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The Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
Brenda Wong, MD, MBBS Director, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center/MDA Clinic 513-636-4222 email@example.com
Director, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center/MDA Clinic
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
After medical school, Brenda Wong, MD, received training in general pediatrics and worked as a pediatrician for a few years before doing her three-year child neurology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Wong also received training in pediatric neuromuscular disorders at Hammersmith Hospital, London with Dr. Victor Dubowitz and Dr. Francesco Muntoni. Dr. Wong's training in EMGs was accomplished with Dr. John Quinlan in the Department of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati.
Post fellowship training, Dr. Wong was practicing child neurology in private practice prior to joining Cincinnati Children's in 1999.
Besides general neurology patients, Dr. Wong sees patients with neuromuscular disorders in the Neuromuscular Clinic and provide diagnostic services like EMGs and evaluation for muscle biopsies. Comprehensive management is supported by the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
MD: University of Singapore, 1980.
Residency: University Department of Pediatrics, Singapore, 1981, 1984-85; Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, 1985-88.
Fellowship: Child Neurology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994-97; Neuromuscular Disorders, Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1997.
Certification: Child Neurology, 1998.
Miles MV, Putnam PE, Miles L, Tang PH, DeGrauw AJ, Wong BL, Horn PS, Foote HL, Rothenberg ME. Acquired coenzyme Q10 deficiency in children with recurrent food intolerance and allergies. Mitochondrion. 2011 Jan;11(1):127-35.
Kim HK, Laor T, Horn PS, Racadio JM, Wong B, Dardzinski BJ. T2 mapping in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: distribution of disease activity and correlation with clinical assessments. Radiology. 2010 Jun;255(3):899-908.
Kim HK, Laor T, Horn PS, Wong B. Quantitative assessment of the T2 relaxation time of the gluteus muscles in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a comparative study before and after steroid treatment. Korean J Radiol. 2010 May-Jun;11(3):304-11.
Yang Z, Funke BH, Cripe LH, Vick GW 3rd, Mancini-Dinardo D, Peña LS, Kanter RJ, Wong B, Westerfield BH, Varela JJ, Fan Y, Towbin JA, Vatta M. LAMP2 microdeletions in patients with Danon disease Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2010 Apr;3(2):129-37.
Henderson RC, Berglund LM, May R, Zemel BS, Grossberg RI, Johnson J, Plotkin H, Stevenson RD, Szalay E, Wong B, Kecskemethy HH, Harcke HT. The relationship between fractures and DXA measures of BMD in the distal femur of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Mar; 25(3):520-6.
James (Jim) J. Collins, MD, PhD Director, Congenital Myopathy Disorders firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Congenital Myopathy Disorders
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Congenital muscular dystrophies; merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy
PhD: Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2000.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
Residency: Pediatric Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.
Certification: Child Neurology, 2009.
Collins J and Bönneman CG. Congenital Muscular Dystrophies: Toward Molecular Therapeutic Intervention. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2010 Mar;10(2):83-91.
Collins J, Tang LY, Dimmock D, Morehart P, Bove K, Wong LJC, Wong B. Progressive myofiber changes of a childhood mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome with a novel Thymidine Kinase 2 gene mutation. Neuromuscul Disord. 2009;19:784-787.
Irina Rybalsky, MD, PhD Neuromuscular Specialist, Division of Neurology 513-636-4222 email@example.com
Neuromuscular Specialist, Division of Neurology
Staff Physician, Division of Neurology
Karen (Courtney) Shellenbarger, RN, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology 513-803-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
Pediatric neuromuscular disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders; adolescent health and general pediatrics.
BS: University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.
Fellowship: LEND Nursing Fellow, Nisonger Center for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2007-2008.
MS: The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH, 2008.
Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2008.
Cuixia Tian, MD Neuromuscular Disease Specialist, Division of Neurology 513-636-4214 email@example.com
Neuromuscular Disease Specialist, Division of Neurology
Dr. Tian received her MD from the Medical Center of Fudan in 1993, and continued on there as a resident and chief resident until 1998.
From 1999-2003, she was a research fellow in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University focusing on hematology and oncology.
Dr. Tian then became a research fellow from 2003-2008 at Vanderbilt in the Department of Pediatrics focusing on pediatric infectious disease.
In 2009, Dr. Tian became a pediatrics and neurology resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
MD: Medical Center of Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1993.
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Myology Institute Clinical Myology Training; Paris, France, 2014.
Wellstone Myology Training; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.
World Muscle Society Satellite Training; Asilomar, California, 2013.
Tian C, Rutter M, Hornung L, Khoury J, Miller L, Bange, Wong, B. Bone mineral density and bone mineral content as measures of bone health in ambulatory boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2013; 23(9):754.
Tian C, Gilbert DL. Association between performance on Neurology in-training and certification examinations. Neurology. 2013; 81(12):1102.
Tian C, Ali Syed, Weitkamp Jorn-Hendrik. Congenital Infections, Part I: Cytomegalovirus, Toxoplasma, Rubella, and Herpes Simplex. NeoReviews. 2010;11:436-446.
Tian C, Luskin GK, Dischert KM, Higginbotham JN, Shepherd BE, Crowe JE Jr. Immunodominance of the VH1–46 Antibody Gene Segment in the Primary Repertoire of Human Rotavirus-Specific B Cells Is Reduced in the Memory Compartment through Somatic Mutation of Nondominant Clones. Journal of Immunology. 2008;180:3279-3288.
Tian C, Luskin GK, Dischert KM, Higginbotham JN, Shepherd BE, Crowe JE Jr. Evidence for preferential Ig gene usage and differential TdT and exonuclease activities in human naive and memory B cells. Molecular Immunology. 2007;44(9):2173-83.
Tian C, Kron GK, Dischert KM, Higginbotham JN, Crowe JE Jr. Low expression of the interleukin (IL)-4 receptor alpha chain and reduced signalling via the IL-4 receptor complex in human neonatal B cells. Immunology. 2006;119(1):54-62.
Bowen AL, Tian C, Lafleur B, Crowe JE Jr. Transcriptional control of activation- induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and error-prone DNA polymerases is functionally mature in the B cells of infants at birth. Human Immunology. 2006;67(1-2):43-6.
Tian C, Gregoli P, Bondurant M. The Function of bcl-x Promoter in Erythroid Progenitor Cells. Blood. 2003;101:2235-42.
Jacobs-Helber SM, Abutin RM, Tian C, Bondurant MC, Wickrema A, Sawyer S. Role of JunB in Erythroid Differentiation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2002;277(7):4859-66.
Tian C, Boundurant M, Gregoli P. Transcription of Bcl-x in Erythroid Progenitor Cells. Experimental Hematology. 2000;28:1491-1505.
Tian C, Shao X. Inflammatory mechanism of neonatal bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Chinese Medicine (Pediatrics). 1997;35(12):763-66.
John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy 513-803-1675 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Jefferies, an associate professor of pediatric cardiology and adult cardiovascular diseases within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, is the director of Advanced Heart Failure / Cardiomyopathy in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
He completed his combined pediatric and adult cardiology training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas at the Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, and adults with congenital heart disease.
His current research interests include heritable causes of cardiovascular disease, novel drug therapies for advanced heart failure, novel gene discovery in cardiomyopathy, characterization and management of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), and early diagnosis and management of chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity.
He is on the editorial board of the Texas Heart Institute Journal and is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Heart Failure Society of America, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is the lead editor for two textbooks that focus on the management of heart disease in children and young adults entitled “Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside” and “Cardioskeletal Myopathies in Children and Young Adults.”
BS: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1992.
MD: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1996.
Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2000.
MPH: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2001.
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2006.
Certification: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant.
Towbin JA, Lorts A, Jefferies JL. Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Lancet. 2015;Apr 9. Epub ahead of print.
McCullough PA, Jefferies JL. Novel Markers And Therapies For Patients With Acute Heart Failure And Renal Dysfunction. Am J Med. 2015 Mar;128(3):312.e1-22.
Villa CR, Ryan TD, Collins JJ, Taylor MD, Lucky AW, Jefferies JL. Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy associated with epidermolysis bullosa simplex with muscular dystrophy and PLEC1 mutation. Neuromuscul Disord. 2015 Feb;25(2):165-8.
Raman SV, Hor KN, Halnon NJ, Kissel JT, He X, Tran T, Smart S, McCarthy B, Taylor MD, Jefferies JL, Rafael-Fortney JA, Lowe J, Roble SL, Cripe LH. Eplerenone for early cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Feb;14(2):153-61.
Jefferies JL. Barth syndrome. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2013 Aug;163C(3):198-205.
Breinholt JP, Moulik M, Dreyer WJ, Denfield SW, Kim JJ, Jefferies JL, Rossano JW, Gates CM, Clunie SK, Bowles KR, Kearney DL, Bowles NE, Towbin JA. Viral epidemiologic shift in inflammatory heart disease: the increasing involvement of parvovirus B19 in the myocardium of pediatric cardiac transplant patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jul;29(7):739-46.
Carlson P, Jefferies JL, Kearney D, Russell H. Refractory dilated cardiomyopathy associated with metastatic neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Jun 29.
Shah AM, Jefferies JL, Rossano JW, Decker JA, Cannon BC, Kim JJ. Electrocardiographic abnormalities and arrhythmias are strongly associated with the development of cardiomyopathy in muscular dystrophy. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Jun 18.
Rossano JW, Morales DL, Zafar F, Denfield SW, Kim JJ, Jefferies JL, Dreyer WJ. Impact of antibodies against human leukocyte antigens on long-term outcome in pediatric heart transplant patients: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 May 26.
Thomas D. Ryan, MD, PhD Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician 513-803-2913 email@example.com
Heart Failure, Transplant, VAD Physician
Cardiomyopathy; heart failure; heart transplantation; mechanical circulatory support
Thomas D Ryan, MD, PhD, was born and raised in Wichita, KS and graduated magna cum laude from Wichita State University in 1996 with a BS in biological sciences.
In 1997 he began training in the MD/PhD program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and studied the molecular, cellular, and whole organ aspects of cardiac remodeling in a rat model of volume overload. His general pediatrics residency training took place at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 2006-2009, as did his pediatric cardiology fellowship training from 2009-2012 and advanced fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant from 2012-2013. His clinical and research interests focus on heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.
BS: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1996.
PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2004.
MD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2009.
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.
Advanced Fellowship: Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012-2013.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2010; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology, 2012.
Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Chin C, Sticka JJ, Taylor MD, Harris R, Moore J, Goodridge E, Mount L, Bolyard AA, Otto B, Jones A, Shimamura A, Davies S, Myers K. Abnormal circumferential strain measured by echocardiography is present in patients with shwachman-diamond syndrome despite normal shortening fraction. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Mar 2.
Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Wilmot I. Managing heart failure in adults with congenital heart disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Feb;17(2):376.
Dandoy CE, Davies SM, Hirsch R, Chima RS, Paff Z, Cash M, Ryan TD, Lane A, El-Bietar J, Myers KC, Jodele S. Abnormal echocardiography seven days after stem cell transplant may be an early indicator of thrombotic microangiopathy. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan;21(1):113-8.
Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Zafar F, Lorts A, Morales DLSM. The evolving role of the total artificial heart in the management of end-stage congenital heart disease and adolescents. ASAIO Journal. 2015 Jan-Feb;61(1):8-14.
Chin C, Ryan TD, Castleberry CD. Transplantation in the highly sensitized pediatric patient. Circulation. 2014 Jun 3;129:2313-19.
Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Sawnani H, Wong BL, Gardner A, Del Corral M, Lorts A, Morales DLS. Implantation of the HeartMate II and HeartWare left ventricular assist devices in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: lessons learned from the first applications. ASAIO Journal. 2014 Mar-Apr;60(2):246-8.
Ryan TD, Taylor MD, Wojciech M, Cripe LH, Pratt J, King EC, Lao K, Grenier MA, Jefferies JL, Benson DW, Hor KH. Abnormal circumferential strain is present in young Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients. Pediatric Cardiol. 2013 Jun;34(5):1159-65.
Ryan TD, Ware SM, Lucky AW, Towbin JA, Jefferies JL, Hinton RB. Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy and aortopathy in a patient with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Circ Heart Fail. 2012 Sep 1;5(5):e81-2.
Ryan TD, Rothstein EC, Aban I, Tallaj JA, Husain A, Lucchesi PA, Dell'Italia LJ. Left ventricular eccentric remodeling and matrix loss are mediated by bradykinin and precede cardiomyocyte elongation in rats with volume overload. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Feb 20;49(7):811-21.
Susan R. Rose, MD Member, Division of Endocrinology 513-636-4744 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member, Division of Endocrinology
Neuro-endocrinology; hypothalamic-pituitary injury; growth disorders; puberty disorders; thyroid disorders; late effects of cancer
Susan Rose is professor for the Division of Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati. She has published over 100 review articles or chapters, and about 100 peer-reviewed articles. These include updating guidelines for care of congenital hypothyroidism and writing the chapter on thyroid for Fanaroff's and Avery's textbooks of neonatology. She’s served on the state newborn screening (NBS) committee in Tennessee. She is involved in long term follow up of newborn screening for CAH and congenital hypothyroidism with Region 4 and with the Federal Workgroup on NBS Standards.
She has clinical expertise and research interests in hypothalamic pituitary function, thyroid hormone disorders, and in disorders of growth or puberty. She has a special interest in the effects of central nervous system injury on hypothalamic-pituitary function. In addition, she has expertise and experience in evaluating the endocrine conditions associated with congenital bone marrow failure syndromes such as Fanconi anemia, Blackfan Diamond anemia, and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. In addition, she is evaluating the endocrine consequences of hypothalamic-pituitary injury, including traumatic brain injury and injury from treatments for cancer, as well as comparing the relative efficacy of several treatments for precocious puberty. In this study, she will be developing growth curves specific to Fanconi anemia, recognizing that healthy children with FA may not grow along the typical growth pattern of other healthy children.
MD: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 1980.
MEd: School Psychology, University of Dayton, 1972.
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic, 1983.
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, 1986.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1985; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1986.
Auble BA, Makoroff K, Bollepalli S, Weis T, Colliers T, Khoury J, Rose SR. Hypopituitarism in pediatric survivors of inflicted traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Feb 15;31(4):321-6.
Myers KC, Rose SR, Rutter MM, Mehta PA, Cole T, Harris RE. Endocrine evaluation of children with and without Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome gene mutations and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. J Pediatr. 2013 Jun;162(6):1235-40.
Rutter MM, Collins J, Rose SR, Woo JG, Sucharew H, Sawnani H, Hor KN, Cripe LH, Wong BL. Growth hormone treatment in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and glucocorticoid-induced growth failure. Neuromuscul Disord. 2012 Dec;22(12):1046-56.
Rose SR, Myers K, Rutter MM, Mueller R, Khuory JC, Mehta PA, Harris RE, Davies SM. Endocrine phenotype of children and adults with Fanconi anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Oct;59(4):690-6.
Merchant TE, Rose SR, Bosley C, Wu S, Xiong X, Lustig RH. Growth hormone secretion after conformal radiation therapy in pediatric patients with localized brain tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Dec 20;29(36):4776-80.
Kaulfers AM, Backeljauw PF, Reifschneider K, Blum S, Michaud L, Weiss M, Rose SR. Endocrine dysfunction following traumatic brain injury in children. J Pediatr. 2010 Dec;157(6): 894-9.
Rose SR. Improved diagnosis of mild hypothyroidism using time-of-day normal ranges for thyrotropin. J Pediatr. 2010 Oct;157(4):662-7.
Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The effects of gestational age and birth weight on false-positive newborn screening rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):910-6.
Kazlauskaite R, Evans AT, Villabona CV, Abdu TAM, Ambrosi B, Atkinson AB, Choi CH, Courtney CH, Gonc EN, Maghnie M, Oelkers W, Rose SR, Soule SG, Tordjman K, Consortium for evaluation of corticotropin test in hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency. Corticotropin tests for hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal insufficiency: A metaanalysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Nov;93(11):4245-53.
Rose SR. Pharmacologic and physiologic regulators of the nocturnal TSH surge; A clinical research center study. Recent Advances and Research Updates. ISSN 0972-4699, 2007; 8:219-29.
Meilan M. Rutter, MD Member, Division of Endocrinology 513-636-4744 email@example.com
Bone health and calcium metabolism; disorders of growth, puberty and sex development; endocrine function in cancer survivors; endocrine function in neuromuscular disorders
Meilan Rutter is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and joined the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC College of Medicine in 2008. Currently, Dr. Rutter is assistant director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Rutter received her degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BCh) from the University of Wales College of Medicine. She completed her training in pediatrics in New Zealand, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1995. She underwent fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children's. She completed further pediatric residency training to achieve American Board of Pediatrics specialty and subspecialty board certification.
Dr. Rutter treats children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. She serves as a consultant for the Neuromuscular Comprehensive Care Center and the Neuro-Oncology Program at Cincinnati Children's. Additionally, she is a member of the Disorders of Sex Development Center's interdisciplinary team.
MB, BCh: University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
FRACP: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, New Zealand.
Residency: Auckland Children's Hospital and Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand; Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatrics, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1995.
Rose SR, Rutter MM, Mueller R, Harris M, Hamon B, Fletcher Bulluck A, Smith FO. Bone mineral density is normal in children with Fanconi anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 1;57(6):1034-8.
Bianchi ML, Biggar D, Bushby K, Rogol AD, Rutter MM, Tseng B. Endocrine aspects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2011 Apr;21(4):298-303.
Wong BL, Rutter MM, Rose SR, Clark E, Vonderhaar K. Growth hormone therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Best Evidence Statement, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2009.
Rutter MM. What is an endocrinologist and why is endocrine care important for Duchenne? Action Duchenne newsletter. 2009.
Murray R, Rutter MM, Racine M, Rose SR. Report on The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting. Highlights. 2008;16(4):1-36.
Rutter MM, Racine M, Rose SR. Report on The Endocrine Society’s 89th Annual Meeting. Highlights. 2007;15(3):2-30.
Rutter MM, Rose SR. Long-term endocrine sequelae of childhood cancer. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Aug;19(4):480-7.
Rutter MM, Markoff E, Clayton L, Akeno N, Zhao G, Clemens TL, Chernausek SD. Osteoblast-specific expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 in bone of transgenic mice induces insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5. Bone. 2005 Feb;36(2):224-31.
Rutter MM, Prahalad S, Passo M, Backeljauw PF. Idiopathic hypercalcemia and eosinophilic fasciitis: a novel association. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Sep;17(9):1251-4.
Rutter MM, Smith EP. Pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia: late presentation with intact mental development. J Bone Miner Res. 1998 Jul;13(7):1208-9.
Ajay Kaul, MD Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders 513-636-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders
Director, Gastrointestinal Operations, Liberty Campus
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, NY, 1995.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1999.
Kaul A, Garza JM, Connor FL, Cocjin JT, Flores AF, Hyman PE, Di Lorenzo C. Colonic Hyperactivity Results in Frequent Fecal Soiling in a Subset of Children After Surgery for Hirschsprung Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Jan 12.
Blanchard C, Stucke EM, Rodriguez-Jimenez B, Burwinkel K, Collins MH, Ahrens A, Alexander ES, Butz BK, Jameson SC, Kaul A, Franciosi JP, Kushner JP, Putnam PE, Abonia JP, Rothenberg ME. A striking local esophageal cytokine expression profile in eosinophilic esophagitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jan;127(1):208-17, 217.e1-7.
Garza JM, Kaul A. Gastroesophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis, and foreign body. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;57(6):1331-45. Review.
Zhu X, Wang M, Mavi P, Rayapudi M, Pandey AK, Kaul A, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME, Mishra A. Interleukin-15 expression is increased in human eosinophilic esophagitis and mediates pathogenesis in mice. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jul;139(1):182-93.e7.
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.
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.
Jafri M, Alonso M, Kaul A, Dierig J, Racadio J, Inge T, Brown R, Ryckman F, Tiao G. Intraoperative manometry during laparoscopic Heller myotomy improves outcome in pediatric achalasia. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan;43(1):66-70; discussion 70.
Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia. 2007 Jan;22(1):44-8.
Boesch RP, Daines C, Willging JP, Kaul A, Cohen AP, Wood RE, Amin RS. Advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pulmonary aspiration in children. Eur Respir J. 2006 Oct;28(4):847-61. Review.
Bates MD, Dunagan DT, Welch LC, Kaul A, Harvey RP. The Hlx homeobox transcription factor is required early in enteric nervous system development. BMC Dev Biol. 2006 Jul 19;6:33.
Elizabeth A. Ulm, LGC
Genetic Counselor, Division of Human Genetics 513-803-4684 email@example.com
Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic 513-636-4975 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic
Functional bladder disorders; neurogenic bladder; urolithiasis
Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist recognized in the need for bladder management. Dr. Jackson has recently discontinued her inpatient nephrology role and is currently focused on outpatient lower urinary tract management. She is the director of the Healthy Bladder Clinic at Cincinnati Children's. The Healthy Bladder Clinic cares for children with functional lower urinary tract disorders. There are more than 1200 visits per year to this clinic.
MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1978.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1983; Pediatric Nephrology, 1985.
Ivancić V, Defoor W, Jackson E, Alam S, Minevich E, Reddy P, Sheldon C. Progression of renal insufficiency in children and adolescents with neuropathic bladder is not accelerated by lower urinary tract reconstruction. J Urol. 2010 Oct;184(4 Suppl):1768-74.
DeFoor WR, Jackson E, Minevich E, Caillat A, Reddy P, Sheldon C, Asplin J. The risk of recurrent urolithiasis in children is dependent on urinary calcium and citrate. Urology. 2010 Jul;76(1):242-5.
DeFoor W, Clark C, Jackson E, Reddy P, Minevich E, Sheldon C. Risk factors for end stage renal disease in children with posterior urethral valves. J Urol. 2008 Oct;180(4 Suppl):1705-8; discussion 1708.
DeFoor W, Minevich E, Jackson E, Reddy P, Clark C, Sheldon C, Asplin J. Urinary metabolic evaluations in solitary and recurrent stone forming children. J Urol. 2008 Jun;179(6):2369-72.
DeFoor W, Asplin J, Jackson E, Jackson C, Reddy P, Sheldon C, Erhard M, Minevich E. Urinary metabolic evaluations in normal and stone forming children. J Urol. 2006 Oct;176(4 Pt 2):1793-6.
Defoor W, Asplin J, Jackson E, Jackson C, Reddy P, Sheldon C, Minevich E. Results of a prospective trial to compare normal urine supersaturation in children and adults. J Urol. 2005 Oct;174(4 Pt 2):1708-10.
Jensen S, Jackson EC, Riley L, Reddy S, Goebel J. Tacrolimus-based immunosuppression with steroid withdrawal in pediatric kidney transplantation -- 4-year experience at a moderate-volume center. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 7:119-124.
Strife CF, Prada AL, Clardy CW, Jackson E, Forristal J. Autoantibody to complement neoantigens in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. J Pediatr. 1990 May;116(5):S98-102.
Barbara J. Godshall, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, CD, CNSC Registered Dietitian, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center 513-636-7607 email@example.com
Registered Dietitian, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center
Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy
Neuromuscular diseases and nutrition management
Ms. Godshall has held positions at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Incarnate Word Hospital, St. Louis, MO, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital For Children, Indianapolis, IN, and The Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN prior to coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Ms. Godshall completed nutrition research with children with Wilms’ tumor and children with neuroblastoma. While at The Community Health Network, Ms. Godshall was the neonatal dietitian for their 36 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Since coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ms. Godshall started in the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center, providing nutrition care to children with neuromuscular diseases. Her primary interests were children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Ms. Godshall is currently serving on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Families of SMA. In the summer of 2010, Ms. Godshall accepted the role of clinical manager in the Division of Nutrition Therapy.
MMSc: Indiana University School of Medicine, Masters of Medical Science in Pediatric Nutrition, 1987.
Fellowship: Perinatal Neonatal Nutrition Training, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1984.
Certifications: Certified Specialist in Pediatrics (CSP), 2004; Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), 2005.
Rickard KA, Godshall BJ, Lopez AL, Weetman RM, Childhood cancer. In: Merritt, R, ed. Aspen Nutrition Support Manual. 1st ed. Baltimore, MD, Aspen Publications, 1998.
Alexander HR, Rickard KA, Godshall BJ. Nutritional supportive care. In: Pizzo PA, Poplack DG, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1997:1167-1182.
Rickard KA, Godshall BJ, Nutrition Strategies for Children with Cancer, Nutrition Focus. Vol. 6, No. 5, September-October, 1991.
Rickard KA, Jaeger Godshall B, Loghmani ES, Coates TD, Grosfeld JL, Weetman RM, Detamore Lingard C, Foland BB, Yu P, McGuire W, Provisor AJ, Oei TO, Baehner RL. Integration of nutrition support into oncologic treatment protocols for high and low nutritional risk children with Wilms' tumor. A prospective randomized study. Cancer. 1989;64(1):491-509.
Rickard, KA, Becker, MC, Loghmani E, Grosfeld, JL, Jaeger Godshall B, Weetman RM, Coates TD, Lingard CD, White NM, Foland B, Yu PU, McGuire W, Provisor AJ, Oei TO, Baehner RL. Effectiveness of two methods of parenteral nutrition support in improving muscle mass of children with neuroblastoma or Wilms' tumor. A randomized study. Cancer. 1989;64(1):116-24.
Viral V. Jain, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon 513-636-4785 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal deformitie; minimally invasive spine surgeries; limb lengthening and reconstruction; pediatric hip disorders
MD: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.
Residency: Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College & Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.
Certification: Spine Surgery.
Wall EJ, Jain V, Vora V, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Complications of titanium and stainless steel elastic nail fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jun;90(6):1305-13.
Jain V, Crawford A. Re: Hoernschemeyer D, Farjoodi P, Cheng J, et al. A study of the cutaneous nerves encountered during thoracoplasty. Letter to the Editor. Spine 2007 32:301-5.
Jain VV, Mehlman CT. Closed reduction and spica cast application for the treatment of femoral shaft fracture. In Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery. New York, Thieme.
Crawford AH, Jain VV. Neurofibromatosis. In Akbarnia B, Thompson G: Growing Spine: Management of Spine Disorders in the Young Child. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
James J. McCarthy, MD, MHCM Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-7060 email@example.com
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Alvin Crawford Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Treatment of pediatric hip disorders; complex limb and spine deformities (e.g., scoliosis); gait analysis in children with neuromuscular disorders
Dr. McCarthy is a professor for the Department of Orthopaedics Surgery at the University of Cincinnati as well as the director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and the Alvin L. Crawford chair in pediatric orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is the current chair and vice president of the POSNA Quality, Safety and Value Initiative. He was initially trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, attended medical school at the University of North Carolina and completed his residency in at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He recently completed his master’s degree in health care management at Harvard.
MD: The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991.
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 1996.
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO, 1997.
Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
MHCM: Harvard School of Public Health.
McCarthy JJ, Iobst CA, Rozbruch SR, Sabharwal S, Eismann EA. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society AIM index reliably assesses lower limb deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb;471(2):621-7.
Schaffzin JK, Prichard H, Bisig J, Gainor P, Wolfe K, Solan LG, Webster L, McCarthy JJ. A collaborative system to improve compartment syndrome recognition. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(6):e1672-9.
Ravish M, Muldowney B, Becker A, Hetzel S, McCarthy JJ, Nemeth BA, Noonan KJ. Pain management in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spinal fusion: combined intrathecal morphine and continuous epidural versus PCA. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):799-804.
Lykissas MG, Jain VV, Manickam V, Nathan S, Eismann EA, McCarthy JJ. Guided growth for the treatment of limb length discrepancy: a comparative study of the three most commonly used surgical techniques. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013 Jul;22(4):311-7.
Lykissas MG, McCarthy JJ. Should all unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis be treated open? J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug;33 Suppl 1:S92-8. Review.
McCarthy JJ, Armstrong DG, Davey JP, Epps HR, Gerardi JA, Kanel JS, Mehlman CT, Roach JW, Schwend RM, Smith BG, Ward WT. The current medical practice of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in North America. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Apr-May;31(3):223-6.
McCarthy JJ, Davidson RS, Ast MP, Cavorsi GM, Swick J. Sagittal plane deformity during femoral lengthening. Orthopedics. 2011 Oct 5;34(10):e602-4.
Flannery W, Balts J, McCarthy JJ, Swick J, Noonan KJ, Olson J. Are terminally threaded guide pins from cannulated screw systems dangerous? Orthopedics. 2011 Aug 8;34(8):e374-7.
McCarthy JJ, Noonan KJ, Nemke B, Markel M. Guided growth of the proximal femur: a pilot study in the lamb model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Oct-Nov;30(7):690-4.
Peter F. Sturm, MD, MBA Director, Crawford Spine Center 513-636-4785 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Crawford Spine Center
Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery
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.
Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sturm PF, Sucato DJ; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Patient satisfaction after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jan 8.
Sturm PF, Zaharski K, Riordan M, Hassani S. Anticipating complications in pediatric deformity surgery: is any preparation necessary in healthy children? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):2211-4.
Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Glassman SD; Spinal Deformity Study Group. The minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22 Appearance, Activity, And Pain domains after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1;35(23):2079-83.
Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Diab M; Spinal Deformity Study Group. Preoperative and perioperative factors effect on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgical outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1867-71. Bustamante Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Riordan M, Zaharski K, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Analysis of postural stability following posterior spinal fusion in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:127-31.
Cahill PJ, Warnick DE, Lee MJ, Gaughan J, Vogel LE, Hammerberg KW, Sturm PF. Infection after spinal fusion for pediatric spinal deformity: thirty years of experience at a single institution. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 20;35(12):1211-7. Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Upper extremity inverse dynamics model for crutch-assisted gait assessment. J Biomech. 2010 Jul 20;43(10):2026-31. Valles KD, Long JT, Riedel SA, Graf A, Krzak J, Hassani S, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Using a bi-planar postural stability model to assess children with scoliosis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:7010-3. Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Bajournaite R, Harris GF. Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. Gait Posture. 2009 Nov;30(4):511-7. Sanders JO, D'Astous J, Fitzgerald M, Khoury JG, Kishan S, Sturm PF. Derotational casting for progressive infantile scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Sep;29(6):581-7.
Mark Meyer, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team 513-636-4408 email@example.com
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team
Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia
Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesiology
Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management
Mark Meyer, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Meyer joined the Department of Anesthesia in 2003 following his Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Meyer is a staff anesthesiologist, as well as an attending physician in the Division of Pain Management, caring for patients with acute pain. In addition, Dr. Meyer is an attending physician for StarShine Hospice, the pediatric hospice at Cincinnati Children's.
In 2006, Dr. Meyer received his board certification from the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been an integral part of the development and implementation of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team / PACT at Cincinnati Children's.
Dr. Meyer is the PACT consulting physician, partnering with families in order to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care for children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 2002.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Certification: Anesthesiology, 2004; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2006.
Deborah W. Palmisano, MSW, LISW
Social Worker, Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) 513-636-5479 firstname.lastname@example.org
Norbert J. Weidner, MD Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia 513-636-4408 email@example.com
Pediatric palliative care; pediatric anesthesia
Norbert J. Weidner, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician as well as a board-certified anesthesiologist. Following training in pediatrics Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as Dayton Children's Hospital, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia/critical care/regional anesthesia in Melbourne, Australia, for one year.
Upon completion of his fellowship in 1988, Dr. Weidner joined the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's. In addition to his staff duties as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Weidner was an attending staff in the pediatric intensive care unit for approximately two years.
To incorporate the fellowship training he received in Australia, Dr. Weidner began the pain management group at Cincinnati Children's. He has participated in the pain management group both in the care of acute postoperative pain as well as chronic pain management.
In 2004, Dr. Weidner received board certification with the American Board for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Weidner has been affiliated with the hospice service at Cincinnati Children's since its inception and currently serves as StarShine Hospice's medical director.
Dr. Weidner is passionate about partnering with families to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care to children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions. His vision to address the needs of this patient population resulted in the development of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) here at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Weidner serves as the director of this consulting service.
MD: Temple Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, 1975.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-77; Pediatrics, Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 1981-82; Anesthesia, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985-87.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1988.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1983; American Board of Pediatrics, 1989; Diplomat, American Board Medical Acupuncture, 2001; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2004.
Henderson C, Fitzgerald M, Weidner NJ, Hoehn S. Pediatrician Ambiguity in Understanding Palliative Sedation at the End of Life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Oct 5.
Benoit S, Antommaria AH, Weidner N, Lorts A. Difficult decision: What should we do when a VAD-supported child experiences a severe stroke? Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Mar;19(2):139-43.
Klick JC, Friebert S, Hutton N, Osenga K, Pituch KJ, Vesel T, Weidner NJ, Block SD, Morrison LJ, and on behalf of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Competencies Work Group. Pediatrics: Developing Competencies for Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;134(6):e1670-7.
Weidner NJ, Plantz D. Ethical Considerations in the Management of Analgesia in Terminally Ill Pediatric Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2014;(48)5:998-1003.
Weidner NJ, Cameron M, et al. End-of-Life Care for the Dying Child: What matters most to parents. Journal of Palliative Care. 2011;(27)4:279-286.
Goldschneider KR, Weidner NJ, Racadio JM. Celiac Plexus Blockade in Children Using a 3-D Fluoroscopic Reconstruction Technique. Reg Anes Pain Manage. 2007;32:510-15.
Weidner NJ. Pediatric palliative care. Curr Oncol Rep. 2007 Nov;9(6):437-9. Review.
Weidner NJ. The evolution of pediatric palliative medicine and its integration with anesthesia. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):109-18. Review.
Weidner NJ. Developing an interdisciplinary palliative care plan for the patient with muscular dystrophy. Pediatr Ann. 2005 Jul;34(7):546-52. Review.
Rebeccah L. Brown, MD Associate Director, Trauma Services 513-636-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director, Trauma Services
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
General pediatric surgery; trauma; injury prevention; minimally invasive surgery; necrotizing enterocolitis; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery; congenital hemolytic anemias; chest wall deformities
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 within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 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, NM, 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.
Victor F. Garcia, MD, FACS, FAAP Founding Director, Trauma Services 513-636-4371 email@example.com
Founding Director, Trauma Services
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
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
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.
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.
Chatoorgoon K, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone, RA. Role of Computed Tomography and Clinical Findings in Pediatric Blunt Intestinal Injury. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012;28 (12): 1338-1342.
Beaudin M, Daugherty M, Geis G, Moody S, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Assessment of Factors Associated with the Delayed Transfer of Pediatric Trauma Patients. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012;28 (8): 758-63.
Goldberg J, McClaine RJ, Cook B, Garcia VF, Brown RL, Crone K, Falcone RA. Use of a mild traumatic brain injury guideline to reduce inpatient hospital imaging and charges. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2011;46: 1777-1783.
McClaine RJ, Garcia VF. Unnatural Causes: Social Determinants of Child Health and Well-being. The Pediatric Forum, American Medical Association. 2011;165 (5): 476.
Chatoorgoon K, Huezo K, Rangel E, Francios N, Schweer L, Daugherty M, Koehn M, Richetts C, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Unnecessary Imaging, Not Hospital Distance, or Transportation Mode Impacts Delays in the Transfer of Injured Children. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2010;26 (7): 481-486.
Martin CA, Care M, Rangel EL, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse. American Journal of Surgery. 2010;199 (2): 210-215.
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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008;51(14): 1342-1348.
Falcone RA , Martin C, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008;43(10), 1858-1864.
Falcone RA, Daugherty M, Schweer L, Patterson M, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008;43(6), 1065-1071.
Rangel SJ, Martin CA, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. 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. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008;43(1), 200-207.
Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens 513-636-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
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; hypothalamic obesity; neonatal surgery; gastroesophageal reflux disease; minimally invasive surgery; thoracic surgery.
Visit the Inge Lab.
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. His laboratory has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical outcomes research since 2005. He serves as study chairman of Teen-LABS, a multicenter research consortium examining wide ranging outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery.
Dr. Inge has given over 125 invited lectures nationally and internationally, has mentored more than dozens of fellows, residents, and students, and has coauthored over 150 original manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters.
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.
Inge TH, Courcoulas AP, Jenkins TM, Michalsky MP, Helmrath MA, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Zeller MH, Chen MK, Xanthakos SA, Horlick M, Buncher CR; Teen- LABS Consortium. Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 6.
Inge TH, Prigeon R, Elder DA, Jenkins TM, Xanthakos SA, Benoit S, Dolan LM, D’Alessio DA. Gastric bypass improves insulin sensitivity and β-cell function in severely obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;167(5):1042-1048.
Xanthakos S, Boyce TW, Kleiner DE, Jenkins TM, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Helmrath MA, Michalsky MP, Courcoulas AP, Zeller MH, Inge TH; Teen-LABS Consortium. High Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Gastroenterology. 2015 Sep;149(3):623-34.
Kelly A, et.al., Inge TH. Changes in Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Adipokines Following Bariatric Surgery among Adolescents with Severe Obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Aug 28.
Xiao N, Devarajan P, Inge TH, Jenkins TM, Bennett M, Mitsnefes MM. Subclinical kidney injury before and 1 year after bariatric surgery among adolescents with severe obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jun;23(6):1234-8.
Michalsky MP, Inge TH, Simmons M, Jenkins TM, Buncher R, Helmrath M, Brandt ML, Harmon CM, Courcoulas A, Chen M, Horlick M, Daniels SR, Urbina EM; Teen-LABS Consortium. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Severely Obese Adolescents: The Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May;169(5):438-44.
Inge TH, Zeller MH, Jenkins TM, Helmrath M, Brandt ML, Michalsky MP, Harmon CM, Courcoulas A, Horlick M, Xanthakos SA, Dolan L, Mitsnefes M, Barnett SJ, Buncher R, for the Teen-LABS Consortium. Perioperative Outcomes of Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: The Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jan;168(1):47-53.
Inge TH, King WC, Jenkins TM, Courcoulas AP, Mitsnefes M, Flum DR, Wolfe BM, Pomp A, Dakin GF, Khandelwal S, Zeller MH, Horlick M, Pender JR, Chen JY, Daniels SR. The Effect of Obesity in Adolescence on Adult Health Status. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(6):1098-104.
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;156(1):103.
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.
Kevin E. Bove, MD 513-636-4261 email@example.com
UC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Bove has been a career academic pediatric pathologist at Cincinnati Children's since 1968. He functions as a surgical pathologist, autopsy consultant and electron microscopist with diverse clinical interests. His collaborations with faculty and fellows in many divisions have resulted in more than 180 peer-reviewed and more than 120 publications.
Kevin E. Bove, MD, has 32 years experience as a pediatric pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Bove has achieved national recognition as an expert in tumors; neuromuscular diseases; liver diseases of children and performance / interpretation of pediatric autopsies.
Dr. Bove has and continues to be involved in leadership positions in the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the College of American Pathologists.
MD: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Residency: Rotating Intern, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1961-1962; Pathology, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1962-1966.
Certification: American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1967 and 1968; Pediatric Pathology, 1990.
Ann E. McCormick, PT, PhD, NCS
Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle N. McGuire, PT, MPT
Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 email@example.com
Raouf S. Amin, MD Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
The Hubert and Dorothy Campbell Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology
Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children
Raouf S. Amin, MD, is the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a professor for the UC Department of Pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo Egypt in 1977. Dr. Amin received clinical training in the United Kingdom and the United States. He completed a pulmonary fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1993. His research focus is on cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children. He has several funded protocols from the National Institute of Health.
MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.
Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.
Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine, 1995.
Clancy JP, Rowe SM, Accurso FJ, Aitken ML, Amin RS, Ashlock MA, Ballmann M, Boyle MP, Bronsveld I, Campbell PW, Deboeck K, Donaldson SH, Dorkin HL, Dunitz JM, Durie PR, Jain M, Leonard A, McCoy KS, Moss RB, Pilewski JM, Rosenbluth DB, Rubenstein RC, Schechter MS, Botfield M, Ordoñez CL, Spencer-Green GT, Vernillet L, Wisseh S, Yen K, Konstan MW. Results of a phase IIa study of VX-809, an investigational CFTR corrector compound, in subjects with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation. Thorax. 2012 Jan;67(1):12-8.
Sung V, Beebe DW, Vandyke R, Fenchel MC, Crimmins NA, Kirk S, Hiscock H, Amin R, Wake M. Does sleep duration predict metabolic risk in obese adolescents attending tertiary services? A cross-sectional study. Sleep. 2011 Jul 1;34(7):891-8.
Sawnani H, Murugappan S, Gutmark E, Donnelly LF, Amin R, Mylavarapu G, Mihaescu M, Khosla S, Kalra M. Influence of gender on pharyngeal airway length in obese adolescents. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Dec;119(12):842-7.
Beebe DW, Ris MD, Kramer ME, Long E, Amin R. The association between sleep disordered breathing, academic grades, and cognitive and behavioral functioning among overweight subjects during middle to late childhood. Sleep. 2010 Nov 1;33(11):1447-56.
Beebe DW, Rose D, Amin R. Attention, learning, and arousal of experimentally sleep-restricted adolescents in a simulated classroom. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Nov;47(5):523-5.
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60.
McPhail GL, Ednick MD, Fenchel MC, VanDyke R, Chima A, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving follow-up in hospitalised children. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e35.
Ednick M, Cohen AP, McPhail GL, Beebe D, Simakajornboon N, Amin RS. A review of the effects of sleep during the first year of life on cognitive, psychomotor, and temperament development. Sleep. 2009 Nov 1;32(11):1449-58.
Ednick M, Tinkle BT, Phromchairak J, Egelhoff J, Amin R, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-related respiratory abnormalities and arousal pattern in achondroplasia during early infancy. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4):510-5.
McConnell K, Somers VK, Kimball T, Daniels S, VanDyke R, Fenchel M, Cohen A, Willging P, Shamsuzzaman A, Amin R. Baroreflex gain in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul 1;180(1):42-8.
Hemant Sawnani, MD Member, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771 Sleep@cchmc.org
Member, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Pediatric sleep disorders
MD: Seth GS Medical College/King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital, 1997.
Residency: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY, 2000.
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans LA, 2003; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, recertified 2007; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2004.
Ashlee K. Bolger, MD Associate Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program 513-636-7480 email@example.com
Associate Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program
Neuromuscular disorders; myelomeningocele; cerebral palsy; traumatic brain injury; spasticity management
BS: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 2005.
MD: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2009.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2014.
Lainie K. Holman, MFA, MD Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician II, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BS: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1993.
MFA: Goucher College, Towson, MD, 2011.
MD: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008.
Mary A. McMahon, MD Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 email@example.com
Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Neuromuscular disorders; myelomeningocele
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.
Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2006; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000; Pediatrics, 1997.
Jeffery D. Molkentin, PhD Professor | Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator 513-636-3557 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor | Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Dr. Molkentin's research aims to understand the intracellular signaling pathways and transcriptional regulatory circuits that control mammalian cell growth and differentiation. His work has advanced the understanding of molecular events behind heart disease and muscular dystrophy.
In 2008 he was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator.
For a full description of Dr. Molkentin's work, please see his Faculty Lab Site in the Division of Molecular and Cardiovascular Biology.
BS: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1989.
PhD: Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994.
Burr AR, Molkentin JD. Genetic evidence in the mouse solidifies the calcium hypothesis of myofiber death in muscular dystrophy. Cell Death & Diff. 2015.
Kwong JQ, Lu X, Correll RN, Vagnozzi RJ, Sargent MA, York AJ, Zhang J, Bers DM, Molkentin JD. The mitochondrial calcium uniporter selectively matches metabolic output to acute contractile stress in the heart. Cell Reports. 2015;12:15-22.
Karch J, Molkentin JD. Regulated Necrotic Cell Death: The Passive Aggressive Side of Bax and Bak. Circ Res. 2015 May 22;116(11):1800-9.
Karch J, Kanisicak O, Brody MJ, Sargent MA, Michael DM. Molkentin JD. Necroptosis interfaces with MOMP and the MPTP in mediating cell death. PLOS one. 2015;10(6):e0130520.
Accornero F, van Berlo JH, Correll RN, Elrod JW, Sargent MA, York A, JE Rabinowitz, Leask A, Molkentin JD. Genetic analysis of CTGF as an effector of TGF signaling and cardiac remodeling. Mol Cell Biol. 2015;35:2154-2164.
Kwong JQ, Molkentin JD. In sickness and health: role of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore in the heart. Cell Metabolism. 2014;21:206-214.
Davis J, Burr AR, Davis GF, Birnbaumer L, Molkentin JD. A TRPC6-dependent pathway for myofibroblast transdifferentiation and wound healing in vivo. Dev. Cell. 2012 23:705-715.
Auger-Messier M, Accornero F, Goonasekera SA, Bueno OF, Lorenz JN, van Berlo JH, Willette RN, Molkentin JD. Unrestrained p38 MAPK Activation in Dusp1/4 Double Null Mice Induces Cardiomyopathy. Circ Res. 2013 Jan 4:112(1):48-56.
Lorts A, Schwanekamp JA, Baudino TA, McNally EM, Molkentin JD. Deletion of periostin reduced muscular dystrophy and fibrosis in mice by modulating the transforming growth factor-b pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012 109:10978-10983.
Lynch JM, Maillet M, Vanhoutte D, Schloemer A, Sargent MA, Blair NS, Lynch KA, Okada T, Aronow BJ, Osinska H, Prywes R, Lorenz JN, Mori K, Lawler J, Robbins J, Molkentin JD. A thrombospondin-dependent pathway for a protective ER stress response. Cell. 2012 149,1257-1268.
Jessica A. Linck, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 email@example.com
Elizabeth McCarty, OTR/L, ATP
Occupational Therapist, Aaron W. Perlman Center 513-636-4601 firstname.lastname@example.org
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