The 22Q-VCFS Center

  • Meet the Team

    The 22Q-VCFS Center at Cincinnati Children’s emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to caring for our patients.

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    Genetic Counselor and Clinic Coordinator

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    Bettsy Leech, LGC
    Genetic Counselor II, 22Q-VCFS Center, Division of Human Genetics

    513-803-1884

    bettsy.leech@cchmc.org

    Genetics and Pediatrics

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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 assistant 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.

    Publications

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    Howard M. Saal, MD, FACMG
    Director, Clinical Genetics

    513-636-2438

    howard.saal@cchmc.org

    Howard M. Saal, MD, FACMG

    Director, Clinical Genetics

    Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

    Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2438

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: howard.saal@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Craniofacial disorders, community genetics, growth disorders, 22Q-VCFS

    Research Interests

    Genetic etiologies and natural histories of craniofacial disorders and new syndrome delineation

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Developmental Pediatrics

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    Holly D. Barnard, PhD
    Neuropsychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4100

    holly.barnard@cchmc.org

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    Holly D. Barnard, PhD

    Neuropsychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4100

    Email: holly.barnard@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric neuropsychology; autism spectrum disorders

    Biography

    Dr. Barnard completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Denver, where she was awarded a National Research Service Awards (NRSA) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study gene-environment interactions in the manifestation of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She went on to complete her internship and APPCN fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UICMC), where she received broad-based training in both medical and developmental neuropsychology in children and pursued specialty training (site reliability in the administration and coding of the ADOS and ADI-R) in diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

    Since being recruited to Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Barnard has co-founded the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic (DNC), a doctoral-level practicum placement in pediatric neuropsychology, and currently supervises advanced doctoral students hailing from numerous programs around the Tristate area. Dr. Barnard and her team in the DNC evaluate patients who present with a wide variety of neurodevelopmental conditions, but Dr. Barnard continues to have a particular interest in ASDs and genetic/chromosomal disorders. Additionally, Dr. Barnard consults on numerous ongoing research projects, both through Cincinnati Children's and University of Cincinnati (UC), and serves as an active instructor in the doctoral program at UC.

    Education and Training

    BA: Neuroscience, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2001.

    PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 2009.

    Internship: Child Psychology, Institute for Juvenile Research; University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Quantifying White Matter Degeneration Using DTI in Pediatric Populations with Hydrocephalus. Consulting Neuropsychologist. National Institute of Health. 2010 – Present.

    Speech Pathology

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    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F
    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    ann.kummer@cchmc.org

    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    Professor

    University of Cincinnati Medical Center Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Adjunct Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Phone: 513-636-4341

    Fax: 513-803-3376

    Email: ann.kummer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Speech and resonance disorders secondary to cleft palate; craniofacial and orofacial anomalies; velopharyngeal dysfunction

    Biography

    Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is senior director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and also Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has grown to be one of the largest and most respected in the country.

    Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level. She is the author of many professional articles, 16 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts, and a textbook on craniofacial anomalies. She has a patent on a clinical device and developed a test for the Nasometer (KayPENTAX).

    Dr. Kummer has received honors of the Ohio Speech-Language- Hearing Association; distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Cincinnati; and Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was named one of the 25 most influential therapists in the US by Therapy Times in 2006 and was named one of the 10 most inspiring women in Cincinnati by Inspire Magazine in 2007.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986.

    MAT: Indiana University, Summa cum laude, 1973.

    BA: Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972.

    Publications

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    Janet H. Middendorf, MA, CCC-SLP
    Clinical Manager, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    janet.middendorf@cchmc.org


    Feeding Disorders

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    Ann Clonan, MEd, CCC-SLP
    Clinical Manager of Inpatient Services, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    ann.clonan@cchmc.org

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    Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    brenda.thompson@cchmc.org


    Otolaryngology

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    J. Paul Willging, MD
    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    513-636-4355

    paul.willging@cchmc.org

    J. Paul Willging, MD

    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: paul.willging@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies

    Biography

    Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.

    The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.

    The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.

    The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.

    Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.

    Plastic Surgery

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    David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Director, Plastic Surgery

    513-636-7181

    David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Director, Plastic Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Fax: 513-636-7182

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Craniofacial problems; cleft lip and palate surgery; craniosynostosis surgery 

    Research Interests

    Cellular signaling in craniosynostosis 

    Biography

    David A. Billmire, MD, has practiced plastic surgery in the Cincinnati area since 1983. He has centered his practice around pediatric patients, although he accepts select adult patients.

    He received his BS and MD from Ohio State University. He completed training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Cincinnati. His fellowship training included pediatric and craniofacial surgery at the Foundation for Craniofacial Deformities at the Baylor University Hospital and Children's Hospital of Dallas, Texas and aesthetic surgery training in Miami, Fla.

    Dr. Billmire is the director of Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has been at the forefront of craniofacial surgery, introducing craniofacial bone distraction to the Cincinnati area in 1994. He is well known and respected by his colleagues and has organized an annual regional meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

    He has served as the president of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a as guest examiner for the qualifying exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

    Dr. Billmire's current clinical research centers on facial bone growth after severe burns and chemical signaling defects in craniosynostosis

    Education and Training

    MD: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1975.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, Miami, Florida; Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

    Certification: Surgery, 1983; Plastic Surgery, 1985.

    Psychiatry

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    Michael T. Sorter, MD
    Director, Division of Psychiatry

    513-636-8336

    michael.sorter@cchmc.org

    Michael T. Sorter, MD

    Director, Division of Psychiatry

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8336

    Email: michael.sorter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Training; pediatric psychopharmacology; residential and inpatient treatment of adolescents; mental retardation; developmental disorders

    Education and Training

    BS: Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1981.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985.

    Residency: Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.

    Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

    Certification: General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1992; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Trauma Screening in Schools Planning Grant. Principal Investigator. Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation. Feb 2013.

    Psychology

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    Jennifer A. Creedon, PhD
    Staff Psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    jennifer.creedon@cchmc.org

    Jennifer A. Creedon, PhD

    Staff Psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-0835

    Email: jennifer.creedon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Child and adolescent assessment; craniofacial anomalies; velo-cardio-facial syndrome

    Education and Training

    MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    Internship: William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, Columbia, SC, 2001.

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    Cardiology

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    John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC
    Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

    513-803-1675

    john.jefferies@cchmc.org

    John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC

    Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1675

    Email: john.jefferies@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Heritable causes of vascular disease, novel drug therapies for advanced heart failure, novel gene discovery in cardiomyopathy, characterization and management of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), and early diagnosis and management of chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity. 

    Biography

    Dr. Jefferies, an associate professor of pediatric cardiology and adult cardiovascular diseases, is the director of Advanced Heart Failure / Cardiomyopathy within The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

    He completed his combined pediatric and adult cardiology training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas at the Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, and adults with congenital heart disease. 

    His current research interests include heritable causes of vascular disease, novel drug therapies for advanced heart failure, novel gene discovery in cardiomyopathy, characterization and management of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), and early diagnosis and management of chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity. 

    He is on the editorial board of the Texas Heart Institute Journal and is an active member of numerous professional organization including the Heart Failure Society of America, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1992.

    MD: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1996.

    Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2000.

    MPH: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2001 Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2006.

    Certification: Internal Medicine, 2000; Pediatrics, 2001

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    Immunology

    Jacob (Jack) J.H. Bleesing, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4266

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: jack.bleesing@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Immunobiology; translational research; immunologic methods development

    Research Interests

    Clinical investigation of primary immunodeficiency disorders (with emphasis on disorders of immuno dysregulation and B-cell disorders); immuno-reconstitution following blood and marrow transplantation; diagnostic immunology (with emphasis on flow cytometry) 

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1989.

    PhD: University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1993.

    Fellowship: Allergy/Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1995.

    Fellowship: Clinical Laboratory Immunology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 2001.

    Publications

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    Alexandra H. Filipovich, MD
    Ralph J. Stolle Chair, Clinical Immunology

    513-803-3218

    lisa.filipovich@cchmc.org

    Alexandra (Lisa) H. Filipovich, MD

    Ralph J. Stolle Chair, Clinical Immunology

    Director, Immune Deficiency and Histiocytosis Program

    Medical Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3218

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: lisa.filipovich@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Primary immunodeficiencies; BMT for primary immunodeficiencies; hemophagocytic lymphocytosis; post-BMT immune reconstruction 

    Research Interests

    Biology and genetics of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis; investigation of hematopoietic cell transplantation for genetic immunodeficiencies; immunoreconstitution following pediatric stem cell transplantation 

    Biography

    Lisa Filipovich, MD, began her career at the University of Minnesota where she received her medical degree in 1974 and completed fellowships in both immunopathology and pediatric immunology. She became a professor of pediatrics and served for 10 years as the head of the Division of Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Filipovich came to Cincinnati Children’s in 1996. She is currently the Ralph J. Stolle Chair in Clinical Immunology and the director of the Immune Deficiency and Histiocytosis program. She also serves as the medical director of the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Dr. Filipovich has a special interest in histiocytic disorders, especially hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Other interests include bone marrow transplant for primary immune deficiencies and post-BMT immune reconstitution. She serves as president of the Histiocyte Society, an international group of more than 200 physicians and scientists who are committed to improving the lives of patients with histiocytosis through research.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1974.

    Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN 1975-1978.

    Fellowship: Immunopathology, Departments of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota 1978-1979.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota 1979-1980.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1980.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Gene Therapy for SCID-X1 Using Self-Inactivating Gamma. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2010 - Aug 2015. #U01 AI 087628.

    Rare Diseases Clinical Consortia for the Rare Diseases. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2009 - Aug 2014. #U54 AI 082973.

    Hypoxia and potassium channel activity in T Lymphocytes. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jun 2009 - Jun 2014. #R01 CA 095286.

    Histiocyte Society Annual Meeting to be Held in Boston. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Feb 2011 - Jan 2012. #R13 HL 106925.


    Endocrinology

    Meilan M. Rutter, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4744

    Fax: 513-636-7486

    Email: meilan.rutter@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Bone health and calcium metabolism; disorders of growth, puberty and sex development; endocrine function in cancer survivors; endocrine function in neuromuscular disorders

    Research Interests

    Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Biography

    Meilan Rutter is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and joined the faculty of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2008. Currently, Dr. Rutter is assistant director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Rutter received her degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BCh) from the University of Wales College of Medicine. She completed her training in Pediatrics in New Zealand, and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1995. She underwent fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children's. She completed further pediatric residency training to achieve American Board of Pediatrics specialty and subspecialty board certification.

    Dr. Rutter treats children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. She serves as a consultant for the Neuromuscular Comprehensive Care Center and the Neuro-Oncology program at Cincinnati Children's. Additionally. she is a member of the Disorders of Sex Development interdisciplinary team.

    Education and Training

    MB, BCh: University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

    FRACP: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, New Zealand.

    Residency: Auckland Children's Hospital and Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand; Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatrics, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1995.

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    Nursing

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    Cynthia A. Prows, MSN, CNS
    Genetics Clinical Nurse Specialist, Division of Human Genetics

    513-636-7963

    cindy.prows@cchmc.org