Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center 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. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Directors

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    Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP
    Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

    513-636-2469

    stella.davies@cchmc.org

    Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP

    Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency

    Jacob G. Schmidlapp Endowed Chair

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2469

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: stella.davies@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education and Training

    MBBS: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1981.

    Clinical and Fellowship Training: The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle General Hospital and Great Ormond St. Hospital, 1981 to 1985.

    PhD: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1989.

    Pediatric Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1989 to 1993.

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    Adolescent Medicine

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

    gynecology@cchmc.org

    Lesley L. Breech, MD

    Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

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

    Research Interests

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

    Biography

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

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

    Education and Training

    MD: Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 1994.

    Residency: Ob / Gyn, Washington University, St Louis, MO, 1998.

    Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2000.

    Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000.

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    Bone Marrow Transplant

    Parinda A. Mehta, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4913

    Fax: 513-803-1969

    Email: parinda.mehta@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005.

    Residency: Upstate Medical University (UMU) - State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY, 2002.

    MD: G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India, 1993.

    BA: Graduated from Parle College, Mumbai, India, 1988.

    Certification: Board Certification: Pediatrics, 2002; Board Certification: Pediatric Hematology Oncology; License: State of Ohio.

    Publications

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    Robin L. Mueller, RN, CNP
    Care Manager, Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center

    513-636-3218

    robin.mueller@cchmc.org


    Kasiani C. Myers, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7287

    Email: kasiani.myers@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Myers received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and pursued training in pediatrics and hematology/oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After completion of her postdoctoral training, she joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s in the Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency. She is a recipient of the Procter Scholar Award to support her translational research in the field of Fanconi anemia.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Michigan, 2000.

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, 2004.

    Post-Doctoral: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

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    Cardiology

    Endocrinology

    Susan R. Rose, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Email: susan.rose@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hypothalamic pituitary function; thyroid; disorders of growth or puberty; endocrine function in cancer survivors after head injury

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Grants

    Hypopituitarism in survivors of traumatic brain injury. Primary Investigator. Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals. 2008 - 2012.

    Meilan M. Rutter, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: meilan.rutter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Bone health and calcium metabolism; disorders of growth, puberty and sex development; endocrine function in cancer survivors; endocrine function in neuromuscular disorders

    Research Interests

    Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Biography

    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 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 interdisciplinary team.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Gastroenterology

    Genetics

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    Sara C. Knapke, LGC
    Clinical Manager and Certified Genetic Counselor

    513-803-0211

    sara.knapke@cchmc.org

    Sara C. Knapke, LGC

    Clinical Manager and Certified Genetic Counselor

    Phone: 513-803-0211

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: sara.knapke@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2000.

    MS: Medical Genetics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004.

    Certification: American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2005.
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    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD
    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    513-636-2438

    nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

    Nancy Doan Leslie, MD

    Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics

    Director, Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2438

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: nancy.leslie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Galactosemia; PKU; inborn errors; newborn screening; lysosomal storage disease

    Research Interests

    Focus on inborn errors of metabolism, with an emphasis on long term outcome in PKU and in the molecular biology of galactosemia

    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1975 to 1979. 

    Internship and Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,OH, 1982 to 1985; Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 1993 to 1995.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1986; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, 1989; American Board of Medical Genetics, Board-Certified in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, 1996, Active in MOC.

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    Hematology

    Parinda A. Mehta, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4913

    Fax: 513-803-1969

    Email: parinda.mehta@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005.

    Residency: Upstate Medical University (UMU) - State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY, 2002.

    MD: G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India, 1993.

    BA: Graduated from Parle College, Mumbai, India, 1988.

    Certification: Board Certification: Pediatrics, 2002; Board Certification: Pediatric Hematology Oncology; License: State of Ohio.

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    Kasiani C. Myers, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7287

    Email: kasiani.myers@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Myers received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and pursued training in pediatrics and hematology/oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After completion of her postdoctoral training, she joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s in the Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency. She is a recipient of the Procter Scholar Award to support her translational research in the field of Fanconi anemia.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Michigan, 2000.

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, 2004.

    Post-Doctoral: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

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    Nephrology and urology

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

    513-636-4975

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

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    Specialties

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

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    C. Frederic Strife, MD
    Emeritus Professor

    513-636-4531

    fred.strife@cchmc.org

    C. Frederic Strife, MD

    Emeritus Professor

    Director of the Dialysis Unit

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4531

    Fax: 513-636-7407

    Email: fred.strife@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Glomerulonephritis; renal tubular disorders; growth failure in chronic renal disease; dialysis

    Education and Training

    MD: College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1968.

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

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1973; Pediatric Nephrology, 1976.

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    Neurology

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    Mary Sutton, MD

    513-636-4222

    Mary Sutton, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Fax: 513-636-3980

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    Specialties

    Neuro-oncology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1989.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Fellowship: Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996; Neurology, 1996.

    Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery

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

    513-636-4785

    charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

    Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH

    Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

    Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

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

    Research Interests

    Pediatric outcomes: quality of life following traumatic injury, traction and casting versus flexible intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children; brachial plexus injuries; effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of pediatric spinal deformity biomechanical study of Nancy nails, outcomes following pediatric thoracolumbar spinal trauma; medical soft-tissue release and petrie casting for the treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; perioperative complications associated with operative treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures in children; undisplaced fractures of the distal radius and ulna in children -- risk factors for displacement; talus fractures in children; complications associated with the use of meniscal arrows in children; effectiveness of halo-femoral traction in the management of severe spinal deformity; orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment; buckle fractures of the distal radius and ulna -- risk factors for displacement; hip problems associated with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and effectiveness of flexible intramedullary nailing of pediatric tibia fractures

    Education and Training

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

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, 1998.

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

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

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

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

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    Otolaryngology

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    Michael J. Rutter, MD
    Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director of Clinical Research

    513-636-4355

    mike.rutter@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Rutter, MD

    Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director of Clinical Research

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: mike.rutter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1997 to 2000; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training, 1995 to 1996; Fellowship in Clinical Research, New Zealand, 1996.

    FRACS: Part II, Sydney, 1996.

    Primary FRCS: Glasgow, 1989.

    BHB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1983.

    MBChB: Auckland School of Medicine, 1986.

    Residency: Various RMO posts, New Zealand Otolaryngology Training Scheme; Health Research Council of New Zealand Training Fellowship in Clinical Research.

    Certification: USMLE II, Sydney, June 1995; USMLE I, Sydney, June 1996; USMLE III, Cincinnati, July 2000; Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999; Ohio State Medical Board, 2001.

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    Pulmonary

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    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    513-636-2776

    rewood@cchmc.org

    Robert E. Wood, PhD, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy Department

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Fax: 513-636-3845

    Email: rewood@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Bronchology and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

    Biography

    Dr. Robert Wood, PhD, MD, is a pediatric pulmonary specialist, with particular interest in bronchoscopy. He has played a major role in the development of instrumentation and techniques for flexible bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. He is recognized as a teacher of endoscopic techniques, and has published many papers and book chapters on the subject. Additionally, he has extensive experience with clinical problems in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially children with complex airway problems and cystic fibrosis.

    Before coming to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Wood was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1976 to 1983), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983 to 1999).

    Education and Training

    PhD: Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1968.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1970.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1970 to 1972.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Metabolism, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 1972 to 1974; Pediatric Pulmonology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1974 to 1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1976; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1986, 1997.

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    Jamie L. Wooldridge, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: jamie.wooldridge@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis; cystic fibrosis related diabetes

    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 1995
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    Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1998.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2001.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1998; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2002.

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