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 2022

Publications:

  • Katherine Watson, MDWatson, KDKim, KRBlatt, JHow we approach complex vascular anomalies and overgrowth syndromesPediatr Blood Cancer202269Suppl. 3):e29273. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — “Should Kids Run Marathons.” Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast. September 5, 2022. (Click to Listen)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Gofin, Y., Zhao, X., Gerard, A., Scaglia, F., Wangler, M. F., Schrier Vergano, S. A., & Scott, D. A. (2022). Evidence for an association between Coffin-Siris syndrome and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 1-6. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Published a Guidance on Addressing underrepresentation in genomics research through community engagement along with the Professional Practice and Social Implications group for the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). The American Journal of Human Genetics 109, 1563-1571, September 1, 2022. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Functional correlation of genome-wide DNA methylation profiles in genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. Accepted Article. (Click to Read)
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Reifschneider, K et al., “A Consensus on Optimization of Care in Patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Gro2wth Hormone & IGF Research” has been accepted for publication in Growth Hormone & IGF Research.
  • Angela Hogan, MD — Asthma, respiratory allergy rates show decreasing trend among US children. Healio. (Click to Read)
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD –Co-authored an editorial commentary published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, online June 21, 2022, entitled “Mortality after pediatric tonsillectomy – does the ‘D’ work have a place in tonsillectomy discussions?” PMID #35727576 (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — “Return to You: A Postpartum Plan for New Moms.” (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Awards & Recognitions:

July 2022

Publications:

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Tushar Shah, MD
    • Awarded the American Heart Association Transformational Project Award for Basic Science Reserach at the Neonatal Brain Institute
  • Kelly Maples, MD
    • Awarded a Ragan CSR & Diversity award for the work that her and her team (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology with Allergy & Asthma Network) provided on the “Eczema in Skin of Color” campaign.
  • Craig Derkay, MD
    • Awarded the Gabriel F. Tucker Award from the American Laryngological Association for “Lifetime Achievement in Pediatric Otolaryngology,” presented at the ALA President’s Reception during the annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) held in Dallas, Texas, April 28th through May 1st.
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    • Awarded the EVMS Kay W. E. Abiouness Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, effective July 1st, 2022.
  • V. Marc Tsou, MD
    • Awarded the Rohn Leadership Award
  • Mark Polak, DO
    • Awarded the CSG Svinder Toor Award for Excellence in Physician Leadership
  • Alexandra Leader, MD
    • Awarded the Outstanding Acheivement in Research Education Award
  • Paul Mullan, MD
    • Awarded the Thomas Bass Faculty Research Award
  • Cyrus Heydarian, MD
    • Awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Teaching (Inpatient & Outpatient) Award
June 2022

Publications:

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — O’Grady, L., Schrier Vergano, S.A., Hoffman, T.L., Sarco, D., Cherny, S., Bryant, E., Schultz-Rogers, L., Chung, W. K., Sarachow, S., Immken, L. L., Holder, S., Blackwell, R. R., Buchanan, C., Yusupov, R., Lecoquierre, F., Guerrot, A. M., Rodan, R., de Vries, B. B. A., Kamsteeg, E. J., … Gold, N. B. (2022). Heterozygous variants in PRPF8 are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 1-10. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Is Homemade Baby Formula Safe? Experts Weigh In On That 1960’s “Recipe.” Media Interview with Romper.com (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, Alexandra Leader, MD — “Clínica Comunitaria Esperanza Pediátrica: The Development and Early Outcome of a Bilingual Medical Home for Uninsured Hispanic Children” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Student-Run Clinics, along with authors Alex Im, Amanda Tosi, Jonathan Taylor-Fishwick, and Brynn Sheehan.
  • Rupa Kapoor, MD — Physician Burnout through the Female Lens: A Silent Crisis. Hemasree Yeluru, Heather L. Newton, Rupa Kapoor, published in Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Policy. (Click to Read)
  • Micah Lamb, DO, Joel Brenner, MD — Treating Common Running Injuries: The Leg. In: Paul SR, Goerl K, Meyer A, eds. Running Injury Essentials. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning; April 2022.
  • Angela Hogan, MD — Breastfeeding May Lower a Child’s Odds for Asthma. The HealthDay article, June 2022. SOURCES: Keadrea Wilson, MD, assistant professor, neonatology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis; Angela Hogan, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, allergist, immunologist, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, and vice chair, ACAAI Asthma Committee; Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, May 9, 2022. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds: 

  • Tushar Shah, MDJoint OB-Peds Grand Rounds: Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy – Clinical and Research Update. June 30th, 2022.

Recognitions:

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • Invited to be an inaugural member of the Youth Sports Mental Health and Wellness Alliance of Eastern Virginia
    • Invited to serve on the Virginia Board of Education’s (VBOE) review committee for the Guidelines for Policies on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention in Student-Athletes.
May 2022

Publications:

  • Paul Mullan, MD; Rupa Kapoor, MD — Implementation of a Clinical Leadership Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Daniel H. Mai, Heather Newton, Peter R. Farrell, Paul Mullan and Rupa Kapoor. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development Volume9:1-6 (Click to Read)
  • David Darrow, MD — Dr. Darrow’s book, “Pediatric Otolaryngology for Primary Care, 2nd Edition” has been selected as one of Doody’s Core Titles for 2022. The titles selected for Doody’s Core Titles (DCT) have been judged by approximately 75 content specialists and 106 librarian selectors as the most important titles for a library’s collection. This is an elite list, since 2,190 titles have been chosen, representing just 1.7% of the health sciences book titles that are in print. Now in its 19th edition, DCT is the gold standard collection development list for health sciences librarians worldwide. (Click to Read)
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Co-authored “Neurobehavioral Morbidity of Pediatric Mild Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea” in Sleep, February 2022 Online ahead of print. PMID: 35150579 (Click to Read)
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Co-authored “Comparison of Caregiver-and-Child-Reported Quality of Life in Children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Mar 8:1945998221083299, Online ahead of print PMID 35259027 (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Angela Hogan, MD — You’ve Been Chopped: Food Allergies on the Block (Brickhouse and Virtual)

Presentations:

  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Division of Endocrinology
    • Presented during virtual “journal club” with Karen Klein, MD on recent publication, Between the Lines with Endocrinology Network. (Click to View)

Recognitions:

  • Kelly Maples, MD, MPH
    • Appointed to the Healio Allergy/Asthma Board. Leading specialists in allergy, asthma and immunology have formed Healio Allergy/Asthma’s Peer Perspective Board to help guide coverage and provide their expert take on the latest advances in the field. (Click to View)
  • Craig Derkay, MD
    • Received a certificate of achievement in March as a top cited author from Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology for his article “Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: A 2020 perspective.”
April 2022

Publications:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Mott NM, Carmody JB, Marzano DA, Hammoud MM. What’s in a number? Breaking down the residency match rate. N Engl J Med 2022 (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Li, D., March, M. E., Wang, T.,Merengwa, V., Sertori Finoti, L., Schrier Vergano, S. A., Hakonarson, H., & Bhoj, E. J. (2022). Exome and RNA-Seq analyses of an incomplete penetrance variant in USP9X in female-specific syndromic intellectual disability. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 1–7. (Click to Read)
  • Accepted for Publication:
    • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, FABM; Alexandra Leader, MD — “Clinica Comunitaria Esperanza Pediatrica: The Development and Early Outcomes of a Bilingual Medical Home for Uninsured Hispanic Children” Journal of Student-Run Clinics. Authors: Alex Im, Amanda Tosi, Jonathan Taylor-Fishwick, Brynn Sheehan, Natasha Sriraman, Alexandra Leader.
    • Michael Strunc, MD — Development and Validation of the Pediatric Hypersomnolence Survey. Maski K, Worhach J, Steinhart E, Boduch M, Morse A, Strunc M, Scammell T, Owens J, Jesteadt L, Crisp C, Williams D, Sideridis G. Neurology. 2022
    • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Switching to Weekly Lonapegsomatropin from Daily Somatropin in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency: The fliGHt Trial. Aristides. K Maniatis (Co-author), Ulhas Nadgir (Co-author), Paul Saenger (Co-author), Kent Reifschneider (Co-author), Jennifer Abuzzahab (Co-author), Larry Deeb (Co-author), Larry A Fox (Co-author), Katie A Woods (Co-author), Wenjie Song (Co-author), Meng Mao (Co-author), Steven D. Chessler (Co-author), Allison S Komirenko (Co-author), Aimee Shu (Corresponding Author), Samuel J Casella (Co-author), Paul Thornton (Co-author). Hormone Research in Paediatrics Date submitted: February 10, 2022

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Presentations:

  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Division of Endocrinology
    • Presented “Revenue Beyond the Office Visit: Practical Tips for Initiating New Revenue Streams for your Practice” with Marcie Drury-Brownkk Sournyo Achican at the Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting on May 1, 2022.
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Attended the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology 2022 annual meeting held in Williamsburg, VA, April 8 & 9, 2022. He was part of the poster “A Unique Case of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Pediatric Patient with MELAS Syndrome” along with Jeffrey P. Aldinger, MD; David C. Lieb, MD; and Matthey J. Bak, MD.
    • Also had “Diastrophic Dysplasia Presenting as Bilateral Auricular Seromas in a Newborn” presented along with David Darrow, MD; Leah Sax, MD; Michael Larson, MD, Christine Kim, BS.
  • David Darrow, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Had “Diastrophic Dysplasia Presenting as Bilateral Auricular Seromas in a Newborn” presented along with Thomas Gallagher, DO; Leah Sax, MD; Michael Larson, MD, and Christina Kim, BS at the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology 2022 annual meeting held in Williamsburg, VA April 8 & 9, 2022.
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Presented “The unsung heroes of the Match: lessons for trainee advocacy” as an opening plenary session for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA April 7, 2022.

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Kelly Maples, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Selected for a two year term to be an Ambassador to the American Board of Allergy and Immunology
March 2022

Publications:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Ahmed H, Carmody JB. COMLEX-USA and USMLE for osteopathic medical students: should we duplicate, divide, or unify? J Grad Med Educ 2022; 14(1):60-63. (Click to Read)
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO — Co-authored an article for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology entitled “TRPV4 mutations causing mixed neuropathy and skeletal phenotypes result in severe gain of function” PMID: 35170874, doi:10.1002/acn3.51523, February 16, 2022. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, Shibani Kanungo, Georgianne Arnold, Making Decisions About Krabbe Disease Newborn Screening. Pediatrics Perspectibed. March 2022. (Click to Read)
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Switching to Weekly Lonapegsomatropin from Daily Somatropin in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency: The fliGHt Trial. Authors: Aristides K Maniatis (Co-author), Ulhas Nadgir (Co-author), Paul Saenger (Co-author), Kent Reifschneider (Co-author), Jennifer Abuzzahab (Co-author), Larry Deeb (Co-author), Larry A Fox (Co-author), Katie A Woods (Co-author), Wenjie Song (Co-author), Meng Mao (Co-author), Steven D. Chessler (Co-author), Allison S Komirenko (Co-author), Aimee Shu (Corresponding Author), Samuel J Casella (Co-author), Paul Thornton (Co-author) (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Presentations:

  • Cassyanne Aguiar, MD — Division of Rheumatology
    • Mansfield, L. M., Lapidus, S.K., Cherian, J., Twilt, M., Piram, M., Moorthy, L. N., Dedeoglu, F., Dallas, J., Nolan, B., Lionetti, G., Wu, E., Tory, H. O., Kessler, E., Aguiar, C.L., Panupattanapong, S., Akoghlanian, S., Adler-Shohet, F. C., Oliver, M., Mohan, S., DeLaMora, P. A., Onel, K.B., Durrant, K., Nazzar Romero, S., Correia Marques, M., Wampler Muskardin, T., Gutierrez, M. J., Schulert, G., Assessing the Frequency of Children Evaluated for Recurrent Fevers and Suspected Autoinflammatory Diseases During the COVID-19 Pandemic in North America
February 2022

Publications:

  • Margaret Eason, MD; Joel Clingenpeel, MD; Theresa Guins, MD — Eason, Margaret; Clingenpeel, Joel; Vazifedan, Turaj; Guins, Theresa; Amond, Gwen Less. Transfers From a Pediatric Urgent Care to an Academic Pediatric Emergency Department Pediatric Emergency Care. 38(2):e507-e510, February 2022. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Meisel PL, DiFiori JP, Côté J, Nguyen JT, Brenner JS et al. Age of Early Specialization, Competitive Volume, Injury, and Sleep Habits in Youth Sport: A Preliminary Study of US Youth Basketball. Sports Health. 2022;14(1):30-44. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Herman DC, Nelson VR, Montalvo AM, Myer GD, Brenner JS, et al. Systematic Review of Health Organization Guidelines Following the AMSSM 2019 Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit. Sports Health. 2022;14(1):127-134. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Tenforde AS, Montalvo AM, Nelson VR, Myer GD, Brenner JS, et al. Current Sport Organization Guidelines From the AMSSM 2019 Youth Early Sport Specialization Research Summit. Sports Health. 2022;14(1):135-141. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Vasko A and Schrier Vergano SA. (2022) Language Impairments in Individuals With Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Front. Neurosci. 15:802583. (Click to Read)
  • Kelly Maples, MD — Aquino Marcella R., Bingemann, Theresa Al; Nanda, Anil; Maples, Kelly M. Delayed Allergic Skin Reactions to Vaccines. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 43, Number 1. January 2022. pp. 20-29(10). OceanSide Publications, Inc. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Dana Dasher, MD — Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. What we do and how we can help. February 17, 2022

Presentations:

  • Michael Poirier, MD — Division of Emergency Medicine
    • Presented at the Moderator-Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Society of Pediatric Research in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 10, 2022.
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
    • Panelist for “What’s New and Exciting in Pediatric OSA,” “Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Non-Surgical Management,” and “Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Surgical Management” in the 42rd Sisson-Ossoff symposium held at Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Vail, Colorado on February 6-10, 2022.
January 2022

Presentations:

  • Joel Brenner, MD —  Division of Sports Medicine
    • Guest panelist for the VA AAP Townhall, COVID-19 Update. January 20, 2022.
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “Work Life Balance in Your 60s” at the Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group meeting, which he organized. This meeting was held in Palm Beach from January 14-17, 2021.
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Presented “The Match: Lessons From the First 70 Years” at the plenary session for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Martin L. Stone Faculty Development Seminar on January 28, 2022.
December 2021

Publications:

  • Dana Ramirez, MD; Lindsey Sawyer, CGC — Dynamic Masking: A Proposal of Burden-Based Metrics for Masking in K-12 School During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Leah C. Rowland, MD; Martin D. Klinkhammer, MD; MPH; Dana W.E. Ramirez, MD.; Lindsey Sawyer, MSGC. Journal of School Health. November 8, 2021. (Click to Read)

Recognitions:

Awards:

  • Kelly Maples, MD
    • Recipient of a service award by the ACAAI president for her significant contributions during her 3 year term on the ACAAI Board of Regents.
November 2021

Publications:

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Schirwani, S., Albaba, S., Carere, D. A., Guillen Sacoto, M. J., Milan Zamora, F., Si, Y., Rabin, R., Pappas, J., Renaud, D. L., Hauser, N., Reid, E., Blanchet, P., Foulds, N., Dixit, A., Fisher, R., Armstrong, R.,
    Isidor, B., Cogne,B., Schrier Vergano, S., … Balasubramanian, M. (2021). Expanding the phenotype of ASXL3-related syndrome: A comprehensive description of 45 unpublished individuals with inherited and de novo pathogenic variants in ASXL3. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 58 5A:7446–3458. (Click to Read)
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Coats, TC, Hill, E, Ramsing, R, Reifschneider, K. Parent Obervations at Family Diabetes Camp: An Impact Study. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health 5 (2021). (Click to Read)
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD — Le, T.P., Sutherlin, T.K., Teverbaugh, L.A., Gleason, M.M. and Carlson, J.C., 2021. The impact of socioeconomic risk factors and mental health on asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 126(5),
    pp.453-457. (Click to Read)
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD — Zeanah CH, Gleason MM (2021) Annual Research Review: Attachment Disorders in Young Children. In Attachment Theory and Research, A Reader. Forchlund, Duchinsky (Eds). (Click to Read)
  • James Paulson, PhD; Nicole Kreiser Wells, PhD — Qualls LR, Hartmann K, Paulson JF, Wells NK. Testing a Model of Sexual Minority Orientation in Individuals with Typical Development, the Broad Autism Phenotype, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2021 May 14:1-5. (Click to Read)
  • Book Chapters:
    • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD — Gleason MM, Trigg AB (2020). Addressing young children’s emotional and behavioral needs in child care. Child Care Exchange. Childcareexchange.com

 Presentations:

  • Daniel Spencer, MD — Division of Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Presented “Workshop on Family Therapy during the AACAP National Meeting 2021 (Virtual).
    • Presented “Building Your Family Intervention Toolbox: Family Therapy Techniques for Everyday Use” with L. Hutchison, S.H. Shaffer, M.L. Rickerby, T.A. Roesler, and J. Sargent at the 68th National Meeting American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD — Division of Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Presented “Early childhood mental health consultation: Building sustainable systems” with M. Biel, S. Frisch, and D. Willis at the 68th National Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
    • Presented with M. Biel, T.L. Chesher, J. Finelli, J.N. Harrison, M. Leppert, and E. Fallucco at the 68th National Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
    • Presented “Structure of Psychopathy in Preschool-Aged Children in an Epidemiological and High-Risk Sample” with K. Guyon-Harris, K. Humphreys, M. Wade, F. Tibu, C. Nelson, N. Fox, and C.H. Zeanah at the Society for Research in Child Development (Virtual).
    • Presented “Preventing suicide by starting early” at the CHKD Suicide Prevention Conference in Norfolk, VA (Virtual).
    • Presented “Severe depression and suicide” at the American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Conference (Virtual).
    • Presented “Principles of infant mental health interventions” at the Hampton Roads Early Childhood Executive Briefing in Norfolk, VA (Virtual).
  • Joel Brenner, MD —  Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented on Mindfulness in Young Athletes at a conference titled “Coaching Positive Mental Wellness” sponsored by CHKD, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Hampton Roads Sports Commission on November 21, 2021.
  • Micah Lamb, DO — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented to the parents of VA FC soccer club on concussions in young athletes with Rose Schirle, DPT on November 10, 2021.
October 2021

Publications: 

  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD– Finelli J, Gleason MM, Zeanah CH. Assessing Infants and Toddlers. Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 18:17 (Click to Read)
  • Anisha Garg, MD– Prajapati P, Garg, A, and Sood B. 2021 Medical Leave of Absence. Transition-Age Youth Mental Health care: Bridging the Gap between Pediatric and Adult Psychiatric Care, pp.89-473 (Click to Read)

Presentation:

  • Cristina Baldassari, MD– Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “Nasal surgery for the management of pediatric snoring and OSA” and “Drug-enduced sleep endoscopy findings in obese adolescents” at American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA October 2-6, 2021
  • David Darrow, MD– Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented a lecture entitled “Orodental manifestations of vascular anomalies” at Vascular Birthmarks Foundation annual meeting in New York City, NY October 7-9, 2021
  • Craig Derkay, MD– Division of Otolaryngology
    • Featured speaker of the Great Debate “Take it or Leave it- Intracapsular vs. Extracapsular Tonsillectomy for OSA” at American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA October 2-6, 2021
    • Presented at the meeting “Management of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia: A surgeon’s perspective” and “Caregiver-and child-reported quality of life in snoring children” and “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: Update 2021” at American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA October 2-6, 2021
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD– Division of Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Presented “Workshop on Family Therapy,” “Early childhood mental health consulation: building sustainable systems,” and “Structure of Psychopathology in Preschool-Aged Children in an Epidemiological and High-Risk Sample” at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting October 18-30, 2021.
  • Daniel Spencer, MD– Division of Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Presented a Master Class on Early Childhood Mental Health at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting October 18-30, 2021
  • Natasha K. Sriraman, MD – Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
    • Conference Speaker of “Multicultural Maternal Mental Health. Postpartum depression and anxiety in Latina Mothers. Addressing the cultural differences.” October 7, 2021.
    • Presented “Association between breastfeeding and maternal postpartum depression – Findings from 2012-2018 Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Data” as an oral presentation with Mamoona Shah, Anna R. Robertson, Nicole M. Holt, and Hongyun “Tracy” Fu at the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association in Denver, Colorado on October 24-27, 2021

Awards:

September 2021

Publications: 

  • Dana Ramirez, MD. — Ramirez, D.W.E., et al. (2021) COVID-19 Transmission during Transportation of 1st to 12th Grade Students: Experience of an Independent School in Virginia. Journal of School Health. (Click to Read)
  • Dana Ramirez, MD.  — Leah C Rowland, Jennifer B Hahn, Trudy L. Jelderks, Nancy M Welch, Dana W E Ramirez, SARS-CoV-2 Incidence and Transmission in 48 K-12 Virginia Public Schools During Community Surge, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2021;, piab075, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piab075 (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB, Tiako MJT. Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession. J Med Regul 2021; 107(2): 65-66. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Schirwani, S., Albaba, S., Carere, D. A., Guillen Sacoto, M. J., Milan Zamora, F., Si, Y., Rabin, R., Pappas, J., Re-naud, D. L., Hauser, N., Reid, E., Blanchet, P.,Foulds, N., Dixit, A., Fisher, R., Armstrong, R., Isidor, B., Cogne, B., Schrier Vergano, S., … Balasubramanian, M. (2021). Expanding the phenotype of ASXL3-related syndrome: A comprehensive description of 45 unpublished individuals with inherited and de novo pathogenic variants in ASXL3. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 1–13. (Click to Read)
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO. — Gallagher, Thomas DO et. al. A low-cost educational intervention to reduce unplanned extubation in low-resourced pediatric intensive care units. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2021 Oct;149:110857. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2021.110857. Epub 2021 Jul 28. PMID: 34343831. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD. — 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. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD – Upstream Interventions for Pediatric Suicide: Making a Case for Early Intervention. September 2, 2021.
  • Thomas Cholis, MD; Dana Dasher, MD — 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 Sriraman, MD – Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
    – IABLE Conference Speaker: Breastfeeding Electives: Let’s build it! 1-day workshop September 23, 2021.
August 2021

Publications: 

  • Crystal Proud, MD — Kichula EA, Proud CM, Farrar MA, Kwon JK, Saito K, Desguerre I, McMillan HJ. Expert recommendations and clinical considerations in the use of onasemnogene abeparvovec gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle & Nerve. June 30, 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Dana Ramirez, MD. — Dana W.E. Ramirez MD, Martin D. Klinkhammer MD, MPH, Leah C. Rowland MD. COVID-19 Transmission during Transportation of 1st to 12th Grade Students: Experience of an Independent School in Virginia. First published: 20 July 2021 (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Raiza Amiling, Elissa Meites, Toy D. Querec, Laura Stone, Vidisha Singh, Elizabeth R. Unger, Craig S. Derkay, Lauri E. Markowitz. “Juvenile-onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis in the United States, Epidemiology and HPV Types-2015-2020. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 8687. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD – Vasko, A.; Drivas, T.G.; Schrier Vergano, S.A. Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in 208 Individuals with Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Genes 2021, 12, 937. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

July 2021

Publications: 

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Hammoud MM, Standiford TC, Carmody JB. The 2020-2021 residency application cycle: lessons learned and lingering problems. JAMA 2021; online ahead of print. (Click to Read)
  • Erika Rhone, MD — Rhone ET, Bardhi E, Bontha SV, Walker PD, Almenara JA, Dumur CI, Cathro H, Maluf D, Mas V. 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. (Click to Read)
  • William Owen, MD. …William C. Owen, 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;325(15):1513-1123. (Click to Read)

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; Melinda Penn, MD – Transgender Health. July 29, 2021 (virtual).

Presentation:

  • Craig Derkay, MD – Division of Otolaryngology
    • “Moving Toward Intracapsular Tonsillectomy”, What Happens to Ped ENT Infections when Children Go Back to School” and “Anklyoglossia and Lip Tie Treatments Options” Guest Speaker on “Doctor Radio”, July 7,2021, Sirius XM Radio.
  • Cristina 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, DO – Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “Challenging Neck Cases” at the virtual American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology summer meeting held July 16-17, 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” for Health magazine. Summer Edition 2021. (Click to Read)

Awards:

  • Division of Allery, Asthma and Immunology:
    • Cynthia Kelly, MD, Professor of Pediatrics — Earned the Rohn Leadership Award as well as the CSG Svinder Toor Award for Excellence in Physician Leadership
  • Division of Neonatology:
    • Thomas Bass, MD, Professor of Pediatrics – Earned the Faculty Research Award
  • Division of Neurology:
    • Crystal Proud, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Earned the Faculty Research Award
  • Division of Critical Care Medicine:
    • Diana Pang, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics — Earned an Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
  • Division of Nephrology:
    • Irene Restaino, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics — Earned the Special Recognition Award in Nephrology
June 2021

Publications:

  • Eric Werner, MD — Pedro A. de Alarcon, Eric J. Werner, Robert D. Christensen, Martha C. Sola-Visner, Eds.
    Neonatal Hematology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Hematologic Problems. Third Edition, Cambridge, 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Eric Lowe, MD — Eric J. Lowe, et al,… Brentuximab Vedotin in Combination with Chemotherapy for Pediatric
    Patients with ALK+ALCL: Results of COG Trial ANHL12Pl. Blood Volume 137, Issue 21. May 2021. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Smith T, Kauffman M, Carmody JB, Gnarra J. Predicting osteopathic medical students’ performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination from results of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination. Cureus 2021; 13(4): e14288. (Click to Read)
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO — co-authored an article entitled “Machine Learning for Accurate Intraoperative Pediatric
    Middle Ear Effusion Diagnosis”, published in the April edition of AAP Pediatrics Journal. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — co-authored and article entitled “Systemic bevacizumab for treatment of respiratory papillomatosis: international consensus statement” in The Laryngoscope as well as the article “Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Esophagoscopy: International Modified Delphi Consensus” that was published in May issue of The Laryngoscope. (Click to Read)

Promotions/Accomplishments:

  • Michelle Arzubi-Hughes, DO
    • Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2021
  • Kelly Maples, MD
    • Dr. Kelly Maples, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology is the CHKD HS representative on a workgroup with the state for albuterol in schools. The Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health, has organized a workgroup to address new legislation passed by the 2021 General Assembly. This workgroup is developing policies related to HB2019 and the administration of undesignated stock albuterol for students in public schools.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD
    • Serving as Chair of the EVMS Phoenic Committee for the next three Academic Years 2021-2024.

Presentations:

  • Dana Ramirez, MD – Division of Emergency Medicine
    • Presented “Hepatitis A to COVID-19: Vaccine Updates, School Requirements & Tools to Combat Hesitancy and Increase Compliance” at the Summer Institute for School Nursing, June 2021.
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD – Division of Nephrology
    •  Profiled in Medscape: “Med Ed is ‘Rotten,’ Says Outspoken Doc on a Quest for Reform.” Medscape, June 4, 2021.
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Division of Endocrinology
    • Presented “Growth Hormone Deficiency in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Insights From a US Advisory Board” along with KCJ Yuen, B. Masel, MS Jaffeet, G O’Shanick, TL Wexcler, RJ Urban, S. Hoang, N. Kelepouris, and AR Hoffman at the AACE Annual Meeting 2021. Envision.
May 2021

Publications:

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Kliethermes SA, Marshall SW, LaBella CR, Watson AM, Brenner JS, et al Defining a research agenda for youth sport specialisation in the USA: the AMSSM Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit British Journal of Sports
    Medicine 2021;55:135-143. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody, J.B., Green, L.M., Kiger, P.G. et al. (2021). Medical student attitudes toward USMLE Step 1 and Health Systems Science – A multi-institutional survey. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 33 (2), 139-153. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Authored an article entitled “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: A 2020 Perspective” in Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Co-authored a manuscript entitled “Juvenile-Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis in the United States, Epidemiology and HPV Types-2015-2020” in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Crystal Proud, MD — New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatric Neuromuscular Medicine. May 6, 2021

Presentations:

  • Lindsey Moore, DO – Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Presented “A Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Hen’s Egg Oral Immunotherapy: Efficacy and Humoral Immune Responses in 10 Children” at the NAIA/JACI: In Practice Virtual Journal Club in May 2021.
  • Kelly Maples, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Presented the webinar “Atopic Dermatitis – Vital Issues & Skin of Color” on May 18, 2021
  • Frank Chocano, MD — Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Clinical Characteristics of Tracheostomy Patients in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic” with D. Maurente and T. Vazifedan at the American Thoracic Society 2021 International Conference on May 14-19, 2021.
    • Presented “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Severe Persistent Asthma” with J. Slater and C. Sendon at the American Thoracic Society 2021 International Conference on May 14-19, 2021.
  • Carlos Sendon, MD — Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Severe Persistent Asthma” with J. Slater and J.F. Chocano at the American Thoracic Society 2021 International Conference on May 14-19, 2021.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Division of Medical Genetics
    • Keynote speaker “CSS Medical Update” at the 2021 Coffin-Siris Syndrome Foundation Conference, Virtual, on May 1, 2021.
  • CHKD Sports Medicine was a presenting sponsor along with VA Sports Hall of Fame and Hampton Roads Sports Commission for the virtual forum “Bench the Stigma” on the mental health of young athletes. (Click to View)
April 2021

Publications: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Vergano, Samantha, MD et al. EIF3F-related neurodevelopmental disorder: refining the phenotypic and expanding the molecular spectrum. Hüffmeier et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2021 16:136 (Click to Read)
  • Benjamin D. Klick, MD; Theresa Guins, MD — Klick B, Guins T. Sepsis in the urgent care setting. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2021 Mar 7:100968 (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB, Rosman IS, Carlson JC. Application fever: reviewing the causes, costs and cures for residency application inflation. Cureus 2021; 13(3):e13804. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Kirkendoll SD, Carmody JB, Rhone ET. Information quality for residency applicants in Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) and program websites. Cureus 2021; 13(3):e13900. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — …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. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD — Subudhi S and Sriraman N. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021;147(2):e20200441 (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD —  Natasha K. Sriraman. Donor Human Milk: The Disparities Continue. BREADFEEDING MEDICINE, Volume 16, Number 1, 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD — Swathi Vanguri, Hannah Rogers-McQuade, Natasha K. Sriraman and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM Clinical Protocol #14:Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office—Optimizing Care for Infants and Children. BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE. Volume 16, Number 3, 2021, ª Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (Click to Read)

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 Medicine
    • Professor Emerita effective March 16, 2021.
  • Bryan Upham, MD — Division of Emergency Medicine
    • Welcome! Dr. Upham received his MD degree from the University of New Mexico SOM followed by a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Utah and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Presentations:

  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Virtually presented at the Merch Global HPV Roundtable on Gardasil for Prevention of RRP on April 22, 2021.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Division of Medical Genetics
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Moderated the research podium presentations at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Virtual, on April 16, 2021

Recognition:

  • Mark Polak, DO – Division of Anesthesiology
    • Featured by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for consistently going above and beyond for his patients.
  • Kyrie Shomaker, MD — Division of Hospital Medicine
    • Inductee for EVMS Gold Humanist Honor Society in Pediatrics
March 2021

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

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

Publications: 

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Match Statistics Underestimate the Number of Doctors Unable to Obtain Residency Training Positions. Acad Med. 2021 Feb 1;96(2):164. (Click to Read)
  • Rebecca Dorner, MD — Dorner R, et al. Isolated and On Guard: Preparing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families for Life with Hydrocephalus. Am J Perinatol 2021 Jan 17. (Click to Read)
  • Tushar Shah, MD; W. Thomas Bass, MD — Shah TA, Pallera HK, Kaszowski C, Bass WT. Therapeutic hypothermia inhibits the classical complement pathway in a rat model of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Front. Neurosci. | doi: 14.7789/fnins.6461.616778. Front. Accepted for publication January, 6461. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD — Sonia Subudhi and Natasha Sriraman. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics. February 6461, 187 (6) e64644881. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — den Hoed …Samantha A. Schrier Vergano,…et al., Mutation-specific pathophysiological mechanisms define different neurodevelopmental disorders associated with SATB1 dysfunction, The American Journal of Human Genetics (2021). (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Presented “Anatomy of an arms race” at the American Medial Association Webinar entitled “The Residency Application and Match Process: Reflecting Back, Thinking Forward” on March 29, 2021. (Click to View)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented “Update on COVID-19 and Sports” at the Virginia American  Academy of Pediatrics Town Hall on March 23, 2021
  • Rupa Kapoor, MD — Division of Emergency Medicine
    • Presented “Implementing a longitudinal, skills based clinical leadership curriculum for senior pediatric residents” at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Spring Meeting (Virtual) on March 24, 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: 

  • Tushar Shah, MD; W. Thomas Bass, MD — Shah TA, Pallera HK, Kaszowski C, Bass WT. Therapeutic hypo-thermia inhibits the classical complement pathway in a rat model of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Front. Neurosci. (Click to Read)
  • Rebecca Dorner, MD — Dorner R, et. al, Isolated and On Guard: Preparing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families for Life with Hydrocephalus. Am J Perinatol 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD; Brianna Murray, CGC; Lindsey Sawyer, CGC — …Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, Brianna Murray, Lindsey Sawyer, et.al. Variants in GNAI1 cause a syndrome associated with variable features including developmental delay, seizures, and Hypotonia. Genet Med (2021) . (Click to Read)
  • Theresa Guins, MD — …Theresa Guins, MD et. al. Development of Academic Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowships. Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Inc. 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Clingenpeel, MD — Ransford G, Phillip V, Clingenpeel JM. MRI Confirmed Bell’s Palsy Presenting with Multiple Cranial Nerve Involvement. EM Resident, 2020 Dec. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB, Green LM, Kiger PG, Baxter JD, Cassese T, Fancher TL, et al. Medical student attitudes toward USMLE Step 1 and health systems science – a multi-institutional survey. Teach Learn Med 2020. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Heitkamp NM, Morgan LE, Carmody JB, Heitkamp DE. Pediatric program directors should have an active presence on Twitter. Acad Ped 2020. (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Gave a lecture virtually on February 28th as part of “Otolaryngology Updates: 48 Hours of Live Webinar conference,” hosted by UCI School of Medicine, followed by a live question and answer period on his lecture.
  • Angela Hogan, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Preventing Peanut Allergies. Introducing peanuts to babies around six months of age can help prevent peanut allergies. February 16, 2021 (virtual).
    • Presented “GINA Strategy vs NHLBI Asthma Guidelines: Where do they differ?” and “Hot Topics in Pediatric Asthma” at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting in November, 2020 (Virtual)
January 2021

Publications: 

  • Micah Lamb, DO; Joel Brenner, MD — Lamb M, Brenner JS. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Nov; 31(11):558-569. (Click to Read)
  • Joel Clingenpeel, MD — Ransford G, Phillip V, Clingenpeel JM. MRI Confirmed Bell’s Palsy Presenting with Multiple Cranial Nerve Involvement. EM Resident, 2020 Dec. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB, Green LM, Kiger PG, Baxter JD, Cassese T, Fancher TL, et al. Medical student attitudes toward USMLE Step 1 and health systems science – a multi-institutional survey. Teach Learn Med 2020. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Heitkamp NM, Morgan LE, Carmody JB, Heitkamp DE. Pediatric program directors should have an active presence on Twitter. Acad Ped 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Theresa Guins, MD — Theresa Guins, MD et al. Development of Academic Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowships. January 2021. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD — Op-Ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch about maternal morbidity and mortality amongst Black women, specifically, Dr. Wallace, a Pediatric Chief Resident at IU who died after giving birth. (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Presented “Vetting the application in the era of Step 1 P/F” at the Society of University Otolaryngologists/Organization of Program Directors in Otolaryngology webinar series, January 13, 2021.

Recognitions:

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • Appointed to the committee of stakeholders and subject matter experts to review the “Virginia Board of Education Guidelines for Policies on Concussions in Students.”
    • Acted as 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 task force, sports medicine physicians, pediatric cardiologists, and VHSL.
December 2020

Publications: 

  • Craig Derkay, MD — “Competency-based assessment tool for pediatric tracheotomy: International modified Delphi consensus” The Laryngoscope October 21, 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Thomas Gallagher, DO — A Sustainable and Scalable Multidisciplinary Airway Teaching Mission: The Operation Airway 10-Year Experience. Jayawardena ADL, Ghersin ZJ, Mirambeaux M, Bonilla JA, Quin ones E, Zablah E, Callans K, Hartnick M, Sahani N, Cayer M, Hersh C, Gallagher TQ, Yager PH, Hartnick CJ.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Nov;163(5):971-978. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Cohen JK, Schrier Vergano SA, Mazzola S, 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. (Click to Read)
  • Micah Lamb, DO;  Joel Brenner, MD — Lamb M, Brenner JS. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Nov;41(11):557-569. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Presentations:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Presented “A Christmas Carol for the Match: Could the Match unravel?” at the Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One (RRR)/National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conference, December 18, 2020.
  • David Darrow, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented a virtual lecture on “Orodental manifestations of facial port wine stains” for the annual Vascular Birthmarks Foundation meeting in December.

Promotions:

  • Kelly Maples, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Promoted to the ACAAI Executive Committee, which consists of the president, past-past president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and two regents.
  • Angela Hogan, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2020
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2020
  • David Darrow, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics in his secondary appointment. Dr. Darrow’s primary appointment is at the rank Professor in Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Recognitions:

  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH
    • Invited to sit on the National AAP Distric 4 Nominations Committee
    • Invited by the Medical Society of Virginia and the organization’s President, Dr. Arthur Vayer, to sit on the MSV Health Equity Advisory Group.
  • The Hematology-Oncology Division was mentioned by name on The New York Times “The Daily” podcast on 12/23/20. The episode was called “The Year in Good News,” and included a phone call (around the 1 minute mark) from a 3-year-old patient and his mother who described 2020 as being “the best year ever” because of the care he received at CHKD.
November 2020

Presentations:

  • Angela Hogan, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Presented “GINA Strategy vs NHLBI Asthma Guidelines: Where do they differ?” and “Hot Topics in Pediatric Asthma” at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting in November, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Represented the American Academy of Otolaryngology as secretary of the delegation at the Virtual AMA meeting November 14-17.
    • Participated as site visitor at Mott Children’s Hospital / University of Michigan in the American College of Surgeon’s first virtual accreditation site visit for its Children’s Surgical verification program November 12-13.
October 2020

Publications: 

  • James Schmidt, MD; Paul Mullan, MD — A.M.R. Venn, J.M. Schmidt and P.C. Mullan, A case series of pediatric croup with COVID-19, American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2018). (Click to Read)
  • Kent L. Reifschneider, MD — Kevin C.J. Yuen, Brent E. Masel, Kent L. Reifschneider, Melinda Sheffield-Moore,
    Randall J. Urban, Richard B. Pyles. Alterations of the GH/IGF-I Axis and Gut Microbiome after Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Clinical Syndrome? J Clin Endocrinol Metab, September 2020, 105(9):1–11 (Click to Read)
  • Sandip Godambe, MD — Sepanski, R.J., A.L. Zaritsky, and S.A. Godambe. 2020. Identifying children at high risk for infection-related decompensation using a predictive emergency department-based electronic assessment tool. Diagnosis (2020) aop. (Click to Read)
  • Sandip Godambe, MD — Shah RK, Godambe SA Editors. Patient Safety Quality Improve in Healthcare. Springer 2020. (Click to Read)

Presentation:

  • Frank Chocano, MD — Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Clinical Characteristics of Severe Asthma in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic” with Corey Hornersmith at the American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    • Presented “Chest Computer Assisted Tomographic Scan Findings in Severe Asthma in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic” at the American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    • Presented “Flexible Bronchoscopy and Broncho Alveolar Lavage (BAL) Findings in Pediatrics Severe Asthma” at the American Thoracic Society 2020 Virtual Conference.
    • Presented “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Severe Persistent Asthma” with Jarret Slater, MS 4 and Carlos Sendon, MD at the Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Division Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.
  • Carlos Sendon, MD — Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Severe Persistent Asthma” with Jarret Slater, MS 4 and J. Francisco Chocano, MD at the Department of Pediatics, Pulmonary Division Eastern Viriginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • Spoke 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 — Division of Sports Medicine
    • 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.
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
    • Presented virtually at the AAP NCE AAP Section on Breastfeeding (BF) program about the impact of COVID, Telehealth (TH) and BF support/access.
    • Received a Professional Enrichment and Growth (PEG) Grant from EVMS to attend a Women in Healthcare Leadership Conference at Harvard.

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.
September 2020

Publications: 

  • Christos Gabriel, MD; Judith Williams, MD; Alice Werner, MD; Sameer Lapsia, MD;  Cassyanne 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. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Samantha Vergano, MD, Li D, Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Baker J, 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. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — McCague EA, Lamichhane R, Holt N, Schrier Vergano SA. Growth charts for individuals with Coffin-Siris syndrome. Am J Med Genet Part A. 2020;1-10. (Click to Read)
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD — Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP and Allison Boothe Trigg, PhD. Managing Behavioral Issues in Child Care and Schools. AAP. 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Kevin C.J., Yuen, Brent, E. Masel, Kent L. Reifschneider, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Randall J. Urban, Richard B. Pyles. Alterations of the GH/IGF-I Axis and Gut Microbiome after Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Clinical Syndrome? J Clin Endocrinol Metab, September 2020, 105(9):1-11 (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • David Darrow, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented a mini seminar entitled “Kids Today – Guidelines in Pediatric Otolaryngology” at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery virtual annual meeting on September 16, 2020.
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Lead Presenter of “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Part I: Understanding the Changing Landscape after Introduction of HPV Vaccination” and “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Part II: Innovations in Management and Evolution of a New Algorithm for Treatment” AAO-HNSF Virtual Meeting, On-Demand Experience on September 15-16, 2020.
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Sleep Medicine
    • Presented several virtual lectures on pediatric sleep apnea, including “Pediatric OSA Update 2020” and “Controversies in Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy” during the AAO-HNSF Virtual Meeting, On-Demand Experience on September 15-16, 2020.

Awards:

  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    • Earned the 2020 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. This award recognizes an American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) member who has made significant contributions in the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents. Chosen by members of her peers, this award brings distinguished honors to the recipient, and provides a monetary award to the center of Dr. Gleason’s choice. Dr. Gleason has chosen to donate the award money to the mental health program at CHKD.
August 2020

Presentations:

  • Frank Chocano, MD — Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
    • Co-hosted the webinar entitled “A new inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID 19 in Children, International meeting” with Carlos Sendon, MD, sponsored by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, August 2020
  • Carlos Sendon, MD — Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
    • Co-hosted the webinar entitled “A new inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID 19 in Children, International meeting” with J. Francisco Chocano, MD, sponsored by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, August 2020
July 2020

Publications:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Ahmed H, Carmody JB. Double jeopardy: the USMLE for osteopathic medical students. Acad Med 2020; 95(5): 666. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Hammoud MM, Standiford T, Carmody JB. Potential implications of COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle. JAMA 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Patrick R. Blackburn, Matthew J. Schultz, Carrie A. Lahner, Dong Li, Elizabeth Bhoj, Laura J. Fisher, Deborah L. Renaud, Amy Kenney, Niema Ibrahim, Mais Hashem, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Linda Hasadsri, Samantha A. Schrier Vergano. Fowzan S. Alkuraya & Brendan C. Lanpher. Expanding the clinical and phenotypic heterogeneity associated with biallelic variants in ACO2. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of American Neurological Association. May 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Pharmacogenetic testing for psychotropic medications of limited value in children. AAP News “Focus on Subspecialties” section on pharmacogenetic testing. Volume 41, Number 7, July 2020. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD; W. Thomas Bass, MD — Kevin Crow, MD, Rachel Glad, MD, Aisha Venugopal, MD, Jamil H. Khan, MD, Samantha Vergano, MD, W. Thomas Bass, MD. Term Female Newborn with Prenatal Diagnosis of Abdominal Distension and Ascites. NeoReviews, Jul 2020, 21 (7) e483-485. (Click to Read)
  • Eric Werner, MD — Hakim, H, Billet A, Su J, Tang L, Richardson T, Winkle C, Werner E, et al. Mucosal barrier injury-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2020;67(8). (Click to Read)
  • Angela Hogan, MD — Angela Duff Hogan, MD and Todd A Mahr, MD. Update on pediatric asthma treatment options, doses, label changes. AAP News “Focus on Subspecialties” Volume 41, Number 7, July 2020. (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • Kelly Maples, MD — Division of Allergy/Immunology
    • Presented “Advances in Allergy & Asthma Series. Develop a transition process from pediatric to adult allergy care” in webinar form on July 13, 2020

Promotions:

Awards:

Recognitions:

April 2020

Presentations:

  • Kyrie Shomaker, MD — Division of Hospital Medicine
    • Presented “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

Publications: 

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB. Applying Smarter: A critique of the AAMC Apply Smart tools. J Grad Med Educ 2020; 12(1): 10-13. (Click to Read)
  • Kelly 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. Epub 2019 Dec 19. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Craig Derkay, MD. “Management and Outcomes of Button Batteries in the Aerodigestive Tract: A Multi-Institutional Study” The Laryngoscope, 2020 Feb 18. (Click to Read)
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Interviewed on local news about bill banning flavoring and marketing e-cigs to minors. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

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 dedication 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

Publications: 

  • Kelly L. Jones, MD —  “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 Ruby 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. Epub 2019 Dec 19. (Click to Read)

Presentations: 

    • Mike Poirier, MD
      • Moderator of the Pediatric Clinical Case Symposium Southern Society of Pediatric Research New Orleans, LA February 13, 2020.
    • Christopher Foley, MD — Division of Critical Care Medicine; Joel Clingenpeel, MD — Division of Emergency Medicine
      • Presented “Vaping induced Chemical Pneumonitis from E-cigarettes” with L. Moraczewski at the Southern Society of Pediatric Research, presented in New Orleans, LA, on February 13, 2020.
    • Natasha K. Sriraman, MD, MPH — Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
      • Speaking at the National AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) National Meeting in Indianapolis in March.

Recognition: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • 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.

Advocacy:

January 2020

Publications:

  • Rianna Leazer, MD — Co-author on AAP Pediatrics Best Articles of 2019; and acts as part of a group of researchers called the Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative
  • Rianna Leazer, MD — Parental Antibiotic Therapy Duration in Young Infants with Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections. Sanyukta Desai, Paul L. Aronson, Veronika Shabanova, Mark I. Neuman, Frances Balamuth, Christopher M. Pruitt, Adrienne G. DePorre, Lise E. Nigrovic, Sahar N. Rooholamini, Marie E. Wang, Richard D. Marble, Derek J. Williams, Laura Sartori, Rianna C. Leazer, Christine Mitchell, Samir S. Shah and ON BEHALF OF THE FEBRILE YOUNG INFANT RESERACH COLLABORATIVE | September 2019, 144 (3) e20183844 (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Presentations:

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • 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 General 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.

Recognitions:

December 2019

Publications: 

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Newborn Screening in Virginia: The Achilles heel(stick) of the General Pediatrician, December 5, 2019.

Presentations: 

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

Recognition: 

  • Kelly 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

Publications: 

  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Natasha K. Sriraman, MD. You Can Treat Your Postpartum Depression and Still Breastfeed. New York Times. October 23, 2019. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — …Samatha Vergano et al. Clinical spectrum of individuals with pathogenic NF1 missense variants affecting p.Met1149, p.Arg1276, and p.Lys1423: genotype-phenotype study in neurofibromatosis type 1. Human Mutation, 2019;1-17. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Dr. Derkay co-authored the article International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG): Juvenile-Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Consensus Recommendations. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, November, 2019. (Click to Read)
  • Lindsey Sawyer, CGC — Lindsey Sawyer, Heather Creswick, Raymond Lewandowski, John Quillin. Recontacting patients for multigene panel testing in hereditary cancer: Efficacy and insights. J Genet Couns. 2019;00:1-10.
  • Joel Brenner, MD — 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. (Click to Read)

Presentations: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Division of Medical Genetics
    • Presented “2018-2019 Updated Coffin-Siris Syndrome/BAF Pathway Registry” at the 2019 US CSS family conference in Iowa this summer, and presented as a virtual talk at the Australian Coffin-Siris Family conference on November 15th via Skype in Melbourn, Australia.
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Gave a 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 — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented “Concussion Related Vision Issues” at the Continuing Education Series for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, in Virginia Beach, VA on November 4, 2019.

Recognition: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • Invited to be on the inaugural National Youth Sport Advocacy Leadership Team spearheaded by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
October 2019

Presentations: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented a 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).
  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Division of Breastfeeding Medicine
    • Keynote Speaker for American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Regional Meeting on October 26th, 2019, Women in Medicine, the 5 M’s, followed by a book signing.
    • Talked about her New York Times article “You Can Treat Your Postpartum Depression and Still Breastfeed” with Jessica Larche on WTKR-3 TV on October 31, 2019.
September 2019

Publications: 

  • Paul Mullan, MD — 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.  (Click to Read)
  • Paul Mullan, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Paul Mullan, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Paul Mullan, MD — 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 (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — 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) (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Carmody JB, Rajasekaran SK. More on the role of USMLE Step 1 in resident selection. Acad Med 2019; 94(7): 921. PMID 31241564 (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MDThe 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. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Sarah Chagnon, MD — Pediatric NF1: A Clinical Update. September 5, 2019
  • Kelli Petronis, MD — Joint MD-RN Grand Rounds: The A’s to Zzzzzz’s of Sedation in the Radiology Sedation Infusion Unit: What Providers and Nurses Need to Know About Tests/Procedures with Sedation for Their Patients. September 19, 2019.

Presentations: 

  • David Darrow. MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “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
    • Presented “Management of Infantile Hemangioma-The 2019 AAP Guideline” and “Early Onset Hemangioma-A Case Presentation” in Toulouse, France September 25-29, 2019 to participate in Infantile Hemangioma Sharing Days hosted by Pierre Fabre Dermatologie.
  • Cristina Baldassari , MD — Division of Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “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.

Awards:

Recognition: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • Invited to be on the inaugural National Youth Sport Advocacy Leadership Team spearheaded by the AMSSM.
August 2019

Presentations:

  • Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH — Department of Breastfeeding Medicine
    • Keynote Speaker at Philippine Pediatric Society Meeting on August 7-9, 2019. Presented three talks related to breastfeeding.
July 2019

Publications: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Vergano SA, van der Sluijs PJ, Santen G. ARID1B-Related Disorder. 2019 May 23. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2022. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Wrote a report for NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), a rare disease database on Bohring-Opitz Syndrome. June 26, 2019

Presentations: 

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

Promotions: 

  • 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

Awards: 

  • V. Marc Tsou, MD
    • Earned the CSG Award/2019 Svinder Toor Award for outstanding leadership and service by a faculty member
  • Tushar Shah, MD
    • Earned the Faculty Educator (Teacher of the Year) Award

Recognitions: 

  • BEST TEACHING IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
    • Division of Pediatric Hospitalist
  • BEST CLINICAL CARE OF PATIENTS
    • Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
June 2019

Publications: 

  • Kent Reifschnieder, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Nicole Schacherer, MD; Michael Poirer, MD; James Schmidt, MD — 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. (Click to Read)

Presentations: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Presented “Virginia Concussion Initiative: Stakeholder perspectives of disparities in concussion policy implementation” with Nolton EC, Resch JE, Kerr ZY, Broshek D, Reynolds JD, Como-Lesko N, Ambegaonkar JP, Cortes N, Caswell A, and Caswell SV at the 2019 National Athletic Trainers’ Association, June 25 & 26, 2019; Las Vegas, NV..

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 Children is to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have, or are at risk for, heritable disorders. (Click to View)
  • 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

Grants: 

  • Cassyanne Aguiar, MD — Division of Rheumatology
    • To attend the ACR Musculoskele-tal Ultrasound Course and ACR Conference, the NYU Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound for Rheumatologists Course and cover the RhMSUS Certification Exam Application 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 Development 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

Publications:

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Joshua Erickson, MD, Samantha Schrier Vergano, MD, The Hypothermic Newborn. NeoReviews 2019;20;e93. (Click to Read)
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — 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. (Click to Read)

Pediatric Grand Rounds:

  • Thomas Cholis, MD — Autism: A Sometimes Hidden/Unseen Disability in Our Workplace. April 4, 2019
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — The role of USMLE and the NBME in undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and residency selection. April 25, 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 Knowledege 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 Medicine 28th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX April 2019
  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — Division of Nephrology
    • 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.
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “Implications of increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e cigarettes) Moderated for
      Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: An international roundtable discussion” at the World Congress of
      Pediatric ENT in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April, 2019.

Division Recognitions: 

  • 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

Promotions:

  • Joel Brenner, MD
    • Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Sports Medicine; effective July 1, 2019.
    • Re-elected to the Board of Directors for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.
  • Michelle Brenner, MD
    • Promoted from Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics to Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics; effective July 1, 2019.

Awards:

  • Reuben Rohn, MD
    • Awarded Professor Emeritus; effective March 12, 2019.
February 2019

Presentations: 

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Delivered Poster Presentation “Social Determinants of Health Policy Implementation in Virginia Public Schools” at the National Health Policy Conference with Nolton EC, Caswell SV, and Kerr ZY in Washington, DC on Feb 4, 2019.
    • Delivered Plenary and Panel Presentations “Promoting Student Health: Engaging the Primary Care Practice and School Nurses” and “Concussion Care in Student-Athletes: A Clinical and Regulatory Update and How Virginia Schools are Responding” at the VA AAP, VDH, DOE, Children’s Hospital of Richmond Conference in Richmond, VA on February 18, 2019.
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “E-Cigarettes: What Every Otolaryngologist Should Know” at The Sylvan E Stool Memorial Lecturer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on February 6, 2019.
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — Division of Endocrinology
    • Invited to speak at the 2019 Annual Meeting Southern Pediatric Endocrine Society, February 15-17, 2019, Orlando, FL.
January 2019

Presentations:

  • Joel Brenner, MD — Division of Sports Medicine
    • Delivered a Plenary Presentation at the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Winter Meeting “Return to Play: The Pediatric Athlete” in Wintergreen, VA, January 27, 2019
    • Presented “Running Injuries” at Norfolk State University Track and Field Teams in Norfolk, VA, January 31, 2019
November 2018

Publications: 

  • Laura Sass, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Dr. Derkay was quoted in online magazine Forbes.com article “HPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Transmitting Devastating Throat Disease to Children” September, 2018. (Click to Read)

Awards: 

  • David Darrow, MD
    • Will receive the 2018 Otolaryngology Advocacy Award at the American 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.
  • Craig Derkay, MD
    • Asked to serve as Pediatric Otolaryngology Section Editor for the American Journal of Otolaryngology.
October 2018

Presentations:

  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • 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.
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Otolaryngoogy & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Management of Pediatric Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2018” and “Pediatric OSA Update for 2018” at the AAO-HNSF annual meeting October 6-9, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.
August 2018

Publications

  • Joel Brenner, MD DiFiori 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.  (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD Dr. Brenner was interviewed for Time on high school athlete safety. (Click to Read)
July 2018

Publications:

  • Gary Woods, R. Dharma, S. Creary, S. O’Brien, J. Stanek, K. Hor, J. Young, A Dunn, R. Kumar. Venous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease. J Pediatr 2018;197:186-90. (Click to Read)
  • Rupa Kapoor, MD — Andria Tatem, Rupa Kapoor. Management of Multiply Injured Pediatric Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract 2018 Jun: 15(6):1-20. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — …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. (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Otolaryngology & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Changes in Transcranial Ultrasound Velocities in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Undergoing Ade-notonsillectomy” 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.
    • Presented “Correlation between Pediatric OSA Severity and Urinary Cotinine Levels” and served as a moderator of a panel discussion “Clinical Controversies in Pediatric ENT.”
    •  Presented “Patient Selection and Scoring of Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy” at the 20th World Congress of Bronchology and International Pulmonology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, June 13th
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “When Propranolol Fails in SGH”  at the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. June 2018. Stockholm, Sweden.

Honors

  • Kelly Maples, MD
    • 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.
  • Jamil Khan, MD
    • CSG 2018 Excellence in Physician Leadership Award Winner
  • 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
    • 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.

Retirement:

  • Reuben Rohn, MD
    • 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

Publications:

  • Paul Mullan, MD — Sweberg T, Sen AI, Mullan PC, Cheng A, Knight L, Del Castillo J, Ikeyama T, Seshadri R, Hazinski MF, Raymond T, Niles DE, Nadkarni V, Wolfe H; pediatric resuscitation quality (pediRES-Q) collaborative investigators. Description of hot debriefings after in-hospital cardiac arrests in an international pediatric quality improvement collaborative. Resuscitation. 2018 Jul;128:181-187. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Dr. Vergano was 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” by Elizabeth Simpson , The Virginian-Pilot. May 17, 2018, Updated May 19, 2018 (Click to Read)
  • Joel Brenner, MD — Dr. Brenner was interviewed for USA Today on young athletes and personal trainers. (Click to Read)

Honors:

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

Publications:

  • J. Bryan Carmody, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Sanaz Devlin, MD — 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

Publications: 

Presentations:

  • Eric Werner, MD, MMM, FAAP — Division of Hematology/Oncology
    •  Presented “An Implementation Research Case Study: Innovation in Ambulatory Infection Prevention” with Amy Billett, MD, Director of Safety and Quality, Pediatric Hem/Onc, at the Boston Children’s Hospital.Children’s Hospital Association Quality and Safety meeting in San Diego, March 7, 2018.
  • 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”, 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.
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Division of Medical Genetics
    • Presented “Natural history, Surveillance, and Management Recommendations for Individuals with Coffin-Siris Syndrome from genotype-phenotype analysis of 81 individuals” at the American College Medical Genetics Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. April, 2018.
  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • 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
    • Presented “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. COSM conference April 18-22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Otolaryngology & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Management of Recalcitrant OSA after Adenotonsillectomy” at the Children’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. COSM conference April 18-22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland.
March 2018

Publications:

  • Joel Brenner, MD — 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, Virginia, USA. Infection January 2018. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Co-author of Functional Dysregulation of CDC42 Causes Diverse Developmental Phenotypes. The American Journal of Human Genetics 102, 309-320. February 1, 2018. (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • Cristina Baldassari, MD — Division of Otolaryngology & Sleep Medicine
    • Presented “Point – Counterpoint: Surgical management of tongue tie and lip tie in infants and young children” at the January 2018 Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group Meeting (SPOSG) held in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • David Darrow, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • Presented “Office Documentation in Pediatric Otolaryngology” at the January 2018 Southern Pediatric Otolaryngology Study Group Meeting (SPOSG) held in Palm Beach, Florida.

Honors:

  • Theresa Guins, MD
    • 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.
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD
    • Received the HealthCare Hero award 2018. Selected from approximately 100 health care providers nominated by patient/families and awarded based on specific accomplishments, 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.
February 2018

Publications:

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — 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. (Click to Read)
  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Hyperammonemia in Neonates: Looking Beyond Sepsis. Samantha Vergano, MD, Cynthia LeMons. MD. Neonatology Today. 2017;12(12) 15-16. (Click to Read)
  • Kent Reifschneider, MD — 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 Endocrinologists, 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.” (Click to Read)

Presentations:

  • Craig Derkay, MD — Division of Otolaryngology
    • 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?”

Honors:

  • Tushar Shah, MD
    • Elected into the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), Dr. Shah’s election to SPR represents peer recognition of his research achievements in pediatrics.
January 2018

Publications: 

  • Samantha Vergano, MD — Samantha Vergano, MD et al. The ARID1B spectrum in 143 patients: from nonsyndromic intellectual disability to Coffin–Siris syndrome. Genetics in Medicine (2018). (Click to Read)

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.