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    Doctors

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    Raouf S. Amin, MD
    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    raouf.amin@cchmc.org

    Raouf S. Amin, MD

    Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Director, Rare Lung Diseases Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: raouf.amin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children

    Biography

    Raouf S. Amin, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. He graduated from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo Egypt in 1977. Dr. Amin received clinical training in the United Kingdom and the United States. He completed a pulmonary fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1993. His research focus is on cardiovascular morbidity of sleep disordered breathing in children. He has several funded protocols from the National Institute of Health.

    Education and Training

    MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.

    Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine 1995.

    Publications

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    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

    513-636-6771

    Ronald E. Bokulic, DO

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

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    Specialties

    Asthma; interstitial lung disease; exercise

    Education and Training

    DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1989; Pediatric Pulmonology, 1994.

    Publications

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    Barbara Chini, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    513-636-6771

    barb.chini@cchmc.org

    Barbara Chini, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: barb.chini@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1990.

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Publications

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    William D. Hardie, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    513-636-6771

    william.hardie@cchmc.org

    William D. Hardie, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: william.hardie@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pulmonary function tests; pneumonia; empyema

    Research Interests

    Growth factors in lung remodeling

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    Education and Training

    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1990. 

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

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Pulmonary Medicine, 1999.

    Publications

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    Karen M. McDowell, MD
    Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

    513-636-6771

    karen.mcdowell@cchmc.org

    Karen M. McDowell, MD

    Director, Infant Pulmonary Function Lab

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: karen.mcdowell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Asthma; flexible bronchoscopy; general pediatric pulmonology; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

    Research

    Clinical asthma research; quality improvement methodologies; infant pulmonary function test

    Education and Training

    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatric Pulmonology, 1996.

    MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990.

    MS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1986.

    BS: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1983.

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    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD
    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

    Gary Lewis McPhail, MD

    Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: gary.mcphail@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Medical Education; outcomes research; quality improvement; sleep medicine; thoracic insufficiency syndrome

    Research Interests

    Medical Education; Pulmonary Vascular Disease; Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX, 2001.

    Residency: Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX, 2004.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004; Pediatric Pulmonary, 2008.

    Publications

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    Hemant Sawnani, MD
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

    Hemant Sawnani, MD

    Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: hemant.sawnani@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric sleep disorders

    Education and Training

    MD: Seth GS Medical College/King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital, 1997.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, New York NY, 2000.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans LA, 2003; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, recertified 2007; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2004.

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    Cherie Torres-Silva, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2776

    Email: cherie.torres-silva@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pulmonary medicine


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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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    Advance Practice Registered Nurses

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    Marsha L. Blount, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-0375

    marsha.blount@cchmc.org

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    Marsha L. Blount, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-0375

    Email: marsha.blount@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas 1985

    MSN: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 1992

    CNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio 2005

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    Jessica Co, MSN, APRN
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Home Ventilator Program

    513-303-2059

    jessica.co@cchmc.org

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    Jessica Co, MSN, APRN

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Home Ventilator Program

    Phone: 513-303-2059

    Email: jessica.co@cchmc.org


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    Janice S. MacBrair, RN
    Service Coordinator, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-9842

    janice.macbrair@cchmc.org

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    Sarah H. Thomas, RN, MSN, PNP-AC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center

    513-636-4459

    sarah.thomas@cchmc.org

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    Sarah H. Thomas, RN, MSN, PNP-AC

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Transitional Care Center

    Phone: 513-636-4459

    Email: sarah.thomas@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric acute care; pulmonary medicine; caring for children who are chronically mechanically ventilated and have tracheostomy tubes

    Education and Training

    BSN: Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, 2006.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification: Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2012.


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    Mark A. Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP)
    Nurse Practitioner-APRN Inpatient, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-1203

    mark.washam@cchmc.org

    Mark A Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP)

    Nurse Practitioner-APRN Inpatient, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-1203

    Email: mark.washam@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Mark A. Washam, RRT, MSN, CNP (FNP), provides comprehensive care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to pediatric patients who require mechanical ventilator support, housed on in the Transitional Care Center.

    Education and Training

    Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.

    Internship: Health Source of Ohio.

    BSN: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

    AD-Respiratory Care: College of Mt. St Joseph, Delhi Ohio.

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    Social Worker

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    Susan F. Fabe, MSW, LSW
    Social Worker II, Division of Social Services

    513-636-7462

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    Rachel A. Sackenheim, MSW, LISW-S
    Pulmonary Social Worker, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    513-636-6771

    rachel.sackenheim@cchmc.org


    Nutrition

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    Lea Seals, RD
    Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Therapy

    513-636-9845

    lea.seals@cchmc.org