High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

  • Meet the Team

    The High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

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    Faculty

    A photo of Doctor Tanya Cahill.

    Tanya E. Cahill, MD
    Director, High-Risk Clinic

    513-636-9057

    tanya.cahill@cchmc.org

    Tanya E. Cahill, MD

    Director, High-Risk Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9057

    Fax: 513-636-5454

    Email: tanya.cahill@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    High risk infant follow up; neonatal abstinence syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2000.

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

    Fellowship:
    Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2003-2006.

    Certification:
    Pediatrics, 2003; Neonatology, 2008.
    A photo of Beth Haberman, MD.

    Beth E. Haberman, MD
    Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Services

    513-636-5465

    beth.haberman@cchmc.org

    Beth E. Haberman, MD

    Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Services

    Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Program

    Associate Director, High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5465

    Fax: 513-636-5846

    Email: beth.haberman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    CDH and infant follow-up; care of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia; follow-up care of premature and term infants with complex medical needs

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996-1999.

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

    MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1993.

    Publications

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    A photo of Thomas Korfhagen.

    Thomas R. Korfhagen, MD, PhD
    Attending Pediatrician, Division of Neonatologist

    513-636-7216

    thomas.korfhagen@cchmc.org

    Thomas R. Korfhagen, MD, PhD

    Attending Pediatrician, Division of Neonatologist

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7216

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: thomas.korfhagen@cchmc.org

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    Clinical Interests

    Care of High Risk infants; pediatric patients with complex, long term medical problems

    Research Interests

    Roles and mechanisms whereby surfactant proteins A, B, D, Relm peptides and EGF-R signaling control lung infections, inflammation and responses to lung injury. Translational studies assessing processes to reduce the extent of lung injury and remodeling in neonates and adults.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1972.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1976.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1981.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1981-1984.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1984-1987 (Peter Dignan, Director).

    Certifications: National Board of Medical Examiners, 7/1982;  American Board of Pediatrics, 5/1986; American Board of Medical Genetics, 6/1987.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activation in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Apr 1007 - Aug 2012.

    Transcriptional Programming of Asthma Related Pathology in Respiratory Epithelial. Co-Investigator. Apr 2009 - Mar 2013.

    Role Of Surfactant Protein-C and Innate Lung Defense in Familial Interstitial Lung Disease. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Apr 2009 - Mar 2013.
    A photo of Stephanie Merhar.

    Stephanie L. Merhar, MD, MS
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-803-5180

    stephanie.merhar@cchmc.org

    Stephanie L. Merhar, MD, MS

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-5180

    Email: stephanie.merhar@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ,2005.

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

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2011.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

    Publications

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    A photo of Ajay Ponkshe.

    Ajay B. Ponkshe, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    513-636-4830

    ajay.ponkshe@cchmc.org

    Ajay B. Ponkshe, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-4830

    Email: ajay.ponkshe@cchmc.org

    Staff

    A photo of Leandre M. Gerwin.

    Leandre M. Gerwin, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    leandre.gerwin@cchmc.org

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    Michelle L. Koziel, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4651

    michelle.koziel@cchmc.org


    A photo of Marsha Lee-White.

    Marsha Lee-White, MS, CCC-SLP, COM
    Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    marsha.lee-white@cchmc.org

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    Cari A. Oakes, MOT, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4651

    cari.oakes@cchmc.org


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    Stefanie M. Schaffer, MSW, LISW-S
    Social Worker, High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic

    513-636-3882

    stefanie.schaffer@cchmc.org

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    Patsy L. Uebel, MSN, ARPN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Neonatology

    513-636-0475

    patsy.uebel@cchmc.org

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    Patsy Uebel, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-0475

    Email: patsy.uebel@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999.