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The Center for Spina Bifida Care is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
Karin Bierbrauer, MD Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery 513-636-4726 firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Fetal malformations of the brain and spinal cord; spina bifida; tethered cord; head injury
MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 1980-1984.
Residency: Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985-1989.
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Air EL, Yuan W, Holland SK, Jones BV, Bierbrauer K, Altaye M, Mangano FT. Longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative diffusion tensor imaging parameters in young children with hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010; 5 (4): 385-391.
Yuan W, Mangano, FT, Air EL, Holland SK, Jones BV, Altaye A, Bierbrauer K. Anisotropic Diffusion Properties in Infants with Hydrocephalus – a DTI Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009; 30(9):1792-8.
Hsieh PC, Ondra SL, Grande AW, O’Shaughnessy BA, Bierbrauer KS et al. Posterior Vertebral Column subtraction osteotomy: a novel surgical approach for the treatment of multiple recurrences of tethered cord syndrome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009;10(4):278-286.
Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic 513-636-4975 email@example.com
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.
Tammy Lingsch, MSN, APRN, CPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center 513-636-4975 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center
BJ Manz, MSN, APRN, CPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center 513-636-4975 email@example.com
Voiding dysfunction; bedwetting; recurrent UTIs; complex genitourinary conditions
Mary A. McMahon, MD Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 513-636-7480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Junichi Tamai, MD Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-4785 email@example.com
Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Tamai completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. and was fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In September of 2002, Dr. Tamai joined the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Tamai’s clinical interests include Legg-Calve-Perthes, hip dysplasia and other pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, clubfeet and other pediatric foot disorders and pediatric fractures.
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2001.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002.
Certification: Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Eismann EA, Stephan ZA, Mehlman CT, Denning J, Mehlman T, Parikh SN, Tamai J, Zbojniewicz A. Pediatric Triplane Ankle Fractures: Impact of Radiographs and Computed Tomography on Fracture Classification and Treatment Planning. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jun 17;97(12):995-1002.
Lykissas MG, Crawford AH, Eismann EA, Tamai J. Ponseti method compared with soft-tissue release for the management of clubfoot: A meta-analysis study. World J Orthop. 2013 Jul 18;4(3):144-53.
Parikh SN, Jain VV, Denning J, Tamai J, Mehlman CT, McCarthy JJ, Wall EJ, Crawford AH. Complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing in pediatric fracture management: AAOS exhibit selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 19;94(24):e184.
Pierce TR, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Skaggs DL. Access to care for the adolescent anterior cruciate ligament patient with Medicaid versus private insurance. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Apr-May;32(3):245-8.
Tamai J. Hip ultrasounds: where do we go from here? J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;160(2):189-90.
Kunkel S, Cornwall R, Little K, Jain V, Mehlman C, Tamai J. Limitations of the radiocapitellar line for assessment of pediatric elbow radiographs. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Sep;31(6):628-32.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32.
Ricchetti ET, States L, Hosalkar HS, Tamai J, Maisenbacher M, McDonald-McGinn DM, Zackai EH, Drummond DS. Radiographic study of the upper cervical spine in the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Aug;86-A(8):1751-60.
Ozek MM, Erol B, Tamai J. Spina Bifida: The Management of Extremity Deformities in Myelominingocele. Spina Bifida – Management and Outcome. Ozek MM (Ed.). New York, NY: Springer Milan Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.
Tamai J, Herrera-Soto J, Crawford AH. New Orthopaedic Trends. Neural Tube Defects Oppenheimer S (Ed.). New York, NY: Informa Healthcare, 2007.
Katherine R. Thoman-Godshalk, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 513-636-4611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
BS: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
BSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Marta R. Getz, MSW, LISW-S
Social Worker, Division of Social Services 513-636-3208 email@example.com
Melinda Wendland, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian, Cerebral Palsy 513-636-4611 firstname.lastname@example.org
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