Achievements

CSG physicians are committed to developing excellence in clinical services, education and research, which has led to numerous peer reviewed journal publications and presentations. Many of the CSG physicians and other providers are also members and leaders on national quality initiatives. Here’s a closer look at some of their recent outstanding achievements!

 

September 2021

Publications: 

  • Ramirez, Dana W E, MD. et al. COVID-19 Transmission during Transportation of 1st to 12th Grade Students: Experience of an Independent School in Virginia. J Sch Health. 2021 Sep;91(9):678-682. doi: 10.1111/josh.13058. Epub 2021 Jul 20. PMID: 34287893; PMCID: PMC8447395.
  • Carmody, JB, MD. et. al. Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession. J Med Regul 2021; 107(2): 65-66. https://doi.org/10.30770/2572-1852-107.2.65.
  • Ramirez, Dana W E, MD. et al. SARS-CoV-2 Incidence and Transmission in 48 K-12 Virginia Public Schools During Community Surge. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Aug 26:piab075. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piab075. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34437703.
  • Schrier Vergano, S, MD. et. al.  Expanding the phenotype of ASXL3-related syndrome: A comprehensive description of 45 unpublished individuals with inherited and de novo pathogenic variants in ASXL3. Am J Med Genet A. 2021 Aug 26. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.62465. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34436830.
  • Gallagher, Thomas, DO. et. al. A low-cost educational intervention to reduce unplanned extubation in low-resourced pediatric intensive care units. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Oct;149:110857. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2021.110857. Epub 2021 Jul 28. PMID: 34343831.
  • Sriraman, Natasha K, MD. et. al. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics Feb 2021, 147 (2) e20200441; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0441.

 

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD – Upstream Interventions for Pediatric Suicide: Making a Case for Early Intervention. September 2, 2021.
  • MD-RN Joint Rounds – Stop. Think. Sepsis. Thomas Cholis, MD; Sandip Godambe, MD; Dana Dasher, MD.  September 16, 2021.
  • Ryan Williams, MD – Finding a Path Through the Wilderness: Pediatric Migraine in 2021. September 23, 2021.

 

Presentation:

  • Kyzwana Caves, MD – Director, Division of Adolescent
    – Teens and PCOS. PCOS Awareness Association conference. (Virtual). September, 2021. https://www.pcoscon.org/.
  • Natasha K. Sriraman, MD – Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
    – March of Dimes, Hawaii Chapter, Guest Speaker “It Starts with Mom” Series. Is the COVID vaccine safe for breastfeeding and pregnant moms? July 30, 2021.                                                                                                                 – IABLE Conference Speaker: Breastfeeding Electives: Let’s build it! 1-day workshop September 23, 2021.               – Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference Speaker. Postpartum depression and anxiety in Latina Mothers. Addressing the cultural differences. October 7, 2021.
August 2021

Publications: 

  • Proud, Crystal, MD. et. al. Expert recommendations and clinical considerations in the use of onasemnogene abeparvovec gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve.  2021 Jun 30. doi: 10.1002/mus.27363. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34196026.
  • Ramirez, Dana, MD. et. Al. COVID-19 Transmission during Transportation of 1st to 12th Grade Students: Experience of an Independent School in Virginia First. J Sch Health. 2021 Sep;91(9):678-682. doi: 10.1111/josh.13058. Epub 2021 Jul 20. PMID: 34287893.
  • Derkay, Craig, MD. et. al. Juvenile-onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis in the United States, Epidemiology an HPV Types—2015-2020. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Jun 19:piab016. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piab016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34145881.
  • Schrier-Vergano, Samantha, MD. et. al. Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in 208 Individuals with Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Genes (Basel). 2021 Jun 19;12(6):937. doi: 10.3390/genes12060937. PMID: 34205270; PMCID: PMC8233770.

 

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Focseneanu, Mariel, MD; Caves, Kyzwana, MD – Contraception for the Primary are Provider. August 12, 2021.
  • Shah, Tushar, MD; Chagnon, MD – The Neonatal Brain Institute – Neurointensive care   to protect the developing brain. August 26, 2021

 

Presentation:

  • Craig Derkay, MD – Division of Otolaryngology
    – “Moving Toward Intracapsular Tonsillectomy”, What Happens to Ped ENT Infections when Children Go Back to School” and “Ankyoglossia and Lip Tie Treatments Options” Guest Speaker on “Doctor Radio”, July 7,2021, Sirius XM Radio.
  • Cristinia Baldassari, MD – Division of Otolaryngology
    – Improving Quality for Post-tonsillectomy Patients, “Rating Pediatric Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy: Is Consensus Possible?” and “Complex Sleep/Persistent OSA after T&A”. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. July 16 – 17, 2021 (virtual).
  • Thomas Gallagher, MD – Division of Otolaryngology
    – “Challenging Neck Cases.” American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, July 16 – 17, 2021 (virtual).
July 2021

Publications: 

  • Carmody, JB, MD. et al. The 2020-2021 residency application cycle: Lessons Learned and Lingering Problems. JAMA. 2021;325(22):2249–2250. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.5708.
  • Rhone, ET, MD. et al.  An integrated transcriptomic approach to identify molecular markers of calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Int J Mol Sci 2021; 22(11):1010. https://doi.org/10.3350/ijms22111010.
  • Owen, Williams, MD. et. al. Effect of Poloxamer 188 vs Placebo on Painful Vaso-Occlusive Episodes in Children and Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021 Apr 20;325(15):1513-1523. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.3414. PMID: 33877274; PMCID: PMC8058640.

 

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Sandip Godambe, MD – A Decade Journey to Becoming a Learning Organization – Advancing Quality and Safety Together. July, 22, 2021 (virtual).
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD – Transgender Health. July 29, 2021 (virtual).

 

Presentation:

  • Dana Ramirez, MD – Division of Emergency Medicine
    – Hepatitis A to COVID-15: Vaccine Updates, School Requirements & Tools to Combat Hesitancy and In-crease Compliance. Summer Institute for School Nursing, June 2021.
  • Lindsey Moore, DO – Division of Allergy/Immunology
    – A Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Hen’s Egg Oral Immunotherapy: Efficacy and Humoral Immune Responses in 10 Children. NAIA/JACI: In Practice Virtual Journal Club. May 2021.
  • Kelly Maples, MD – Division of Allergy/Immunology
    – Interviewed for the article, How to Make Mosquito Bites Stop Itching: 5 treatments to try and 9 to Skip. Health magazine. Summer Edition 2021.
  • Bryan Carmody, MD – Division of Nephrology
    – Med Ed is ‘Rotten,’ Says Outspoken Doc on a Quest for Reform. Medscape, June 4, 2021. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/512353

 

Awards:

  • Division of Allery, Asthma and Immunology:

Cynthia Kelly, MD, Professor of Pediatrics – Rohn Leadership Award & CSG Svinder Toor Award for Excellence in Physician Leadership

  • Division of Neonatology:

Thomas Bass, MD, Professor of Pediatrics – Faculty Research Award

  • Division of Neurology:

Crystal Proud, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Faculty Research Award

 

April 2021

Publications: 

  • Vergano, Samantha, MD et al. EIF3F-related neurodevelopmental disorder: refining the phenotypic and expanding the molecular spectrum. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2021 Mar 18;16(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s13023-021-01744-1. PMID: 33736665; PMCID: PMC7977188.
  • Guins, Theresa, MD et al. Sepsis in the urgent care setting. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2021 Feb;51(2):100968. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2021.100968. Epub 2021 Mar 7. PMID: 33691953.
  • Carmody, James, MD et al. Application fever: reviewing the causes, costs and cures for residency application inflation. Cureus 2021; 13(3):e13804. doi:10.7759/cureus.13804.
  • Carmody, James, MD; Rhone, Erika, MD et al. Information quality for residency applicants in Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) and program websites. Cureus 2021; 13(3):e13900. doi:10.7759/cureus.13900.
  • Craig Derkay, MD et al. Significant Declines in Juvenile Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis following HPV Vaccine Introduction in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021; ciab171, https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab171/6148742.
  • Sriraman, Natasha, MD et al. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021 Feb;147(2):e20200441. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0441. PMID: 33483451.
  • Sriraman, Natasha, MD. Donor Human Milk: The Disparities Continue. Breastfeed Med. 2021 Jan;16(1):3-4. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2020.0372. Epub 2020 Dec 28. PMID: 33370545.
  • Sriraman, Natasha, MD et al. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM Clinical Protocol #14: Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office-Optimizing Care for Infants and Children. Breastfeed Med. 2021 Mar;16(3):175-184. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2021.29175.sjv. Epub 2021 Feb 10. PMID: 33599542.

  

Promotions:

  • Tushar Shah, MD – Division of Neonatology
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective March 16, 2021.

 

 

  • Michael Vance, MD – Division of Cardiology
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective March 16, 2021.

 

  • Faiqa Qureshi, MD – Division of Emergency
    Professor Emerita effective March 16, 2021.

 

Presentations:

  • Craig Derkay, MD
    – Otolaryngology Updates: 48 Hours of Live Webinar conference February 28, 2021.

 

  • Rupa Kapoor, MD
    – Implementing a longitudinal, skills based clinical leadership curriculum for senior pediatric residents. Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Spring Meeting. March 24, 2021 (virtual).

 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD
    – Guest speaker on a podcast hosted by two special needs moms. https://whenautumncomes.com/vergano-rare-worthy/?fbclid=IwAR34qSMo0D-.

 

Recognition:

  • Mark Polak, DO – Division of Anesthesiology
    Featured by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for consistently going above and beyond for his patients.

 

March 2021

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Sandip Godambe, MD, Joint MD – RN Grand Rounds 2021 Safety Awareness Game Show, March 18, 2021.

Publications: 

  • Caromody JB, MD. Match Statistics Underestimate the Number of Doctors Unable to Obtain Residency Training Positions. Acad Med. 2021 Feb 1;96(2):164. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003822. PMID: 33492824.
  • Dorner R, MD et al. Isolated and On Guard: Preparing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families for Life with Hydrocephalus. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Jan 17. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1722344. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33454943.
  • Shah TA, MD; Bass WT, MD et al. Therapeutic hypothermia inhibits the classical complement pathway in a rat model of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Front. Neurosci. 15:616734. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.616734. Accepted for publication January 25, 2021.
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD et al. Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021 Feb;147(2):e20200441. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0441. PMID: 33483451.
  • Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, MD, et al. Mutation-specific pathophysiological mechanisms define different neurodevelopmental disorders associated with SATB1 dysfunction, The American Journal of Human Genetics (2021), Feb 4;108(2):346-356. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.01.007. Epub 2021 Jan 28. PMID: 33513338.

Presentations:

  • Angela Hogan, MD
    – Preventing Peanut Allergies. Introducing peanuts to babies around six months of age can help prevent peanut allergies. February 16, 2021 (virtual).
    – GINA Strategy vs NHLBI Asthma Guidelines: Where do they differ? And “Hot Topics in Pediatric Asthma”. American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting in November 2020 (Virtual)

 

  • JB Carmody, MD
    – A Christmas Carol for the Match: Could the Match unravel? Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One (RRR)/National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conference, December 18, 2020.
    – Vetting the application in the era of Step 1 P/F. Society of University Otolaryngologists/Organization of Program Directors in Otolaryngology webinar series, January 13, 2021.

 

Promotion:

  • Rianna Leazer, MD – Division of Hospital Medicine
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective March 16, 2021.

Recognition:

  • Angela Hogan, MD – Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    Selected as Chitra Dinakar Visiting Professor for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology for Spring 2021 for the Department of Pediatrics, KU school of Medicine-Wichita.

 

February 2021

Publications: 

  • TA Shah, MD; WT Bass, MD, et. al. Therapeutic hypothermia inhibits the classical complement pathway in a rat model of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Front. Neurosci. | doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.616734. Front. Accepted for publication January, 2021.
  • Rebecca Dorner, MD, et. al. Isolated and On Guard: Preparing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families for Life with Hydrocephalus. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Jan 17. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1722344. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33454943.
  • Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, MD; Brianna Murray, CGC; Lindsey Sawyer, MSGC, et.al. Variants in GNAI1 cause a syndrome associated with variable features including developmental delay, seizures, and Hypotonia. Genet Med. 2021 Jan 20. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-01076-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33473207.
  • Theresa Guins, MD, et. al. Development of Academic Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowships. Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Inc. 2021. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3032(20)30400-1/pdf
  • JM Clingenpeel, MD, et. al. MRI Confirmed Bell’s Palsy Presenting with Multiple Cranial Nerve Involvement. EM Resident, 2020 Dec.
  • JB Carmody, MD, et al. Medical student attitudes toward USMLE Step 1 and health systems science – a multi-institutional survey. Dec 8:1-15. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2020.1825962. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33289589.
  • JB Carmody, MD, et. al. Pediatric Program Directors Should Have an Active Presence on Twitter. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov 21:S1876-2859(20)30592-1. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.11.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33227535.

Presentations:

  • Bryan Carmody, MD, Nephrology Division – Invited to speak at the NRMP’s Transition to Residency Meeting on “Preference Signaling Mechanism in the 2020-2021 Residency Application Cycle: A Debate and Stakeholder Discussion” on October 13, 2020.
  • David Darrow, MD, Otolaryngology Division – Gave a virtual lecture on “Orodental manifestations of facial port wine stains” for the annual Vascular Birthmarks Foundation meeting in December.
January 2021

Publications: 

Micah Lamb, DO, et al. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Nov;41(11):557-569. doi: 10.1542/pir.2019-0051. PMID: 33139409.
Joel Clingenpeel, MD, et. al. MRI Confirmed Bell’s Palsy Presenting with Multiple Cranial Nerve Involvement. EM Resident, 2020 Dec.
James Carmody, MD, et al. Medical Student Attitudes toward USMLE Step 1 and Health Systems Science – A Multi-Institutional Survey. Teach Learn Med. 2020 Dec 8:1-15. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2020.1825962. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33289589.
James Carmody, MD, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov 21:S1876-2859(20)30592-1. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.11.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33227535.
Theresa Guins, MD, et al. Development of Academic Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowships. January 2021. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)30844-1/pdf

Presentations:

David Darrow, MD, Otolaryngology Division
Gave a virtual lecture on “Orodental manifestations of facial port wine stains” for the annual Vascular Birthmarks Foundation meeting in December.

James Carmody, MD, Nephrology Division
Invited to speak at the NRMP’s Transition to Residency Meeting on “Preference Signaling Mechanism in the 2020-2021 Residency Application Cycle: A Debate and Stakeholder Discussion” on October 17, 2020.

Joel Brenner, MD, Sports Medicine Division
CHKD Sports Medicine & CHKD Mental Health, in collaboration with the Hampton
Roads Sports Com-mission and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and produced by Sports Talk 757, presented a virtual panel discussion on the topic of mental wellness for our young athletes during the pandemic. “A Pandemic Playbook: Mental Wellness for Student-Athletes” on October 27th. Dr. Brenner was one of the panelists. The discussion is available at: Pandemic Playbook: https://youtu.be/5w0LtyDQhSo

 

December 2020

Publications: 

  • Craig Derkay, MD. “Competency-based assessment tool for pediatric tracheotomy: International modified Delphi consensus” The Laryngoscope October 21, 2020.
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO, et al. A Sustainable and Scalable Multidisciplinary Airway Teaching Mission: The Operation Airway 10-Year Experience. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Nov;163[5]:971-978.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD, et al. EP300-related Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome: Highlighted rare phenotypic findings and a genotype-phenotype meta-analysis of 74 patients. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Dec;182(12):2926-2938. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61883. Epub 2020 Oct 11. PMID: 33043588.
  • Micah Lamb, DO;  Joel Brenner, MD. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Nov;41(11):557-569. doi: 10.1542/pir.2019-0051. PMID: 33139409.

Presentations:

Otolaryngology Division:
David Darrow, MD
The American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery virtual annual meeting September 16, 2020.
Craig Derkay, MD
AAO-HNSF Virtual Meeting, On-Demand Experience: September 15-16, 2020.
Mott Children’s Hospital/University of Michigan in the American College of Surgeon: November 12-13, 2020
Cristina Baldassari, MD
AAOHNSF Virtual Meeting, On-Demand Experience: September 15-16, 2020.

Joel Brenner, MD, Sports Medicine Division
CHKD Sports Medicine & CHKD Mental Health, in collaboration with the Hampton Roads Sports Commission and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and produced by Sports Talk 757, presented a virtual panel discussion on the topic of mental wellness for our young athletes during the pandemic. “A Pandemic Playbook: Mental Wellness for Student-Athletes” on October 27th. Dr. Brenner was one of the panelists. The discussion is available at: Pandemic Playbook: https://youtu.be/5w0LtyDQhSo

Division Recognition:

Kelly M. Maples, MD, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Promoted to the ACAAI Executive Committee

Honors

Joel Brenner, MD

Dr. Joel Brenner was appointed to the committee of stakeholders and subject matter experts to review the “Virginia Board of Education Guidelines for Policies on Concussions in Students”. This review is now required biennially per the 2019 legislature. The new guidelines will be release in early 2021.

Dr. Joel Brenner was part of a group who created the VA AAP recommendations on “Return to Sports following COVID-19”. The group compromised of representatives from the VA AAP school reopening taskforce, sports medicine physician, pediatric cardiologists and VHSL.

 

October 2020

Publications: 

  • James Schmidt, MD, Paul Mullan, MD, et al. A case series of pediatric croup with COVID-19, American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2018):  Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Sep 15:S0735-6757(20)30829-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.09.034. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32980228; PMCID: PMC7490245.
  • Kent L. Reifschneider, MD, et al. Alterations of the GH/IGF-I Axis and Gut Microbiome after Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Clinical Syndrome? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep 1;105(9):dgaa398. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa398. PMID: 32585029.
  • Sandip Godambe, MD, et Al. Identifying children at high risk for infection-related decompensation using a predictive emergency department-based electronic assessment tool. Diagnosis (2020). Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 Aug 4:/j/dx.ahead-of-print/dx-2020-0030/dx-2020-0030.xml. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0030. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32755968.
  • Sandip Godambe, MD, et. Al. Patient Safety Quality Improve in healthcare. Springer 2020

Presentation:

  • Jose Chocano, MD 
    Clinical Characteristics of Severe Asthma in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic, American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    Chest Computer Assisted Tomographic Scan Findings in Severe Asthma in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic, American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    Flexible Bronchoscopy and Broncho Alveolar Lavage (BAL) Findings in Pediatrics Severe Asthma, American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Severe Persistent Asthma, EVMS annual Research Day 2020.

Division Recognition:

  • Kelly Maples, MD
    Chair of the Dermatology Track for the ACAAI Annual Meeting Program Committee.

 

  •  Joel Brenner, MD
    Appointed to the VHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee’s Return to Sports after COVID Subcommittee.
    Appointed as a representative of the American Board of Pediatrics to the American Board of Family Medicine Sports Medicine   Examination Committee.

Webinar:

  • Jose Chocano, MD
    A new inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID 19 in Children, International meeting, Peruvian Ministry of Health, August 2020.
September 2020

Publications: 

  • Christos Gabriel, MD, Judith Williams, MD, Alice Werner, MD, Sameer Lapsia, MDCassyanne Aguiar, MD, et.al. Juvenile dermatomyositis resembling late-stage Degos disease with gastrointestinal perforations successfully treated with combination of cyclophosphamide and rituximab: case-based review. Rheumatol Int. 2020 Nov;40(11):1883-1890. doi: 10.1007/s00296-019-04495-2. Epub 2020 Jan 3. PMID: 31900501.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD, et al. The variability of SMARCA4-related Coffin–Siris syndrome: Do nonsense candidate variants add to milder phenotypes? Am J Med Genet Part A. 2020;1–10.https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61732
July 2020

Webinar: 

  • ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY:
    Kelly Maples, MD
    Advances in Allergy & Asthma Series. Develop a transition process from pediatric to adult allergy care. July 13, 2020
May 2020
Webinar: 

  • HOSPITAL MEDICINE:
    Kyrie Shomaker, MD
    “The Coronavirus Transformation: Appreciating a Holistic Approach to Medical Student Education,” Webinar hosted by Academic Pediatric Association’s Online Professional Development Committee in conjunction with the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), April 21, 2020 (177 attendees).
March 2020

Presentations: 

  • Mike Poirier, MD
    Moderator of the Pediatric Clinical Case Symposium Southern Society of Pediatric Re-search New Orleans, LA February 13, 20202.

 

Publications: 

  • Carmody JB. Applying Smarter: A critique of the AAMC Apply Smart tools. J Grad Med Educ 2020; 12(1): 10-13.
    https://www.jgme.org/doi/pdf/10.4300/JGME-D-19-00495.1
  • Kelly L. Jones, MD, FAAP, FACMG
    Turner syndrome in diverse populations. Kruszka P, Addissie YA, Teken-do-Ngongang C, Jones KL, et al. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Feb;182(2):303-313. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61461. Epub 2019 Dec 19.
  • Craig Derkay, MD. “Management and Outcomes of Button Batteries in the Aerodigestive Tract: A Multi-Institutional Study” The Laryngoscope, 2020 Feb 18. doi. 10.1002/lary.28568. PMID 32068903.

 

Division Recognition : 

After 42 years of dedicated service, Dr. L. Matthew Frank, Division of Pediatric Neurology at CHKD and Professor of Pediatrics at EVMS, is retiring March 9th. He plans to move to California to be with his family and grandchildren.
Best wishes on your retirement and our sincere thanks for all your years of dedica-tion and hard work devoted to the care of our children. We wish you much happiness and good health! Our wish for you is to: live simply, love truly, and laugh freely.

 

 

February 2020
Presentations: 

  • SPORTS MEDICINE:
    Joel Brenner, MD, MPH
    Invited participant in the AMSSM Youth Sports Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC January 30-31, 2020. The advocacy team consisted of ~12 national physician leaders in youth sports. The summit included meetings with Surgeon Gen-eral Adams along with the co-chairs of the congressional Youth Sports Caucus (Congressmen Rod Davis ad Ron Kind). The team is creating a toolkit to help parents, athletes, coaches and physicians change the current youth sports culture to allow all young people to participate in sports and continue to be physically active for life.

 

 

Publications: 

  • Kelly L. Jones, MD, FAAP, FACMG
    “Turner syndrome in diverse populations.”Kruszka P, Addissie YA, Tekendo-Ngongang C, Jones KL, Savage SK, Gupta N, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW, Paththinige CS, Aravena T, Nampoothiri S, Yesodharan D, Girisha KM, Patil SJ, Jamuar SS, Goh JC, Utari A, Sihombing N, Mishra R, Chitrakar NS, Iriele BC, Lulseged E, Megarbane A, Uwineza A, Oyenusi EE, Olopade OB, Fasanmade OA, Duenas-Roque MM, Thong MK, Tung JYL, Mok GTK, Fleischer N, Rwegerera GM, de Herreros MB, Watts J, Fieggen K, Huckstadt V, Moresco A, Obregon MG, Hussen DF, Ashaat NA, Ashaat EA, Chung BHY, Badoe E, Faradz SMH, El Ru-by MO, Shotelersuk V, Wonkam A, Ekure EN, Phadke SR, Richieri-Costa A, Muenke M.
    Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Feb;182(2):303-313. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61461. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

 

Division Recognition : 

  • Joel Brenner, MD, MPH, (Sports Medicine)
    2020 Class of Fellows of AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)
    The FAMSSM designation identifies sports medicine physicians who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning, the advancement of the profession, service to AMSSM and leadership in their communities.

 

 

 

 

December 2019
Presentations: 

  • SPORTS MEDICINE:
    Joel Brenner, MD, MPH
     Workshop at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, “Musculoskeletal Exam of the Elbow and Shoulder”, New Orleans, LA. October 27, 2019 (presented twice).
     Plenary presentation at The Donald W. Lewis Update 2019: Difficult Conversations in Pediatrics & School Health, “Sports Concussions in Young Athletes – What’s New and True”, Norfolk, VA , November 16, 2019.
  • Micah Lamb, DO : Continuing Education Series for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, “Concussion Related Vision Issues”, Virginia Beach, VA. November 4, 2019.

 

  • Kelly M. Maples, MD, Allergy and Immunology Division
     Moderated a hands-on work shop to teach practicing allergists dermatology skills: “The Nuts and Bolts of Wraps, Biopsy, Patch Testing and Metal Hypersensitivity.” Houston, TX
     Moderated a session on caring for allergic diseases throughout the lifespan: “Filling the Gaps-The Allergist’s Role in Coordinating Care Across Age Groups.”
     Presented at a literature review to prepare allergists for the American Board of Allergy and Immunolo-gy’s Continuous Assessment Program. I reviewed 4 articles on dermatology and ENT.
     Participated in a grant review board to help fund studies on atopic dermatitis.

Publications: 

  • Carmody JB, Sarkany D, Heitkamp DE. The USMLE Step 1 pass/fail reporting proposal: anoth-er view. Acad Radiol 2019; 26(10): 1403-1406.
    Carmody JB. On residency selection and the quantitative fallacy. J Grad Med Educ 2019; 11(4): 420-421.
    Dr Carmody’s work was cited in the New York Times:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/health/medical-school-cost-diversity.html

 

Division Recognition : 

  • Kelly M. Maples, MD
     Promoted to second year Regent on the ACAAI Board of Regents (the governing body of the ACAAI) at the ACAAI annual meeting in Houston,
    November , 2019.
     Promoted to Chair of the ACAAI Dermatology Committee and to Chair of the ACAAI Scientific Council, Dermatology Track and to Chair, of ACAAI annual meeting Programming Committee, Dermatology Track.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2019
Presentations: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD. “2018-2019 Updated Coffin-Siris Syndrome/BAF Pathway Registry” presented at the 2019 US CSS family conference in Iowa this summer and will be presenting as a virtual talk at the Australian Coffin-Siris Family conference on November 15th via Skype in Melbourn, Australia
  • David Darrow. MD
    “Management of Facial Morphology and Dental Changes in Snoring Children” as well as “Kids Today: Rapid Review of Guideline and Consensus Statements”. AAO-HNSF annual meeting September 13-17, 2019 in New Orleans
    “Management of Infantile Hemangioma-The 2019 AAP Guideline” and “Early Onset Hemangioma-A Case Presentation”. Toulouse, France September 25-29, 2019 to participate in Infantile Hemangioma Sharing Days hosted by Pierre Fabre Dermatologie.
  • Cristina Baldassari , MD
    “Pediatric OSA Update 2019” and co-presented “Management of Pediatric Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2019” American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting September 13-17, 2019.
    Dr. Baldassari received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award at the
    meeting. This award has been presented to just over 400 people in the history of the Academy.

Publications: 

  • …Samantha Vergano et al. Clinical spectrum of individuals with pathogenic NF1 missense variants affect-ing p.Met1149, p.Arg1276, and p.Lys1423: genotype-phenotype study in neurofibromatosis type 1. Human Mu-tation,. 2019;1-17.
  • Craig Derkay, MD co-authored the article International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Juvenile-Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Consensus Recommendations. International Journal of Pediat-ric Otorhinolaryngology ,November, 2019.
  • Brenner JS, LaBotz, M, Sugimoto D, Stracciolini A. The Psychosocial Implications of Sport Specialization in Pediatric Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training 2019;54(10):000–000 doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-394-18. https://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-394-18

 

Division Recognition : 

  • Joel Brenner : Invited to be on the inaugural National Youth Sport Advocacy Leadership Team
    spearheaded by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Presentations :

  • Joel Brenner : Workshop at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, “Musculoskeletal Exam of the Elbow and Shoulder”, New Orleans, LA. October 27, 2019 (presented twice).

Plenary presentation at The Donald W. Lewis Update 2019: Difficult Conversations in Pediatrics & School Health, “Sports   Concussions in Young Athletes – What’s New and True”, Norfolk, VA , November 16, 2019.

  • Micah Lamb : Continuing Education Series for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, “Concussion Related Vision Issues”, Virginia Beach, VA. November 4, 2019.

 

 

 

 

September 2019
Presentations: 

  • Craig Derkay, MD
     Dialogues in Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Chateau Fillerval, France July 3-6, 2019.
     Participant of New Perspectives on “old diseases” and gave a talk on recurrent respiratory papilloma tosis. “RRP Update 2019’ to the Virology Division of the FDA in Washington, DC on July 18, 2019

Publications: 

  • Mitchell HK, Mokomane M, Leeme T, Tlhako N, Tsholo K, Ramodimoosi C, Dube B, Mokobela KO, Tawanana E, Chebani T, Setlhake P, Pilatwe T, Hurt WJ, Molefi M, Mullan PC, Steenhoff AP, Mine M, Jarvis JN, Tenforde MW. Causes of pediatric meningitis in Botswana: results from a 16-year meningitis audit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jun 21. PMID: 31261367.
  • Tenforde MW, Mokomane M, Leeme T, Tlhako N, Tsholo K, Ramodimoosi C, Dube B, Mokobela K, Tawanana E, Cheibani T, Pilatwe T, Hurt WJ, Mitchell H, Molefi M, Mullan PC, Guthri BL, Farquhar C, Steenhoff AP,Mine M, Jarvis JN. Epidemiology of adult meningitis during antiretroviral therapy scale-up in southern Africa: results from the Botswana National Meningitis Survey. J of Infect 2019 Jun 27. PMID: 31255634.

 

  • Zinns LE, Welch-Horan B, Ades A, Wolfe H, Mullan PC. Implementation of an innovative post-event de-briefing program in a children’s hospital. Ped Emerg Care. 2019 Jul 19 [Epub] PMID 31335786 4. Woods JM, Scott HF, Mullan PC, Badolato G, Sestokas J, Sarnacki R, Wolff M, Lane R, Dawson E, Kaplan R, Zaveri P. Using an eLearning module to facilitate sepsis knowledge acquisition across multiple institutions and learner disciplines. Ped Emerg Care. 2019 Aug 23 [Epub] PMID 31464879

 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD et al. CTCF variants in 39 individuals with a variable neurodevelopmental dis-order broaden the mutational and clinical spectrum. Genetics in Medicine (2019) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-019-0585-z

 

  • Carmody JB, Rajasekaran SK. More on the role of USMLE Step 1 in resident selection. Acad Med 2019; 94(7): 921. PMID 31241564
  • Joel Brenner : The Psychosocial Implications of Sport Specialization in Pediatric Athletes. Brenner JS, LaBotz, M, Sugimoto D, Stracciolini A.  Journal of Athletic Training 2019;54(10):000–000 doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-394-18
    https://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-394-18

Division Recognition : 

  • Joel Brenner : Invited to be on the inaugural National Youth Sport Advocacy Leadership Team spearheaded by the AMSSM.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2019

Honors : 

  • Kenji M. Cunnion, MD, MPH
    Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (primary appointment) and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology (secondary appoint-ment) effective July 1, 2019

 

  • Rupa Kapoor, MD
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
    Division of Emergency Medicine effective July 1, 2019.

 

  • Rana F. Ammoury, MD
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition effective July 1, 2019

 

Presentations: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD, Division of Sports Medicine
     Panelist for Alternatives, Interventions & Guidelines for Youth Sport Participation,
    Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit, Houston, TX, April 2019
     Moderator for Knowldege Synthesis and Call to Action,
    Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit, Houston, TX, April 2019
     Panel Discussion on Youth Sport Specialization, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 28th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, April 2019
     Moderator and judge of Research Presentations at the American Medical Society for Sports Medi-cine 28th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX April 2019

Publications: 

 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD
    Wrote a report for NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), a rare disease database on Bohring-Opitz Syndrome. June 26, 2019

 

  • Nolton EC, Resch JE, Kerr ZY, Broshek D, Brenner J, Reynolds JD, Como-Lesko N, Ambegaonkar JP, Cor-tes N, Caswell A, Caswell SV. Virginia Concussion Initiative: Stakeholder perspectives of disparities in con-cussion policy implementation. Oral presentation at: 2019 National Athletic Trainers’ Association, June 25 & 26, 2019; Las Vegas, NV..

 

Division Recognition : 

  • BEST TEACHING IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
    Division of Pediatric Hospitalist

 

  • BEST CLINICAL CARE OF PATIENTS
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

 

Awards: 

  • CSG AWARD
    2019 Svinder Toor Award for outstanding leadership and
    service by a faculty member
    Marc Tsou, MD, (Gastroenterology)
  • FACULTY EDUCATOR (TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
    Tushar Shah, MD (Neonatology)

 

 

June 2019
Honors : 

  • Angela Hogan, MD
    Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    Nominated for the National Conference & Exhibition Planning Group
  • Samantha Vergano, MD
    Chosen to serve on the Secretary’s Advisory committee on heritable disorders in newborns and children. The mission of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Chil-dren is to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have, or are at risk for, heritable disorders.
    https://www.hrsa.gov/advisory-committees/heritable-disorders/index.html
  • Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH
     2018 Honoree of Inside Business’ Top 00 Under 00
     Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
     Chosen to be a Fellow of the 2019-2020 Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Presentations: 

  • Dr. Craig Derkay.
    Implications of increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e cigarettes) Moderated for
    Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: An international roundtable discussion. World Congress of
    Pediatric ENT. Buenos Aires, Argentina, April, 2019.

Publications: 

  • Family Diabetes Camp: Fostering Resiliency Among Campers and Parents
    Eddie L. Hill, Kent Reifschneider, Ron Ramsing, Melissa Turnage and Jennifer Goff.
    Diabetes Spectrum 2019 May; 32 (2): 86-92. https://doi.org/10.2333/ds18-0001
  • Propofol Versus Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation in a Pediatric Population. Nicole M. Schacherer, MD, Tamara Armstrong, MD, Amy M. Perkins, MS, Michael P. Poirier, MD, and James M. Schmidt, MD. Southern Medical Journal. Volume 112, Number 9, May 2019.

 

Grants: 

  • Cassyanne Aguiar, MD
    Division of Rheumatology
    To attend the ACR Musculoskele-tal Ultrasound Course and ACR Conference, the NYU Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound for Rheuma-tologists Course and cover the RhMSUS Certification Exam Ap-plication fee
  • Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    EVMS Global Health
    To attend the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Rupa Kapoor, MD
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    To attend the Association of Pediatric Directors Leadership in Educational Academic Develop-ment Training.

 

Division Recognition : 

  • Dermatology: Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Pulsed Dye Laser treatment of Vascular Anomalies, SPOTKids clinic for children at risk for skin cancers.

 

 

 

 

May 2019
Division Recognition : 

  • Urgent Care:  The Society for Pediatric Urgent Care in cooperation with the AAP and the CDC are doing a multi-institutional project to address the issue of Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatric Urgent Care across the nation. This is a year-long project with the initial phase being an assessment of the current practices of antibiotic usage, to be followed by several interventions aimed at reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics with a reassessment phase after each intervention. This will qualify as a Part 4 MOC activity for the ABP and award 25 MOC points to each of the physicians who participate.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2019
Honors

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics,
    Division of Sports Medicine;
    effective July 1, 2019.
  • Dr. Joel Brenner
    Division of Sports Medicine
    Re-elected to the Board of Directors for the
    American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.
  • Reuben Rohn, MD
    Awarded Professor Emeritus; effective March 12, 2019.

 

Presentations

  • Joel Brenner, MD
     Plenary Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Winter Meeting “Return to Play: The Pediatric Athlete ”, Wintergreen, VA January 27, 2019
     Norfolk State University Track and Field Teams, “Running Injuries” Norfolk, VA January 31, 2019
     Poster Presentation at the National Health Policy Conference. “Social Determinants of Health Policy Implementation in Virginia Public Schools”. Nolton EC, Caswell SV, Kerr ZY, Washington, DC Feb 4, 2019.
    Brenner JS. Plenary and Panel Presentations at the VA AAP, VDH, DOE, Children’s Hospital of Richmond Con-ference “Promoting Student Health: Engaging the Primary Care Practice and School Nurses”- “Concussion Care in Student-Athletes: A Clinical and Regulatory Update and How Virginia Schools are Responding”, Richmond, VA February 18, 2019
  • Dr. Craig Derkay. “E-Cigarettes: What Every Otolaryngologist Should Know”
    The Sylvan E Stool Memorial Lecturer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on February 6, 2019.

Media: 

  • Dr. Bryan Carmody was recently interviewed for the “Surviving Medicine” podcast on whether USMLE Step 1 should be changed to pass/fail.
    The episode is on iTunes as well as the podcast website:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/surviving-medicine/id1276029472?mt=2
    http://survivingmedicine.org/059-bryancarmody/

Publications:

  • Joshua Erickson, MD, Samantha Schrier Vergano, MD, The Hypothermic Newborn. NeoReviews 2019;20;e93.
  • Chmielewski J, Khalsa DD, Carmody JB. Hyperosmolality, high blood pressure, and decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate in U.S. adolescents, NHANES 1999-2012. Nephron 2019 Mar; 19: 1-11.

 

Division Recognition : 

  • Genetics: Coffin-Siris Syndrome expertise: treating patients from Netherlands, England, Brazil, MD, NC, RI, NJ, CO, WA, WV
  • Cardiology:  Piccolo device implantation
  • Neurology: Epilepsy Center recognition; gene replacement therapy for SMA

 

 

 

 

 

February 2019
Presentations: 

  • “Concussion Care in Student-Athletes: A Clinical and Regulatory Update and How Virginia School are Responding.”
    Joel Brenner, MD, Deb Johnson, EDS, Shane Caswell, PhD, Tracy White, MA, BSN, RN. Promoting Student Health: Engaging the Primary Care Practice and School Nurses. Sponsored by the AAP, VDH, DOE and VCU.
    Midlothian, VA, Feb. 18.

 

  • Kent Reifschneider, MD
    Invited to speak at the 2019 Annual Meeting Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society, February 15-17, 2019,
    Orlando, FL.
January 2019
Publications: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD, et al.
    The ARID1B spectrum in 143 patients: from nonsyndromic intellectual disability to Coffin–Siris syndrome. Genetics in Medicine (2018) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-018-0330-z

Presentations: 

  • Dr. Cristina Baldassari. “Management of Pediatric Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2018” and “Pediatric OSA Update for 2018”. AAO-HNSF annual meeting October 6-9, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Awards : 

  • Kelly Maples, MD
    Appointed to the ACAAI Expert Panel on Atopic Dermatitis by the executive board. Her job will be to choose grant recipients for 1 million grant dollars intended to study AD with a goal of allergy, derm and PCPs to give same treatment recommendations based on evidence produced from funded studies. This will be in addition to serving as first year regent, annual meeting program regent and as dermatology committee chair.
    An official Regent on the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She was nominated this summer and officially instated at the November ACAAI meeting in Seattle. She will serve 3 years as a Regent with opportunities to advance further after that. She will remain the Vice Chair of the ACAAI.
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD
     Recognized at the AAO-HNSF annual meeting October 6-9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia for her six years as associate editor for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and OTO Open.
     Appointed chair of the Young Physicians Section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sur-gery for 2018-2019.
November 2018
Publications: 

  • Keating, D; Marigowda, G, Burr, L; Daines C, Mall, M.; McKone, EF; Ramsey, BW, Rowe; SM, Sass, LA; et al. VX-445-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and One or Two Phe508del Alleles. N Engl J Med 2018.007/s40279-018-0950-0.

 

  • McCarthy J, Lupo PF, Kovar E, Vergano, S. et al. Schaaf-Yang syndrome overview: Report of 78 individuals. Am J Med Genet part A. 2018;1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.40650

Presentations: 

  • Dr. Craig Derkay
    – Attended the International Papillomavirus Society Conference held in Sydney, Australia October 2-6, 2018. He haired the “Head & neck HPV-related disease” session and presented 2 posters “Comparison of specimen collection methods for surveillance of juvenile onset RRP” and “Clinical Update of the Head and Neck”.
    – Presented “RRP 2018: Update for Otolaryngologists” at the Georgia World Congress Center during the AAO-HNS annual meeting October 6-9, 2018.

– Quoted in online magazine Forbes.com article “HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Transmitting Dev-astating Throat Disease in                  Children” September, 2018.

Awards : 

  • Dr. David H. Darrow will receive the 2018 Otolaryngology Advocacy Award at the Ameri-can Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, Nov. 2-6, 2018. The award is given by the AAP Section on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (SOOHNS) to a member of the Section who has moved the field of pediatric otolaryngology forward.
  • Dr. Craig Derkay has been asked to serve as Pediatric Otolaryngology Section Editor for the American Journal of Otolaryngology.
August 2018
Publications

  • Joel BrennerDiFiori Jp, Güllich A, Brenner JS, Côté J, Haimline B, Ryan E 3rd, Malina RM. The NBA and Youth Basketball: Recommendations for Promoting a Healthy and Positive Experience. Sports Med. 2018 Sep;48(9):2053-2065. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0950-0.

Media

Joel BrennerInterviewed for Time on high school athlete safety.

http://time.com/5374454/high-school-athlete-safety-rankings/

July 2018
Honors

  • Kelly Maples, MD has been selected for the board of the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) by the Board of Regents. As vice chair, Dr. Maples’ duties include the development of programs which educate specialists, primary care providers and patients on the correct diagnosis and management of allergic skin conditions such as hives, eczema and contact dermatitis
  • In June 2018, the CSG Sports Medicine team successfully hosted their 12th Annual Sports Medicine Update for Primary Care. The event focuses on reviewing current approaches to evaluating, diagnosing, and managing injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. See our full team below:

  • Craig Derkay, MD was elected as Secretary to the AAO-HNSF AMA delegation and serves as the President-elect of the EVMS Faculty Senate to the Department of Pediatrics.

Presentations

  • Dr. Cristina Baldassari
    • “Changes in Transcranial Ultrasound Velocities in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Undergoing Ade-notonsillectomy” was presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Virginia Beach May 18th-19th. Dr. Tina Cunningham also collaborated on the project.
    • “Correlation between Pediatric OSA Severity and Urinary Cotinine Levels” and served as a moderator of a panel discussion “Clinical Controversies in Pediatric ENT”.
    •  “Patient Selection and Scoring of Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy”.20th World Congress of Bronchology and International Pulmonology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, June 13th-
  • Dr. Craig Derkay
    • “When Propranolol Fails in SGH.” European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. June 2018. Stock-holm, Sweden.

Publications

  • Gary Woods, R. Dharma, S. Creary, S. O’Brien, J. Stanek, K. Hor, J. Young, A Dunn, R. Kumar. Ve-nous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease J Pediatr 2018;197:186-90.
  • Andria Tatem, Rupa Kapoor. Management of Multply Injured Pediatric Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract 2018 Jun: 15(6):1-20.
  • …S. Schrier, Samantha Vergano, et al. Clinical and molecular spectrum of thymidine kinase 2-related mtDNA maintenance defect. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 124(2018) 124-130.

Retirement 

  • Dr. Reuben Rohn will retire July 15, 2018 after more than 40 years of service in the Division of Endocrinology and as a faculty member of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Rohn has been an EVMS faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor from 1982-1989 and promoted to Professor in 1989. He is Academic Director in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and has served as Director of Pediatric Endocrinology Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Rohn has served the Medical School and the Department with distinguished service and outstanding dedication. He has served on many EVMS and CHKD committees and has received numerous awards for his service as a pediatrician and educator. Among them are the Donald W. Lewis Achievement Award in 2017, Inside Business Health Care Hero Award, Hampton Roads in 2017 and the EVMS Honoree for 40 years of service in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018
Honors

  • Jill D. Miller, MD
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
    effective July 1, 2018.

 

Presentations

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    Division of Sports Medicine
     Moderator and organizer of Plenary Presentation at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 27th Annual Meeting “Preparticipation Physical Exam”, Orlan-do, Florida April 26, 2018
     Moderator and judge of Research Presentations at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 27th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida April 26, 2018

Media

  • Samantha Vergano, MD, Division of Medical Genetics
    Quoted in The Virginian-Pilot In article on one of CHKD’s genetics families!
    “Chesapeake parents of twins with genetic disorders face heartache, tough choices”
    https://pilotonline.com/news/local/health/article_a8ba7124-39b1-11e8-b207-7fdf539f313a.html
    By Elizabeth Simpson , The Virginian-Pilot
    May 17, 2018, Updated May 19, 2018

 

  • Joel Brenner, MD, Division of Sports Medicine
    Interviewed for USA Today on young athletes and personal trainers.
    http://usatodayhss.com/2018/why-your-athlete-should-drive-the-personal-trainer-decision

 

Publications

  • Paul Mullan, MD, MPH
    Director of Research and Quality Improvement, Division of Emergency Medicine
     Description of Hot Debriefings after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in an International Pediatric Quali-ty Improvement Collaborative. Resuscitation .
     A cross sectional survey of child abuse management knowledge among emergency medicine person-nel in Cape Town South Africa. African J of Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018
Presentations

  • Samantha Vergano, MD, Natural history, Surveillance, and Management Recommendations for In-dividuals with Coffin-Siris Syndrome from genotype-phenotype analysis of 81 individuals. American College Medical Genetics Annual Meeting , Charlotte, NC. April, 2018.
  • Craig Derkay, MD presented “A critical review of innovative techniques for adenotonsillectomy in children” at NYU as a visiting Grand Round Professor guest speaker on April 11, 2018
  • COSM conference April 18-22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland:
    • Dr. Cristina Baldassari – “Management of Recalcitrant OSA after Adenotonsillectomy” at the Chil-dren’s National Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Alumni Scientific Roundtable Presentation and presented “Correlation between Pediatric OSA Severity Urinary Cotinine Levels” as well as “Impact of Montelukast on Quality on Life in Mild Pediatric Sleep Apnea” at the ASPO Surgery and Surgeons of the Future program.
    • Dr. Craig Derkay – “The Benefit of Vaccination on RRP Incidence and Treatment” at the Children’s National Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Alumni Scientific Roundtable Presentation and was part of a panel discussion “R.I.P. RRP: What Lies Ahead for Advanced RRP” at the joint session of the American Laryngological Association and the American Brocho Esophagologic Association.

Publications

  • Harer MW, Askenazi DJ, Boohaker LJ, Carmody JB, Griffin RL, Guillet R, Selewski DT, Swanson JR, Charlton JR; Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC). Association between early caffeine citrate administration and risk of acute kidney injury in preterm neonates: results from the AWAKEN study. JAMA Pediatrics, 2018 Apr 2: e180322.
  • Sanaz Devlin, MD, Robyn Bockrath, MD, Jean Petershack, MD, Jennifer Trainor, MD, Janice Hanson, MD, Eve Colson, MD and Amal Khidir, MD. Moving Beyond Satisfaction: Developing Meaningful Outcomes. COMSEP, April, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018
Media 

Presentations

  • Eric Werner, MD, MMM, FAAP, Chief Medical Quality Officer, Children’s Specialty Group, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Inc. Amy Billett, MD, Director of Safety and Quality, Pediatric Hem/Onc, Boston Children’s Hospital. “An Implementation Research Case Study: Innovation in Ambulatory Infection Prevention.” Children’s Hospital Association Quality and Safety meeting in San Diego, March 7, 2018.
  • Joel Brenner, MD: Moderator and organizer of Plenary Presentation at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 27th  Annual Meeting “Preparticipation Physical Exam”, Orlando, Florida April 26, 2018. Moderator and judge of Research Presentations at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 27th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida April 26, 2018
March 2018

Honors

  • CHKD congratulates Dr. Theresa Guins for her selection to the board of directors for the Society of Pediatric Urgent Care. Dr. Guins has been a part of this organization since its inception in 2015 and is a strong advocate for the society. She will make an outstanding member and advocate for pediatric urgent cares nationwide as this field continues to grow.
  • Dr. Kent Reifschneider received the HealthCare Hero award 2018. Selected from approximately 100 health care providers nominated by patient/families and awarded based on specific ac-complishments, the measurable impact on the population served as well as exceptional (his recent publications in Diabetes Care 2017 and Journal of Clinical Medicine 2015 ) and unique efforts made by the provider within the community.

Presentations

  • January 2018 Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group Meeting (SPOSG) held in Palm Beach, Florida:
    • Dr. Cristina Baldassari presented “Point-Counterpoint:Surgical management of tongue tie and lip tie in infants and young children”
    • Dr. David Darrow presented “Office Documentation in Pediatric Otolaryngology”

Publications

  • Pamela Kelman · Chelsea Wright Thompson · Wayne Hynes · Christian Bergman · Cameron Lenahan ·Joel S. Brenner · Michelle G. Brenner · Benjamin Goodman · Demetria Borges · Michael Filak · Holly Gaff; Rickettsia parkeri infections diagnosed by eschar biopsy, Virgin-ia, USA. Infection January 2018: https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1120-x
  • Samantha Vergano, MD , co-author , Functional Dysregulation of CDC42 Causes Diverse Developmental Phenotypes. The American Journal of Human Genetics 102, 309-320. February 1, 2018.

 

 

February 2018
Honors

  • Dr. Tushar Shah – Elected into the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), Dr. Shah’s election to SPR represents peer recognition of his research achievements in pediatrics.

Publications

  • Congenital Methemogloginemia Type II in a 5-year-old Boy. Elizabeth A. Mannino, Thomas Pliuim, Jacob Wessler, Megan T. Cho, Jane Juusola and Samantha Vergano. Clinical Case Reports. Doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1310
  • Kent Reifschneider, Karen Rubin, and Stuart A. Weinzimer, “Standardizing Clinically Meaningful Outcome Measures Beyond HbA1c for Type 1 Diabetes: A Consensus Statement of the American Association of Clinical En-docrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Pediatric Endocrine Society.
  • Hyperammonemia in Neonates: Looking Beyond Sepsis. Samantha Vergano, MD, Cynthia LeMons. MD. Neonatology Today. 2017;12(12) 15-16.

Presentations

  • Dr. Craig Derkay– Moderated the session on “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: The Changing Landscape for Prevention and Treatment” at the HPV and Head & Neck Forum at the 2017 EUROGIN International Multidisciplinary HPV Congress, October 8-11th in Amsterdam. His talk was entitled “Occupational Exposure to HPV:How Can We Best Protect Ourselves?”