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    Nephrology

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    Prasad Devarajan, MD
    Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

    513-636-4531

    prasad.devarajan@cchmc.org

    Prasad Devarajan, MD

    Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

    Medical Director, Stone Center

    Director, Nephrology and Hypertension Clinical Laboratory

    Louise M. Williams Endowed Chair

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4531

    Fax: 513-636-7407

    Email: prasad.devarajan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical specialties: Acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, kidney stones

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    Education and Training

    Premedical Studies: Bombay University, India, 1979. 

    MD: Bombay University, India, 1985.

    Publications

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    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD
    Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic

    513-636-4975

    elizabeth.jackson@cchmc.org

    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD

    Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: elizabeth.jackson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Functional bladder disorders; neurogenic bladder; urolithiasis 

    Biography

    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist recognized in the need for bladder management. Dr. Jackson has recently discontinued her inpatient nephrology role and is currently focused on outpatient lower urinary tract management. She is the director of the Healthy Bladder Clinic at Cincinnati Children's. The Healthy Bladder Clinic cares for children with functional lower urinary tract disorders. There are more than 1200 visits per year to this clinic.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1983; Pediatric Nephrology, 1985.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Comparison of voice and buzzer alarms for nocturnal enuresis. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Oct 2011 - present.

    Urology

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    William Robert DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH
    Director, Clinical Research

    513-636-4975

    bob.defoor@cchmc.org

    William R. DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH

    Director, Clinical Research

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: bob.defoor@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; clinical outcomes research; clinical trials;  urolithiasis; uro-oncology; laparoscopic-assisted; robotic-assisted surgery; vesicoureteral reflux

    Research Interests

    Modulation of apoptosis in cryptorchidism (undescended testes) with anti-oxidant pharmacotherapy; pediatric urologic surgical outcomes analysis using an evidence based medicine approach 

    Education and Training

    BS: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

    Fulbright Fellowship: Universite' Rene' Descartes, Paris, France, 1992.

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1996.

    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2001.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    MPH: Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Public Health, 2005.

    Publications

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    513-636-4975

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; microscopic hypospadias; endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux; urolithiasis; ESWL

    Publications

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    Human Genetics

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    Robert J. Hopkin, MD
    Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center

    513-636-4760

    rob.hopkin@cchmc.org

    Robert J. Hopkin, MD

    Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4760

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: rob.hopkin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Fabry disease and other lysosomal storage diseases; craniofacial genetics; 22q11 deletion; clinical intervention for genetic disease; neurofibromatosis; dysmorphology; prenatal diagnosis of genetic syndromes

    Research Interests

    Fabry disease; Robin sequence; 22q11 deletion; neurofibromatosis; craniofacial genetics; chromosomal anomalies

    Biography

    Robert J. Hopkin, MD, is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hopkin graduated from the University of Nevada Medical School. He completed residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center Combined Residency Program. His training in medical genetics was completed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    The majority of Dr. Hopkin's time is spent in caring for patients with genetic disorders. He participates in clinics from Fetal Care to Adult Genetics. He is also actively involved in education of health care providers regarding the application of genetics for patient care. Dr Hopkin has participated in a number of clinical trials and is a member of American College of Medical Genetics Committee on Therapeutics. He has participated in natural history studies on Fabry disease, Pompe disease, velocardiofacial syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence, Neurofibromatosis type I, and several other genetic conditions. The unifying principle in his research interests is application of scientific knowledge to improve outcomes for patients afflicted with genetic disorders.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Nevada Medical School, Reno, NV, 1990.

    Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital, Manicopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1993; Phoenix Children's Hospital, Manicopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1994.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Clinical Genetics, 1996.

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    Interventional Radiology

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    John M. Racadio, MD
    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-3385

    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Interventional Radiologist

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

    Publications

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    Radiology

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    Brian D. Coley, MD
    Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-8703

    brian.coley@cchmc.org

    Brian D. Coley, MD

    Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8703

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: brian.coley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Ultrasound; pediatric imaging

    Biography

    Brian D. Coley, MD, completed his medical education in California before completing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s in 1995. Since then he has served as section chief of ultrasound and assistant director of pediatric radiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In August 2011 he returned to Cincinnati Children’s to serve as radiologist-in-chief.

    Dr. Coley serves in leadership roles in many societies, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Radiology and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and is currently the editor in chief of Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

    Education and Training

    BS: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1983.

    MD: University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1987.

    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

    Fellowship: Imaging Research, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA; Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 1994; Pediatric Radiology, 1996.

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    Emergency Medicine

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    Seema R. Bhatt, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-803-2980

    seema.bhatt@cchmc.org

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    Seema R. Bhatt, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2980

    Email: seema.bhatt@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2009.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2011.