General and Community Pediatrics

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of General and Community Pediatrics is home to physicians 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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    Department Head

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    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP
    Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics

    513-636-5932

    tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP

    Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics

    Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds

    Associate Chair for Education

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5932

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: tom.dewitt@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research

    Biography

    Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP, is the Carl Weihl professor of pediatrics, director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, and associate chair for education in the Department of Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has served as president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, chair of the steering committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network and Committee on Pediatric Education, as well as on the National Academies of Science Board on Children, Youth, and Families. He currently sits on the United States Preventative Services Task Force and the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics. He is nationally and internationally known for his publications and presentations in the areas of faculty development and community-based education and research.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.

    Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.

    Publications

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    Faculty / Staff Physicians

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    Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-3170

    andrew.beck1@cchmc.org

    Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3170

    Email: andrew.beck1@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; public health; hospital medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Beck uses census data to explore ways to predict asthma outcomes and identify asthma “hot spots” in Cincinnati. Additionally, he has formed a partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department. Currently, he has started a project entitled CLEAR (Collaboration to Lessen Environmental Asthma Risks), a means of linking children with environmental risks to code enforcement visits. Dr. Beck has also helped to start the KIND (Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing) program, a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank devoted to providing hungry infants with formula.

    Education and Training

    BA: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002.

    MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

    MPH: Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2011.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification:  Pediatrics, 2009.

    Publications

    View Dr. Beck's PubMed Publications.
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    Jean M. Beischel, MD
    Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    812-934-4798

    jean.beischel@cchmc.org

    Jean M. Beischel, MD

    Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 812-934-4798

    Fax: 812-933-0921

    Email: jean.beischel@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1989.

    Paul S. Bellet, MD, FAAP

    Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Generalist pediatrics; medical education; inpatient pediatrics and consultation

    Research Interests

    Hospitalist pediatrics; health services for children; diagnostic approach to medical problems

    Biography

    Paul S. Bellet, MD, FAAP, has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1983. Beginning in 1988, Bellet developed the three-year General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's for pediatricians seeking an academic career in general pediatrics.

    In 1995, Bellet began the development of the Generalist Inpatient Service, a hospitalist service, which now provides care for the patients of more than 400 referring physicians. He also began the General Pediatric Consultation Service at the same time.

    Bellet's academic and research interests concern general pediatrics, hospitalist pediatrics, the diagnostic approach to medical problems, and medical teaching. His book "The Diagnostic Approach to Common Symptoms and Signs in Infants, Children, and Adolescents" was published in 1989.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1971

    Residency: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1976

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    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc
    Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    bill.brinkman@cchmc.org

    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc

    Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Shared decision making; knowledge translation; family centered care; quality improvement; implementation science; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); asthma; family/self-management of chronic conditions

    Biography

    Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.

    Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

    Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.

    Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.

    Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.

    Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award.  Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.

    Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.

    Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.


    Courtney M. Brown, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Email: courtneym.brown@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Preventive care; mental health

    Biography

    Courtney M. Brown, MD, is a general pediatrician and a primary care research fellow. Her research focuses on social and emotional development in preschool aged children and on enhancing interdisciplinary efforts to connect families with services that promote healthy social-emotional development. She also has an interest in improving systems for reliable delivery of preventive services within the primary care pediatrics environment.

    Dr. Brown graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2005, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2008. She worked as a community pediatrician for one year prior to returning to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she is now completing a fellowship in primary care research.

    Education and Training

    MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2011.
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    Scott R. Callahan, MD
    Medical Director, Children’s Health Care

    812-934-4798

    scott.callahan@cchmc.org

    Scott R. Callahan, MD

    Medical Director, Children’s Health Care

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 812-934-4798

    Email: scott.callahan@cchmc.org


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    Wendy A. Chouteau, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Complex Care

    513-636-6965

    wendy.chouteau@cchmc.org

    Wendy A Chouteau, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Complex Care

    Phone: 513-636-6965

    Fax: 513-636-5859

    Email: wendy.chouteau@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    RN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985.

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, 2010.

    Certifications: ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

    Publications

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    Kristen A. Copeland, MD
    Director, NRSA Research Fellowship

    513-636-1687

    kristen.copeland@cchmc.org

    Kristen A. Copeland, MD

    Director, NRSA Research Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1687

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: kristen.copeland@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health of children in child care; child care illness exclusions; physical activity and obesity prevention in child care settings

    Biography

    Kristen A. Copeland, MD, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in early education settings—how the child care environment affects children’s health. In the past she has focused on child care illness policies and the temporary exclusion of children from child care settings due to illness. She studied how exclusion decisions are influenced by personal beliefs and whether they comply with national guidelines. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed literature and covered extensively by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Parents Magazine.

    More recently, Dr. Copeland has become interested in the opportunities child care settings offer for disease prevention and health promotion, in particular for preventing childhood obesity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will identify the key aspects of the child care center environment—such as physical activity policies, amount and design of playground facilities, menu content, and staff attitudes and behavior that effectively promote children’s physical activity and a balanced dietary intake. The goal of her research is to produce new knowledge than can inform the development of evidence-based policies and practices for child care centers that promote active play, improve children’s diets and foster the development of lifelong healthy habits.

    Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Copeland attained her bachelor’s degree in Houston, Texas at Rice University, double majoring in French and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 and pursued further training in public health and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 as a faculty member in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1999.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    Lisa K. Crosby, DNP, APRN, CNP
    APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-1942

    lisa.crosby@cchmc.org

    Lisa K. Crosby, DNP, APRN, CNP

    APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

    Phone: 513-636-1942

    Fax: 513-636-0017

    Email: lisa.crosby@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Asthma; mental health

    Education and Training

    BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1987.

    MSN: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990.

    DNP: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2012.

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    Jennifer A. Cross, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)

    812-933-6000

    jennifer.cross@cchmc.org

    Jennifer A. Cross, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)

    Phone: 812-933-6000

    Email: jennifer.cross@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: College of Mount St. Joseph, OH, 1974.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1998.

    Nick J. DeBlasio, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: nick.deblasio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.

    Biography

    Nick DeBlasio, MD, worked as community pediatrician for five years prior to joining the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He works as an attending physician in the Pediatric Primary Care Center.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2001.

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

    Certification:
    Pediatrics, 2004.
    Kristen M. DeMarco, MD

    Kristen M. DeMarco, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    kristen.demarco@cchmc.org

    Kristen M. DeMarco, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: kristen.demarco@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.


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    James Ebert, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-2966

    james.ebert@cchmc.org

    James Ebert, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2966

    Email: james.ebert@cchmc.org

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    Anne Marie Fitz, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    annemarie.fitz@chmc.org

    Anne M. Fitz, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: annemarie.fitz@chmc.org

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    Biography

    Anne Marie Fitz, MD, was in private practice in Kentucky for two years after residency. She has been with the Division of General and Community Pediatrics since 1998.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tenn., 1993.

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993-1996.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996.

    Derek D. Fletcher, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3000

    Fax: 513-636-5859

    Email: derek.fletcher@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medically fragile children

    Biography

    After graduating from the US Air Force Academy, Derek D. Fletcher, MD, served as an Air Force officer for seven years and attained the rank of Captain. He then entered medical school in 1998. In 2002, Dr. Fletcher graduated in the top 20% of his medical school class and was then accepted into the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center General Pediatrics program in 2002, and graduated in 2005. Dr. Fletcher then joined the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs, now Complex Care, founded by Ron Levin, MD, where he provides comprehensive, family-centered primary care for medically fragile children.

    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University SOM, Dayton, OH, 1998-2002.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, 2002-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.

    Publications

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    Michelle L. French, MD
    Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center

    513-636-3000

    michelle.french@cchmc.org

    Michelle L. French, MD

    Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3000

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: michelle.french@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Provision of primary care homes for children with medical complexity, with emphasis on children with congenital heart disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1987.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1987-1990.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1990-1991.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1991-1992.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990.

    Recertifications: Pediatrics, 1997 and 2004.

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    Michelle L. French, MD
    Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center

    513-636-3000

    michelle.french@cchmc.org

    Michelle L. French, MD

    Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3000

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: michelle.french@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Provision of primary care homes for children with medical complexity, with emphasis on children with congenital heart disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1987.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1987-1990.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1990-1991.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1991-1992.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990.

    Recertifications: Pediatrics, 1997 and 2004.
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    Maureen S. Gallagher, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-8259

    maureen.gallagher2@cchmc.org

    Maureen S. Gallagher, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8259

    Email: maureen.gallagher2@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BA: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2006.

    MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2010.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.


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    Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP
    Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine

    513-636-2526

    sheela.geraghty@cchmc.org

    Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP

    Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2526

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: sheela.geraghty@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Breastfeeding, breast milk pumping, human milk banking, multiple births

    Biography

    Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.

    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1995-1998.

    Chief Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1998-1999.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2006, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2011.

    Publications

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    Camille C. Graham, MD
    Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-803-8065

    camille.graham@cchmc.org

    Camille C. Graham, MD

    Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8065

    Email: camille.graham@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health disparities; asthma outcomes in minority populations; influenza vaccination; community engagement

    Biography

    Dr. Graham, MD, started a solo private practice, Mid-City Pediatrics, in 1983. There are now two locations with five pediatricians and one pediatric nurse practitioner dedicated to delivering quality healthcare without regard to income. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve on its Council of Community Pediatrics. She served as president of the Cincinnati Medical Association for a four year term (1996-1999), and successfully led the effort to reinstate two physicians who had been terminated without cause from an insurance managed care panel. She was president of medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s from 2004-2005, and led the development of performance improvement criteria for the medical staff and an successful improvement project to decrease medical record delinquencies; initiated the process for credentialing advance practice nurses.

    She was a member of Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2011. She is a current member of the City of Cincinnati’s Board of Health, where she helped formulate a working group to provide information and access to children affected by the closure of a community health center network.

    Education and Training

    MD:  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1982-present.

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    Mary V. Greiner, MD
    Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic

    513-636-9979

    mary.greiner@cchmc.org

    Mary V. Greiner, MD

    Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic

    Child Abuse Pediatrician, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9979

    Email: mary.greiner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Child abuse; foster care health

    Biography

    Mary Greiner, MD, is a child abuse pediatrician who is doing clinical research in child abuse and foster care health. She is studying abusive head trauma, with specific interest in the role of diagnostic radiology to determine risk factors for subdural hemorrhages, as well as looking at outcomes of children with head injury. Research in the disparities of foster care health as well as the impact of interventions, such as specialized care and focused screenings, is a second clinical focus.

    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2008.

    Fellowship: Child Abuse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Publications

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    Jennifer B. Hardie, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-6487

    jennifer.hardie@cchmc.org

    Jennifer B. Hardie, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6487

    Email: jennifer.hardie@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1993.

    Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996.

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    Robert Harper, EdD
    Associate Director, Online Master's Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-7258

    robert.harper@cchmc.org

    Robert Harper, EdD

    Associate Director, Online Master's Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Field Service Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7258

    Email: robert.harper@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Rob Harper, EdD, is an assistant professor and associate director for the Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs in Medical Education. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), offers graduate-level accredited programs for physicians and other healthcare providers involved with or interested in medical teaching and learning or educational research.

    Dr. Harper comes from a K-12 teaching and higher education background in leadership, teaching, and program administration. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Cincinnati. He brings a unique perspective to the leadership of the online MEd program as he has served as an administrator, instructor, facilitator, and has been a student in online courses. This 360 perspective of online education will help inform and support the students, staff, and leadership of the MEd program. His research interests include online education, technology and online professional development, school leadership preparation, and social justice education.

    Dr. Harper graduated from the Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Cincinnati in June 2008.  His dissertation was titled, “The Professional Development Needs of Urban Principals in Ohio and Their Perceptions of Online Learning”. He completed his master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Prior to pursuing his graduate level work, Rob was a music teacher for twelve years. His undergraduate work was completed in 1992 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

    Education and Training

    BM: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

    EdD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

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    Gretchen Hartz, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-6487

    gretchen.hartz@cchmc.org

    Gretchen Hartz, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6487

    Email: gretchen.hartz@cchmc.org


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    Megan C. Hennigan, MD
    Staff Physician, CHECK Foster Care Clinic, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-803-3407

    megan.hennigan@cchmc.org

    Megan C. Hennigan, MD

    Staff Physician, CHECK Foster Care Clinic, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3407

    Email: megan.hennigan@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2009.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

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    Rachel Holcomb, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)

    812-933-6000

    rachel.holcomb@cchmc.org

    Rachel Holcomb, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)

    Phone: 812-933-6000

    Email: rachel.holcomb@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004.

    MSN: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.

    Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (ANCC), 2009.


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    Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD
    Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

    513-803-5162

    tzipi.horowitz-kraus@cchmc.org

    Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD

    Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-5162

    Email: tzipi.horowitz-kraus@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Neuroimaging: written language; oral language development

    Visit Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab web site.

    Biography

    Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab has found that reading intervention results in neural circuits related to both normalization and compensation in children with dyslexia. They have also highlighted the importance of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension both in children (7-9 years) and in adolescents (18 years).

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications
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    Autumn Hurm, APRN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Care

    812-933-6000

    autumn.hurm@cchmc.org

    Autumn Hurm, APRN, CPNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Care

    Phone: 812-933-6000

    Email: autumn.hurm@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    CPNP: University of Cincinnati, 1995.

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    Robert L. Ingberg, MD, FAAP

    Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Email: robert.ingberg@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics; medical student instruction

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1964. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1974.
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    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH
    Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4369

    robert.kahn@cchmc.org

    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH

    Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4369

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: robert.kahn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases

    Biography

    Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at  the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.

    Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health

    Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.

    Education and Training

    BA: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1992. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1997.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1997.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1995, 2002.

    Publications

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    Heidi J. Kalkwarf, PhD, RD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3803

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: heidi.kalkwarf@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Calcium and bone metabolism; establishing nutrient requirements; calcium metabolism during lactation; bone mineral acquisition in children

    Biography

    Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, RD, is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research interest is in the development of dietary recommendations to optimize health, particularly bone health.

    She has conducted research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on dietary calcium requirements of lactating women and the changes in bone density and in calcium metabolism that occur during lactation and after weaning. Dr. Kalkwarf's research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and was used by the Institute of Medicine to establish the new dietary calcium intake recommendations for lactating women.

    Dr. Kalkwarf also is investigating the normal patterns of bone growth and development in children and adolescents. The goals of this work are to identify the short term and long term consequences of low bone density in childhood, identify children who are at risk for osteoporosis later in life and to identify interventions to reduce this risk.

    Dr. Kalkwarf came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990 and joined the faculty in 1993. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Cornell University; Ithaca, NY, 1991. 

    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990-1993. 

    MNS: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1983. 

    BS: Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1980. 

    Certification: Registered Dietitian, 1983.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Continued studies of environment impact on puberty. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2001-Apr 2015. #U01 ES019453-0.

    Genome Wide Association Study of Bone Mineral Accretion during Childhood.  Co-investigator (Principal investigator of sub-contract).National Institutes of Health. Fen 2010-Jan 2015. #R01 HD058886-01A2.

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    Elisabeth (Lisa) A. Kelley, MD
    Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    812-933-6000

    lisa.kelley@cchmc.org

    Elisabeth (Lisa) A. Kelley, MD

    Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 812-933-6000

    Fax: 812-933-0921

    Email: lisa.kelley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics

    Biography

    Elisabeth Kelley, MD, has been practicing primary care pediatrics in the small community setting of Batesville, IN since her residency. During her time in Batesville, Dr. Kelley has been co-medical director of Children’s Health Care and has also served on the Board of Directors of Margaret Mary Community Hospital (MMCH). Other areas of service include 14 years on the Medical Ethics Committee and 7 years on the Integrative Medicine Committee at MMCH.  

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1989.

    Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Chief Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, 1992-1993. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.

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    M. Katherine Kerrey, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-9674

    katie.kerrey@cchmc.org

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    M. Katherine Kerrey, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9674

    Email: katie.kerrey@cchmc.org

    A photo of Jillian Klein.

    Jillian A. Klein, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-7722

    jillian.klein@cchmc.org

    Jillian A. Klein, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7722

    Email: jillian.klein@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

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    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd
    Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    melissa.klein@cchmc.org

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

    Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics

    Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-4506

    Email: melissa.klein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics

    Biography

    Melissa Klein, MD, Med, is an associate professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She more recently earned her Master's of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of health in pediatric settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate directors of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the education section director in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. 

    Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as the physician champion of education for Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center. 

    Education and Training

    MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1995.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-1999.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Affordable Care Act Primary Care Residency Expansion (PCRE) Program. Principal Investigator. Health Resources and Services Administration. Oct 2010 - Oct 2015. #T89HP20766.

    Public Health Service Act, Title VII. Health Resources and Services Administration. Principal Investigator. Oct 2011 - Oct 2016. #D55HP23195.
    A photo of Colleen Kraft.

    Colleen A. Kraft, MD
    Medical Director, Health Network at Cincinnati Children's

    513-803-6806

    colleen.kraft@cchmc.org

    Colleen A. Kraft, MD

    Medical Director, Health Network at Cincinnati Children's

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-6806

    Email: colleen.kraft@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric primary care innovation; home visiting in the medical home; global neonatal mortality

    Biography

    Colleen A. Kraft, MD, was a pediatric program director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and senior medical officer for MajestaCare, a Medicaid managed care organization in Virginia.

    Kraft is the co-author of the book Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Child Care and Schools. She has been actively involved in pediatric engagement in school and child care for children with special health care needs. She has served on the Early Brain and Childhood Development workgroup, the Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee, and the National Medical Home Project Advisory Committee at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a content expert for Text4Baby and serves on the National Head Start Advisory Committee.

    Publications


    A photo of Jennifer Lail.

    Jennifer L. Lail, MD
    Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    513-803-3786

    jennifer.lail@cchmc.org

    Jennifer L. Lail, MD

    Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3786

    Email: jennifer.lail@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Children with chronic and complex disease; quality improvement in health systems for chronic care

    Biography

    Dr. Jennifer Lail joined the Anderson Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September 2012 as assistant vice president for chronic care systems. For thirty-one years prior, she practiced clinical pediatrics at Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, PA, with a particular interest in the health care delivery for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). She served as affiliate faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at both Duke and the University of North Carolina. With a three-year grant from NC Title V, her practice served as a demonstration project for Medical Home Quality Improvements for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Implementation of practice strategies that improve care for children and youth with chronic conditions has been her particular interest, including development of clinical registries, care coordination programs, family engagement, pre-visit care planning, improved communications with subspecialists and transition planning for CSHCN. Dr. Lail led her practice in Level 3 NCQA certification and re-certification at two office sites. She is a member of the AAP Partnership for Policy Implementation and served as the quality improvement expert for the AAP Newborn Screening Policy Statement Authoring Committee for their clinical report published in Pediatrics in January 2008.   She is a member of the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities, the AAP Quality Improvement Innovation Network, and the AAP Specialist-Medical Home Leadership Team.  Currently, she serves on the AAP’s Project Advisory Committees for the Medical Home and the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma and cares for patients in Complex Care at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of KY College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1978.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC, 1980-1981.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 1978-80.

    Certification: Pediatrics,1982.

    Publications

    A photo of Brandy Lewis.

    Brandi Lewis, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-7722

    brandi.lewis@cchmc.org

    Brandi Lewis, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7722

    Email: brandi.lewis@cchmc.org


    A photo of Mona Mansour.

    Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS
    Director, Primary Care

    513-636-8954

    mona.mansour@cchmc.org

    Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS

    Director, Primary Care

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8954

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: mona.mansour@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Asthma; school health; primary care in underserved populations; primary care redesign

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1995.

    Chief Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1996.

    Fellowship: General & Academic Pediatrics: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1996-1999.

    MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co- Investigator. Beacon Community Grant Award. Office of the National Coordinator. Sept 2010 - Mar 2013.

    Business Case for Quality: Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Health Care Strategies. Mar 2008 - Jun 2012.

    A photo of Anne Martina.

    Anne Martina, RN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4681

    anne.martina@cchmc.org

    Anne Martina, RN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4681

    Fax: 513-636-7844

    Email: anne.martina@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Adolescents 

    Education and Training

    RN: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1977.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, 1998.

    A photo of Carrie McIntyre.

    Carrie J. McIntyre, MD
    Staff Physician

    513-636-7722

    carrie.mcintyre@cchmc.org

    Carrie J. McIntyre, MD

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-7722

    Email: carrie.mcintyre@cchmc.org

    A photo of Daniel McLinden.

    Daniel J. McLinden, EdD
    Senior Director, Learning and Development Department

    513-636-8933

    daniel.mclinden@cchmc.org

    Daniel J. McLinden, EdD

    Senior Director, Learning and Development Department

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8933

    Fax: 513-636-1695

    Email: daniel.mclinden@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Design of collaborative learning environments; educational research methods; program evaluation; economic evaluation

    Biography

    Daniel McLinden, EdD, is an executive in the Learning and Development Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role he has had led multiple teams involved in providing program evaluation, distance learning and broadcast technology managing the learning system infrastructure, and the medical library.

    De. McLinden holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.  In his faculty role he conducts research, consults with other faculty, teaches in faculty development workshops, advises physicians enrolled in the Master’s degree program in Medical Education and is an associate director for the Pediatric Fellowship in Medical Education.

    Education and Training

    EdD: Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1988.

    Publications

    Grants

    Pediatric Primary Care Medical Education Fellowship. Associate Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012-2016. 


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    John F. Morehous, MD
    Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care

    513-636-3670

    john.morehous@cchmc.org

    John F. Morehous, MD

    Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care

    Staff Physician

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3670

    Email: john.morehous@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Quality improvement for primary care pediatrics

    Biography

    After residency, John spent seven years in private practice in a small town in rural Alabama. He returned to Cincinnati Children's in July 2010, to serve as Medical Director for Fairfield Primary Care.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.
    A photo of Jenny Motley.

    Jenny M. Motley, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-803-0137

    jenny.motley@cchmc.org

    Jenny M. Motley, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0137

    Email: jenny.motley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; children with special needs; Down syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1997.

    Residency: University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2000.

    A photo of Nicholas Newman.

    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP
    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4182

    nicholas.newman@cchmc.org

    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic

    Pediatric Primary Care Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4182

    Email: nicholas.newman@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, is board certified in general pediatrics as well as occupational/environmental medicine.  He is interested understanding how toxicants in and around a child’s home or school can affect children's health.  He is also interested in developing approaches to prevent or mitigate these effects at an individual and at a community level. His recent research has examined the effect of traffic related air pollution exposure on neurobehavioral problems in children as well as the impact of air pollution on asthma in children.

    Education and Training

    BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990.

    DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1997.

    Rotating Internship: Horizon Health System/Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, 1998.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001.

    Fellowship: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001 (renewed 2008); American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2013

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Health Care Provider Training. Principal Investigator. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). 08/01/2012─08/31/2014.

    Great Lakes Center for Env Health at John H Stroger Hospital. Principal Investigator. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). 1/2012–9/30/2014.

    Reading ICARD:  Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health/NICHE.  Denton/Tamm. 4/1/2010–2/28/15.  R01HD060617–04.

    Neurobehavior and Neuroimaging Effects of Traffic Exposure in Children. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ryan. 07/01/2012–06/30/2016. R01ES019890.

    Center for Environmental Genetics-Community Outreach and Engagement Core. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Ho. 04/01/2013-03/31/2018. P30-ES006096.                                                                           

    Environmental Exposures and their role in developmental diseases. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Haynes. 07/09/2012-06/30/2014. R21ES02116-01A1.

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    Christopher B. Peltier, MD
    Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics

    513-636-2758

    chris.peltier@cchmc.org

    Christopher B. Peltier, MD

    Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2758

    Fax: 513-752-3387

    Email: chris.peltier@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; medical education

    Biography

    Chris Peltier, MD is a pediatrician in full time community private practice. His main area of interest is in medical education. He precepts medical students and residents in his office. He also has an interest in Faculty Educator Development. He has presented numerous faculty development workshops both regionally and nationally. In 2007, he received The Mead Johnson Community Teaching Award.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

    Residency: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN., 1995-1998.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005.

    A photo of Marybeth Pero.

    Mary Beth Pero, MD
    Staff Physician

    513-541-4500

    Mary-Beth.Pero@cchmc.org

    Mary Beth Pero

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-541-4500

    Email: Mary-Beth.Pero@cchmc.org

    A photo of Andrew Poltrack.

    Andrew F. Poltrack, MD
    Staff Physician

    812-933-6000

    andrew.poltrack@cchmc.org

    Andrew F. Poltrack, MD

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 812-933-6000

    Fax: 812-933-0921

    Email: andrew.poltrack@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Medical College of Virginia; 1999.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.


    A photo of Judith Ragsdale.

    Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD
    Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care

    513-636-8913

    judy.ragsdale@cchmc.org

    Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD

    Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care

    Phone: 513-636-8913

    Email: judy.ragsdale@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BA: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

    MDiv: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.

    PhD: Antioch University, 2008.

    Ordination: United Church of Christ, 2000.

    Certification: Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1990.

    Publications

    A photo of Sarah Revis.

    Sarah M. Revis, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    Sarah M. Revis, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics.


    A photo of Sarah Riddle, MD.

    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-2326

    sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2326

    Email: sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine

    Biography

    Sarah Riddle, MD, IBCLC sees mothers and infants in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic and is an attending hospitalist on the inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a specialized interest in effects of acute hospitalization on the breastfeeding dyad.  

    Education and Training

    MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

    IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2004.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 2004-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

    Publications

    PubMed Publications
    A photo of Zeina Samaan.

    Zeina Samaan, MD
    Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center

    513-636-8954

    zeina.samaan@cchmc.org

    Zeina Samaan, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8954

    Fax: 513-636-4274

    Email: zeina.samaan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics

    Education and Training

    MD: Damascus University, School of Medicine. Damascus, Syria, 1985.

    Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    A photo of Dr. Robert Schaengold.

    Robert L. Schaengold, MD
    Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center

    513-853-8568

    robert.schaengold@cchmc.org

    Robert L. Schaengold, MD

    Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-853-8568

    Email: robert.schaengold@cchmc.org

    A photo of Martha Seehausen Kane.

    Martha Seehausen Kane, ND, APRN, PNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-8259

    martha.kane@cchmc.org

    Martha Seehausen Kane, ND, APRN, PNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8259

    Email: martha.kane@cchmc.org


    Ellen S. Springer, MD, IBCLC

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-2326

    Email: ellen.springer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Breastfeeding medicine

    Biography

    Ellen S. Springer, MD, works with the Center for Breast Feeding Medicine in an outpatient setting at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She assists mothers and infants with breast feeding related issues.

    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University College, Columbus, OH, 1995.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1998.

    Certification: Board Certified, Pediatrics.

    Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: greg.szumlas@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Curriculum development; patient education; residency training; literacy promotion

    Research Interests

    Primary care clinical research; curriculum development; primary care of asthma

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

    Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.


    A photo of Tracy Tiller.

    Tracy Tiller, MD, FAAP
    Staff Physician

    513-636-4506

    tracy.tiller@cchmc.org

    Tracy Tiller, MD, FAAP

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Email: tracy.tiller@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Generalist pediatrics

    Education and Training

    M.D.: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Ala., 1983.

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

    Fellowship: Ambulatory and Emergency Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.

    A photo of Denise Warrick.

    Denise M. Warrick, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-8290

    denise.warrick@cchmc.org

    Denise M. Warrick, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8290

    Email: denise.warrick@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Resident/medical student education; quality improvement; advocacy

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2009.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.

    Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012-2013.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.


    Stephen D. Warrick, MD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9674

    Email: stephen.warrick@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; quality improvement

    Biography

    Dr. Warrick completed his undergraduate study at the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He completed medical school at the University of Louisville in 2008 and he completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2011. From 2011-2012, he was chief resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Warrick has completed the I2S2 quality improvement course and is actively involved in QI projects in the PPC at CCHMC. His interests are preventative care and global health with an emphasis on global health resident and medical student education prior to travel.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2008.

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications

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    Kimberly Yolton, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2815

    Email: kimberly.yolton@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Infant and child development and behavior
    Environmental exposures

    Biography

    Kimberly Yolton, PhD, was formerly the director of a follow-up clinic serving high-risk infants and young children. She has extensive experience with infants and children who were prenatally exposed to substances of abuse, were born prematurely or at low birth weight, or who come from disadvantaged home environments. She was involved in the initial development of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), a neurobehavioral assessment tool used with healthy and high-risk newborns. She is certified to train others in the proper administration, scoring, and interpretation of the NNNS and has used the tool for clinical, research, and teaching purposes locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently using the NNNS to study subtle differences in the neurobehavior of newborns who have been prenatally exposed to environmental toxicants such as tobacco smoke, plastics (phthalates and bisphenol A), insecticides, and mercury.

    Dr. Yolton’s current research focuses on the impact of exposure to common environmental toxicants on developmental and behavioral outcomes from infancy through childhood. Her research has demonstrated associations between exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and in childhood and cognitive deficits, behavior problems, and sleep difficulties in infants and children. She has also published findings regarding associations between plastics, and organophosphate pesticides and early infant neurobehavior. Work in progress includes examination of the impact of methyl mercury, air pollution, flame retardants (PBDEs), and perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) on neurobehavioral outcomes. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI).

    Dr. Yolton came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric environmental health in 2000 and joined the faculty in 2003. She earned her master's degree in family and child development from Virginia Tech, and her doctoral degree in child development and developmental psychology from The Ohio State University.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Family Relations & Human Development, Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1992.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Bone mineral accretion in young children. Co-Investigator. NICHD. Dec 2013-Nov 2018. R01 HD076321-01.

    Traffic Exposure, Childhood Allergy and Neurobehavioral and Neuroimaging Effects. Co- Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2012-Mar 2016. R01 ES019890.

    Longitudinal Study of Exposure to PBDEs and PFCs and child neurobehavior. Co-Principal Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2011-Jun 2015. R01 ES020349. 

    NICHD Cooperative Multi-Center Neonatal Research Network. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of Follow-Up Studies. NICHD. Apr 2011-Mar 2016. 2U10 HD027853-16. 

    Translational Studies on the Role of Developmental Pyrethroid Exposure in ADHD. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of subcontract. NIEHS. Jul 2010–Jun 2014. 3R01 ES015991-04S1.


    Fellows

    Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7174

    Email: lilliam.ambroggio@cchmc.org

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    Tori L. DeMartini, MD
    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-3148

    tori.demartini@cchmc.org

    Tori L. DeMartini, MD

    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3148

    Email: tori.demartini@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, 2009.

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

    Certification: Pediatric, 2012.


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    Roohi Kharofa, MD, MPH
    Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-803-3265

    roohi.kharofa@cchmc.org

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    Roohi Kharofa, MD, MPH

    Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3265

    Email: roohi.kharofa@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    General pediatrics; obesity prevention

    Research

    Obesity; nutrition; physical activity

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.

    MPH: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.

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    Joanna E. Thomson, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-8092

    joanna.thomson@cchmc.org

    Joanna E. Thomson, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-8092

    Email: joanna.thomson@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Joanna Thomson, MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalist. She has a special interest in caring for hospitalized children with medical complexity with a research focus on the impact parents and health systems have on health outcomes for these children. Additionally, she has participated in rapid evidence adoption and quality improvement work. Dr. Thomson is completing a Master in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    Education and Training

    MD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2011.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications