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!

 

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?”