Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center

  • Meet the Team

    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.

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    Medical Directors

    A photo of Doctor Richard Azizkhan.

    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD
    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    513-636-4576

    richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD

    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4576

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex mediastinal airway disorders; surgical oncology; neonatal anomalies; chest wall deformities; vascular malformations; esophageal disorders; pediatric trauma; epidermolysis bullosa 

    Research Interests

    Trauma systems; injury prevention; fetal lung development; vascular malformations; solid tumors in childhood 

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: Doctor of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Center of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey, PA, 1972 to 1975.

    Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

    Fellowship: Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

    Certification: General Surgery, 1984, recertified 1992; Pediatric Surgery, 1986, recertified 1993; Surgical Critical Care, 1989.

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    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    513-636-4215

    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    Volunteer Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4215

    Fax: 513-636-5867

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    Specialties

    All aspects of pediatric dermatology, especially acne

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    BA: Pembroke College in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1966.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1970. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass., 1973; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1981. 

    Fellowship: Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1974; Clinical Associate (Endocrinology), Reproduction Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1976. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1975; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1978; Dermatology, 1981.

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    EB Center Team

    A photo of Denise Adams.

    Denise M. Adams, MD
    Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Vascular Tumor Translational Research

    513-636-4266

    denise.adams@cchmc.org

    Denise M. Adams, MD

    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

    Phone: 513-636-4266

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: denise.adams@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1988.

    Post-Graduate: Georgetown University, 1983.

    BSN: Georgetown University, 1982.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Phase II Study of Rapamycin for Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Food and Drug Administration. Sep 2009 - Aug 2013. #R01 FD 003712.

    A photo of Doctor Richard Azizkhan.

    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD
    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    513-636-4576

    richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

    Richard G. Azizkhan, MD

    Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4576

    Fax: 513-636-7657

    Email: richard.azizkhan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex mediastinal airway disorders; surgical oncology; neonatal anomalies; chest wall deformities; vascular malformations; esophageal disorders; pediatric trauma; epidermolysis bullosa 

    Research Interests

    Trauma systems; injury prevention; fetal lung development; vascular malformations; solid tumors in childhood 

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: Doctor of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Center of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey, PA, 1972 to 1975.

    Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

    Fellowship: Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

    Certification: General Surgery, 1984, recertified 1992; Pediatric Surgery, 1986, recertified 1993; Surgical Critical Care, 1989.


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    Benjamin S. Bolser, MD
    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092

    benjamin.bolser@cchmc.org

    Benjamin S. Bolser, MD

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: benjamin.bolser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Postoperative pediatric care of medically complex children; hospital care of children with epidermolysis bullosa.

    Biography

    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. 

    Education and Training

    MD: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 2000

    Residency: Pediatrics, CCHMC, 2000-2003

    Board Certification: Pediatrics 2003
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    Jena Burns
    Child Life Specialist, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center

    513-636-2288

    jena.burns@cchmc.org


    Beverly Connelly is Director of the Infection Control Program.

    Beverly L. Connelly, MD
    Director, Infection Control Program

    513-636-8492

    beverly.connelly@cchmc.org

    Beverly L. Connelly, MD

    Director, Infection Control Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8492

    Fax: 513-636-7598

    Email: beverly.connelly@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Hospital infection control; post-graduate medical education programs; vaccine preventable disease; antibiotic resistance

    Research Interests

    Vaccine preventable pediatric infections; neural persistence of herpes viruses

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Roger Cornwall, MD
    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    513-636-4785

    Roger Cornwall, MD

    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.

    Research Interests

    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.

    Education and Training

    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. 

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    Ravindhra G. Elluru, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-2886

    Email: ravi.elluru@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    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

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD - PhD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1996.

    Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001.

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

    Certification: Otolaryngology, 2002.

    Publications

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    Michael K. Farrell, MD

    Chief-of-Staff

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4415

    Fax: 513-636-7805

    Email: michael.farrell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Gastroesophageal reflux; pancreatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; abdominal pain; pediatric nutrition

    Education and Training

    MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1970.

    Internship: Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, 1970 to 1971.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1974 to 1976.

    Fellowship: Ambulatory Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1976 to 1977.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1977 to 1979.

    Publications

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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP
    Director, Division of Pain Management

    513-636-7768

    kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP

    Director, Division of Pain Management

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex chronic pain conditions in infants, children and young adults, including those related to vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa and cancer.

    Research Interests

    Outcomes of pain treatment, with a focus on outpatient, chronic pain management.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1991. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1991 - 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994-1997. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997 - 1998; Pain Management, Longwood Combined Pain Fellowship, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998 - 1999. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1994; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998; ABA Pain Management, 2000.

    Publications

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    Anthony A. Kamp, DMD, MSD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5727

    Fax: 513-636-5722

    Email: anthony.kamp@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Preventive dentistry; behavioral management for the anxious child dental patient

    Research Interests

    Behavior management

    Biography

    Dr. Kamp is a a retired Air Force Veteran and has worked for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 2005.

    Education and Training

    DMD: University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, 1981.

    Residency: Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1987.

    MSD: Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN, 1987.

    Certification: Pediatric Dentistry, 1989.
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    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    513-636-4215

    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    Volunteer Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4215

    Fax: 513-636-5867

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    Specialties

    All aspects of pediatric dermatology, especially acne

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    BA: Pembroke College in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1966.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1970. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass., 1973; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1981. 

    Fellowship: Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1974; Clinical Associate (Endocrinology), Reproduction Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1976. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1975; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1978; Dermatology, 1981.

    Publications

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    Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    anne.lynch-jordan@cchmc.org

    Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-7756

    Email: anne.lynch-jordan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric psychology; child and adolescent clinical psychology; behavioral pain management

    Research Interests

    Psychosocial factors associated with pediatric chronic pain; child pain behaviors; parenting behaviors

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2003.

    Internship: University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL, 2002-03.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-05.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Longitudinal Determination of Outcomes of Adolescents with Fibromyalgia. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2014.
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    W. Walker Motley, MS, MD
    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    513-636-4751

    W. Walker Motley, MS, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Strabismus; amblyopia; cataract; intraocular lens implantation; retinopathy of prematurity

    Education and Training

    BE: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1992.

    MS: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1993.

    MD: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1997.

    Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-2001.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.

    Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2003.

    Publications

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    Jennifer M. Phillips, MS, RD, LD
    Clinical Dietitian, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center

    513-636-6672

    jenniferm.phillips@cchmc.org

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

    513-636-4975

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD

    Director, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials

    Research Interests

    Bladder organogenesis; tissue engineering of bladder matrix

    Biography

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

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India 1990.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

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

    Certification: American Board of Urology 2001.

    Publications

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    Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD, FAAO
    Pediatric Optometrist

    513-636-4751

    Daniele P. Saltarelli, OD

    Pediatric Optometrist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Pediatric Contact Lens (see instructional DVD).

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

    A photo of Josh Scaffzin.

    Joshua K. Schaffzin MD, PhD, FAAP
    Surgical Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine

    513-636-0404

    joshua.schaffzin@cchmc.org

    Joshua K. Schaffzin , MD, PhD, FAAP

    Surgical Hospitalist, Hospital Medicine

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0404

    Email: joshua.schaffzin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Infection control; surgical site infection prevention; epidemiology; quality improvement; hospital systems

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Surgical Site Infection Prevention Continuum Development. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Research Award. July 2013-June 2015.

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    Carrissa M. Shotwell, OTR/L, MEd
    Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4651

    carrissa.shotwell@cchmc.org

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    Kristina M. Steinau, PT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4651

    kristy.steinau@cchmc.org


    Alexandra Szabova, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: alexandra.szabova@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic pediatric pain management; chronic pediatric and adolescent back and musculoskeletal pain management; acute pain management; pediatric regional anesthesia techniques; interventional pain management; pediatric anesthesia

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA
    Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

    513-636-3049

    jeffrey.towbin@cchmc.org

    Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA

    Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute; Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

    Director, Heart Institute Diagnostic Laboratory

    Phone: 513-636-3049

    Email: jeffrey.towbin@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Sub-Contract Principal Investigator. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Sep 2006 - Aug 2011. #RO1 HL53392-06A1.

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    Eric J. Wall, MD
    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    513-636-4785

    eric.wall@cchmc.org

    Eric J. Wall, MD

    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: eric.wall@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    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

    Research Interests

    Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego, Calif.,1986.

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1986-1992.

    Fellowship: Biomechanics/Spine Research, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1988-89; Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., 1992-1993.

    Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1995.

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    Constance E. West, MD
    Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

    513-636-4751

    Constance E. West, MD

    Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

    Phone: 513-636-4751

    Fax: 513-636-7911

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    Specialties

    Strabismus; optic pathway glioma in children; retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome; construction of a portable optics bench for use in teaching ophthalmic optics and refraction to ophthalmology residents

    Education and Training

    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.

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