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Division of Home Care Services 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. Find information below about our directors.
Michael K. Farrell, MD 513-636-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1970.
Internship: Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, 1970 to 1971.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1974 to 1976.
Fellowship: Ambulatory Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1976 to 1977.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1977 to 1979.
Britto MT, Byczkowski TL, Anneken AM, Hausfeld J, Schoettker PJ, Farrell MK, Kotagal UR. Improving access to pediatric subspecialty care: initial failures and lessons learned. Qual Manag Health Care. 2008 Oct-Dec;17(4):320-9.
Stehr W, Farrell MK, Lucky AW, Johnson ND, Racadio JM, Azizkhan RG. Non-endoscopic percutaneous gastrostomy placement in children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Mar;24(3):349-54.
Azizkhan RG, Stehr W, Cohen AP, Wittkugel E, Farrell MK, Lucky AW, Hammelman BD, Johnson ND, Racadio JM. Esophageal strictures in children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: an 11-year experience with fluoroscopically guided balloon dilatation. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):55-60; discussion 55-60.
Noel RJ, Miles L, Putnam PE, Farrell MK. Clinical quiz: rectal prolapse. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Nov;39(5):567, 575.
Pohl JF, Hughes C, Farrell MK. Pathology teach and tell: chronic-onset hereditary tyrosinemia type I. Pediatr Pathol Mol Med. 2001 May-Jun;20(3):241-4.
Perlstein PH, Kotagal UR, Schoettker PJ, Atherton HD, Farrell MK, Gerhardt WE, Alfaro MP. Sustaining the implementation of an evidence-based guideline for bronchiolitis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000 Oct;154(10):1001-7.
Perlstein PH, Kotagal UR, Bolling C, Steele R, Schoettker PJ, Atherton HD, Farrell MK. Evaluation of an evidence-based guideline for bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 1999 Dec;104(6):1334-41.
Pohl JF, Murarka P, Farrell MK, Bezerra J. Insights. Pylephlebitis. J Pediatr. 1999 Oct;135(4):529.
Dellert SF, Farrell MK, Specker BL, Heubi JE. Bone mineral content in children with short bowel syndrome after discontinuation of parental nutrition. J Pediatr. 1998 Mar;132(3 Pt 1):516-9.
Dellert SF, Nowicki MJ, Farrell MK, Delente J, Heubi JE. The 13C-xylose breath test for the diagnosis of small bowel bacterial overgrowth in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1997 Aug;25(2):153-8.
Susan Wade Murphy, RN, BSN, MSN Senior Clinical Director, Home Care Services 513-636-1816 email@example.com
Senior Clinical Director, Home Care Services
Blood stream infection reduction; post-acute care of the complex pediatric patient at home; asthma self-management; improvement science
Susan, an Illinois native, practiced as an adult medical staff nurse at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, IL after graduating from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing. Upon relocating to the north shore of Boston in 1983, Susan’s practice shifted to maternal-child services at Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA and school based pediatric services at Essex Elementary School, Essex, MA. In 1988 Susan joined InterCare Community Health Network, Bangor, MI where she implemented community-based health care programs operated from a network of seven federally qualified community health center sites in southwestern Michigan. Susan served as the director of Community Services and provided programmatic leadership for Perinatal Care Services; Maternal and Infant Support Services; Medicaid, MIChild (CHIP) and Non-Medicaid MICH-Care enrollment; the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program; Lactation Consultant Services; Immunization Services; Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Outreach and Immunization services; and collaborated with twenty primary care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives supporting these programs.
Susan’s role at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center began in 2000 as clinical director, private duty nursing and member of the Home Care Business Unit. In 2005 Susan became senior clinical director for the Home Health Agency, Liaison Resources, CVC Resources, and StarShine, The Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. During 2008, she began her current position as senior clinical director for Home Care Services, adding to her role leadership of the Home Care Pharmacy, Home Medical and Rehabilitation Equipment, and the Home Care Clinical Systems Improvement Site Team. Susan is a graduate of Cincinnati Children’s Intermediate Improvement Science Series.
BSN: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Norbert J. Weidner, MD Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia 513-636-4408 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia
Medical Director, StarShine Hospice
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care / PACT
Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesiology
Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management
Norbert J. Weidner, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician as well as a board-certified anesthesiologist. Following training in pediatrics Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as Dayton Children's Hospital, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia/critical care/regional anesthesia in Melbourne, Australia, for one year.
Upon completion of his fellowship in 1988, Dr. Weidner joined the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's. In addition to his staff duties as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Weidner was an attending staff in the pediatric intensive care unit for approximately two years.
To incorporate the fellowship training he received in Australia, Dr. Weidner began the pain management group at Cincinnati Children's. He has participated in the pain management group both in the care of acute postoperative pain as well as chronic pain management.
In 2004, Dr. Weidner received Board Certification with the American Board for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Weidner has been affiliated with the hospice service at Cincinnati Children's since its inception and currently serves as StarShine Hospice's Medical Director.
Dr. Weidner is passionate about partnering with families to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care to children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions. His vision to address the needs of this patient population resulted in the development of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) here at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Weidner serves as the director of this consulting service.
MD: Temple Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, 1975.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-77; Pediatrics, Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 1981-82; Anesthesia, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985-87.
Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1988.
Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1983; American Board of Pediatrics, 1989; Diplomat, American Board Medical Acupuncture, 2001; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2004.
Goldschneider KR, Racadio JM, Weidner NJ. Celiac plexus blockade in children using a three-dimensional fluoroscopic reconstruction technique: case reports. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;32(6):510-5.
Weidner NJ. Pediatric palliative care. Curr Oncol Rep. 2007 Nov;9(6):437-9. Review.
Cripe LH, Barber BJ, Spicer RL, Wong BL, Weidner N, Benson DW, Markham LW. Outpatient continuous inotrope infusion as an adjunct to heart failure therapy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2006 Nov;16(11):745-8.
Weidner NJ. The evolution of pediatric palliative medicine and its integration with anesthesia. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Winter;44(1):109-18. Review.
Weidner NJ. Developing an interdisciplinary palliative care plan for the patient with muscular dystrophy. Pediatr Ann. 2005 Jul;34(7):546-52. Review.
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