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The Upper Airway Center, part of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, 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. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
Raouf S. Amin, MD Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771 email@example.com
Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
The Hubert and Dorothy Campbell Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Chronic respiratory failure; sleep disorders in children
Raouf S. Amin, MD, is the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a professor for the UC Department of Pediatrics. 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.
MD: Aim Shams University, Cairo Egypt, 1978.
Residency: Pediatrics; Michigan State University, Flint, MI.
Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine 1994; Sleep Medicine, 1995.
Clancy JP, Rowe SM, Accurso FJ, Aitken ML, Amin RS, Ashlock MA, Ballmann M, Boyle MP, Bronsveld I, Campbell PW, Deboeck K, Donaldson SH, Dorkin HL, Dunitz JM, Durie PR, Jain M, Leonard A, McCoy KS, Moss RB, Pilewski JM, Rosenbluth DB, Rubenstein RC, Schechter MS, Botfield M, Ordoñez CL, Spencer-Green GT, Vernillet L, Wisseh S, Yen K, Konstan MW. Results of a phase IIa study of VX-809, an investigational CFTR corrector compound, in subjects with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation. Thorax. 2012 Jan;67(1):12-8.
Sung V, Beebe DW, Vandyke R, Fenchel MC, Crimmins NA, Kirk S, Hiscock H, Amin R, Wake M. Does sleep duration predict metabolic risk in obese adolescents attending tertiary services? A cross-sectional study. Sleep. 2011 Jul 1;34(7):891-8.
Sawnani H, Murugappan S, Gutmark E, Donnelly LF, Amin R, Mylavarapu G, Mihaescu M, Khosla S, Kalra M. Influence of gender on pharyngeal airway length in obese adolescents. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Dec;119(12):842-7.
Beebe DW, Ris MD, Kramer ME, Long E, Amin R. The association between sleep disordered breathing, academic grades, and cognitive and behavioral functioning among overweight subjects during middle to late childhood. Sleep. 2010 Nov 1;33(11):1447-56.
Beebe DW, Rose D, Amin R. Attention, learning, and arousal of experimentally sleep-restricted adolescents in a simulated classroom. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Nov;47(5):523-5.
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60.
McPhail GL, Ednick MD, Fenchel MC, VanDyke R, Chima A, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving follow-up in hospitalised children. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e35.
Ednick M, Cohen AP, McPhail GL, Beebe D, Simakajornboon N, Amin RS. A review of the effects of sleep during the first year of life on cognitive, psychomotor, and temperament development. Sleep. 2009 Nov 1;32(11):1449-58.
Ednick M, Tinkle BT, Phromchairak J, Egelhoff J, Amin R, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-related respiratory abnormalities and arousal pattern in achondroplasia during early infancy. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4):510-5.
McConnell K, Somers VK, Kimball T, Daniels S, VanDyke R, Fenchel M, Cohen A, Willging P, Shamsuzzaman A, Amin R. Baroreflex gain in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul 1;180(1):42-8.
Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center 513-636-4356 UpperAirwayCenter@cchmc.org
Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center
UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
BS: Biology/Vertebrate Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.
BA: Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.
MD: Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 2000.
Internship: General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2001.
Residency: Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2005.
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006.
Advanced Training: Sleep Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007.
MPH: Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, CNP, PNP Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep medicine; pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disorders
Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, PNP, received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The Ohio State University in 2007 and then obtained five years of bedside, clinical nursing experience in Hematology/Oncology care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She functioned in a leadership position in this department as charge nurse and chemotherapy resource nurse and worked closely with education and practice standards for the care of MIBG therapy patients. She also obtained pediatric nurse certification and pediatric advanced life support certification during this position.
She received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 and began work as a pediatric nurse practitioner in sleep medicine and pulmonary management of children with neuromuscular disorders.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
BSN: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification: PNCB, 2012.
Certified Pediatric Nurse: PNCB, 2012.
Barbara Chini, MD Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program 513-636-6771 email@example.com
Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
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; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.
Fricke BL, Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Kalra M, Poe SA, Chini BA, Amin RS. Comparison of lingual tonsil size as depicted on MR imaging between children with obstructive sleep apnea despite previous tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and normal controls. Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Jun;36(6):518-23.
Shott SR, Amin R, Chini B, Heubi C, Hotze S, Akers R. Obstructive sleep apnea – Should all children with Down syndrome be tested? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr;132(4):432-436.
Mannaa M, Chini B. A case in point. A boy with shortness of breath, cough, and myalgias. J Respiratory Diseases. 2006;27(8):356-8.
Beebe DW, Wells CT, Jeffries J, Chini B, Kalra M, Amin RS. Neuropsychological Effects of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. JINS. 2004 Nov;10(7):962-975.
Abbott MB, Donnelly LF, Dardzinski BJ, Poe SA, Chini BA, Amin RS. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: MR Imaging Volume Segmentation Analysis. Radiology. 2004 Sep;232(3):889-895.
Amin RS, Carroll J, Bean J, Jeffries J, Chini B, Bokulic R, Daniels S. Twenty Four Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr;169(8):950-56.
Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Connor RL, Chini BA, Amin RS. Causes of Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea Despite Previous Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Children with Down Syndrome as Depicted on Static and Dynamic Cine MRI. AJR. 2004 Jul;183(1):175-181.
Joseph Crisalli, MD 513-636-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Neepa S. Gurbani, DO 513-636-6771 email@example.com
DO: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2006.
Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2015.
Sally R. Shott, MD Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology 513-636-4355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Specific ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems relating to down syndrome patients
Sally R. Shott, MD, is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology and specializes in treating children. Dr. Shott is affiliated with a private practice, in addition to her duties as an associate professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Shott treats children with otologic disease, sinus disease and provides airway management. She has a special interest in children with Down syndrome and the specific medical issues they face.
In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Shott performs surgery and sees patients at numerous locations, making patient care more convenient for families.
In 2006 Shott was elected the president of the Society of Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children - also known as SENTAC.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1982.
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, General Surgery, 1982 to 1983; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Otolaryngology, 1983 to 1987.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 1987.
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1988.
Prager JD, Hopkins BS, Propst EJ, Shott SR, Cotton RT. Oropharyngeal stenosis: a complication of multilevel, single-stage upper airway surgery in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov;136(11):1111-5.
Wootten CT, Shott SR. Evolving therapies to treat retroglossal and base-of-tongue obstruction in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Oct;136(10):983-7.
Rubin LG, Papsin B; Committee on Infectious Diseases and Section on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Cochlear implants in children: surgical site infections and prevention and treatment of acute otitis media and meningitis. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):381-91.
Schaaf WE Jr, Wootten CT, Donnelly LF, Ying J, Shott SR. Findings on MR sleep studies as biomarkers to predict outcome of genioglossus advancement in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children and young adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 May;194(5):1204-9.
Skotko BG, Kishnani PS, Capone GT; Down Syndrome Diagnosis Study Group. Prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: how best to deliver the news. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov;149A(11):2361-7.
Skotko BG, Capone GT, Kishnani PS; Down Syndrome Diagnosis Study Group. Postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: synthesis of the evidence on how best to deliver the news. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct;124(4):e751-8.
Guimaraes CV, Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Amin RS, Kalra M. Relative rather than absolute macroglossia in patients with Down syndrome: implications for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Oct;38(10):1062-7.
Guimaraes CV, Kalra M, Donnelly LF, Shott SR, Fitz K, Singla S, Amin RS. The frequency of lingual tonsil enlargement in obese children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Apr;190(4):973-5.
Merrell JA, Shott SR. OSAS in Down syndrome: T&A versus T&A plus lateral pharyngoplasty. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Aug;71(8):1197-203.
Shott SR. Down syndrome: common otolaryngologic manifestations. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2006 Aug 15;142C(3):131-40.
Haithem M. Elhadi Babiker, MD, DMD Member, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-7181 email@example.com
Member, Division of Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; complex upper airway problems
Dr. Elhadi Babiker, MD, DMD, holds a double degree in medicine and dentistry. In addition, he is trained in both plastic surgery and in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has completed fellowship training in craniofacial surgery. This training places him among an elite group of surgeons in the USA and around the world.
MD: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.
Residency: University of Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Pan BS, Elhadi H, Billmire DA. Maxillofacial Trauma. In Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, Editors: Pediatric Critical Medicine. Basic science and clinical evidence. 2nd Edition.
Vu A, Elhadi H, Patel P, Schwentker A, Yakuboff K. Pediatric Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A case series and literature review. J Hand Surg. 2014 Mar;39(3):484-487.
Patel P, Elhadi H, Kitzmiller J, Billmire D, Yakuboff K. Complications of Tissue Expanders in the Pediatric Burn Patients: A 10 year follow up review. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Feb;72(2):150-4.
Elhadi H, Reddy LV. Nasal Fractures. In Fonseca, Marciani and Turvey Editors: Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. Saunders. 2009. 2nd Edition.
Reddy LV, Elhadi H. Maxillary Advancement by Distraction Osteogenesis. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;16(2):237-47.
McIntosh JE, Campbell JH, Aguirre A, Reddy LV, Elhadi H. Expansile Mass of the Maxilla. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 June 6; 66:1253-58.
Elhadi H, Reddy LV. Maxillofacial Trauma. In Wheeler DS, Wong HR, Shanley TP, Editors: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Basic science and clinical evidence. Springer-Verlag. 2007. 1st Edition.
Christopher B. Gordon, MD Member, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-7181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Surgery
MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989.
Residency: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993; University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1995; Chief Resident, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1996.
Fellowships: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1994; Craniomaxillofacial / Minimally invasive Plastic Surgery, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997; Craniofacial and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital M. Gea Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico, 1998.
Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Maercks RA, Taylor JA, Gordon CB. Endoscopic monobloc advancement with ultrasonic osteotomy: a feasibility study. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar;21(2):479-82.
Taylor JA, Maercks RA, Runyan CM, Jones DC, Gordon CB. Endoscopically assisted Le Fort III osteotomy using an ultrasonic scalpel: a feasibility study in cadavers. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Nov;20(6):2211-4.
Taylor JA, Maercks RA, Jones DC, Gordon CB. Endoscopically assisted Le Fort I osteotomy using an ultrasonic scalpel: a feasibility study in cadavers. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jul;67(7):1420-4.
Brian S. Pan, MD Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship 513-636-7181 email@example.com
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship
UC Department of Pediatrics
BS: Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2000.
MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2004.
Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009; Chief Plastic Surgery Resident University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.
Fellowships: Aesthetic Surgery Visiting Fellowship, Miami, FL 2009; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Visiting Fellowship The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Ontario, 2011; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Visscher MO, White C, Jones JM, Cahill T, Jones DC, Pan BS. Face Masks for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation - Fit, Excess Skin Hydration and Pressure Ulcers. Respiratory Care. 2015.
Sharp PA, Pan BS, Yakuboff KP, Rothchild D. Development of a Best Evidence Statement for the Use of Pressure Therapy for Management of Hypertrophic Scarring. Journal of Burn Care & Research. 2015.
Pan BS, Vu AT, Yakuboff KP. Management of the Acutely Burned Hand. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015.
Infinger L, Gendron C, Gordon CB, Pan BS, van Aalst JA, Vogel TW. Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Congenital Hypophosphatasia Allows for Surgical Treatment of Related Complex Craniosynostosis: A Case Series. Neurosurgical Focus. 2015 May;38(5):E10.
Rapp SJ, Rumberg A, Visscher MO, Billmire DA, Schwentker AR, Pan BS. Establishing a Reproducible Hypertrophic Scar following Thermal Injury: A Porcine Model. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 February;3(2):e309.
Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Yakuboff KP. Flail Extremity Resulting From Constriction Band Syndrome: Neurovascular Implications and Surgical Management. Case Reports in Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery. 2014 Dec.
Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Vu A, Uribbe A, Billmire DA, Gordon CB. Evolution in Minimal Incision Palatoplasty (MIP): Surgical Technique and Outcomes in 67 Consecutive Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Jul; 134(1):102-11.
Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Billmire DA. Treatment Strategies for Neonates with Tongue-Based Obstruction. In Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. 2013 May. Available here.
Visscher MO, Pan BS, Kitzmiller WJ. Photodamage: treatments and topicals for facial skin. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;21(1):61-75.
Visscher MO, Pan BS. Update on techniques for the quantitation of facial skin characteristics. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;21(1):7-19.
John A. van Aalst, MD Director, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-7181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery
Surgical Director, Craniofacial Center
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Long-term outcomes in cleft and craniofacial patients; adapting teaching and learning styles for education that is a “best fit” for medical students and residents
MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1993.
Residency: Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, 2001.
Plastic Surgery Residency: Indiana University, 2003.
Craniofacial Fellowship: Indiana University, 2004.
Certification: American Board of Surgery, 2003; American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2007.
Robert J. Fleck, MD Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging 513-636-9941 email@example.com
Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Division Chief, Cardiac MRI
Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology
Airway, cardiac and pulmonary imaging
Dr. Fleck did his radiology training while in the Navy. He served his final two years in the Navy as the pediatric radiologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego with additional duty as radiology department head on the hospital ship MERCY. Dr. Fleck came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in November of 2003 to be a general pediatric radiologist and to develop the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging program. Dr. Fleck is currently the section chief for cardiac imaging and continues clinical cardiac imaging and research.
Much of Dr. Fleck’s research focuses on the cardiopulmonary system with NIH grant support to investigate the use of MRI in evaluating cystic fibrosis and a second grant to use MRI data to create a model of airway collapse in sleep apnea.
MD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.
Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1998.
Fellowship: Children's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.
Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1998; Pediatric Radiology, 2002, 2012.
Mahmoud M, Jung D, Salisbury S, McAuliffe J, Gunter J, Patino M, Donnelly L, Fleck RJ. Effect of increasing depth of dexmedetomidine and propofol anesthesia on upper airway morphology in children/adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Nov;25(7):529-41.
Fleck RJ, Mahmoud M, McConnell K, Shott SR, Gutmark E, Amin RS. An Adverse Effect of Positive Airway Pressure on the Upper Airway Documented with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2013 Jun 1, 139(6):636-8.
Fleck RJ, McPhail G, Szczesniak R, Knowlton JQ, Radhakrishnan R, Clancy JP, Amin RS. Aortopulmonary Collateral Flow in Cystic Fibrosis Assessed with Phase-contrast MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Oct;43(10):1279-86.
Kim HK, Gottliebson WM, Hor KN, Backeljauw P, Gutmark-Little I, Salisbury SR, Racadio JM, Helton-Skally K, Fleck RJ. Cardiovascular anomalies in Turner Syndrome (TS): Spectrum, prevalence and cardiac MR imaging (CMR) findings in a pediatric and young adult population. AJR. 2011; 196:454-460.
Hagenbuch SC, Gottliebson WG, Wansapura JP, Mazur W, Fleck RJ, Banson DW, Hor KN. Detection of Progressive Cardiac Dysfunction by Serial Evaluation of Circumferential Strain in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients. Am J Cardiol. 2010 May 15;105(10):1361-1506.
Wansapura JP, Hor KN, Wojciech Mazur W, Fleck RJ, Hagenbuch SC, Benson DW, Gottliebson WM. Left Ventricular T2 Distribution in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010 Mar;12:14.
Hor KN, Wansapura JP, Markham LW, Mazur W, Cripe LH, Fleck RJ, Benson DW, Gottliebson WM. Circumferential Strain Analysis Identifies Strata of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Tagging Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 53(14):1204-10.
Wansapura JP, Fleck RJ, Crotty EC, Gottliebson WM. Frequency scouting for cardiac imaging with SSFP at 3 Tesla. Pediatr Radiol. 2006;36(10):1082-5.
Donnelly LF, Fleck RJ, Pacharn P, Ziegler MA, Fricke BL, Cotton RT. Aberrant Subclavian Artery: Cross Sectional Imaging Findings in Pediatric Patients Referred for Evaluation of Extrinsic Airway Compression. AJR. 2002; 178:1269-1274.
Fleck RJ, Pacharn P, Fricke BL, Ziegler MA, Cotton RT, Donnelly LF. Imaging Findings in Pediatric Patients with Persistent Airway Symptoms Following Surgery for Double Aortic Arch. AJR. 2002; 178:1275-1279.
Howard M. Saal, MD, FACMG Director, Clinical Genetics 513-636-2438 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Clinical Genetics
Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center
Medical Director, Craniofacial Center
Craniofacial disorders; community genetics; growth disorders; 22Q-VCFS.
Howard M. Saal, MD, a highly respected clinical geneticist and dysmorphologist, is the head of the section of Clinical Genetics in the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition to being board certified in clinical genetics and pediatrics, Dr. Saal is a board certified cytogeneticist.
Early in his career, he was the director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was also the associate director of the Craniofacial Disorders Team.
Dr. Saal is interested in the genetic causes of craniofacial disorders, especially cleft lip and cleft palate. He also has a significant interest in the natural history of genetic conditions, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications centering on the natural history and management of various genetic conditions, with special attention to neurofibromatosis, cleft lip, cleft palate, Pierre Robin sequence and 22Q-VCFS.
After leaving Connecticut, Dr. Saal went to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was the vice-chairman of the Department of Medical Genetics and co-director of the Craniofacial Center. His clinical activities included establishment of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic, the Biochemical Genetics Clinic, and the multidisciplinary Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic with his colleagues at Children's National Medical Center. His interest in community activities led to his being named to the Health Professionals Advisory Committee and later to the Board of Directors of the National Capital Area March of Dimes.
Dr. Saal joined the staff at Cincinnati Children's in 1993 as the head of Clinical Genetics. He has been an active participant in numerous clinical settings and has established the Hereditary Cancer Program, a unique local resource for families with familial and inherited cancers.
Dr. Saal is involved in community activities and has established urban genetics outreach clinics at three sites in Hamilton County. He has also been appointed as acting director of the Craniofacial Center at Cincinnati Children's, where he continues to cultivate his interests in the care of children with craniofacial disorders.
MD: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1975-1979.
Internship: University of Connecticut Integrated Program in Pediatrics, Farmington, CT, 1979-1980.
Residency: University of Connecticut Integrated Program in Pediatrics, Farmington, CT, 1980-1982.
Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine Division of Medical Genetics, Seattle, WA, 1982-1984.
Certification: American Board of Medical Genetics in Cytogenetics and Clinical Genetics, 1984; American Board of Pediatrics, 1985.
Zarate YA, Putnam PE, Saal HM. Intestinal malrotation in a patient with Pfeiffer syndrome type 2. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 Nov;47(6):638-41.
Zarate YA, Martin LJ, Hopkin RJ, Bender PL, Zhang X, Saal HM. Evaluation of growth in patients with isolated cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):e543-9.
Knapke SC, Bender P, Prows C, Schultz JR, Saal HM. Parental perspectives of children born with cleft lip and/or palate: a qualitative assessment of suggestions for healthcare improvements and interventions. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 Mar;47(2):143-50.
Burrow TA, Saal HM, de Alarcon A, Martin LJ, Cotton RT, Hopkin RJ. Characterization of congenital anomalies in individuals with choanal atresia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;135(6):543-7.
Baboiu O, Collins M, Saal HM. Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma: cytogenetic analysis of a case and review of the literature. Pediatric Pathology. 2008 Jul-Aug;11(4):295-299.
Kogan JM, Egelhoff JC, Saal HM, Interstitial deletion of 13q associated with polymicrogyria. Am J Med Genet. 2008;146A(7):910-916.
Kotsopoulos J, Lubinski J, Lynch HT, Klijn J, Ghadirian P, Neuhausen SL, Kim-Sing C, Foulkes WD, Moller P, Isaacs C, Domchek S, Randall S, Offit K, Tung N, Ainsworth P, Gershoni-Baruch R, Eisen A, Daly M, Karlan B, Saal HM, Couch F, Pasini B, Wagner T, Friedman E, Rennert G, Eng C, Weitzel J, Sun P, Narod SA; The Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group. Age at first birth and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2007;10(2)5:221-228.
Friedman, E, Kotsopoulos, J, Lubinski, J, Lynch, HT, Paviz, G, Neuhausen, SL, Isaacs, C, Weber, B, Foulkes, WD, Moller, P, Rosen, B, Kim-Sing, C, Gershoni-Baruch, R, Ainsworth, P, Daly, M, Tung, N, Eisen, A, Olopade, OI, Karlan, B, Saal, HM, Garber, JE, Rennert, G, Gilchrist, D, Eng, C, Offit, K, Osborne, M, Sun, P, Narod, SA. Spontaneous and therapeutic abortions and the risk of breast cancer among BRCA mutation carriers. Breast Cancer Res. 2006;8(2):R15.
Gronwald, J, Tung, N, Offit, K, Gershoni, R, Daly, M, Kim-Sing, C, Olsson, H, Ainsworth, P, Eisen, A,Saal, H, Friedman, E, Olopade, O, Osborne, M, Weitzel, J, Lynch, H, Ghadirian, P, Lubinski, J, Sun P, Narod, SA al. Tamoxifen and contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers: an update. Int J Cancer. 2006;118(9): 2281-4.
Susan E. Wiley, MD Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 513-636-4611 email@example.com
Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Pediatric hearing loss; dual sensory impairment; deaf/hard of hearing plus; children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
Dr. Wiley has served on state and national organizations to improve the early hearing detection and intervention activities across the United States. She served as the faculty chair on Improving Hearing Screening and Information Systems Initiative for the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (2011-2013) and is a taskforce member with the American Academy of Pediatrics to identify strategies to improve linkage of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) to the medical home.
MD: University of Cincinnati, OH, 1994.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1997.
Certification: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002.
Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Phillips J, Choo D, Hibner J, Barnard H. Functional communication of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 Apr;35(3):197-206.
Wiley S, Gustafson S, Rozniak J. Needs of parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing with autism spectrum disorder. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2014 Jan;19(1):40-9.
Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Bishop S, Manning-Courtney P, Choo D, Gustafson S, Murray D. Autism spectrum disorders in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):112-8.
Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J. Use of the ages and stages questionnaire in young children who are deaf/hard of hearing as a screening for additional disabilities. Early Hum Dev. 2013 May;89(5):295-300.
Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J,Stremel-Thomas K, Schalock M, Bashinksi S, Ruder C. Outcomes for children with deaf-blindness with cochlear implants: a multisite observational study. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Apr;34(3):507-15.
Wiley S, Arjmand E, Jareenmeinzen-Derr, Dixon M. Findings from Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Children with Permanent Hearing Loss. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Aug;75(8):1040-4.
Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Choo DI. Children with cochlear implants and developmental disabilities: a language skills study with developmentally matched hearing peers. Res Dev Disabil. 2011 Mar-Apr;32(2):757-67.
Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Choo DI. Impact of Early Intervention on Expressive and Receptive Language Development among Young Children with Permanent Hearing Loss. Am Ann Deaf. 2011 Winter;155(5): 580-91.
Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J. Access to cochlear implant candidacy evaluations: who is not making it to the team evaluations. Int J Audiol. 2009 Feb;48(2):74-9.
Wiley S, Choo D, Meinzen-Derr J, Hilbert L, Greinwald J. GJB2 mutations and additional disabilities in a pediatric cochlear implant population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Mar;70(3):493-500.
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