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Ahn, Edward Sanghoon, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Joint Appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Hemorrhage, Brain Tumors, Cerebral Revascularization, Chiari Malformations, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniosynostosis, Encephalocele, Endoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Moyamoya Disease, Neonatal Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Lesions, Spina Bifida, Spinal Dysraphism, Syringomyelia, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Vascular Malformations
Research Interests: hydrocephalus in premature infants, germinal matrix hemorrhage


  • Fetal Ventriculomegaly: Current Management, Goals, and Expectations
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly
  • Moyamoya Syndrome: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Considerations in the Management of Pediatric Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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Boss, Emily Frances, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Diseases of the Ear, Nose, Throat in Children, Head and Neck Tumors, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sinusitis, Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Children
Research Interests: Patient and family experience of care, provider-family communication, healthcare disparities, and surgical healthcare quality and utilization.


  • Pediatric Sinusitis – Evaluation and Treatment
  • Understanding Vascular Anomalies (including Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations) in Children
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Tracheostomy
  • The Evaluation of Children with Stridor
  • What Every Doctor Should Know About Pediatric Neck Masses

Jenifer Hampsey, MS, RD, CSP


  • Maintaining Adequate Nutrition Status in the Oncology and BMT Patients: Is It Possible?
  • Nutrition in the Patient with Biliary Atresia
  • Pediatric Enteral Formulas-Which, When, and Why
  • The Pediatric Wounded Gut
  • Feeding the Wounded Gut
  • Feeding the Infected Gut
  • Closed Enteral Feeding Systems in Children: Best Practices and Outcomes
  • Tips for Healthy Living with Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nutrition in Crohn’s Disease

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Jallo, George Issa, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achondroplasia, Arachnoid Cysts, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brain Cancer, Brain Stem Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Chiari Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Endoscopy, Epilepsy Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Brain Cancer, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Pituitary Tumors, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Dysraphism, Spine Tumors


  • Hydrocephalus in Children
  • Minimally Invasive Intracranial Neurosurgery (Endoscopic/Endoscope Assisted)
  • Brainstem and Spinal Cord Tumors: New Treatment Paradigms
  • Chiari Syndrome: What is it and How Best to Treat

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Lin, Sandra Yi-Sheng, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Allergic Diseases, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric, Head and Neck Surgery, Immunotherapy, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sinus Problems - Pediatric, Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis, Sublingual Immunotherapy
Research Interests: sinusitis and allergic rhinits, Pediatric sleep apnea


  • Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Sinusitis
  • Effects of Allergy on Otolaryngic Diseases
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy in Children

* Please note that Dr. Lin requests an honorarium

Meredith Loveless, M.D.


  • Common Problems in Pediatric Gynecology
  • HPV and Cervical Dysplasia in the Adolescent—What’s New?
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Adolescent
  • DVT Prophylaxis and Gynecology Surgery
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Emergencies
  • Abdominal Pain in the Adolescent: When is it Gynecologic?
  • Potpourri of Gynecology Topics

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Oliva-Hemker, Maria M, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Director of Ped. Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Stermer Family Professor of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gastrointestinal Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Autoimmune enteropathy, Eosinophilic gastroenteritis


  • An Overview of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Celiac Disease in Children
  • Probiotics and Pediatrics
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Managing Constipation

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Schwarz, Kathleen B, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Director Pediatric Liver Center
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Biliary Atresia, Biliary Disease, Cholestatic Liver Diseases of Childhood, Cirrhosis, Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease, Gallbladder Disorders, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, E, and G, Homelessness, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Research Interests: Biliary atresia, Cholestatic liver diseases of children, Cystic fibrosis liver disease, Pediatric acute liver failure, Hepatitis C in children, Hepatitis B in children, Viral diseases of the liver


  • Evaluation of Neonatal Cholestasis: Biliary Atresia and Beyond
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatitis B in Children
  • Hepatitis C in Children
  • Metabolic Liver Disease in Children
  • What to do When That ALT Goes Up?

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Tunkel, David Eric, M.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Airway Disorders, Chronic Sinonasal Infection and Ear Disease, Diseases of the Ear, Nose, Throat in Children, Neck Masses, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Chronic Sinonasal Infection and Ear Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Neck Masses, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea
Research Interests: Sleep apnea in children, Airway reconstruction in children, Otolaryngologic manifestations of skeletal dysplasias, Clinical practice guideline development for otolaryngologic infections in children


  • An Overview of Pediatric Neck Masses
  • Otitis Media – Medical and Surgical Treatments
  • Pediatric Sinusitis
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Children

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Vricella, Luca A, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Chief of Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Coarcation, Aortic Surgery, Atrial Septal Defects, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiopulmonary Transplant, Circulatory Support Devices, Complex Aortic Root Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease - Adult, Congenital Heart Disease - Pediatric, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Heart Bypass, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Marfan Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, Pacemakers, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Valvular Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device, Ventricular Septal Defect
Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Cerebral protection in pediatric cardiac surgery


  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplantation
  • Complex Aortic Root Surgery
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation



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