Alberto Peña, MD, Colorectal Center

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    Colorectal Surgery

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    Andrea Bischoff, MD
    Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-636-3240

    andrea.bischoff@cchmc.org

    Andrea Bischoff, MD

    Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

    Instructor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3240

    Fax: 513-636-3248

    Email: andrea.bischoff@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Colorectal surgery; pediatric surgery; anorectal and urogenital malformation; Hirschsprung disease; total colonic aganglionosis; bowel management (fecal incontinence and idiopathic constipation).

    Biography

    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. She has been a lecturer and visiting professor, giving courses with live operative demonstration in 20 different countries.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

    Residency: General Surgery, 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.

    Certification: General Surgery, Brazil, 2005; Pediatric Surgery, Brazil, 2008.

    Publications

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    Jason S. Frischer, MD
    Director, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-636-3240

    jason.frischer@cchmc.org

    Jason S. Frischer, MD

    Director, Peña Colorectal Center

    Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program

    Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3240

    Fax: 513-636-3248

    Email: jason.frischer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); Hirschsprung disease; anorectal malformations; fecal incontinence and constipation; minimally invasive surgery; ECMO; congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)epidermolysis bullosa (EB)

    Biography

    Jason S. Frischer, MD, has been named the director of the Peña Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he focused his training on inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, he spent two years as the ECMO fellow and postdoctoral research fellow in angiogenesis at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University.  Dr. Frischer completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University.

    Dr. Frischer has a special interest in pediatric colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), Hirschsprung’s disease anorectal malformations (ARM), fecal incontinence and constipation. He serves as the director of the ECMO program and is a member of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) team. He is also a member of the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center. He has an interest in neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

    Dr. Frischer is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society) and was selected by Cincy Magazine Best Doctors from 2010 to 2013. He also was selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” in 2012 and 2013.

    Education and Training

    BS: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995.

    MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1999.

    Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2000-2001 and 2003-2006.

    ECMO/Research Fellowship: Children's Hospital of New York - Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2001-2003.

    Pediatric Surgery Residency: Children's Hospital of New York – Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006-2008.

    Certification: General Surgery, 2007; Pediatric Surgery, 2010.

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    Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS
    Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

    513-636-3240

    michael.helmrath@cchmc.org

    Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS

    Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

    Director of Surgical Research

    Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3240

    Email: michael.helmrath@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    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, his long-term goal is to establish translational therapies for the management of patients with short bowel syndrome.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Grants

    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.

    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.

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    Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-636 3240

    belinda.dickie@cchmc.org

    Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636 3240

    Email: belinda.dickie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Colorectal surgery; vascular malformations; minimally invasive surgery; general pediatric surgery

    Biography

    Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD, is the surgical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center since July 2013. She is also the director of the Vascular Anomalies Fellowship. Dr. Dickie 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, and completed general surgery residency and an advanced minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Alberta. She continued her training, completing fellowships in pediatric vascular malformations and pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in pediatric surgery at the University of Florida. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s in 2011.

    Dr. Dickie has a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of vascular malformations, and minimally invasive surgery. She has a lab in vascular biology which looks at the genetics and molecular pathways involved with lymphangiogenesis, and the genetics involved in the development of vascular malformations. The lab is looking at novel mutations in vascular malformations and the potential effects on lymphatic growth, and different treatment alternatives.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Toronto, Toronto,Ontario, Canada 1998.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Fellowship: Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Vascular anomalies, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH; Pediatric Colorectal Surgery, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH; Pediatric Surgery, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida.

    Certification: General Surgery, 2006; Pediatric Surgery, 2011.

    PhD: 2008.

    Publications

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    Alberto Peña, MD
    Founding Director, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-636-3240

    alberto.pena@cchmc.org

    Alberto Peña, MD

    Founding Director, Peña Colorectal Center

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-3240

    Fax: 513-636-3248

    Email: alberto.pena@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Colorectal pediatric surgery; clinical research regarding colorectal problems in children

    Biography

    Alberto Peña, MD, is the founding director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He 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.

    In 1982, Dr. Peña described a new approach for the management of anorectal malformations: Posterior Sagittal Anoplasty / PSARP, also known as the Peña Pull-Through Procedure.

    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 until July 2005.

    Since 1982 until the present, Dr. Peña has been traveling all over the world, lecturing and operating on children affected by this particular malformation.

    In July 2005 Dr. Peña moved to Cincinnati Children's and became the director of the first colorectal center for children in the world. 

    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.

    Dr. Peña has published over 179 papers in national and international journals and has published 80 book chapters.

    Publications

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    Daniel von Allmen, MD
    Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    513-636-4371

    daniel.vonallmen@cchmc.org

    Daniel von Allmen, MD

    Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: daniel.vonallmen@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric surgical oncology; pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; surgical innovation; surgical robotics

    Research Interests

    Oncology; innovation; surgical workforce 

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Vermont College of Medicine.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certifications: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery.

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    Colorectal Fellows

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    Adrianne Myers, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-803-8085

    adrianne.myers@cchmc.org

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    Adrianne Myers, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Peña Colorectal Center

    Phone: 513-803-8085

    Email: adrianne.myers@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric colorectal surgery

    Research

    Intractable idiopathic constipation

    Education and Training

    BA: Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

    MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

    Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN.

    Certification: General Surgery, 2014.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Colorectal Surgery, Peña Colorectal Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

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    Kimberly E. Cain, MSN, APRN, CFNP, CWOCN
    Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Advanced Wound Center

    513-803-1161

    kimberly.cain@cchmc.org

    Kimberly E. Cain, MSN, APRN, CFNP, CWOCN

    Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Advanced Wound Center

    Phone: 513-803-1161

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: kimberly.cain@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Wound, ostomy and incontinence care

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

    Additional Training: RB Turnbull Jr. School of Enterostomal Therapy, 1995.

    Certification: Wound, Ostomy, and Incontinence; Family Nurse Practitioners, 2005; Nurse, 2006.
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    Ebony Moorefield, MSN, APRN, PNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Peña Colorectal Center

    513-636-3240

    ebony.moorefield@cchmc.org

    Ebony Moorefield, MSN, APRN, PNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Peña Colorectal Center

    Phone: 513-636-3240

    Email: ebony.moorefield@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA.

    MSN: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.


    Child Life Services

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    Courtney N. Tyra, MS, CCLS
    Child Life Specialist, Division of Child Life

    513-636-8998

    courtney.tyra@cchmc.org

    Gastroenterology / Motility

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    Conrad R. Cole, MD, MPH, MSc
    Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation

    513-636-4415

    conrad.cole@cchmc.org

    Conrad R. Cole, MD, MPH, MSc

    Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Fax: 513-636-7805

    Email: conrad.cole@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; growth failure; failure to thrive malabsorption disorders; micronutrient malnutrition

    Research Interests

    Nutritional and developmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome; nutritional epidemiology of micronutrient malnutrition in preschool children 

    Biography

    Conrad Cole, MD, is an expert in the management of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. He is an associate director of the Pediatric Nutrition and Intestinal Care Center in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. In addition, he is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

    Dr. Cole's research interest is in the epidemiology of intestinal failure and it's complications especially in identifying risk factors associated with worsening prognosis. He is also interested in micronutrient malnutrition specifically zinc and iron and how they impact other micronutrients in preschool children especially from low income minority populations.

    Prior to joining Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Cole was at Emory University's Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Cole earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, and also completed graduate degrees in public health from Ohio State University and clinical research from Emory University. He received training in nutrition under the mentorship of Fima Lifshitz MD at Maimonides Medical Center and Miami Children's Hospital prior to completing an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Miami Children's Hospital; and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Ibadan.

    MPH: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

    MSc: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    Residency: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology.

    Publications

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    Lee A. Denson, MD
    Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

    513-636-7575

    lee.denson@cchmc.org

    Lee A. Denson, MD

    Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7575

    Email: lee.denson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Inflammatory bowel disease; growth failure; celiac disease

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1993

    Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1993-96.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996 & 2002.

    Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1996-99.

    Publications

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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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    Shehzad Ahmed Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF
    Clinical Director, Schubert–Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

    513-803-3251

    shehzad.saeed@cchmc.org

    Shehzad Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF

    Clinical Director, Schubert–Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

    Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Medical Director, Gi/Colorectal Inpatient Unit

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3251

    Email: shehzad.saeed@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    Research

    Quality improvement in inflammatory bowel disease

    Biography

    Shehzad Saeed, MD, is interested in the epidemiology of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Specifically, he studies the genetic and phenotypic correlations as well as risk stratification for surgery in children with IBD. Additionally, Dr. Saeed is also involved in outcomes research of patients with IBD. 

    Dr. Saeed completed his medical education at Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, and then served his pediatric residency at University of Chicago Children’s Hospital. He then completed subspecialty training in pediatric gastroenterology at Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, and Tufts University, Boston. His focus of interest was inflammatory bowel diseases under the mentorship of Richard J Grand, MD. He has subsequently served as fellowship director and division director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Sciences at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently serves as the clinical director of the Schubert-Martin Pediatric IBD Center, and is associate professor of pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

    Education and Training

    MD: Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

    Residencies: Pediatrics, Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan; Pediatrics, University of Chicago Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Wyler Children’s Hospital).

    Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, Tufts University.

    Publications

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    Nephrology

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    Jens W. Goebel, MD
    Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension

    513-636-4531

    jens.goebel@cchmc.org

    Jens W. Goebel, MD

    Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension

    Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation

    Clinical Director, Kidney Transplantation

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4531

    Fax: 513-636-7407

    Email: jens.goebel@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Organ transplantation in children

    Research Interests

    Transplant-relevant immunology 

    Biography

    Dr. Goebel was recruited by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2002 from the University of Kentucky to enhance the institution's Kidney Transplant Program. His efforts along these lines focus both on further improving the clinical care of pediatric kidney transplant recipients and their families, as well as advancing basic and translational investigations into immunological aspects especially relevant to the field of transplantation.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Heidelberg (Germany), 1991.

    Residency and Chief Residency: Department of Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 1991 to 1995.

    Fellowship: Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1995 to 1998.

    Certifications: General Pediatrics, 1994, 2002; Pediatric Nephrology, 1999.

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    Grants

    Center-PI / Co-Investigator / Collaborator:

    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.

    Neurosurgery

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    Francesco T. Mangano, DO, FACS, FACOS
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    513-803-4224

    cheryl.riley@cchmc.org

    Francesco T. Mangano, DO, FACS, FACOS

    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

    Phone: 513-803-4224

    Fax: 513-636-2808

    Email: cheryl.riley@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Francesco Mangano 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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Doctor Stevenson is a Neurosurgeon at Cincinnati Children's.

    Charles B. Stevenson, MD
    Faculty Neurosurgeon

    513-636-4726

    charles.stevenson@cchmc.org

    Charles B. Stevenson, MD

    Faculty Neurosurgeon

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

    Phone: 513-636-4726

    Email: charles.stevenson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Brain tumors; spasticity; Chiari malformations; fetal surgery; neurovascular disorders; minimal access surgery

    Research Interests

    Neuro-oncology; epilepsy; spasticity

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Nutrition

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    Lucy Muskthel, RD, LD, CNSC
    Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy

    513-636-6082

    lucinda.muskthel@cchmc.org

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Lesley L. Breech, MD
    Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    gynecology@cchmc.org

    Lesley L. Breech, MD

    Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Female genital anomalies; young women with bleeding disorders; reproductive outcomes after treatment for cancer

    Research Interests

    Outcomes after surgical treatment of genital anomalies; management of young women with bleeding disorders

    Biography

    Lesley Breech, MD, is specially trained in pelvic reconstruction and other medical and surgical management of genital anomalies. She has nearly 9 years’ experience providing surgical and medical gynecology at Emory University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

    Dr. Breech has a special interest in the care of girls and young women with abnormalities of development of the reproductive organs. In 2004, Dr. Breech joined the multidisciplinary care provided by the Center for Pediatric Pelvic and Genitourinary Reconstruction at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She also provides gynecologic care for young women with bleeding disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and other gynecologic concerns of pediatric and adolescent females. 

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Orthopaedics

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    Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH
    Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

    513-636-4785

    charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

    Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH

    Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

    Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Musculoskeletal outcomes research; orthopaedic trauma; bone tumors; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder and elbow surgery; spine surgery; foot and ankle surgery; limb deficiencies in children

    Research Interests

    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

    Education and Training

    DO: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Athens, Ohio; 1989.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, 1998.

    Internship: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grandview Hospital and Medical Center; Dayton, Ohio; 1989-1990.

    Residency: Internal Medicine; Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine; Akron General Medical Center; Akron, Ohio; 1990-1991; Orthopaedic Surgery; Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grandview Hospital and Medical Center; Dayton, Ohio, 1991-1995.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati, Ohio; 1995-1996; MPH: Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, MPH; Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, Mass., 1996-1998.

    Certification: Board-certified, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998-2008.

    Publications

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    Peter F. Sturm, MD
    Director, Crawford Spine Center

    513-636-4785

    peter.sturm@cchmc.org

    Peter F. Sturm, MD

    Director, Crawford Spine Center

    Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery

    Professor

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: peter.sturm@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Spine deformity, scoliosis, early onset scoliosis and pediatric orthopaedics

    Education and Training

    MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1981.

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1986.

    Fellowship: Russ Spinal Surgery, Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1987; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1988.

    Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, 1999, 2010.

    Publications

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    Pathology

    Margaret H. Collins, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-4261

    Fax: 513-636-3924

    Email: margaret.collins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric gastrointestinal pathology; eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases; biopsy analyses; primary study endpoints; novel therapies to treat eosinophilic esophagitis in children; disorders of bowel immunity; bowel motility disorders

    Biography

    In 2011, Dr. Collins was named one of the Top Doctors in Pathology by U.S. News & World Report.

    Education and Training

    BS: Fordham University, NY, 1972.

    MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1977.

    Residency: Pathology, New York Hospital, NY, 1977-80; Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, 1980-83.

    Fellowship: Research, New York Lung Association, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y., 1983-85; Research, American Lung Association, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, 1985-87.

    Certification: Pathology, 1981; Pediatric Pathology, 1991.

    Publications

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    Pediatric Surgery

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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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    Rebeccah L. Brown, MD
    Associate Director, Trauma Services

    513-636-4371

    rebeccah.brown@cchmc.org

    Rebeccah L. Brown, MD

    Associate Director, Trauma Services

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: rebeccah.brown@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    General pediatric surgery; trauma; injury prevention; minimally invasive surgery; necrotizing enterocolitis; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery; congenital hemolytic anemias; chest wall deformities

    Research Interests

    Pediatric trauma; injury prevention

    Biography

    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, NY. 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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, N.M., 1990.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 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, NY, 1997-1999.

    Certification: Board-certified General Surgery, 1998, 2007; board-certified, Pediatric Surgery, 2000, 2009.


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

    513-636-4371

    roshni.dasgupta@cchmc.org

    A. Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH

    Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: roshni.dasgupta@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Surgical oncology and vascular malformations; minimally invasive surgery; general pediatric surgery

    Research Interests

    Oncology and vascular malformations

    Biography

    Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH, is a surgeon and associate professor with the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center. She has been involved with the HVMC team for the past eight years. Dr. Dasgupta obtained her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She finished her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. She completed a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in Oxford England, followed by a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She has also completed her Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    Dr. Dasgupta has authored multiple articles and book chapters on vascular anomalies and will be the next editor of the vascular anomalies edition of Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. She is interested in post-surgical long term outcomes of patients with vascular anomalies, as well as treatment and outcomes of hemangioma patients.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH
    Director, Trauma Services

    513-636-4371

    richard.falcone@cchmc.org

    Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH

    Director, Trauma Services

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: richard.falcone@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric injury prevention and outcomes; trauma education; management of colorectal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; minimally invasive surgery; surgical oncology; extracorporeal life support (ECLS)

    Research Interests

    Injury prevention; health disparities; pediatric colorectal disorders; use of simulation to improve teamwork and safety

    Education and Training

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2007.

    MD: New York University School of Medicine, 1995.

    General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati, 1995-2002.

    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004.

    Certification: Surgery 2004; Pediatric Surgery 2006.

    Publications

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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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    Daniel von Allmen, MD
    Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    513-636-4371

    daniel.vonallmen@cchmc.org

    Daniel von Allmen, MD

    Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: daniel.vonallmen@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric surgical oncology; pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; surgical innovation; surgical robotics

    Research Interests

    Oncology; innovation; surgical workforce 

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Vermont College of Medicine.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certifications: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery.

    Publications

    Pediatric Surgery / Fetal Surgery

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    Sundeep G. Keswani, MD
    Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

    513-803-2219

    Sundeep G. Keswani, MD

    Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

    Fetal Surgeon, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    Director, Pediatric Advanced Wound Care and Skin Services

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-803-2219

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    Specialties

    Gene therapy applications; bone marrow contribution to tissue repair; fetal diagnosis and treatment.

    Visit the Keswani Lab.

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1994. 

    MD: Ross University School of Medicine, 2000. 

    Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2000-2007. 

    Fellowship: The Children's Institute for Surgical Science, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2004. 

    Fellowship: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Center for Molecular Fetal Therapy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2009. 

    Licensure: American Board of Surgery Certified; Missouri State Medical Licensure, active; Ohio State Medical Licensure, active.

    Publications

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

    513-636-4371

    foong.yen.lim@cchmc.org

    Foong-Yen Lim, MD

    Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Email: foong.yen.lim@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Open fetal surgery and fetoscopic surgery; ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT); congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS); congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); fetal gene therapy; neonatal surgery; thoracic surgery; minimally invasive surgery 

    Visit the Lim Lab.

    Education and Training

    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004 – 2006.

    General Surgery Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2002-2004.

    Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship and Fetal Surgery Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2002.

    General Surgery Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 1997-2000.

    MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1993 – 1997.

    BS: Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 1989 – 1993.

    Publications


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

    513-636-6259

    jose.peiroIbanez@cchmc.org

    Jose L. Peiro, MD

    Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-6259

    Email: jose.peiroIbanez@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Neonatal surgery; fetal surgery

    Research

    Myelomeningocele intrauterine repair; fetal  tracheal occlusion for CDH

    Visit the Peiro Lab.

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical School at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1989.

    MBA: Health and Hospital Management, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain,  2010-2012.

    Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Vall Hebron (UAB), Barcelona, Spain, 1991-1995.

    Observership: Fetal Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

    Publications

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

    513-636-9942

    aimen.shaaban@cchmc.org

    Aimen F. Shaaban, MD

    Director, Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-9942

    Email: aimen.shaaban@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Surgical treatment of fetal and newborn diseases including: open and minimally invasive fetal surgery; congenital lung and airway disease; congenital esophageal disease; sacrococcygeal teratoma; conjoined twins; neonatal surgery.

    Examination of the mechanisms of long-term immunologic tolerance to prenatally transplanted stem cells; developmental hematology, pluripotent stem cell biology; fetal gene therapy

    Visit the Shaaban Lab.

    Biography

    Dr. Shaaban served as an associate professor of surgery with tenure and as director of the Laboratory for Fetal Cellular Therapy at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine from 2008-2012. Prior to that he served as director of the Laboratory for Fetal Cellular Therapy at University of Wisconsin College of Medicine from 2002-2008.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1991.

    General Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, Jul 1991-Jun1996.

    Pediatric Surgical Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jul 2000-Jun 2001.

    Post-doctoral Fellowship in Fetal Surgery Research: Children's Institute for Surgical Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jul 1996-Jun 1999.

    Certification: Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991; diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, 1997, 2011; diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, 2006. 

    Publications

    Grants

    NK cell response to prenatal allotransplantation. Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 2011 - 2016. R01HL103745.

    Pediatric Surgery / Transplantation

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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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    Jaimie D. Nathan, MD
    Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Program

    513-636-4371

    jaimie.nathan@cchmc.org

    Jaimie D. Nathan, MD

    Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4371

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: jaimie.nathan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease; liver, kidney, and intestinal transplantation; pediatric surgical oncology; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery

    Education and Training

    BS: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1993.

    MD: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1998.

    Residency: General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1998-2000 and 2002-2005.

    Surgical Research Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2000-2002.

    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2007.

    Transplant Surgery Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2009.

    Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2007; American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, 2008; American Society of Transplant Surgeons Certification, 2009.

    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.


    Radiology / Interventional Radiology

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    Neil D. Johnson, MD
    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    513-636-8557

    neil.johnson@cchmc.org

    Neil D. Johnson, MD

    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8557

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: neil.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Body imaging; vascular / interventional radiology

    Biography

    Neil D. Johnson, MD, grew up in Australia and received his MD equivalent MBBS from Melbourne University. His pediatric training was at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne with a diagnostic radiology residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

    Dr. Johnson's particular interests are body imaging and vascular / interventional radiology. His technical expertise in performing interventional studies in children is recognized by his surgical colleagues. His basic computer interests and knowledge have been the key to the department's networks, and he is the physician leader for the PACS implementation.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1976. 

    Internship: Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, 1977-1978. 

    Residency: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978-1980. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology Registrar, 1981-1982, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Radiology Registrar, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1982-1985; Pediatric Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1985-1986.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1995.

    Publications

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    Steven J. Kraus, MD
    Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

    513-636-7131

    steven.kraus@cchmc.org

    Steven J. Kraus, MD

    Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7131

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: steven.kraus@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Genitourinary; gastrointestinal imaging in children

    Biography

    Steven Kraus, MD, grew up in New England and received his BS from the University of Hartford, and his MS degree from the University of Connecticut.

    Dr. Kraus received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed a radiology residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

    Dr. Kraus is currently the Division Chief of Radiology and Fluoroscopy at Cincinnati Children's. His special areas of clinical interest are genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging in children. 

    Dr. Kraus' research interests include imaging of anorectal malformations, radiologic workup in children with urinary tract infections and outcomes studies in GI and GU radiology. He has particular interest in medical education. 

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 1979-1983.

    MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1983-1987.

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

    Internship: Transitional Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1992-1993.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Minnesota Health Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1993-1997. 

    Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1997-1999.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997; CAQ Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2000.

    Publications

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    Manish N. Patel, DO
    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6695

    manish.patel@cchmc.org

    Manish N. Patel, DO

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6695

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: manish.patel@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Manish Patel, DO, has helped to expand the treatment options for high flow vascular malformations. Dr. Patel is a pediatriciInterventional radiologist and an associate professor of radiology. Additionally, he works as director of daily operations in the Interventional Radiology team and as the associate fellowship director of the pediatric radiology fellowship program. Dr. Patel obtained his DO degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, and completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His key interests are pediatric interventional radiology, vascular access, and vascular malformations. He is currently working on research of the effects of Rapamycin on VMs as well as treatment options for high flow lesions. 

    Education and Training

    DO: University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1999.

    Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

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

    Certification: American Board of Radiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    John M. Racadio, MD
    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-3385

    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Interventional Radiologist

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

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    Social Work

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    Christina Eby Stewart, MSW, LISW-S
    Social Worker II, Gynecology

    513-636-3247

    christina.stewart@cchmc.org

    Urology

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    William Robert DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH
    Director, Clinical Research

    513-636-4975

    bob.defoor@cchmc.org

    William R. DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH

    Director, Clinical Research

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: bob.defoor@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; clinical outcomes research; clinical trials;  urolithiasis; uro-oncology; laparoscopic-assisted; robotic-assisted surgery; vesicoureteral reflux

    Research Interests

    Modulation of apoptosis in cryptorchidism (undescended testes) with anti-oxidant pharmacotherapy; pediatric urologic surgical outcomes analysis using an evidence based medicine approach 

    Education and Training

    BS: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

    Fulbright Fellowship: Universite' Rene' Descartes, Paris, France, 1992.

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1996.

    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2001.

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

    MPH: Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Public Health, 2005.

    Publications

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    513-636-4975

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; microscopic hypospadias; endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux; urolithiasis; ESWL

    Publications

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    Pramod P. Reddy, MD
    Director, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD

    Director, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials

    Research Interests

    Bladder organogenesis; tissue engineering of bladder matrix

    Biography

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD, is a pediatric and fetal urologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Fetal Center. His special interests include kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India 1990.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

    Fellowship: The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

    Certification: American Board of Urology 2001.

    Publications

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    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD
    Founding Director, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    curt.sheldon@cchmc.org

    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD

    Founding Director, Urogenital Center

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: curt.sheldon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery; renal transplantation; hypospadias

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 1972 to 1976.

    Residency: Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 to 1981; General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981 to 1983.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1983 to 1985; Pediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 1985 to 1986; Visiting Fellow, Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1986.

    Certification: Adult and Pediatric Urology, 1982; Surgery, 1985; Pediatric Surgery, 1988.

    Publications

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    Brian A. VanderBrink, MD
    Urologist, Division of Urology

    513-636-4975

    brian.vanderbrink@cchmc.org

    Brian A. Vanderbrink, MD

    Urologist, Division of Urology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: brian.vanderbrink@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Reconstructive lower urinary tract surgery; neurogenic bladder; spina bifida

    Biography

    Dr. VanderBrink's career goal is to help children with congenital conditions that affect the urinary tract to achieve the best possible outcomes