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Alaish, Samuel Matthew, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Center for Intestinal Rehab and Cure Using Science (CIRCUS)
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship and International Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anti-reflux Surgery, Biliary Atresia, Biliary Disease, Biliary Tract Surgery, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Choledochal Cyst, Cholestasis, Cholestatic Liver Diseases of Childhood, Congenital Anomalies, Esophageal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Tumors, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
 
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Baschat, Ahmet Alexander, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Joint Appointment in Surgery
Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrops, Fetal Hydrothorax, Fetal Surgery, Fetal Tracheal Balloon Occlusion, Fetoscopy, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Placental Dysfunction, Prenatal Ultrasound, Spina Bifida, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
 
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Colombani, Paul M, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Robert Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Chairman, Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Burns, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Liver Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatrics, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic, Thoracic Surgery, Transplants
 
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Garcia, Alejandro Vera, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director of the ECMO Program
Co-Director of the Pediatric Surgical Colorectal Program
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anorectal Disorders, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Colorectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
 
Photo of Dr. David Joel Hackam, M.D., Ph.D.

Hackam, David Joel, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Cell Biology
Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Crohn's Disease, Diaphragmatic Hernia, General Surgery, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome, Tracheoesophageal Fistula
 
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Jelin, Eric Bradley, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Fetal Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Advanced Laparoscopy, Anti-reflux Surgery, Biliary Atresia, Biliary Tract Surgery, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Oncologic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Thoracic Surgery, Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Wilms Tumor
 
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Lukish, Jeffrey R, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Congenital Anomalies, General Surgery, Hirschsprung's Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics, Surgery
 
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Miller, Jena Lyn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrops, Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Gynecology, High Risk OB, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Placental Dysfunction, Prenatal Ultrasound, Spina Bifida, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
 
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Nasr, Isam Waddah, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Pediatric Trauma Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Co-Director of the Pediatric Surgical Colorectal Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Chest Wall Reconstruction, Critical Care Medicine, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Congenital Anomalies, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Oncologic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Robotic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Trauma Surgery
 
Photo of Dr. Howard Irwin Pryor, II, M.D.

Pryor, Howard Irwin, M.D. II

Instructor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
 
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Rhee, Daniel Sangkyu, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Congenital Anomalies, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
 
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Stewart, Fray Dylan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Co-Director, Pediatric Colorectal Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Neonatal Congenital Anomalies, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Burns, Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
 

Pediatric Surgical Fellows

  • Senior fellow: Daniel Levin, M.D.
  • Junior fellow: Seth Goldstein, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Surgeons

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is located in St. Petersburg, Fla. The hospital phone number is 727-767-4170.

  • Paul Colombani, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Nicole M. Chandler, M.D.
  • Paul D. Danielson, M.D.
  • Richard P. Harmel Jr., M.D.
  • Elizabeth N. Walford, M.D.

International Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery

The international fellowship in pediatric surgery is a two-year nonaccredited shared training experience with Johns Hopkins Pediatric Surgery and University of Maryland Medical Center.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Cathy Baldino, C.R.N.P.
  • Margaret Birdsong, C.R.N.P.
  • Michelle Felix, C.R.N.P. (Transplant Division)
  • Karen Glassman, R.N.
  • Sarah Russo, C.R.N.P.
  • Kristen Wharton, C.R.N.P.
  • Susan Ziegfield, C.R.N.P.

Pediatric Staff

  • Reatha Holt, supervisor and administrative assistant to Dr. David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Donna Riley, pediatric surgery fellowship coordinator
  • Juanita Foster, senior medical office coordinator
  • Kay Thilert, senior medical office coordinator
  • Shante Webb, medical office coordinator

Pediatric Trauma and Burn Staff

  • Susan Ziegfield, C.R.N.P., Trauma and Burn Program manager
  • Lisa Puett, R.N., Trauma and Burn Program coordinator
  • Franklin Blankson, Trauma Burn Program registrar
  • Nafessa Jawed, Senior Project Analyst
  • Latanya Williams, Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program registrar

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