October 2011 Online Connection
Kristi Boles, MD, General Pediatrics, PCMG
Jaime Alkon, MD, Cardiology
Michael Bloss, MD, Radiology
Mary Bonn, MD, Anesthesiology
Lee Anne Denny, MD, Family Medicine
Carla Dormer, MD, Anesthesiology
Suganya Kathiravan, MD, Neonatology
Lisa Mansueto, MD, Ophthalmology
Dana Seltzer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
Jaime Balderrama, MD
Ronald Fischler, MD
Andrea Houfek, MD
Jacobo Lourdes, MD
Steven Spiess, MD
Alexandru Tanase, MD
Radiologists play a key role as health care providers for children. Radiology and CT scanning are critical in diagnosing illness in pediatric patients. The use of this technology impacts their treatment and improves patient outcomes. Exposure at such a young age gives children a longer time to develop radiation-related cancers. The Division of Radiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital employs the safest imaging techniques and protocols, including reducing the amount of radiation used and scanning only the indicated area.
Phoenix Children's is proud to play an active role in the Image Gently initiative, a national campaign to minimize radiation doses in children without compromising diagnostic quality. Phoenix Children's is committed to the lowest radiation dose possible and tailors all imaging studies to the size of the child and specific diagnostic needs.
The Division of Radiology offers services at Phoenix Children’s main campus and specialty and urgent care centers in the east and northwest valleys. To refer a patient, please call (602) 933-1213.
Carolyn Hickman, PNP, of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s, a PhD candidate in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, received a one-year fellowship training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The grant will fund her dissertation research examining the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary effects of a cognitive behavioral intervention in adolescents with chronic daily headaches. Congratulations, Ms. Hickman, on this achievement.
Congratulations to the following Phoenix Children’s Hospital physicians who are working to further the Hospital’s research efforts and have published the following articles:
- Rustin Morse, MD, co-authored “Hospital-Level Compliance With Asthma Care Quality Measures at Children’s Hospitals and Subsequent Asthma-Related Outcomes” in JAMA.
- P. David Adelson, MD, co-authored “Common Data Elements for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Recommendations from the working group on demographics and clinical assessment” in Journal of Neurotrauma.
- David Notrica, MD, and Pamela Garcia-Filion, along with our former Trauma Program Director Deb Brown, RN, BSN, MHA, published “Development of a pediatric Level 1 trauma center at a freestanding children’s hospital: staff attitudes and perceptions before and after trauma designation” in Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
- Tamir Miloh, MD, co-authored “A Clinical Prediction Rule and Platelet Count Predict Esophageal Varices in Children” in Gastroenterology and “Developmental and disease-related influences on self-management acquisition among pediatric liver transplant recipients” in Pediatric Transplantation.
- Blake Bulloch, MD, and Stephanie Zimmerman, MD, along with others co-authored “Child Abuse Education: An Objective Evaluation of Resident and Attending Physician Knowledge” in Pediatric Emergency Care.
- John Kerrigan, MD, co-authored “Gelastic epilepsy and hypothalamic hamartomas: neuroanatomical analysis of brain lesions in 100 patients” in Brain.
Please plan to attend the next Office Manager Forum, “The Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Associated Best Practices,” taking place Wednesday, October 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a free event being held at the Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center on the campus of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1920 E. Cambridge Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85006. Free lunch is provided. For more information, please contact Karen Pennington at (602) 933-3300.
Please join us for the Third Annual Fetal Cardiology Symposium being held from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6, at the Embassy Suites Biltmore Fashion Park, 2630 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Online registration is available at www.fetalcardio.com. For registration by telephone or other requests, contact JoAnna Cunningham in the Office of Medical Education at Phoenix Children’s Hospital at (602) 933-0766.