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The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's 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 staff.
Andrea Bischoff, MD Pediatric Surgeon, Colorectal Center for Children
Pediatric Surgeon, Colorectal Center for Children
Instructor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Andrea Bischoff is a pediatric surgeon for the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at University of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil. Her general surgery residency and pediatric surgical fellowship were completed at Brasilia University Hospital - Brasilia, Brazil. On October 2007 she joined the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for a two-year research fellowship followed by two years of clinical fellowship. In March 2012 she joined the staff as a full-time member of the Colorectal Center for Children.
MD: University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.
Residency: Brasilia University Hospital, Brasilia, Brazil.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Brasilia University Hospital, Brasilia, Brazil.
Research and International Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Bischoff A, Calvo-Garcia MA, Baregamian N, Levitt MA, Lim FY, Hall J, Peña A. Prenatal Counseling for Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy – Challenges faced by Pediatric Surgeons. Pediatr Surg Intl. 2012;28:781-8.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Total Colonic Aganglionosis: A Surgical Challenge. How to Avoid Complications?Pediatr Surg Int. 2011;27(10): 1047-52.
Peña A, Bischoff A, Levitt MA. The Transpubic Approach for Complex Anorectal and Urogenital Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. Dec 2011;46(12): 2316-20.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Laparoscopy and its use in the Repair of Anorectal Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(8): 1609-17.
Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Peña A. Pitfalls and Challenges of Cloaca Repair; How to Reduce the Need for Reoperations. J Pediatr Surg. Jun 2011;46(6): 1250-1255.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Lawal TA, Peña A. Colostomy closure: how to avoid complications. Pediatr Surg Int. Nov 2010;26(11): 1087-92.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Peña A. Hydrocolpos in Cloacal Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45(6): 1241-1245.
Peña A, Bischoff A, Breech L, Louden E, Levitt MA. Posterior Cloaca – Further Experience and Guidelines for the Treatment of an Unusual Anorectal Malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45(6): 1234-1240.
Bischoff A, Tovilla M. A Practical Approach to the Management of Pediatric Fecal Incontinence. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2012;19(2): 154-159.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Bowel Management for the Treatment of Pediatric Fecal Incontinence. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009;25(12):1027-42.
Jason S. Frischer, MD Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Chernoguz A, Crawford, K, Vandersall A, Willson T, Denson LA, Frischer JS. Pre-treatment with Anti-VEGF therapy may exacerbate inflammation in experimental acute colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Feb;47(2):347-54.
Le LD, Keswani SG, Biesiada J, Lim FY, Kingma PS, Haberman BE, Frischer J, Habli M, Crombleholme TM. The congenital diaphragmatic hernia composite prognostic index correlates with survival in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):57-62.
Lawal TA, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Denson LA, Levitt MA, Warner BW, Frischer JS. The utility of routine pouchogram before ileostomy reversal in children and adolescents following ileal pouch anal anastomosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1222-5.
Chernoguz A, Crawford KM, Donovan EC, Vandersall AE, Berglund C, Cripe TP, Frischer JS. EGFR Inhibition Fails to Suppress Vascular Proliferation and Tumor Growth in a Ewing’s Sarcoma Model. J Surg Res. 2012 Mar;173(1):1-9.
Lawal TA, Frischer JS, Falcone RA, Chatoorgoon K, Denson LA, Levitt MA. The transanal approach with laparoscopy or laparotomy for the treatment of rectal strictures in Crohn’s disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Nov;20(9):791-5.
Bischoff A, Gupta A, D’Mello S, Mezoff A, Podberesky D, Barnett S, Keswani S, Frischer JS. Crohn’s disease limited to the appendix: a case report in a pediatric patient. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Nov;26(11):1125-8.
Vuletin JF, Lim FY, Cnota J, Kline-Fath B, Salisbury S, Haberman B, Kingma P, Frischer JS, Crombleholme T. Prenatal pulmonary hypertension index: novel prenatal predictor of severe postnatal pulmonary artery hypertension in antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;45(4):703-8.
Frischer JS, Lee A, Serur A, Huang J, Bae JO, Kornfield ZN, Eljuga L, Shawber CJ, Feirt N, Mansukhani M, Stempak D, Baruchel S, Bender JG, Kandel JJ, Yamashiro DJ. Inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 disrupts tumor vascular mural cell recruitment and survival signaling. Cancer Res. 2006 Apr;66(8):4378-84.
Frischer JS, Huang J, Serur A, Kadenhe-Chiweshe A, McCrudden KW, O’Toole K, Holash J, Yancopoulos GD, Yamashiro DJ, Kandel JJ. Effects of potent VEGF blockade on experimental Wilms tumor and its persisting vasculature. Int J Onc. 2004 Sep;25(3):549-53.
Huang J, Frischer JS, Serur A, Kadenhe A, Yokoi A, McCrudden KW, New T, O’Toole K, Zabski S, Rudge JS, Holash J, Yancopoulos GD, Yamashiro DJ, Kandel JJ. Regression of established tumors and metastases by potent vascular endothelial growth factor blockade. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2003 June 24;100(13):7785-90.
Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Director of Surgical Research
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Helmrath has dedicated his career to the care of patients with intestinal failure. The main focus of his laboratory is directed towards characterizing intestinal stem cells during intestinal adaptation and developing intestinal regenerative strategies. By combining his clinical experience as the surgical director of intestinal research and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, his long-term goal is to establish translational therapies for the management of patients with short bowel syndrome.
BA: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1987.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.MS: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.
Certification: Board-certified General Surgery; board-certified, Pediatric Surgery.
Helmrath MA, Shin CE, Fox JW, Erwin CR, Warner BW. Adaptation after small bowel resection is attenuated by sialoadenectomy: The role for endogenous epidermal growth factor. Surgery. 1998;124 (5):848-854.
Erwin CR, Helmrath MA, Shin CE, Falcone RA Jr., Stern LE, Warner BW. Intestinal overexpression of EGF in transgenic mice enhances adaptation after small bowel resection. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 1999;277:G533-G540.
Helmrath MA, Fong JJ, Dekaney CM, Henning SJ. Rapid expansion of intestinal secretory lineages following a massive small bowel resection in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007;292(1): G215-222.
Shroyer NF, Helmrath MA, Wang YYC, Antalffy B, Henning SJ, Zoghbi HY. Intestine specific ablation of Math 1 in mice reveals a role in cellular homeostasis. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(7):2478-2488.
Dekaney CM, Fong JJ, Rigby RJ, Lund PK, Henning SJ, Helmrath MA. Expansion of intestinal stem cells associated with long-term adaptation following ileocecal resection in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007;293(5): G1013-22.
Dekaney CM, von Allmen DC, Garrison AP, Rigby RJ, Lund PK, Henning SJ, Helmrath MA. Bacterial-dependent up-regulation of intestinal bile acid binding protein and transport is FXR-mediated following ileocecal resection. Surgery. 2008;144(2):174-81.
Garrison AP, Dekaney CM, von Allmen DC, Lund PK, Henning SJ, Helmrath MA. Early but not late administration of glucagons-like peptide-2 following ileocecal resection augments putative intestinal stem cell expansion. Am J Physiol Liver Physiol. 2009;296(3): G643-50.
Rigby RJ, Hunt MR, Scull BP, Simmons JG, Speck KE, Helmrath MA, Lund PK. A new animal model of postsurgical bowel inflammation and fibrosis: the effect of commensal microflora. Gut. 2009;58(8);1104-12.
Garrison AP, Helmrath MA, Dekaney CM. Intestinal Stem Cells. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009;49(1):2-7.
Speck KE, Garrison AP, Rigby RJ, von Allmen DC, Lund PK, Helmrath MA. Inflammation enhances resection-induced intestinal adaptive growth in IL-10 null mice. J Surg Research. 2011;168(1):62-69.
Mechanisms of intestinal stem cell expansion following resection. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Jul 2009 - June 2014. #R01DK083325.Collaborative approach to the study of intestinal epithelial stem cells. Co-investigator. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Sep 2009 - Aug 2014. #1U01DK085547.
Neointestine from live donors & pluripotent stem cells. Co-investigator. CCST University of Cincinnati. 07/01/11 – 06/30/11.
Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits & Risk. Co-investigator. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 11/01/11 – 10/31/16. U01 DK072493.
Human Endocrine Cell Development. Co-investigator. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 04/01/12 – 03/31/17. R01 DK092456.
Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD Colorectal Center
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 513-636 3240
Colorectal surgery; vascular malformations; minimally invasive surgery; general pediatric surgery
Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor with the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada and subsequently did her general surgery residency, and completed her PhD, at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Dickie continued her training at the University of Alberta, with a fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery. She then relocated to the United States where she continued her training and completed fellowships in pediatric vascular malformations and pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has recently completed her training in pediatric surgery at the University of Florida. She was recruited back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011.
Dr. Hsi Dickie has a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of vascular malformations, pediatric colorectal surgery (including Hirschsprung’s Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal malformations) and minimally invasive surgery. She also has a lab in vascular biology looking at the genetics and molecular pathways involved with lymphangiogenesis, and the development of vascular malformations
Marc A. Levitt, MD Director, Colorectal Center
Director, Colorectal Center
Pediatric colorectal surgery; pediatric minimally invasive surgery
Dr. Levitt is the director of the Colorectal Center for Children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He joined the full-time staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in June 2005 when he and Dr. Peña were recruited to create the world’s first and only multidisciplinary and comprehensive Colorectal Center for Children.
Dr. Levitt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and worked with Dr. Peña as a medical student in 1992. Dr. Levitt completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and also served as a clinical and research fellow in pediatric colorectal surgery with Dr. Peña at Schneider Children's Hospital. He completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and was a pediatric surgical attending there, serving as the clinical director of their Pediatric Miniature Access Surgery Center, from 1999 to 2002. He was faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Pediatric Surgeon at Schneider Children’s Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System from 2002 to 2005.
Bischoff A, Calvo-Garcia MA, Baregamian N, Levitt MA, Lim FY, Hall J, Peña A. Prenatal Counseling for Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy – Challenges faced by Pediatric Surgeons. Pediatr Surg Intl. 2012.
Livingston JC, Elicevik M, Breech L, Crombleholme TM, Peña A, Levitt MA. Persistent Cloaca: A 10-Year Review of Prenatal Diagnosis. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2012.
Hamrick M, Eradi B, Bischoff A, Louden E, Peña A, Levitt MA. Rectal Atresia and Stenosis; Unique Anorectal Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(6): 1280-4.
Chatoorgoon K, Peña A, Lawal TA, Louden E, Levitt MA. The Problematic Duhamel Pouch in Hirschsprung’s Disease: Manifestations and Treatment. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2011;21: 366-9.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Total Colonic Aganglionosis – A Surgical Challenge: How to Avoid Complications. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Oct;27(10): 1047-52.
Podberesky DJ, Weaver NC, Anton CG, Lawal T, Hamrick MC, Alam S, Peña A, Levitt MA. MRI of Acquired Posterior Urethral Diverticulum Following Surgery for Anorectal Malformations. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Sept;41(9): 1139-1145.
Rangel SJ, Lawal TA, Bischoff A, Chatoorgoon K, Louden E, Peña A, Levitt MA. The Appendix as a Conduit for Antegrade Continence Enemas in Patients with Anorectal Malformations: Lessons Learned from 163 Cases treated over 18 years. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6): 1236-42.
Alam S, Lawal TA, Peña A, Sheldon C, Levitt MA. Acquired Posterior Urethral Diverticulum Following Surgery for Anorectal Malformations. 2010 Jun;J Pediatr Surg. 46(6): 1231-5.
Chatoorgoon K, Peña A, Lawal TA, Hamrick M, Louden E, Levitt MA. Neoappendicostomy in the Management of Pediatric Fecal Incontinence. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6): 1243-49.
Ebony Moorefield, APRN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Center
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Center
Alberto Peña, MD Founding Director, Colorectal Center
Founding Director, Colorectal Center
Clinical research regarding colorectal problems in children
Alberto Peña, MD, director of the Colorectal Center, at Cincinnati Children's, received his medical degree at the Military Medical School in Mexico City, in 1962.
Dr. Peña trained in general surgery and medical pediatrics at the Central Military Hospital, finishing in 1968. From 1969 until December 1971, he trained at Boston Children's Hospital.
Dr. Peña moved back to Mexico City as the surgeon-in-chief of the National Institute of Pediatrics from January 1972 until June 1985.
Dr. Peña joined the full-time staff at Schneider Children's Hospital in July 1985 and was the chief of Pediatric Surgery and professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Surgeons.
In 1982, Dr. Peña described a new approach for the management of anorectal malformations: Posterior Sagittal Anoplasty / PSARP, also known as the Pull-Through Procedure.
Since 1982 until the present, Dr. Peña has been traveling all over the world, lecturing and operating on children affected by this particular malformation.
At the present time, Dr. Peña dedicates 80 percent of his time to the treatment of anorectal problems in children.
Seventy percent of the patients operated on by Dr. Peña at Cincinnati Children's come from other states and from all over the world.
Lawal TA, Rangel SJ, Bischoff A, Peña A, Levitt MA. Laparoscopic-Assisted Malone Appendicostomy in the Management of Fecal Incontinence in Children. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Mar 2.
Lawal TA, Chatoorgoon K, Collins MH, Coe A, Peña A, Levitt MA. Redo pull-through in Hirschsprung's disease for obstructive symptoms due to residual aganglionosis and transition zone bowel. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Feb;46(2):342-7.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Lim FY, Guimarães C, Peña A. Prenatal diagnosis of cloacal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Nov;26(11):1071-5.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Lawal TA, Peña A. Colostomy closure: how to avoid complications. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Nov;26(11):1087-92.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Peña A. Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1241-5.
Peña A, Bischoff A, Breech L, Louden E, Levitt MA. Posterior cloaca--further experience and guidelines for the treatment of an unusual anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1234-40.
Levitt MA, Kant A, Peña A. The morbidity of constipation in patients with anorectal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1228-33.
Levitt MA, Peña A. Minimally invasive treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation in children. Minerva Chir. 2010 Apr;65(2):223-34. Review.
Levitt MA, Dickie B, Peña A. Evaluation and treatment of the patient with Hirschsprung disease who is not doing well after a pull-through procedure. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;19(2):146-53.
Levitt MA, Peña A. Cloacal malformations: lessons learned from 490 cases. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;19(2):128-38.
Daniel von Allmen, MD Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery
Pediatric surgical oncology; pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; surgical innovation; surgical robotics
Oncology; innovation; surgical workforce
Daniel von Allmen, MD, comes to Cincinnati from Chapel Hill, NC where he was the Surgeon-in-Chief and Division Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Dr. von Allmen completed his general surgery training at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the Program Committee chair of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. He also serves on the Program Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Surgical Section of the Children’s Oncology Group.
Dr. von Allmen's special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, surgical innovation, and surgical robotics.
Mayer ML, Beil HA, von Allmen D. Distance to care and relative supply among pediatric surgical subspecialties. J Pediatr Surg. 2009;44:483-495.
Kennethia C. Banks-Borden Administrative Assistant, Colorectal Center
Cathy L. Bauer, RN, CPN Registered Nurse, Colorectal Center
Giulia Brisighelli, MD Research Fellow, Colorectal Center
Research Fellow, Colorectal Center
MD: University of Milan, Italy, 2010.
Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Universita’ di Padova, Italy.
Kimberly E. Cain, RN, MSN, CNP, CWOCN Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Center
Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Center
Pam D. Faulkner, CMA, CPC Financial Service Representative III, Colorectal Center
Jennifer M. Hall, RN, MN, BSME Research Nurse, Colorectal Center
Michelle A. B. Hathorn, BA Administrative Assistant, Colorectal Center
Tori Hiudt Administrative Assistant, Colorectal Center
Monica M. Holder, RN, BSN, CNP Registered Nurse, Colorectal Center
Mikeisha S. Isome, BA Administrative Assistant, Colorectal Center
Lyndsey Jackson, RN, BSN, CPN Registered Nurse, Colorectal Center
Patricia Kern, RN, BSN Registered Nurse, Colorectal Center
Dana Koehler, RN Registered Nurse, Colorectal Center
Teri S. Martini, RN, BSN Program Manager, Colorectal Center
Gretchen J. Niebling, CAPPM, CPC Administrative Supervisor, Colorectal Center
Tiffany L. Poor, MA Medical Assistant, Colorectal Center
Amy L. Powell Administrative Assistant, Colorectal Center
Inbal Samuk, MD Clinical Fellow, Colorectal Center
Clinical Fellow, Colorectal Center
Inbal Samuk, MD, received his doctorate degree from Tel Aviv University in 1993. Dr. Samuk completed his general surgery training at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and subsequently was trained as a pediatric surgeon at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel. He is board certified in general surgery by the Israel Surgical Board.
MD: Sackler school of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel 1993.
Residency: General Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel; Pediatric Surgery, Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Israel.
Certification: Israel Surgical Board, General Surgery 2006.
Christina Eby Stewart, MSW, LISW-S Social Worker II, Colorectal Center
Lori A. Aronson, MD Staff Anesthesiologist
Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
Cardiac anesthesia; regional anesthesia; anesthesia for airway surgery
Dr. Aronson's practice interests include pediatric cardiac and regional anesthesia. She is also interested in the role of antifibrinolytics for large blood loss cases.
Dr. Aronson is Cincinnati Children's Anesthesia Resident Education Coordinator and is actively involved in resident and fellow education.
MD: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1994.
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2000.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1997; Anesthesiology, 2001; Cardiac Anesthesia.
Lin EP, Aronson LA. Successful resuscitation of bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity in a neonate. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Oct;20(10):955-7.
Aronson, LA; Spaeth, J.P.: Frontiers in Pediatric Anesthesia: Cardiac Anesthesia. International Anesthesiology Clinics: Frontiers in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Winter 2006; 44(1):33-49.
Aronson, LA; Dent, C.L.: Postoperative Respiratory Function and Its Management. Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. 2005.
Aronson LA. Pediatrics and Neonatology: Hypoxemia. Complications in Anesthesia. Ed: John L Atlee, 2nd ed, 2007.
Anne Boat, MD Staff Anesthesiologist
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
Residency: Anesthesia and OB-GYN, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatric Clinical Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Nancy S. Hagerman, MD
Varughese AM, Hagerman NS, Kurth CD. Quality in pediatric anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):684-96. Review. Sadhasivam S, Cohen LL, Hosu L, Gorman KL, Wang Y, Nick TG, Jou JF, Samol N, Szabova A, Hagerman N, Hein E, Boat A, Varughese A, Kurth CD, Willging JP, Gunter JB. Real-time assessment of perioperative behaviors in children and parents: development and validation of the perioperative adult child behavioral interaction scale. Anesth Analg. 2010 Apr 1;110(4):1109-15.
Hagerman NS. Remember That There Are Two "Neos" in Avoiding Common ICU Errors. Marcucci L, Martinez E, Haut E, Slonim A, Suarez J, eds. Lippencott Williams & Wilkens. 2006 Philadelphia.
Hagerman NS. Remember That Malignant Hyperthermia May Not Have Hyperthermia in Avoiding Common ICU Errors. Marcucci L, Martinez E, Haut E, Slonim A, Suarez J, eds. Lippencott Williams & Wilkens. 2006 Philadelphia.
Mario Patino, MD Anesthesiologist
Neonatal anesthesia; liver transplantation; regional anesthesia
Perioperative outcomes in pediatric anesthesia
Dr. Mario Patino is an American Board Certified Anesthesiologist who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Patino joined as a faculty in 2008 after finishing his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
James P. Spaeth, MD Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1993.
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1994.
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Certification: Anesthesiology, 1998.
Gunter JB, McAuliffe JJ, Beckman EC, Wittkugel EP, Spaeth JP, Varughese AM. A factorial study of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and dexamethasone for emesis prophylaxis after adenotonsillectomy in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Nov;16(11):1153-65.
Dent CL, Spaeth JP, Jones BV, Schwartz SM, Glauser TA, Hallinan B, Pearl JM, Khoury PR, Kurth CD. Brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities after the Norwood procedure using regional cerebral perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jan;131(1):190-7. Aronson LA, Spaeth JP. Frontiers in pediatric anesthesia: cardiac anesthesia. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):33-49. Dent CL, Spaeth JP, Jones BV, Schwartz SM, Glauser TA, Hallinan B, Pearl JM, Khoury PR, Kurth CD. Brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities after the Norwood procedure using regional cerebral perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Dec;130(6):1523-30.
Loepke AW, Spaeth JP. Glucose and Heart Surgery: Neonates Are Not Just Small Adults. Anesthesiology. 2004 Jun;100(6):1345-52.Baker RC, Schubert CJ, Kirwan KA, Lenkauskas SM, Spaeth JT. After-hours telephone triage and advice in private and nonprivate pediatric populations. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Mar;153(3):292-6.
Anna M. Varughese, MD, MPH Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia
Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia
Pain management; anesthesia for spine surgery; neonatal anesthesia
Postoperative pain management; clinical effectiveness in anesthesia care
MD: Madras University, Vellore, India, 1989.
Residency: Anesthesiology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, 1989; Anesthesiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1996.
DA: Anesthesia, Madras, India, 1988.
FRCA: Fellowship of the Royal College of Anesthetists, United Kingdom, 1993.
MPH: Master in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2003-2005.
Courtney N. Tyra, MS, CCLS Child Life Specialist, Division of Child Life
Lee A. Denson, MD Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Inflammatory bowel disease; growth failure; celiac disease
Visit the Denson Lab.
The primary focus of Dr. Lee A. Denson's laboratory is to determine the molecular basis for alterations in growth hormone signaling in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Normal growth and development are dependent upon the ability of growth hormone to regulate IGF-1 expression. Evidence from studies in children with IBD and mouse models of colitis indicates that inflammatory cytokines which are up regulated in this setting may cause an acquired GH resistance. Consequences may include growth failure, altered body composition and impaired mucosal healing.
We are using complementary experimental and patient-based approaches to investigate regulation of growth hormone signaling in mouse models of colitis and in children with Crohn's disease. These include down regulation of the growth hormone receptor and up regulation of a family of post-receptor inhibitory proteins, the Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS). These studies should lead to the development of more effective therapies for children with IBD and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Herzer M, Denson LA, Baldassano RN, Hommel KA. Family functioning and health-related quality of life in adolescents with pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jan;23(1):95-100.
Gray WN, Denson LA, Baldassano RN, Hommel KA. Disease activity, behavioral dysfunction, and health-related quality of life in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Nov 4.
Lawal TA, Frischer JS, Falcone RA, Chatoorgoon K, Denson LA, Levitt MA. The transanal approach with laparoscopy or laparotomy for the treatment of rectal strictures in Crohn's disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Nov;20(9):791-5.
Denson LA, Kim MO, Bezold R, Carey R, Osuntokun B, Nylund C, Willson T, Bonkowski E, Li D, Ballard E, Collins M, Moyer MS, Klein DJ. A randomized controlled trial of growth hormone in active pediatric Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Aug;51(2):130-9.
Nylund CM, Denson LA, Noel JM. Bacterial enteritis as a risk factor for childhood intussusception: a retrospective cohort study. J Pediatr. 2010 May;156(5):761-5.
Ingerski LM, Baldassano RN, Denson LA, Hommel KA. Barriers to oral medication adherence for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jul;35(6):683-91.
Tomer G, Wetzler G, Keddache M, Denson LA. Polymorphisms in the IBD5 locus are associated with Crohn disease in pediatric Ashkenazi Jewish patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 May;48(5):531-7.
Uchida K, Nakata K, Suzuki T, Luisetti M, Watanabe M, Koch DE, Stevens CA, Beck DC, Denson LA, Carey BC, Keicho N, Krischer JP, Yamada Y, Trapnell BC. Granulocyte/macrophage-colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies and myeloid cell immune functions in healthy subjects. Blood. 2009 Mar 12;113(11):2547-56.
Han X, Uchida K, Jurickova I, Koch D, Willson T, Samson C, Bonkowski E, Trauernicht A, Kim MO, Tomer G, Dubinsky M, Plevy S, Kugathsan S, Trapnell BC, Denson LA. Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies in murine ileitis and progressive ileal Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology. 2009 Apr;136(4):1261-71, e1-3.
Denson LA. Growth hormone therapy in children and adolescents: pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic considerations and emerging indications. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2008 Dec;4(12):1569-80. Review.
Jens W. Goebel, MD Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension
Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Clinical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Organ transplantation in children
Sanchez-Pinto LN, Laskin BL, Jodele S, Hummel TR, Yin HJ, Goebel J. BK virus nephropathy in a pediatric autologous stem-cell transplant recipient. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar;56(3):495-7. Hooper DK, Carle AC, Schuchter J, Goebel J. Interaction between tacrolimus and intravenous nicardipine in the treatment of post-kidney transplant hypertension at pediatric hospitals. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):88-95. Sherwin CM, Fukuda T, Brunner HI, Goebel J, Vinks AA. The evolution of population pharmacokinetic models to describe the enterohepatic recycling of mycophenolic acid in solid organ transplantation and autoimmune disease. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2011 Jan 1;50(1):1-24.Campbell K, Ng V, Martin S, Magee J, Goebel J, Anand R, Martz K, Bucuvalas J; SPLIT Renal Function Working Group. Glomerular filtration rate following pediatric liver transplantation--the SPLIT experience. Am J Transplant. 2010 Dec;10(12):2673-82. Pai AL, Gray E, Kurivial K, Ross J, Schoborg D, Goebel J. The Allocation of Treatment Responsibility scale: a novel tool for assessing patient and caregiver management of pediatric medical treatment regimens. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Dec;14(8):993-9.Jodele S, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Laskin BL, Goebel J, Pinkard SL, Davies SM. Successful early intervention for hyperacute transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov 5. Pai AL, Ingerski LM, Perazzo L, Ramey C, Bonner M, Goebel J. Preparing for transition? The allocation of oral medication regimen tasks in adolescents with renal transplants. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):9-16. Laskin BL, Goebel J, Davies SM, Khoury JC, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Paff ZN, Lawrence JM, Yin HJ, Pinkard SL, Jodele S. Early clinical indicators of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatric neuroblastoma patients undergoing auto-SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Aug 9.
Herzer M, Goebel J, Cortina S. Transitioning cognitively impaired young patients with special health needs to adult-oriented care: collaboration between medical providers and pediatric psychologists. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2010 Oct;22(5):668-72.
Fukuda T, Goebel J, Thøgersen H, Maseck D, Cox S, Logan B, Sherbotie J, Seikaly M, Vinks AA. Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase (IMPDH) Activity as a Pharmacodynamic Biomarker of Mycophenolic Acid Effects in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2010 Apr 23.
NIH UO1 grant: Noninvasive Monitoring to Predict Outcome in de novo Kidney Transplant Recipients (CTOT-01, Protocol Chair: P. Heeger, MD, City), commenced in late 2005 and ongoing
NIH UO1 grant: Health and Literacy in Child and Adult Assessment: Expanded Testing of the Pediatric PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Tool (Sponsor: D. DeWalt, MD, MPH, ), ongoing
NIH UO1 grant: Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKID, PI: B. Warady, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO), ongoing
NIH RO1 grant: Calcineurin Inhibitor Minimization And Foxp3+ Tregs Post-Transplant (PIs: Wayne Hancock, MD, Children’s , and John Bucuvalas, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium: Assessing and Implementing Transition to Adult Care in Children with CKD (PI: M. Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD, ), ongoing
Amgen Pharmaceuticals: Pediatric Anemia Correction Study (Protocol 20050256), ongoing
Roche Pharmaceuticals: Development of Population Pharmacokinetic models of Mycophenolic Acid for use in Bayesian Dose Individualization in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Outcomes Research Award: Validation of a Real-Time Adherence Assessment System (PI: A. Pai, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Pharmacogenetics of Mycophenolic Acid in Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Biomarkers for Patient-tailored Therapies in Pediatric Lupus Nephritis using Mycophenolic Acid (PI: H. Brunner, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Pharmacogenetics of IMPDH in Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Kerry R. Crone, MD
Minimal access surgery; including endoscopic surgery; chiari malformations; brain tumors; design and implementation of patient safety initiatives and clinical outcomes studies
Chiari malformations; brain tumors; telemedicine
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1978
Residency: Neurosurgery, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1986
Phillips CL, Miles L, Jones BV, Sutton M, Crone K, Fouladi M. Medulloblastoma with melanotic differentiation: case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2010 Oct 16. Stevenson CB, Leach JL, Gupta A, Crone KR. Cystic degeneration of the cerebellar tonsils in pediatric patients with Chiari Type I malformation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Dec;4(6):557-63. Air E, Ghomri YM, Tyagi R, Grande AW, Crone K, and Mangano FT. Management of Vagal Nerve Stimulator Infections. Do they need to be removed? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009; 3(1): 73-78.Yuan W, Holland S, Jones BV, Crone K, and Mangano FT. Characterization of Abnormal Diffusion Properties of Supratentorial Brain Tumors: A Preliminary DTI Study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009; 1(4): 263-269.Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone KR. Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics. 2008 Feb;31(2):168. Neely JC 2nd, Jones BV, Crone KR. Spontaneous extracranial decompression of epidural hematoma. Pediatr Radiol. 2008; 38(3):316-8.
Levine NB, Miller MN, Crone KR. Endoscopic resection of colloid cysts: Indications, technique, and results during a 13-year period. Minim Invas Neurosurg. 2007; 50:313-317.
Francesco T. Mangano, DO, FACOS Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Epilepsy surgery; spinal deformity; hydrocephalus; oncology.
Epilepsy; spine and spinal cord tumors; spinal deformity; hydrocephalus; cerebrovascular disease.
Francesco Mangano, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's in July 2005, as an associate professor of neurosurgery.A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mangano completed his neurosurgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Since joining the faculty of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at this Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, he has been instrumental in developing our nationally renowned Pediatric Epilepsy Program and is Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program. This program has already given many children a chance to experience a whole new life with marked reduction in the frequency of their debilitating seizures. After extensive evaluation and state of the art imaging and monitoring of the seizures, surgical intervention in many cases can then be exactly targeted to the source of the seizures. An extensive array of surgical techniques may be offered these patients, which ranges from implantation of a vagal nerve stimulator to resection of one whole side of the brain. In addition, he is a co-principal investigator for an NIH-funded multi-institutional research study investigating advanced MRI imaging techniques in children with congenital hydrocephalus. This is only one of his numerous active research projects which have resulted in numerous publications, book chapters and national and international presentations in the fields of epilepsy, diffusion tensor imaging (MRI) of hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and vascular and neoplastic brain lesions. He also has expertise in complex disorders of the spine and spinal cord, including spinal cord tumors, and craniocervical junction.
Dr. Mangano is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He was board certified in 2008 in Neurological Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA.Residency: NYCOM-Long Island, Jewish Medical Center / North Shore University Health System, New Hyde Park, NY.Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2008.
Kadar AA, Hearst MJ, Collins MH, Mangano FT, Samy RN. Ewing's Sarcoma of the Petrous Temporal Bone: Case Report and Literature Review. Skull Base. 2010 May;20(3):213-7.
Seo JH, Holland K, Rose D, Rozhkov L, Fujiwara H, Byars A, Arthur T, DeGrauw T, Leach JL, Gelfand MJ, Miles L, Mangano FT, Horn P, Lee KH. Multimodality imaging in the surgical treatment of children with nonlesional epilepsy.Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):41-8.
Yuan W, Deren KE, McAllister JP 2nd, Holland SK, Lindquist DM, Cancelliere A, Mason M, Shereen A, Hertzler DA, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Diffusion tensor imaging correlates with cytopathology in a rat model of neonatal hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Res. 2010 Nov 5;7:19.
Hertzler DA 2nd, DePowell JJ, Stevenson CB, Mangano FT. Tethered cord syndrome: a review of the literature from embryology to adult presentation. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Jul;29(1):E1. Review.
Patel NN, Mangano FT, Klimo P Jr. Indirect revascularization techniques for treating moyamoya disease. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2010 Jul;21(3):553-63. Review.
Air EL, Yuan W, Holland SK, Jones BV, Bierbrauer K, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging parameters in young children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):385-91.
Desai R, Stevenson CB, Crawford AH, Durrani AA, Mangano FT. C-1 lateral mass screw fixation in children with atlantoaxial instability: case series and technical report. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Oct;23(7):474-9.
Xiang J, Wang Y, Chen Y, Liu Y, Kotecha R, Huo X, Rose DF, Fujiwara H, Hemasilpin N, Lee K, Mangano FT, Jones B, DeGrauw T. Noninvasive localization of epileptogenic zones with ictal high-frequency neuromagnetic signals. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Jan;5(1):113-22.
Yuan W, Mangano FT, Air EL, Holland SK, Jones BV, Altaye M, Bierbrauer K. Anisotropic diffusion properties in infants with hydrocephalus: a diffusion tensor imaging study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Oct;30(9):1792-8.
Xiang J, Liu Y, Wang Y, Kirtman EG, Kotecha R, Chen Y, Huo X, Fujiwara H, Hemasilpin N, Lee K, Mangano FT, Leach J, Jones B, DeGrauw T, Rose D. Frequency and spatial characteristics of high-frequency neuromagnetic signals in childhood epilepsy. Epileptic Disord. 2009 Jun;11(2):113-25.
Charles B. Stevenson, MD Faculty Neurosurgeon
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Brain tumors; spasticity; Chiari malformations; fetal surgery; neurovascular disorders; minimal access surgery
Neuro-oncology; epilepsy; spasticity
Charles Stevenson, MD, rejoined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in July 2010, after having served for one year as staff neurosurgeon at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to completing his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s, he received his neurosurgical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time, he also completed a two-year research fellowship in neurosurgical oncology. He graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee. Dr. Stevenson’s interest, specialized training and research background in neuro-oncology make him uniquely qualified to lead our division in its collaborative efforts with the division of neuro-oncology in the Brain and Spinal Tumor program to treat children with primary and recurrent brain tumors. He is assisted in these efforts by leading-edge technology such as the operating room BrainSUITE™, which creates precise three-dimensional maps of the brain and allows for intraoperative MRI imaging to more safely remove particularly complex and deep-seated tumors. Cincinnati Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in the world to offer this technology. In addition, Dr. Stevenson brings expertise in selective dorsal rhizotomy as a treatment for spasticity, which, when added to implantation of baclofen pumps and medical therapy, allows for a wide range of treatment options for patients with spasticity from cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as and physical and occupational therapies that offers comprehensive care for children with spasticity.
Dr. Stevenson is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He was board certified in 2013 in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.
MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 2001 Residency: Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-09.
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2013.
Hertzler II DA, DePowell JJ, Stevenson CB, Mangano FT. Tethered cord syndrome: a review of the literature from embryology to adult presentation. Neurosurgical Focus. 2010;29(1):E1. Stevenson CB, Desai RR, Crawford AH, Durrani AA, Mangano FT. C-1 lateral mass screw fixation in children with atlantoaxial instability: case series and technical report. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2010 Oct;23(7):474-9. Reig AS, Stevenson CB, Tulipan NT. CT-based, fiducial-free frameless stereotaxy for difficult ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: experience in 26 consecutive patients. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2010; 88(2):75-80. Stevenson CB, Leach JL, Gupta A, Crone KR. Cystic degeneration of the cerebellar tonsils in pediatric patients with Chiari I malformation. J Neurosurg Ped. 2009; 4(6):557-63. McMillan KM, Ehtesham M, Stevenson CB, Edgeworth ML, Thompson RC, Price RR. T2 detection of tumor invasion within segmented components of glioblastoma multiforme. J Mag Reson Imag. 2009; 29(2):251-7. Ehtesham M, Mapara KY, Stevenson CB, Thompson RC. CXCR4 mediates the proliferation of glioblastoma progenitor cells. Cancer Letters. 2009; 274(2):305-12. Ehtesham M, Stevenson CB, Thompson RC. Preferential expression of chemokine receptor CXCR4 by highly malignant human gliomas and its association with poor patient survival. Neurosurgery. 2008; 63(4):E820. Stevenson CB, Ehtesham M, McMillan KM, Valadez JG, Edgeworth ML, Price RR, Abel TW, Mapara KY, Thompson RC. CXCR4 expression is elevated in glioblastoma multiforme and correlates with an increase in intensity and extent of peri-tumoral T2-weighted MRI signal abnormalities. Neurosurgery. 2008;63(3):560-9. Johnson MD, Stevenson CB, Thompson RC, Atkinson J, Boyer P. 31-year-old woman with hemiparesis . Brain Pathology. 2007;17(2):255-7.
Stevenson CB, Crone KR. Head injury. In Operative Pediatric Surgery Ziegler MM, Azizkhan RG, Weber T, von Allmen D (eds.). 2nd Edition. Mcgraw-Hill: New York ,NY, 2012. (In press).
Allison M. Bourgraf, RD, LD Registered Dietitian
Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone replacement therapy in patients with ovarian dysfunction; management of congenital reproductive anomalies and adrenogenital disorders; medical and surgical management of endometriosis in adolescents; primary amenorrhea; minimally invasive surgery
Hormone replacement therapy in ovarian insufficiency; conditions of sexual differentiation; adrenogenital disorders
Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD, is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Ayensu-Coker is a former NIH BIRCWH Scholar in the area of reproductive genetics and completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Ayensu-Coker is a lead member of the Fertility Consult Team at Cincinnati Children's in collaboration with the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute and also collaborates with several multi-disciplinary centers including the Center for Pediatric Pelvic and Genitourinary Reconstruction and the Colorectal Center for Children at Cincinnati Children’s.
Dr. Ayensu-Coker also has an interest in international health and with the Division of Surgical Services works to help improve surgical and medical care of the pediatric and adolescent population globally.
MD: The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2000.
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 2004.
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2007 - present.
Sivasankaran S, Itam P, Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Egler RA, Anderson ML, Brandt ML, Dietrich JE. Juvenile granulosa cell ovarian tumor: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e114-7.
Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Zurawin R, Dietrich JE. Use of misoprostol for management of unsatisfactory colposcopy in the adolescent: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e139-41.
Itam SP 2nd, Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Zurawin RK, Dietrich JE. Adenomyosis in the adolescent population: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e146-7.
Tanyi JL, Coleman NM, Johnston ND, Ayensu-Coker L, Rajkovic A. Placenta percreta at 7th week of pregnancy in a woman with previous caesarean section. J Obstet Gynaecol. Apr 2008;28(3):338-340.
Vlahos NF, Coker L, Lawler C, Zhao Y, Bankowski B, Wallach EE. Women with ovulatory dysfunction undergoing ovarian stimulation with clomiphene citrate for intrauterine insemination may benefit from administration of human chorionic gonadotropin. Fertil Steril. May 2005;83(5):1510-1516.
Zurawin RK, Ayensu-Coker L. Innovations in contraception: a review. Clin Obstet Gynecol. Jun 2007;50(2):425-439.
Ayensu-Coker L, Bishop C, Rohozinski J. The structure of the Y chromosome in infertility. In: Carrell DT, ed., The Genetics of Male Infertility, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press Inc., 2007, 14: 233-238.
Lesley L. Breech, MD Division Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Division Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female genital anomalies; young women with bleeding disorders; reproductive outcomes after treatment for cancer
Outcomes after surgical treatment of genital anomalies; management of young women with bleeding disorders
MD: Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 1994.
Residency: Ob / Gyn, Washington University, St Louis, MO, 1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2000. Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000.
Breech LL, Braverman PK. Safety, efficacy, actions, and patient acceptability of drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol contraceptive pills in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 9;1:85-95. Vallerie AM, Breech LL. Update in Müllerian anomalies: diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;22(5):381-7. Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Peña A. Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1241-5. Peña A, Bischoff A, Breech L, Louden E, Levitt MA. Posterior cloaca − further experience and guidelines for the treatment of an unusual anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1234-40. Breech L. Gynecologic concerns in patients with anorectal malformations. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;19(2):139-45. Huppert J, Griffeth S, Breech L, Hillard P. Vaginal burn injury due to alkaline batteries. J Pediatr AdolescGynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e133-6.
Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Breech L, Peña A. Rectovestibular fistula − rarely recognized associated gynecologic anomalies. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1261-7; discussion 1267. Breech LL, Laufer MR. Müllerian anomalies. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;36(1):47-68. Review. Miller RJ, Breech LL. Surgical correction of vaginal anomalies. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;51(2):223-36. Review. Linam LE, Darolia R, Naffaa LN, Breech LL, O'hara SM, Hillard PJ, Huppert JS. US findings of adnexal torsion in children and adolescents: size really does matter. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Oct;37(10):1013-9.
Debbie L. Morse, BSN, RNIII, CPN Gynecology Nurse Care Manager, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Y. Reebals, MSN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Lisa Reebals, MSN, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She completed a dual Master's program in Pediatric Nursing and Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University and has been active in pediatric and adolescent health care for over 25 years. She has a background in many areas of this field, including reproductive, urban school health as well as experience in international health.
BSN: University of Virginia, 1985.
MSN / MA: Case Western Reserve University, 1994.
Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1994.
Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research
Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center
Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Musculoskeletal outcomes research; orthopaedic trauma; bone tumors; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder and elbow surgery; spine surgery; foot and ankle surgery; limb deficiencies in children
Pediatric outcomes: quality of life following traumatic injury, traction and casting versus flexible intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children; brachial plexus injuries; effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of pediatric spinal deformity biomechanical study of Nancy nails, outcomes following pediatric thoracolumbar spinal trauma; medical soft-tissue release and petrie casting for the treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; perioperative complications associated with operative treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures in children; undisplaced fractures of the distal radius and ulna in children -- risk factors for displacement; talus fractures in children; complications associated with the use of meniscal arrows in children; effectiveness of halo-femoral traction in the management of severe spinal deformity; orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment; buckle fractures of the distal radius and ulna -- risk factors for displacement; hip problems associated with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and effectiveness of flexible intramedullary nailing of pediatric tibia fractures
Talbert RJ, Michaud LJ, Mehlman CT, Kinnett DG, Laor T, Foad SL, Schnell B, Salisbury S. EMG and MRI are Independently Related to Shoulder External Rotation Function in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):194-204.
Parikh SN, Wells L, Mehlman CT, Scherl SA. Management of fractures in adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15;92(18):2947-58. Review.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32.
Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ. A comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthoses and SpineCor treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the Scoliosis Research Society standardized criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.
White L, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Perfused, pulseless, and puzzling: a systematic review of vascular injuries in pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures and results of a POSNA questionnaire. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jun;30(4):328-35. Review.
Babal JC, Mehlman CT, Klein G. Nerve injuries associated with pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures: a meta-analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Apr-May;30(3):253-63.
McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9.
McGraw MA, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Kirby CL. Postnatal growth of the clavicle: birth to 18 years of age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):937-43.
Mehlman CT, Yihua G, Bochang C, Zhigang W. Operative treatment of completely displaced clavicle shaft fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):851-5.
Foad SL, Mehlman CT, Foad MB, Lippert WC. Prognosis following neonatal brachial plexus palsy: an evidence-based review. J Child Orthop. 2009 Nov 3.
Margaret H. Collins, MD
Professor, Division of Pediatric Pathology
Dr. Collins is a pediatric pathologist specializing in pediatric gastrointestinal pathology, especially eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. She has provided biopsy analyses, including primary study endpoints, for several clinical trials testing novel therapies to treat eosinophilic esophagitis in children. She also performs clinical research in other disorders of bowel immunity, and bowel motility disorders.
BS: Fordham University, N.Y., 1972.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1977.
Residency: Pathology, New York Hospital, N.Y., 1977-80; Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y., 1980-83.
Fellowship: Research, New York Lung Association, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y., 1983-85; Research, American Lung Association, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y., 1985-87.
Certification: Pathology, 1981; Pediatric Pathology, 1991.
Nikolaidis NM, Kulkarni RM, Gray JK, Collins MH, Waltz SE. Ron receptor deficient alveolar myeloid cells exacerbate LPS-induced acute lung injury in the murine lung. Innate Immun. 2010 Nov 18.
Sherrill JD, Gao PS, Stucke EM, Blanchard C, Collins MH, Putnam PE, Franciosi JP, Kushner JP, Abonia JP, Assa'ad AH, Kovacic MB, Biagini Myers JM, Bochner BS, He H, Hershey GK, Martin LJ, Rothenberg ME. Variants of thymic stromal lymphopoietin and its receptor associate with eosinophilic esophagitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul;126(1):160-5.e3.
DeBrosse CW, Collins MH, Buckmeier Butz BK, Allen CL, King EC, Assa'ad AH, Abonia JP, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME, Franciosi JP. Identification, epidemiology, and chronicity of pediatric esophageal eosinophilia, 1982-1999. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul;126(1):112-9.
Abonia JP, Blanchard C, Butz BB, Rainey HF, Collins MH, Stringer K, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME. Involvement of mast cells in eosinophilic esophagitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul;126(1):140-9.
Caldwell JM, Blanchard C, Collins MH, Putnam PE, Kaul A, Aceves SS, Bouska CA, Rothenberg ME. Glucocorticoid-regulated genes in eosinophilic esophagitis: a role for FKBP51. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Apr;125(4):879-888.e8.
Rothenberg ME, Spergel JM, Sherrill JD, Annaiah K, Martin LJ, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Kim C, Glessner J, Frackelton E, Thomas K, Blanchard C, Liacouras C, Verma R, Aceves S, Collins MH, Brown-Whitehorn T, Putnam PE, Franciosi JP, Chiavacci RM, Grant SF, Abonia JP, Sleiman PM, Hakonarson H. Common variants at 5q22 associate with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Nat Genet. 2010 Apr;42(4):289-91.
Blanchard C, Stucke EM, Burwinkel K, Caldwell JM, Collins MH, Ahrens A, Buckmeier BK, Jameson SC, Greenberg A, Kaul A, Franciosi JP, Kushner JP, Martin LJ, Putnam PE, Abonia JP, Wells SI, Rothenberg ME. Coordinate interaction between IL-13 and epithelial differentiation cluster genes in eosinophilic esophagitis. J Immunol. 2010 Apr 1;184(7):4033-41.
Miller SJ, Lan ZD, Hardiman A, Wu J, Kordich JJ, Patmore DM, Hegde RS, Cripe TP, Cancelas JA, Collins MH, Ratner N. Inhibition of Eyes Absent Homolog 4 expression induces malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor necrosis. Oncogene. 2010 Jan 21;29(3):368-79.
Vicario M, Blanchard C, Stringer KF, Collins MH, Mingler MK, Ahrens A, Putnam PE, Abonia JP, Santos J, Rothenberg ME. Local B cells and IgE production in the oesophageal mucosa in eosinophilic oesophagitis. Gut. 2010 Jan;59(1):12-20.
Prosperi JR, Becher KR, Willson TA, Collins MH, Witte DP, Goss KH. The APC tumor suppressor is required for epithelial integrity in the mouse mammary gland. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Aug;220(2):319-31.
Richard G. Azizkhan, MD Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Complex mediastinal airway disorders; surgical oncology; neonatal anomalies; chest wall deformities; vascular malformations; esophageal disorders; pediatric trauma; epidermolysis bullosa
Trauma systems; injury prevention; fetal lung development; vascular malformations; solid tumors in childhood
Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, PhD (Hon), is the surgeon-in-chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He 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 has published extensively and is author of more than 200 papers and chapters, and four books. Dr. Azizkhan’s experience and innovations in the management of complex mediastinal airway disorders, surgical oncology, neonatal anomalies, chest wall deformities, vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa, esophageal disorders and pediatric trauma have led to international recognition and numerous awards.
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 currently President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS). He 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. One of his most significant opportunities was to be one of the 8 USAID supported coordinators of the medical reconstruction of the health care system in central Bosnia Herzegovina after the war ended in 1995. His work and relationship with academic health centers, national and regional health ministries throughout the Balkans is maintained actively today through the Cincinnati Children’s /Tuzla University and Zagreb Children’s Hospital affiliations which he coordinates. 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. He received the R. K. Ghandi Gold medal in 2005 from the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons for his impact globally.
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.
Rebeccah L. Brown, MD Associate Director, Trauma Services
Associate Director, Trauma Services
General pediatric surgery; trauma; injury prevention; minimally invasive surgery; necrotizing enterocolitis; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery; congenital hemolytic anemias; chest wall deformities
Pediatric trauma; injury prevention
Rebeccah L. Brown, MD, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, in 1986. She graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM, with an MD in 1990. She completed her general surgery residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1997.
During her general surgical training, she also performed two years of basic science and clinical research in burn injuries and wound healing at the Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Cincinnati. She also served as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
After completion of general surgery training, Dr. Brown completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. She returned to Cincinnati Children's, Ohio, as assistant professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. Her main research interest is trauma and injury prevention, and she is currently the assistant director of Trauma Services, the fellowship director for the Pediatric Trauma Fellowship, and the director and cofounder of the Buckle Up for Life or Abrochate a la Vida program funded by Toyota.
Dr. Brown's clinical interests besides trauma and injury prevention include general pediatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and Hirschsprung's disease.
Dr. Brown is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Medical Women's Association, American College of Surgeons -- Ohio Chapter, Cincinnati Pediatric Society, Mont Reid Surgical Society, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics - Surgical Section and Injury Prevention Section, Eastern Association for the Surgery and Trauma, and Pediatric Trauma Society.
MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, N.M., 1990.
Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.
Fellowship: Shriners Burns Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992-1994; ECMO, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993-1994; Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., 1997-1999.
Certification: Board-certified General Surgery, 1998, 2007; board-certified, Pediatric Surgery, 2000, 2009.
A. Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH Pediatric Surgeon
Surgical oncology and vascular malformations; minimally invasive surgery; general pediatric surgery
oncology and vascular malformations
MD: University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, 1996
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 1996-2003
Research Fellowship: University of Oxford, Oxford England
Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009.
Murrell Z, Dasgupta R. What predicts the risk of recurrent lung metastases? J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May;48(5):1020-4.
Burke ME, Lyden ER, MezaJL, Ladas EJ, Dasgupta R, Wiegner EA, Arndt CA. Does Body Mass Index at Diagnosis or Weight Change during Therapy Predict Toxicity or Survival in Intermediate Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma? A Report from The Children’s Oncology Group Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 May;60(5):748-53.
Chen W, Gupta A, Adams D, Patel M, Dasgupta R. Generalized lymphatic malformation with chylothorax: long-term management of a highly morbid condition in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Mar;48(3):e9-e12.
Gupta AA, Anderson JR, Pappo AS, Spunt SL, Dasgupta R, Indelicato DJ, Hawkins DS. Patterns of Chemotherapy-Induced Toxicities in Younger Children and Adolescents with Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee. Cancer. 2012 Feb 15;118(4):1130-7.
Dasgupta R, Rodeberg DA. Update on Rhabdomyosarcoma. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2012 Feb;21(1):68-78.
Rymeski B, Burns K, Nagarajan R, Correll J, Kent D, O'Brien M, Perentesis JP, Dasgupta R. Long-term complications after staging laparotomy for Hodgkin lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2012.
Hammill A, Wentzel M, Gupta A, Nelson S, Lucky A, Elluru R, Dasgupta R, Azizkhan R, Adams D. Sirolimus for the treatment of complicated vascular anomalies in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 1;57(6):1018-24.
Chen W, Wagner L, Boyd T, Nagarajan R, Dasgupta R. Extra-lobar pulmonary sequestration presenting with torsion: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Oct;46(10):2025-8.
Weiss BD, Dasgupta R, Gelfand MJ, Laor T, Yin H, Breneman JC, Lavigne R, Elluru RG, Wagner LM. Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for staging para-meningeal rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Sep;57(3):520-3.
Murrell Z, Dickie B, Dasgupta R. Lung Nodules in Pediatric Oncology Patients: A Prediction Rule for When to Biopsy. J Pediatri Surg. 2011 May;46(5):833-7.
Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH Director, Trauma Services
Director, Trauma Services
Pediatric injury prevention and outcomes; trauma education; management of colorectal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; minimally invasive surgery; surgical oncology; extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
Injury prevention; health disparities; pediatric colorectal disorders; use of simulation to improve teamwork and safety
Cook R, Gillespie GL, Kronk, R, Daugherty M, Moody SM, Allen LJ, Shebesta KB, Falcone RA. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Nursing Staff Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in the Care of Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuro Nurse. 2013 Apr;45(2):108-18.
Daugherty MC, Mehlman CT, Moody S, LeMaster T, Falcone RA Jr. Significant Rate Of Misuse Of The Hare Traction Splint For Children With Femoral Shaft Fractures. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Jan;39(1):97-103.
Chatoorgoon K, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Role of Computed Tomography and Clinical Findings in Pediatric Blunt Intestinal Injury: A Multi-Center Study. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1338-42.
Beaudin M, Daugherty M, Geis G, Moody S, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Assessment of factors associated with the delayed transfer of pediatric trauma patients: an emergency physician survey. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Aug;28(8):758-63.
Falcone RA Jr, Haas L, King E, Moody S, Crow J, Moss A, Gaines B, McKenna C, Gourlay DM, Werner C, Meagher DP Jr, Schwing L, Garcia N, Brown D, Groner JI, Haley K, Deross A, Cizmar L, Armola R. A multicenter prospective analysis of pediatric trauma activation criteria routinely used in addition to the six criteria of the American College of Surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Aug;73(2):377-84; discussion 384.
Burton KS, Pendergrass TL, Byczkowski TL, Taylor RG, Moyer MR, Falcone RA, Geis GL. Impact of Simulation-Based Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Training in the Simulation Laboratory and Clinical Environment. Simul Healthc. 2011 Oct;6(5):284-91.
Goldberg, J, McClaine RJ, Cook B, Garcia VF, Brown RL, Crone K, Falcone RA. Use of a mild traumatic brain injury guidelines to reduce inpatient hospital imaging and charges. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Sep;46(9):1777-83.
Lawal TA, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Denson LA, Levitt MA, Warner BW, Frischer JS. The utility of routine pouchogram before ileostomy reversal in children and adolescents following ileal pouch anal anastomosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1222-5.
Victor F. Garcia, MD Founding Director, Trauma Services
Founding Director, Trauma Services
Garcia V. Comment on: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: five years of follow-up. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Sep-Oct;6(5):475-6.
Chatoorgoon K, Huezo K, Rangel E, François N, Schweer L, Daugherty M, Koehn M, Ricketts C, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Jul;26(7):481-6.
Martin CA, Care M, Rangel EL, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse. Am J Surg. 2010 Feb;199(2):210-5.
Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Zeller M, Dolan L, Daniels SR, Garcia VF, Brandt ML, Bean J, Gamm K, Xanthakos SA. Baseline BMI is a strong predictor of nadir BMI after adolescent gastric bypass. J Pediatr. 2010 Jan;156(1):103-108.e1.
Inge TH, Miyano G, Bean J, Helmrath M, Courcoulas A, Harmon CM, Chen MK, Wilson K, Daniels SR, Garcia VF, Brandt ML, Dolan LM. Reversal of type 2 diabetes mellitus and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors after surgical weight loss in adolescents. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1):214-22.
Falcone RA Jr, Martin C, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Oct;43(10):1858-64.
Falcone RA Jr, Daugherty M, Schweer L, Patterson M, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun;43(6):1065-71.
Ippisch HM, Inge TH, Daniels SR, Wang B, Khoury PR, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Garcia VF, Kimball TR. Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in morbidly obese adolescents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Apr 8; \51(14):1342-8.
Rangel SJ, Martin CA, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan;43(1):200-7.
Falcone RA Jr, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Disparities in child abuse mortality are not explained by injury severity. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun;42(6):1031-6; discussion 1036-7.
Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens
Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens
Director, Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation
Attending Surgeon, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Obesity surgery and research; neonatal surgery; gastroesophageal reflux disease; minimally invasive surgery; thoracic surgery
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.
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.
Zeller MH, Guilfoyle SM, Reiter-Purtill J, Ratcliff MB, Inge TH, Long JD. Adolescent bariatric surgery: caregiver and family functioning across the first postoperative year. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul 29.
Ratcliff MB, Reiter-Purtill J, Inge TH, Zeller MH. Changes in depressive symptoms among adolescent bariatric candidates from preoperative psychological evaluation to immediately before surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb;7(1):50-4.
Inge TH, Xanthakos S. Sleeve gastrectomy for childhood morbid obesity: why not? Obes Surg. 2010 Jan;20(1):118-20.
Miyano G, Kalra M, Inge TH. Adolescent paraplegia, morbid obesity, and pickwickian syndrome: outcome of gastric bypass surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Mar;44(3):e41-4.
Zeller MH, Modi AC, Noll JG, Long JD, Inge TH. Psychosocial functioning improves following adolescent bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 May;17(5):985-90.
Modi AC, Loux TJ, Bell SK, Harmon CM, Inge TH, Zeller MH. Weight-specific health-related quality of life in adolescents with extreme obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Oct;16(10):2266-71.
Ippisch HM, Inge TH, Daniels SR, Wang B, Khoury PR, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Garcia VF, Kimball TR. Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in morbidly obese adolescents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Apr 8;51(14):1342-8.
Inge TH. Childhood obesity--a problem of surgical proportions? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Apr;5(4):180-1.
Sundeep G. Keswani, MD Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Fetal Surgeon, Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati
Director, Pediatric Advanced Wound Care and Skin Services
Gene therapy applications; bone marrow contribution to tissue repair; fetal diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Sundeep G. Keswani is a pediatric and fetal surgeon. He is also the director of the Pediatric Advanced Wound Care and Skin Service (PAWS), which is a state-of-the-art wound care center devoted to the care of children. Dr. Keswani is the lead principal investigator in the Cincinnati Children’s Wound Healing Research Group, which is an NIH-funded laboratory that focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms which underlie the fetus’ ability to regeneratively heal wounds with the goal of developing novel therapeutics to achieve regenerative wound healing in postnatal tissue.
Alice King MD, Swathi Balaji PhD, Louis D. Le MD, Emily Marsh, Timothy M. Crombleholme MD, Sundeep G. Keswani MD. Interleukin-10 Regulates Fetal Extracellular Matrix Hyaluronan Production. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. (In press).
Visscher M, King A, Nie AM, Schaffer P, Taylor T, Pruitt D, Giaccone MJ, Ashby M, Keswani S. A Quality-Improvement Collaborative Project to Reduce Pressure Ulcers in PICUs. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun;131(6):e1950-60.
Keswani SG, Balaji S, Le LD, Leung A, Parvadia JK, Frischer J, Yamano S, Taichman N, Crombleholme TM. Role of salivary vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in palatal mucosal wound healing. Wound Repair Regen. 2013 Jun 11.
King A, Balaji S, Marsh E, Le LD, Shaaban AF, Crombleholme TM, Keswani SG. Interleukin-10 regulates the fetal hyaluronan-rich extracellular matrix via a STAT3-dependent mechanism. J Surg Res. 2013 Apr 24.
Balaji S, King A, Dhamija Y, Le LD, Shaaban AF, Crombleholme TM, Keswani SG. Pseudotyped adeno-associated viral vectors for gene transfer in dermal fibroblasts: implications for wound-healing applications. J Surg Res. 2013 Apr 3.
Keswani SG, Balaji S, Le L, Leung A, Katz AB, Lim FY, Habli M, Jones HN, Wilson JM, Crombleholme TM. Pseudotyped AAV vector-mediated gene transfer in a human fetal trachea xenograft model: implications for in utero gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43633.
Keswani SG, Balaji S, Le L, Leung A, Lim FY, Habli M, Jones HN, Wilson JM, Crombleholme TM. Pseudotyped adeno-associated viral vector tropism and transduction efficiencies in murine wound healing. Wound Repair Regen. 2012 Jul-Aug;20(4):592-600.
Gordon A, Kozin ED, Keswani SG, Vaikunth SS, Katz AB, Zoltick PW, Favata M, Radu AP, Soslowsky LJ, Herlyn M, Crombleholme TM. Permissive environment in postnatal wounds induced by adenoviral-mediated overexpression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 prevents scar formation. Woun