July Online Connection 2011
Edith Allen, MD, General Pediatrics, PCMG
Kevin Chapman, MD, Neurology, PCMG
Kathryn Ann Coffman, MD, General Pediatrics/Child Protection Team, PCMG
John Egelhoff, DO, Neuroradiology, PCMG
John Fulton, PhD, Psychology, PCMG
Lisa Grimaldi, MD, Critical Care, PCMG
Toni Gross, MD, Emergency Medicine, PCMG
Scott Jorgensen, MD, Radiology, PCMG
John Kerrigan, MD, Neurology, PCMG
Lisa Lynn Kirsch, MD, General Pediatrics/Child Protection Team, PCMG
Kara Lewis, MD, Neurology, PCMG
Dennis Lund, MD, Pediatric Surgery, PCMG
Lilia Parra-Roide, MD, General Pediatrics, PCMG
Leslie Quinn, MD, General Pediatrics/Child Protection Team, PCMG
Aparna Rao, MD, Pulmonology, PCMG
Rohit Rao, MD, Critical Care/Cardiology, PCMG
Robert Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Critical Care, PCMG
Kristen Samaddar, MD, General Pediatrics, PCMG
Laura Sweetman, MD, Neurology, PCMG
Matthew Troester, DO, Neurology, PCMG
Kitman Wai, MD, Critical Care, PCMG
David Brachman, MD, Radiation Oncology
Tracey Bryce, MD, Anesthesiology
Tyler Carter, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry
Julie Crawford, MD, Urgent Care
Jung Dao, MD, Ophthalmology
Todd Farnworth, MD, Plastic Surgery
Robert Gross, MD, Ophthalmology
Laurie Jones, MD, General Pediatrics
Tiffany Pankow, MD, Family Medicine
Barbara Pockaj, MD, General Surgery
Amy Rampley, DO, General Pediatrics
Samara Shipon, DO, Pain Management
Kris Smith, MD, Neurosurgery
Robert Spetzler, MD, Neurosurgery
Jeffrey Steinfeldt, MD, Anesthesiology
Deborah Tsingine, MD, Family Medicine
James Tucker III, MD, Anesthesiology
To better serve community physicians and patients in the East Valley, Phoenix Children’s Division of Radiology has extended its ultrasound hours at its Specialty and Urgent Care - East Valley Center. Ultrasound is now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule a patient at the East Valley Center, please call (602) 933-1215.
Phoenix Children’s Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics will begin publishing “Break”ing News, a quarterly e-newsletter for physicians and patient families that provides the latest information on the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, the division and the physicians who compose the team. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, email email@example.com.
Phoenix Children’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer Murray Pollack, MD, MBA, has accepted the position of Chair for the newly formed Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.
This is the first new clinical department for the Phoenix campus and follows the affiliation announcement last fall between the College of Medicine – Phoenix and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The new Department of Child Health in Phoenix that Dr. Pollack oversees will incorporate community faculty city-wide, including at Maricopa Integrated Health System, who have been part of the pediatric curriculum for university students for many years.
Congratulations to Dr. Pollack, on this significant appointment.
Phoenix Children’s physicians Roberta Adams, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic/Phoenix Children’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Grace Caputo, MD, director of the Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program, and Cristina Carballo, MD, director of the Neuro-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, are finalists for the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2011 Health Care Heroes Awards.
In the Physician category, Adams and Carballo are finalists. Caputo is a finalist in the category of Health Care Education. Congratulations to all three physicians.
As you know, the Grand Opening of the new Hospital has brought a great deal of change to Phoenix Children’s, among them new phone numbers. For your convenience, the Hospital has posted its Quick Reference Directory, which includes a comprehensive list of department and division phone numbers, to its Physician Network. Access the Quick Reference Directory.
Phoenix Children’s recently received word of the renewal of a $187,391 First Things First grant to continue funding its Developmental Pediatrics Physician Training Program. The program, overseen by Robin Blitz, MD, helps train faculty physicians and residents during their developmental pediatrics rotation in the use of standardized screening tools at AAP-recommended well-child checks to ensure the early identification of children with developmental delays and disorders.
A large portion of the funds will be used to purchase CHADIS, a web-based tool providing screening and scoring prior to the visit with the physician, increasing the number of children screened and diagnosed with developmental delays and autism by automating the process.