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Director, Endoscopy Services

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4415

513-636-7805

Board Certified

"It's always been easy for me to relate to children and gain their confidence. My philosophy of care is to do it all, do it now and do it right."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I’m an endoscopist with more than 30 years of experience in advanced endoscopic techniques for stricture management and gastrointestinal bleeding. I also direct Cincinnati Children’s Endoscopy Services.

As a pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) doctor, I treat children and adolescents with a variety of disorders related to their GI tract. These conditions include:

  • Disorders of the esophagus, such as inflammatory disease including gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and caustic ingestion
  • Congenital disabilities, such as tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and strictures
  • Post-surgical strictures

I also see patients who have cyclic vomiting syndrome, as well as patients with complex disorders affecting both the GI and respiratory tract, which are known as aerodigestive disorders.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team approaches each of these conditions as a team that includes the patient and their family. It's always been easy for me to relate to children and gain their confidence. My philosophy of care is to do it all, do it now and do it right.

Although I don't directly supervise research projects, I’m involved with studies assessing new approaches to the evaluation and management of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, including new biologic therapies.

In my free time, I like to fish. I am also a classical pianist.

Clinical Interests

Eosinophilic enteritis; abdominal pain; gastroesophageal reflux; complex nutrition related to the GI tract; GI bleeding; inflammatory bowel disease; diarrhea and failure to thrive

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Eosinophilic Disorders, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Eosinophilic Disorders

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984.

Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984-1987.

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988-1991.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1988; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1995.

My Publications

Acquired Esophageal Strictures in Children: Morphometric and Immunohistochemical Analyses. Collins, MH; Alexander, ES; Martin, LJ; Grotjan, TM; Mukkada, VA; Sheil, A; Abonia, JP; Putnam, PE; Rothenberg, ME. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2021.

Development of a Core Outcome Set for Therapeutic Studies in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (COREOS): An International Multidisciplinary Consensus. Ma, C; Schoepfer, AM; Safroneeva, E; Dellon, ES; Bredenoord, AJ; Chehade, M; Collins, MH; Feagan, BG; Furuta, GT; Gupta, SK; et al. Gastroenterology. 2021; 161:748-755.

A Summary of the Meetings of the Development of a Core Outcome Set for Therapeutic Studies in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (COREOS) International Multidisciplinary Consensus. Ma, C; Schoepfer, AM; Safroneeva, E; Dellon, ES; Bredenoord, AJ; Chehade, M; Collins, MH; Feagan, BG; Furuta, GT; Gupta, SK; et al. (2021) 161:778-784.

Slide Tracheoplasty for Repair of Complex Tracheoesophageal Fistulas. Kennedy, AA; Hart, CK; de Alarcon, A; Putnam, PE; von Allmen, D; Lehenbauer, D; Bryant, R; Torres-Silva, C; Rutter, MJ. Laryngoscope. 2021.

Development of a core outcome set for therapeutic studies in eosinophilic esophagitis (COREOS). Ma, C; Schoepfer, AM; Dellon, ES; Bredenoord, AJ; Chehade, M; Collins, MH; Feagan, BG; Furuta, GT; Gupta, SK; Hirano, I; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021.

Jejunopericardiac Fistula in a Patient With Colonic Interposition and a Gastrojejunostomy Tube. Saad, M; Rellinger, E; Garrison, A; Oliveira, S; Johnson, N; Putnam, P. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2021; 73.

Replication and meta-analyses nominate numerous eosinophilic esophagitis risk genes. Kottyan, LC; Trimarchi, MP; Lu, X; Caldwell, JM; Maddox, A; Parameswaran, S; Lape, M; D'Mello, RJ; Bonfield, M; Ballaban, A; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021; 147:255-266.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Histology Remission Score: Significant Relations to Measures of Disease Activity and Symptoms. Collins, MH; Martin, LJ; Wen, T; Abonia, JP; Putnam, PE; Mukkada, VA; Rothenberg, ME. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:598-603.

Monitoring Eosinophilic Esophagitis Disease Activity With Blood Eosinophil Progenitor Levels. Henderson, A; Magier, A; Schwartz, JT; Martin, LJ; Collins, MH; Putnam, PE; Mukkada, VA; Abonia, JP; Rothenberg, ME; Fulkerson, PC. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:482-488.

Identification of anoctamin 1 (ANO1) as a key driver of esophageal epithelial proliferation in eosinophilic esophagitis. Vanoni, S; Zeng, C; Marella, S; Uddin, J; Wu, D; Arora, K; Ptaschinski, C; Que, J; Noah, T; Waggoner, L; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 145:239-254.e2.