50 invited lectures nationally and internationally over the past four years, has mentored more than a dozen fellows and students, and has authored more than 70 published chapters and manuscripts.

    Education and Training

    BS: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1987.

    MD: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1993.

    PhD: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1993.

    Residency: Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA, 1998.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2000.

    Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, December 1999; Certification in Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery, March 2002.

    Publications

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    Frederick C. Ryckman, MD
    Professor of Surgery / Transplantation

    513-636-4371

    frederick.ryckman@cchmc.org

    Frederick C. Ryckman, MD

    Professor of Surgery / Transplantation

    Sr. Vice President, Medical Operations

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: frederick.ryckman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Transplantation; liver; kidney transplantation; small intestine; biliary disease; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); minimally invasive surgery; chest wall abnormalities

    Biography

    Frederick C. Ryckman, MD, is clinical director of the Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Division.

    Dr. Ryckman is also vice president of System Capacity & Perioperative Operations.

    Dr. Ryckman is also a pediatric surgeon at the Cincinnati Fetal Center.

    Education and Training

    BS: Lyman Briggs College of Science and Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1969 to 1973.

    MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.

    Residency: University of Florida Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, 1977 to 1982.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982 to 1984.

    Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977; American Board of Surgery, 1983; recertification, 1993; Certificate of Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery, 1986; recertification, 1993.

    Publications

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    Greg M. Tiao, MD
    Richard and Geralyn Azizkhan Chair in Pediatric Surgery

    513-636-4371

    greg.tiao@cchmc.org

    Greg M. Tiao, MD

    Richard and Geralyn Azizkhan Chair in Pediatric Surgery

    Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation

    Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: greg.tiao@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Biliary atresia

    Biography

    As a pediatric surgeon and a transplant surgeon, Dr. Tiao is involved in the care of children afflicted with biliary atresia from the time of presentation and diagnosis to the initial Kasai portoenterostomy to the liver transplant, when necessary. He sees the many challenges children and their families experience when diagnosed with this life threatening disease process. From that perspective, defining the basis of this disease process such that therapeutic strategies can be developed eliminating these complex interventions is his career goal. His short term goal is to develop an independent research laboratory investigating the pathogenesis of virus induced biliary atresia specifically seeking to determine the mechanistic basis of this disease so that new treatment strategies can be developed to salvage the native liver. 

    Dr. Tiao's  overarching hypothesis is that biliary atresia results from the infection of cholangiocytes by a virus triggering immune-mediated biliary obstruction. His focus is to determine the mechanisms used by RRV to infect cholangiocytes, how RRV undergoes replication within the cholangiocyte, and how infected cholangiocytes modify the microenvironment, activating the immune system resulting in biliary obstruction. Determination of the mechanistic basis of these inter-related events is essential to understanding the pathogenesis of virus induced BA. By focusing on the basis for the viral insult in the initiation of biliary atresia, he has defined an area of independence from Dr Jorge Bezerra, his primary research mentor. 

    Education and Training

    BS: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1986.

    MD: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1990.

    Residency: Loyola University, Maywood, IL, 1991-1992; Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1997;Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Fellowships: Research Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1995; Transplant Surgery Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2002;Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 1998-2000.

    Certification: Pediatric Surgeon, 2000; Transplant Surgeon, 2002.

    Publications

    Grants

    The Molecular Determinants of Virus Induced Biliary Induced Biliary Asteria. Principal Investigator. Apr 2011 - Mar 2016.

    Nycomed Liver Trial. Principal Investigator. 2012 - present. TC-2402-040-SP.


    Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

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    Mitchell B. Cohen, MD
    Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs

    513-636-3008

    mitchell.cohen@cchmc.org

    Mitchell B. Cohen, MD

    Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs

    Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-3008

    Fax: 513-636-5581

    Email: mitchell.cohen@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Diarrheal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; celiac disease

    Research Interests

    Intestinal secretion; diarrheal disease; developmental biology

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    Biography

    Mitchell B. Cohen, MD, completed his pediatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and entered the public health service where he served at the Keams Canyon Indian Hospital on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. Subsequently, he completed a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Cohen has had a long-standing interest in the pathophysiology of diarrheal diseases and continues to direct basic science and clinical research programs related to intestinal secretion and infection. These programs include studies of the guanylin family of intestinal peptides, epidemiology and pathogenesis of diarrheagenic E. coli and studies of human cholera and typhoid fever vaccines.

    Dr. Cohen is the director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's. He is also vice-chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs, associate director of the NIDDK-funded Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) entitled Digestive Health Center (DHC): Bench-to-Bedside Research in Pediatric Digestive Disease and the director of the NIH-funded Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

    Dr. Cohen has served as president of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and chair of the section on Growth Development and Aging of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is a member of the Clinical Research Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFFTI), and has served as permanent and ad hoc member on a number of NIH study sections and the National Commission on Digestive Diseases.

    Education and Training

    MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1977.

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1977 to 1980.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, 1983 to 1986; Research Scholar, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, 1986 to 1987.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 1990, 1997, 2004.

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    Ajay Kaul, MD
    Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders

    513-636-4415

    ajay.kaul@cchmc.org

    Ajay Kaul, MD

    Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders

    Director, Gastrointestinal Operations, Liberty Campus

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Fax: 513-636-7805

    Email: ajay.kaul@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Motility disorders; feeding disorders; GI problems in children with special needs

    Education and Training

    MD: Rani Durgawati University Medical School, Jabalpur, India, 1986.

    Residency: New Castle General Hospital, Tyne & Wear, UK / Children's Hospital/State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1995.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1995; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1999.

    Publications

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    Scott P. Pentiuk, MD
    Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    513-636-4415

    scott.pentiuk@cchmc.org

    Scott P. Pentiuk, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Email: scott.pentiuk@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Feeding disorders, medical education

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Publications

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    Philip E. Putnam, MD
    Director, Endoscopy Services

    513-636-4415

    philip.putnam@cchmc.org

    Philip E. Putnam, MD

    Director, Endoscopy Services

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Fax: 513-636-7805

    Email: philip.putnam@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Eosinophilic enteritis; abdominal pain; gastroesophageal reflux; complex nutrition related to the GI tract; GI bleeding; inflammatory bowel disease; diarrhea and failure to thrive

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984.

    Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984-1987.

    Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988-1991.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1988; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1995.


    Interdisciplinary Feeding Team

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    Wendy R. Kochevar, BSN, APRN, PNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, Division of Gastroenterology

    513-636-2828

    wendy.kochevar@cchmc.org

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    Wendy R. Kochevar, BSN, APRN, PNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, Division of Gastroenterology

    Phone: 513-636-2828

    Email: wendy.kochevar@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: The University of Iowa.

    MS: Childbearing / Childrearing Family Nursing, University of Minnesota.

    Post-Master’s Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of Minnesota.
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    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD
    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    513-636-2438

    nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD

    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    Director, Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2438

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Galactosemia; PKU; inborn errors; newborn screening; lysosomal storage disease

    Research Interests

    Focus on inborn errors of metabolism, with an emphasis on long term outcome in PKU and in the molecular biology of galactosemia

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1975 to 1979. 

    Internship and Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,OH, 1982 to 1985; Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 1993 to 1995.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1986; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, 1989; American Board of Medical Genetics, Board-Certified in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, 1996, Active in MOC.

    Publications

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    Scott P. Pentiuk, MD
    Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    513-636-4415

    scott.pentiuk@cchmc.org

    Scott P. Pentiuk, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Email: scott.pentiuk@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Feeding disorders, medical education

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Publications

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    J. Paul Willging, MD
    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    513-636-4355

    paul.willging@cchmc.org

    J. Paul Willging, MD

    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: paul.willging@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies

    Biography

    Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.

    The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.

    The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.

    The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.

    Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.

    Genetics

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    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD
    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    513-636-2438

    nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD

    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    Director, Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2438

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Galactosemia; PKU; inborn errors; newborn screening; lysosomal storage disease

    Research Interests

    Focus on inborn errors of metabolism, with an emphasis on long term outcome in PKU and in the molecular biology of galactosemia

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1975 to 1979. 

    Internship and Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,OH, 1982 to 1985; Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 1993 to 1995.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1986; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, 1989; American Board of Medical Genetics, Board-Certified in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, 1996, Active in MOC.

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    Nursing Staff

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    Cheryl S. Brumbaugh, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    513-636-3448

    entpnp@cchmc.org

    Cheryl S. Brumbaugh, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3448

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: entpnp@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN, PNP: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, 1993.

    BSN: Wright State University, Dayton Ohio 1982.

    Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care.

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    Candace J. Hochstrasser, MSN, APRN, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team

    513-636-2828

    candy.hochstrasser@cchmc.org

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    Candace J. Hochstrasser, MSN, APRN, FNP

    Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team

    Phone: 513-636-2828

    Email: candy.hochstrasser@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    FNP-BC: Indiana Wesleyan University.

    BSN/MSN: Indiana Wesleyan University.

    RN: Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
    International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.


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    Claudia L. Pratt, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    513-636-3448

    claudia.pratt@cchmc.org

    Claudia L. Pratt, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3448

    Email: claudia.pratt@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric otology, otolaryngology and aerodigestive

    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2009.

    Certification: PNP.

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    Marilyn Stoops, MSN, APRN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    513-636-4791

    marilyn.stoops@cchmc.org

    Marilyn Stoops, MSN, APRN, CPNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4791

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: marilyn.stoops@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    General pediatric surgical conditions; aerodigestive and esophageal disorders

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1991.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1995.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1996.