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!

 

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?”