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The Epidermolysis Bullosa Center at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
Richard G. Azizkhan, MD Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Complex mediastinal airway disorders; surgical oncology; neonatal anomalies; chest wall deformities; vascular malformations; esophageal disorders; pediatric trauma; epidermolysis bullosa
Trauma systems; injury prevention; fetal lung development; vascular malformations; solid tumors in childhood
Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, PhD (Hon), is the surgeon-in-chief at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is the first occupant of the Lester W. Martin Chair of pediatric surgery and is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.
Dr. Azizkhan has published extensively and is author of more than 200 papers and chapters, and four books. Dr. Azizkhan’s experience and innovations in the management of complex mediastinal airway disorders, surgical oncology, neonatal anomalies, chest wall deformities, vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa, esophageal disorders and pediatric trauma have led to international recognition and numerous awards.
Dr. Azizkhan has served in leadership roles in numerous national and international surgical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Surgical Section, American Pediatric Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He is currently President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS). He has been active in establishing international medical education exchange programs and medical humanitarian activities in Central Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa. One of his most significant opportunities was to be one of the 8 USAID supported coordinators of the medical reconstruction of the health care system in central Bosnia Herzegovina after the war ended in 1995. His work and relationship with academic health centers, national and regional health ministries throughout the Balkans is maintained actively today through the Cincinnati Children’s /Tuzla University and Zagreb Children’s Hospital affiliations which he coordinates. He was awarded an Honorary PhD from Tuzla University in 2001 and honorary citizenship of Tuzla in 2006 for his continuing contributions to improving the health system in Bosnia and all of the former Yugoslavian republics. He received the R. K. Ghandi Gold medal in 2005 from the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons for his impact globally.
MD: Doctor of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Center of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey, PA, 1972 to 1975.
Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.
Fellowship: Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Certification: General Surgery, 1984, recertified 1992; Pediatric Surgery, 1986, recertified 1993; Surgical Critical Care, 1989.
Anne W. Lucky, MD
Volunteer Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
All aspects of pediatric dermatology, especially acne
Dr. Lucky is a volunteer physician in the Division of Pediatric Dermatology. She has extensive clinical and research experience and currently sees patients in her private practice as well as at CCHMC. She is the co-director of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Center and a member of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center. She holds board certification in Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology and Dermatology.
Hinze CH, Lucky AW, Bove KE, Marsh RA, Bleesing JH, Passo MH. Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 presenting with recurrent pyoderma gangrenosum and flaccid scarring. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Sep-Oct;27(5):500-3.
Goldschneider K, Lucky AW, Mellerio JE, Palisson F, del Carmen Viñuela Miranda M, Azizkhan RG. Perioperative care of patients with epidermolysis bullosa: proceedings of the 5th international symposium on epidermolysis bullosa, Santiago Chile, December 4-6, 2008. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Sep;20(9):797-804.
Abdulla F, Sheth AP, Lucky AW. Hemorrhagic, bullous Henoch Schonlein purpura in a 16-year-old girl with previously undiagnosed dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Mar-Apr;27(2):203-4.
Goldschneider KR, Lucky AW. Pain management in epidermolysis bullosa. Dermatol Clin. 2010 Apr;28(2):273-82, ix. Review.
Lomenick JP, Reifschneider KL, Lucky AW, Adams D, Azizkhan RG, Woo JG, Backeljauw PF. Prevalence of adrenal insufficiency following systemic glucocorticoid therapy in infants with hemangiomas. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Mar;145(3):262-6.
Biro FM, Huang B, Daniels SR, Lucky AW. Pubarche as well as thelarche may be a marker for the onset of puberty. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Dec;21(6):323-8.
Lucky AW, Koltun W, Thiboutot D, Niknian M, Sampson-Landers C, Korner P, Marr J. A combined oral contraceptive containing 3-mg drospirenone/ 20-microg ethinyl estradiol in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating lesion counts and participant self-assessment. Cutis. 2008 Aug;82(2):143-50.
Perman M, Sheth P, Lucky AW. Progressive macular hypomelanosis in a 16-year old. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008 Jan-Feb;25(1):63-5.
Gupta J, Grube E, Ericksen MB, Stevenson MD, Lucky AW, Sheth AP, Assa'ad AH, Khurana Hershey GK. Intrinsically defective skin barrier function in children with atopic dermatitis correlates with disease severity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Mar;121(3):725-730.e2.
Stehr W, Farrell MK, Lucky AW, Johnson ND, Racadio JM, Azizkhan RG. Non-endoscopic percutaneous gastrostomy placement in children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Mar;24(3):349-54.
Denise M. Adams, MD Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Vascular Tumor Translational Research
Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Vascular Tumor Translational Research
Medical Director, Comprehensive Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center
Fellowship Director, Hematology / Oncology
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Denise Adams, MD, is fellowship director of the Hematology / Oncology Fellowship Program and medical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center at Cincinnati Children’s. One of the vascular team’s main priorities has been establishing standards of care for patients with these diagnoses so they can follow outcome measures. Of key interest to Dr. Adams, as an oncologist, is the improvement in care of patients with kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas (KHE). The team of experts has established a clinical registry for these patients to gain insight into the clinical characteristics of KHE patients and the long term outcomes of these patients. They also have a phase II FDA funded trial for complicated vascular anomalies and KHE patients are included in this trial. These tumors are rare but have a very high mortality and morbidity rate. It is important that the group learn more about the clinical characteristics, phenotype, biomarkers which can lead to further investigations and clinical trials.
Quarmyne MO, Gupta A, Adams DM. Lymphangiosarcoma of the thorax and thoracic vertebrae in a 16-year-old girl. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct;30(29):294-8.
Haggstrom AN, Beaumont JL, Lai JS, Adams, DM, Drolet BA, Frieden IJ, Garzon MC, Holland KE, Horii KA, Lucky AW, Mancini AJ, Metry DW, Morel KD, Newell BD, Nopper AJ, Siegel D, Swigonski NL, Cella D, Chamlin SL. Measuring the severity of infantile hemangiomas: instrument development and reliability. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Feb;148(2):197-202.
Fadell MF 2nd, Jones BV, Adams DM. Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal follow-up of rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH). Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Aug;41(8):1057-60.
Maugans T, Sheridan RM, Adams D, Gupta A. Cutaneous vascular anomalies associated with neural tube defects: nomenclature and pathology revisited. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul;69(1):112-8.
Hammill AM, Wentzel M, Gupta A, Nelson S, Lucky A, Elluru R, Dasgupta R, Azizkhan RG, Adams DM. Sirolimus for the treatment of complicated vascular anomalies in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar 28. Epub ahead of print.
Adams DM. Special considerations in vascular anomalies: hematologic management. Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Jan;38(1):153-60.
Duffy KJ, Runge-Samuelson C, Bayer ML, Friedland D, Sulman C, Chun R, Kerschner JE, Metry D, Adams D, Drolet BA. Association of hearing loss with PHACE syndrome. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Dec;146(12):1391-6. Drolet BA, Chamlin SL, Garzon MC, Adams D, Baselga E, Haggstrom AN, Holland KE, Horii KA, Juern A, Lucky AW, Mancini AJ, McCuaig C, Metry DW, Morel KD, Newell BD, Nopper AJ, Powell J, Frieden IJ. Prospective study of spinal anomalies in children with infantile hemangiomas of the lumbosacral skin. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov;157(5):789-94.
Lomenick JP, Reifschneider KL, Lucky AW, Adams D, Azizkhan RG, Woo JG, Backeljauw PF. Prevalence of adrenal insufficiency following systemic glucocorticoid therapy in infants with hemangiomas. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Mar;145(3):262-6.
Dickie B, Dasgupta R, Nair R, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Adams DM, Azizkhan RG. Spectrum of hepatic hemangiomas: management and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):125-33.
Phase II Study of Rapamycin for Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Food and Drug Administration. Sep 2009 - Aug 2013. #R01 FD 003712.
Benjamin S. Bolser, MD Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Postoperative pediatric care of medically complex children; hospital care of children with epidermolysis bullosa.
Dr. Bolser has had four years in private practice and two years with the Diagnostic Referral Service at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. He was an original member of the Hospital Medical Surgical Service at Cincinnati Children's. He was a member of the first team to offer specialized hospitalist care to children with epidermolysis bullosa.
Jena Burns Child Life Specialist, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center
Beverly L. Connelly, MD Director, Infection Control Program
Director, Infection Control Program
Hospital infection control; post-graduate medical education programs; vaccine preventable disease; antibiotic resistance
Vaccine preventable pediatric infections; neural persistence of herpes viruses
MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., 1979.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979-1982.
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1983-1986.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1984; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1994, recertified, 2000.
Roger Cornwall, MD Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center
Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center
Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.
Brachial plexus injury and the growth and development of muscles; minimally invasive surgical treatment for shoulder contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy; nerve transfers for unreconstructable brachial plexus birth injuries; outcomes following surgical and nonsurgical treatment algorithms for pediatric hand fractures; outcomes of non-operative and operative treatment algorithms for chronic adolescent wrist pain.
MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2002
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2003
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, l'Institut de la Main, Paris, France, 2004.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006;Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand,The American Board of Surgery, 2009.
Cornwall R. Finger metacarpal fractures and dislocations in children. Hand Clinics. 2006 Feb;22(1):1-10. Review.
Cornwall R, Ricchetti ET. Pediatric phalanx fractures: unique challenges and pitfalls. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr;445:146-56. Review.
Cornwall R, Gilbert MS, Koval KJ, Strauss E, Siu AL. Functional outcomes and mortality vary among different types of hip fractures: a function of patient characteristics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Aug;(425):64-71.
Cornwall R. Hand Injuries. In Mattei P (ed.) Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2011.
Cornwall R. Pediatric trigger thumb release. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.
Cornwall R, Frances, J. Pediatric radial neck fractures. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.
Cornwall R. Congenital Hand Deformities. In Trumble T (ed.): Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2009.
Cornwall R. The Upper Limb. In Kleigman R, Behrman R, Jenson H, Stanton B (ed.): Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.
Cornwall R, Dormans JP. Diseases of the Hematopoietic System. In Morrisy RT, Weinstein SL (ed.): Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006.
Ravindhra G. Elluru, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
General pediatric otolaryngology; airway reconstruction; head and neck tumors; hearing loss and otologic disease; plastic surgery; vascular malformations
Molecular genetics of upper respiratory tract anomalies
Dr. Ravi Elluru obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and completed a residency in otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
After residency Dr. Elluru completed an accredited fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology with an emphasis on treating children with disorders of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Dr. Elluru enjoys treating a broad variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions in children.
In addition to his clinical interests, one of Dr. Elluru's long-term research goals is to gain a better understanding of upper respiratory tract lesions and develop more efficacious treatment options.
Michael K. Farrell, MD Chief-of-Staff
Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP Director, Division of Pain Management
Director, Division of Pain Management
Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
Complex chronic pain conditions in infants, children and young adults, including those related to vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa and cancer.
Outcomes of pain treatment, with a focus on outpatient, chronic pain management.
Lynch-Jordan AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Goldschneider KR. Parent perceptions of adolescent pain expression: the adolescent pain behavior questionnaire. Pain. 2010 Dec;151(3):834-42.
Goldschneider KR, Lucky AW. Pain management in epidermolysis bullosa. Dermatol Clin. 2010 Apr;28(2):273-82, ix. Review.
Meyer MJ, Goldschneider KR, Bielefeldt K, Zeltzer L, Lackner J, Keefer L. Functional abdominal pain in adolescence: a biopsychosocial phenomenon. J Pain. 2008 Nov;9(11):984-90.
Hosu L, Meyer MJ, Goldschneider KR. Cerebrospinal fluid cutaneous fistula after epidural analgesia in a child. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;33(1):74-6.
Goldschneider KR, Racadio JM, Weidner NJ. Celiac plexus blockade in children using a three-dimensional fluoroscopic reconstruction technique: case reports. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;32(6):510-5.
Lynch AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Goldschneider KR, Jones BA. Sex and age differences in coping styles among children with chronic pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Feb;33(2):208-16.
Lynch AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Goldschneider KR, Jones BA. Psychosocial risks for disability in children with chronic back pain. J Pain. 2006 Apr;7(4):244-51.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Vaught MH, Goldschneider KR, Graham TB, Miller JC. Depression, coping, and functional disability in juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. J Pain. 2002 Oct;3(5):412-9.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Goldschneider KR, Powers SW, Vaught MH, Hershey AD. Depression and functional disability in chronic pediatric pain. Clin J Pain. 2001 Dec;17(4):341-9.
Kamberlyn Hines, MSW, LSW Social Worker
Anthony A. Kamp, DMD, MSD
Preventive dentistry; behavioral management for the anxious child dental patient
Dr. Kamp is a a retired Air Force Veteran and has worked for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 2005.
Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric psychology; child and adolescent clinical psychology; behavioral pain management
Psychosocial factors associated with pediatric chronic pain; child pain behaviors; parenting behaviors
Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. She is the primary pain psychologist in Headache Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by Medical Economics in 2009), Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, and the Pain Management Clinic (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society in 2007).
Dr. Lynch-Jordan is the associate director of the O'Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology, and is a team leader in the Academic Collaborative, a hospital-wide initiative aimed at integrating quality improvement science into academic divisions at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Lynch-Jordan's current research interests include parenting behavior and illness behavior encouragement of children with chronic pain. Additionally, she is interested in pain expression and factors contributing to school attendance/absences in the pediatric chronic pain population. She is a study therapist for an NIH clinical trial investigating behavioral interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Claar RL, Guite JW, Logan DE, Lynch-Jordan AM, Palermo TM, Wilson AC. Clinical utility and validity of the Functional Disability Inventory among a multicenter sample of youth with chronic pain. Pain. 2011 Jul;152(7):1600-7.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Parkins IS, Ting TV, Verkamp E, Lynch-Jordan A, Passo M, Graham TB. Controlled follow-up study of physical and psychosocial functioning of adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Nov;49(11):2204-9.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Flowers SR, Verkamp E, Ting TV, Lynch-Jordan AM, Graham TB, Passo M, Schikler KN, Hashkes PJ, Spalding S, Banez G, Richards MM, Powers SW, Arnold LM, Lovell D. Actigraphy-based physical activity monitoring in adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. J Pain. 2010 Sep;11(9):885-93.
Kashikar-Zuck S, Johnston M, Ting TV, Graham BT, Lynch-Jordan AM, Verkamp E, Passo M, Schikler KN, Hashkes PJ, Spalding S, Banez G, Richards MM, Powers SW, Arnold LM, Lovell D. Relationship between school absenteeism and depressive symptoms among adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Oct;35(9):996-1004.
Lynch-Jordan AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Crosby LE, Lopez WL, Smolyansky BH, Parkins IS, Luzader CP, Hartman A, Guilfoyle SM, Powers SW. Applying quality improvement methods to implement a measurement system for chronic pain-related disability. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jan-Feb;35(1):32-41.
Lynch-Jordan A, Kashikar-Zuck S, Flower S, Harding K, Wolf D, Paulford-Lecher N, Desai A, Szabova A, Goldschneider K. The relationship between adolescent pain behaviors and catastrophizing on parent catastrophizing about their adolescents’ pain. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 18. Flowers S, Kashikar-Zuck S, Verkamp E, Lynch-Jordan A, Strotman D, Ting Schikler K, Spalding S, Hashkes P, Richards M, Banez G, Arnold L, Powers S, Lovell D. The relationship between pain catastrophizing, coping efficacy, and objectively measured physical activity in adolescents with Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 16. Zafar M, Kashikar-Zuck S, Slater S, Allen J, Flowers S, Verkamp E, Ting T, Lynch-Jordan A, Kabbouche M, Hershey A, Powers S. Childhood abuse in pediatric patients with juvenile fibromyalgia and chronic daily headache. The Journal of Pain. 2010 11(4), (1 Suppl), 13. Kashikar-Zuck S, Lynch A, Slater S, Graham TB, Swain NF, Noll R. Family factors, emotional functioning, and functional impairment in juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Care and Research. 2008 59(10),1392-98.
W. Walker Motley, MS, MD Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
Strabismus; amblyopia; cataract; intraocular lens implantation; retinopathy of prematurity
Golnik KC, Motley WW, Atilla H, Pilling R, Reddy A, Sharma P, Yadarola B, Zhao K. Ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery. J AAPOS.
Motley WW, Melson AT, Gray ME, Salisbury SR. Outcomes of strabismus surgery for esotropia in children with Down syndrome compared with matched controls. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2012 Feb;14:1-4 [Epub ahead of print].
Motley WW, Saltarelli DP. Ophthalmic manifestations of mosaic Down syndrome. JAAPOS 2011 Aug;15(4):362-6.
Motley WW, Asbury T. Strabismus. In: Riordan-Eva P, editor. Vaughn and Asbury’s General Ophthalmology. 18th edition, May 2011.
Motley WW, Melson AT. Pediatric intraoperative floppy iris syndrome associated with persistent pupillary membrane. JAAPOS 2011 Apr;15(2):196-7.
Motley WW, Melson AT, Mortensen JE. Pediatric Metarhizium anisopliae keratitis. JAAPOS 2011 Feb;15(1):101-3.
Motley WW, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical Management of Infantile Cataracts in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. JAAPOS 2010 Jun;14:283-4.
Chhabra MS, Motley WW, Mortenson JE. Eikenella Corrodens as a Causative Agent for Neonatal Conjunctivitis. JAAPOS 2008;12:524-5.
CCHMC Best Evidence Statement Team - Motley WW, Yang M, West C. CCHMC Best Evidence Statement Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening. CCHMC online publication, Aug 27, 2007.
CCHMC Best Evidence Statement Team - Lopper S, Motley WW, West C, Graham B, Passo M, Taylor J. CCHMC Best Evidence Statement Screening for Uveitis in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). CCHMC online publication, Aug 15, 2007.
Jennifer M. Phillips, MS, RD, LD Clinical Dietitian, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center
Pramod P. Reddy, MD Director, Division of Pediatric Urology
Director, Division of Pediatric Urology
Kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials
Bladder organogenesis; tissue engineering of bladder matrix
MBBS: Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India 1990.
Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.
Fellowship: The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Certification: American Board of Urology 2001.
Reddy PP, Defoor WR. Ureteroscopy: The standard of care in the management of upper tract urolithiasis in children. Indian J Urol. 2010 Oct;26(4):555-63.
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.
Traxel E, DeFoor W, Reddy P, Sheldon C, Minevich E. Risk factors for urinary tract infection after dextranomer/hyaluronic acid endoscopic injection. J Urol. 2009 Oct;182(4 Suppl):1708-12.
DeFoor WR, Heshmat S, Minevich E, Reddy P, Koyle M, Sheldon C. Long-term outcomes of the neobladder in pediatric continent urinary reconstruction. J Urol. 2009 Jun;181(6):2689-93; discussion 2693-4.
Reddy PP, Borgstein NG, Nijman RJ, Ellsworth PI. Long-term efficacy and safety of tolterodine in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity. J Pediatr Urol. 2008 Dec;4(6):428-33.
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.
Heshmat S, DeFoor W, Minevich E, Reddy P, Reeves D, Sheldon C. Use of customized MIC-KEY gastrostomy button for management of MACE stomal complications. Urology. 2008 Nov;72(5):1026-9.
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.
Reddy PP. Recent advances in pediatric uroradiology. Indian J Urol. 2007 Oct;23(4):390-402.
Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD, FAAO Pediatric Optometrist
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology
BS: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1995.
OD: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, 2000.
Residency: Primary Care Optometry / Ocular Disease, Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL, 2000-2001.
Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2004.
Saltarelli, D. Treating Pediatric Aphakia with Hypertransmissible GP Lenses. Horizons (North America). 2009;1(1):2-3.
Saltarelli DP. Hyper oxygen-permeable rigid contact lenses as an alternative for the treatment of pediatric aphakia. Eye Contact Lens. 2008 Mar;34(2):84-93. Saltarelli D, Wildsoet C, Nickla D, Troilo D. Susceptibility to form-deprivation myopia in chicks is not altered by an early experience of axial myopia. Optom Vis Sci. 2004 Feb;81(2):119-26.
Joshua K. Schaffzin MD, PhD, FAAP Surgical Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine
Surgical Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine
Infection control; surgical site infection prevention; epidemiology; quality improvement; hospital systems
Joshua K. Schaffzin, MD, PhD, completed his training in Medicine, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology as a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program, followed by a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He then was accepted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, serving in Albany, NY at the New York State Department of Health. He stayed on at the NYSDOH for three additional years before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s as a surgical hospitalist.
During his time in Public Health, Dr. Schaffzin received a number of awards and recognitions for work on significant outbreaks, including one of the largest US recreational water outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, a fungal infection associated with contact lens solution, transmission of hepatitis B and C virus in healthcare, and he lead the Infection Control response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in all NYS healthcare facilities. He currently serves as SSI co-leader for subject matter in the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety.
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Residency: Categorical Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albany, NY, 2005-2007.
Certification: General Pediatrics, 2009.
Carrissa M. Shotwell, OTR/L, MEd Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Kristina M. Steinau, PT Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Alexandra Szabova, MD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
Alexandra Szabova, MD, joined the staff of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006. She has worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist, but also became a team member of the multidisciplinary chronic pediatric pain clinic.
Dr. Szabova demonstrated strong interest in pediatric chronic pain management during her training. She graduated from a combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management fellowship which was a result of close collaboration between the Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Szabova received her medical degree from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and completed her residency in Anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Szabova completed her combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management at Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation where is served as a chief fellow. She graduated with The Pain Fellow of the Year Award. Dr. Szabova completed pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's.
Dr. Szabova's interests include chronic pediatric pain management, musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents, acute pain management of surgical and non surgical pediatric patients, regional nerve blocks, and pediatric anesthesia.
MD: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1995.
Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Fellowship: Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Anesthesiology, 2005; ABA Pain Medicine, 2005.
Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Heart Institute Diagnostic Laboratory
BS: Biology, University of Cincinnati, 1974.MS: Cell Biology, University of Cincinnati, 1977.MD: University of Cincinnati, 1982.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1985.
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, 1989.
McBride KL, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Seagraves NJ, Fernbach SD, Zapata G, Lewin M, Towbin JA, Belmont JW. Association of common variants in ERBB4 with congenital left ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011 Mar;91(3):162-8.
Fakhro KA, Choi M, Ware SM, Belmont JW, Towbin JA, Lifton RP, Khokha MK, Brueckner M. Rare copy number variations in congenital heart disease patients identify unique genes in left-right patterning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 15;108(7):2915-20.
Goldenberg I, Horr S, Moss AJ, Lopes CM, Barsheshet A, McNitt S, Zareba W, Andrews ML, Robinson JL, Locati EH, Ackerman MJ, Benhorin J, Kaufman ES, Napolitano C, Platonov PG, Priori SG, Qi M, Schwartz PJ, Shimizu W, Towbin JA, Vincent GM, Wilde AA, Zhang L. Risk for life-threatening cardiac events in patients with genotype-confirmed long-QT syndrome and normal-range corrected QT intervals. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Dec 28;57(1):51-9.
Towbin JA, Ware SM, Jefferies JL. Heart transplants in pediatric patients: viral infection as a loss predictor. Future Cardiol. 2010 Nov;6(6):735-41.
Foerster SR, Canter CE, Cinar A, Sleeper LA, Webber SA, Pahl E, Kantor PF, Alvarez JA, Colan SD, Jefferies JL, Lamour JM, Margossian R, Messere JE, Rusconi PG, Shaddy RE, Towbin JA, Wilkinson JD, Lipshultz SE. Ventricular remodeling and survival are more favorable for myocarditis than for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in childhood: an outcomes study from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Nov 1;3(6):689-97.
Purevjav E, Varela J, Morgado M, Kearney DL, Li H, Taylor MD, Arimura T, Moncman CL, McKenna W, Murphy RT, Labeit S, Vatta M, Bowles NE, Kimura A, Boriek AM, Towbin JA. Nebulette mutations are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy and endocardial fibroelastosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Oct 26;56(18):1493-502. Towbin JA. Left ventricular noncompaction: a new form of heart failure. Heart Fail Clin. 2010 Oct;6(4):453-69 Towbin JA. Preface: Heart failure in children. Heart Fail Clin. 2010 Oct;6(4):xvii-iii.
Wilkinson JD, Landy DC, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Sleeper LA, Orav EJ, Cox GF, Canter CE, Hsu DT, Webber SA, Lipshultz SE. The pediatric cardiomyopathy registry and heart failure: key results from the first 15 years. Heart Fail Clin. 2010 Oct;6(4):401-13 Towbin JA. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Jul;32 Suppl 2:S23-31.
Eric J. Wall, MD Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship
Endoscopic non-fusion scoliosis correction with guided growth; sports growth plate arrest overuse syndromes; patella dislocations; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open growth plates; osteochondritis dissecans treatment
Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy
A professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Eric J. Wall, MD, specializes in sports medicine and scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Wall completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is fellowship trained in biomechanics and spine research at the University of California, San Diego, and pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Wall holds a certificate in Sports Medicine and is recognized as a national leader in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Wall’s clinical interests include endoscopic pelvic surgery, osteochondritis dissecans, scoliosis, sports-related injuries, orthopaedic basic science research and orthopaedic management of myelomeningocele.
Eric Wall, M.D. has rapidly established himself in pediatric sports medicine, as well as endoscopic surgery. He has made important contributions to endoscopic surgery through his basic science research efforts in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and his innovative creation of an endoscopic pelvic osteotomy technique. Dr. Wall has developed new techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the treatment of patella dislocations and osteochondritis dissecans in young patients. He also co-founded Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK), the multidisciplinary OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) Study Group of North America.
Dr. Wall stepped down as the division director in August 2010. His focus will now be to concentrate on his revolutionary treatment of early onset scoliosis using spine staples, which were recently FDA approved and is the first and only approved by the FDA. The technique can eliminate extensive spinal fusion to correct an abnormal curvature by stapling together the growth plates on the actively growing side of the deformity to allow the other side of the spine to catch up.
Lippert WC, Owens RF, Wall EJ. Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal femur: plain radiographs can be deceptive. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):598-605. Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ. A comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthoses and SpineCor treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the Scoliosis Research Society standardized criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.
Quatman CE, Myer GD, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Sex differences in "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2061-7 Myer GD, Quatman CE, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Youth versus adult "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms: accidental versus nonaccidental injury mechanisms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2054-60. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Glos DL, Ballard ET, Montgomery A, Crawford AH. Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis decreases the size of vertebral growth plate hypertrophic zone and cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Mar 1;91(3):584-93. Myer GD, Ford KR, Divine JG, Wall EJ, Kahanov L, Hewett TE. Longitudinal assessment of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors during maturation in a female athlete: a case report. J Athl Train. 2009 Jan-Feb;44(1):101-9. Wall EJ, Vourazeris J, Myer GD, Emery KH, Divine JG, Nick TG, Hewett TE. The healing potential of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans knee lesions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec;90(12):2655-64. Lippert WC, Wall EJ. Optimal intramuscular needle-penetration depth. Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):e556-63. 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. Hébert KJ, Laor T, Divine JG, Emery KH, Wall EJ. MRI appearance of chronic stress injury of the iliac crest apophysis in adolescent athletes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun;190(6):1487-91.
Constance E. West, MD Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology
BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980.
MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA, 1986.
Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1987.
Residency: Ophthalmology,Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1990.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 1990-1991.
Qu J, Wang Y, Tong Y, Zhou X, Zhao F, Yang L, Zhang S, Zhang J, West CE, Guan MX. Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy affects only female matrilineal relatives in two Chinese Families. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010; 51: 4906-12.
Motley WW 3rd, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical management of infantile cataracts in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. J AAPOS. 2010 Jun;14(3):283-4.
Qu J, Zhou X, Zhang J, Zhao F, Sun YH, Tong Y, Wei QP, Cai W, Yang L, West CE. Extremely low penetrance of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy in 8 Han Chinese families carrying the ND4 G11778A mutation. Ophthalmology. 2009;116:558-564 e3.
Bollinger KE, Kattouf V, Arthur B, Weiss AH, Kivlin J, Kerr N, West CE, Kipp M, Traboulsi EI. Hypermetropia and esotropia in myotonic dystrophy. J AAPOS. 2008; 12:69-71.
Li R, Qu J, Zhou X, Tong Y, Hu Y, Qian Y, Lu F, Mo JQ, West CE, Guan MX. The mitochondrial tRNA(Thr) A15951G mutation may influence the phenotypic expression of the LHON-associated ND4 G11778A mutation in a Chinese family. Gene. 2006 Jul 5;376(1):79-86.
Qu J, Li R, Zhou X, Tong Y, Lu F, Qian Y, Hu Y, Mo JQ, West CE, Guan M-X. The Novel A4435G Mutation in the Mitochondrial tRNAMet May Modulate the Phenotypic Expression of the LHON-Associated ND4 G11778A Mutation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006; 47: 475-483.
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