• Meet the Team

    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.

  • A photo of Raouf Amin.

    Raouf S. Amin, MD Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771

    A photo of Stacey Ishman.

    Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center 513-636-4356


    Carolyn M. Burrows, MSN, APRN, CNP, PNP Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine 513-636-6771

    A photo of Barbara Chini.

    Barbara Chini, MD Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program 513-636-6771

    A photo of Neepa Gurbani.
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    Sally R. Shott, MD Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology 513-636-4355

    A photo of Haithem Elhadi Babiker.
    A photo of Christopher Gordon.
    A photo of Brian Pan.

    Brian S. Pan, MD Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship 513-636-7181

    A photo of John van Aalst.

    John A. van Aalst, MD Director, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-7181

    A photo of Robert Fleck.

    Robert J. Fleck, MD Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging 513-636-9941

    A photo of Howard Saal.
    A photo of Susan Wiley.

    Susan E. Wiley, MD Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 513-636-4611

  • Kari Tiemeyer, MSN, RN III, BC
    Email: Karin.Tiemeyer@cchmc.org
    Phone: 513-803-4058
    Angela Duggins, RN, BSN, MCCTR., CCRC
    Email: Angie.Duggins@cchmc.org
    Phone: 513-636-5033

    Each of our care coordinators can be reached via phone at 513-636-3730 or via email at UpperAirwayCenter@cchmc.org.

    Administrative assistant: Karen Swartz, ABA

    Nurse Coordinator: Regina Whitney BSN, RN, CPN

    Nurse Coordinator: Heidi Staudigel, BSN, RN II, CPN

    Nurse Coordinator: Qushun Scott, BSN, BS, RN