Primary Care Offices

  • Meet the Team

    The Primary Care Offices at Cincinnati Children's is home to physicians with a 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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    Pediatric Primary Care Center

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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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    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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    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

    View PubMed 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.

    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.

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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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    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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    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.
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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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    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-636-1945

    karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

    Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1945

    Fax: 513-803-9245

    Email: karen.jerardi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric hospital medicine

    Research

    Medical education; quality measure development

    Biography

    Dr. Jerardi developed and implemented a new curriculum for a hospital medicine elective for pediatric residents and now serves as the elective’s course director. She is currently enrolled in the Master's in Medical Education program. She was also accepted into the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Educational Scholars program. She has also developed and led workshops on improving the educational experience for trainees at regional and national meetings, including the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.

    Her additional research interests have focused on developing quality measures for the management of children hospitalized with common infections such as urinary tract infection and pneumonia. In this area, she has served as a site leader for a two multicenter studies and as a primary investigator in an additional study of UTI inpatient care.

    Education and Training

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

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

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.

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

    Publications

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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

    View PubMed Publications

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

    513-636-4506

    melissa.klein@cchmc.org

    Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd

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

    Pediatric Residency 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

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    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.
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    Brandi Lewis, MD
    Staff Physician

    513-636-7722

    brandi.lewis@cchmc.org

    Brandi Lewis, MD

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-7722

    Email: brandi.lewis@cchmc.org


    Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1626

    Email: ellen.lipstein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Primary care; chronic disease care

    Research

    Involvement of parents and patients in medical decision making; decision making in chronic conditions; health services research

    Biography

    Ellen A. Lipstein MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and health services researcher. Dr. Lipstein’s research is focused on family-centered medical decision making.  She is particularly interested in understanding and improving the ways parents and patients with chronic conditions collaborate with healthcare providers to make treatment decisions.  Her current program of funded research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore decisions about high-risk treatments, in which both the potential benefits and risks are significant.  Additionally, Dr. Lipstein is a collaborator on several studies which aim to develop diverse methods for engaging patients and parents in decision making.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2003.

    Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006.

    Chief Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, 2007.

    Fellowship: Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2009.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2009.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Shared Decision Making in Pediatric Chronic Conditions: Biologics in IBD and JIA.  Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012 – 2017.

    Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2011 – 2016.

    Improving Parents’ TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Place Outcomes Research Award. 2011 – 2013.

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    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

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    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.


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    Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality

    513-803-5015

    peter.margolis@cchmc.org

    Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD

    Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality

    Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-5015

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: peter.margolis@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is professor of Pediatrics and director of Research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His work encompasses the application and study of quality improvement methods in a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Dr. Margolis obtained his MD from New York University and his pediatric training at the University of Colorado, where he also served as chief resident in Pediatrics. He subsequently spent three years in the National Health Service Corps in Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA before pursuing a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also earned his PhD in Epidemiology. In 1994, Dr. Margolis was named a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar at UNC where he also served on the faculty between 1991 and 2005. In 2006, Dr. Margolis' joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a new center focused on Health Care Quality.

    Dr. Margolis has worked extensively with the certifying Boards and Specialty Societies to assist them in designing programs that will enable physicians to meet new Maintenance of Certification requirements focused on systems thinking and performance in practice. He also devotes considerable time to teaching quality improvement methods. He is principle investigator of an NIH Roadmap transformative research grant on redesigning systems for chronic illness care.

    Education and Training

    MD: New York University School of Medicine, 1980.

    PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.

    Chief Resident: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1983-1984.

    Resident: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1980-1983.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1985.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics.  Co-Investigator. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Sep 2007 – Aug 2011.

    Transforming Early Childhood Systems. Co-Investigator. Kellogg Foundation. Apr 2009 – Mar 2012.

    Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Disease.  Principal Investigator. Sep 2009 – Augu 2014.

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    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


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    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.
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    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

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    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.


    Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3231

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: kieran.phelan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    General pediatrics; community-based preventative medicine; public health trials

    Biography

    Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is a board certified general pediatrician, an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has been active in the fields of injury epidemiology and residential injury control for over 8 years.

    His experience and success in this field includes multiple grants and publications, as well as the New Investigator Award from the National Center for Injury Prevention, control at the CDC, and an RO1-funded project. He has also has experience with the Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) and literacy promotion program and the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), which focuses on preventing injury and promoting literacy in a population of low-income mothers and their infants who were enrolled in a regional home visitation program. Lastly, he has experience with Every Child Succeeds (ECS), which tries to reduce residential injury and promote literacy in children from birth through 36 months of age.

    Education and Training

    BS: The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL, 1986.

    MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1991.

    Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, 1994.

    MSc: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Environmental Health, 2001.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Injury Prevention in a Home Visitation. Principal Investigator. NICHD. Sep 2010 - Jul 2015. R01HD066115.
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    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

    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.

    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

    View PubMed Publications

    Hopple Street Neighborhood Health Center

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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 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 Sheldon Polonsky.

    Sheldon M. Polonsky, MD
    Physician Analyst, Medical Information Office

    513-636-4591

    sheldon.polonsky@cchmc.org

    Sheldon M. Polonsky, MD

    Physician Analyst, Medical Information Office

    Phone: 513-636-4591

    Email: sheldon.polonsky@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Sheldon Polonsky, MD, is a general pediatrician and medical informatics specialists who has helped implement electronic medical records systems in both an multispecialty outpatient setting and in many ambulatory clinics within Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is certified in Epic’s Ambulatory EpicCare medical record system and is an expert on physician documentation tools and strategies.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Wisconsin, 1988.

    MS: Epidemiology,  University of Cincinnati, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

    Certification: Pediatrics.

    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


    Fairfield Primary Care Clinic

    A photo of Lisa Crosby.

    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.

    A photo of Jennifer Hardie.

    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.

    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

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    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.

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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 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

    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 Trisha Wendling.

    Trisha Wendling, MSN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner

    513-636-8259

    trisha.wendling@cchmc.org

    Trisha L Wendling, MSN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Phone: 513-636-8259

    Email: trisha.wendling@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: Wright State University, 1987.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, 1994.

    Children's Health Care (Indiana)

    A photo of Jean Beischel.

    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.
    A photo of Scott Callahan.

    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


    A photo of Jennifer Cross.

    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.
    A photo of Gretchen Hartz.

    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


    A photo of Rachel Holcomb.

    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.

    A photo of Elisabeth Kelley.

    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.

    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.