Directors & Faculty
Michael J. Rutter, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Director of Clinical Research UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rutter specializes in tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery, and is an integral part of the collaborative treatment team in the Esophageal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Hugo Rodriguez, MD
Chief of the Respiratory Endoscopy Department, National Pediatric Hospital Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan. Buenos Aires. Argentina Board member Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (IAPO) Board member Societa ORL Latina General Secretary World Congress of Pediatric ENT 2019 Director of congresses of the Federacion Argentina de Sociedades de Otorrinolaringologia (FASO) Past-president Argentine Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Phonoaudiology (AAOFP) Consultant of the Latin-American Susysafe Project
Claudia Schweiger, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist. Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division of Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre. Associate Professor – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Post-Graduation Course in Pediatrics - PPGSCA). President of the State Committee of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Sociedade Gaúcha de Pediatria (SBP-RS). Member of the National Committee of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria (SBP). Clinical Interests: Airway surgery and Pediatric dysphagia.
Catherine Hart, MD
Catherine K. Hart, MD is a faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Otolargyngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Alessandro de Alarcon, MD
Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH, is a faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Aaron Garrison, MD
Dr. Garrison is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery at CCHMC. He is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship. His clinical interests include congenital colorectal and esophageal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and minimally invasive surgery.
Daniel Von Allmen, MD
Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.
Philip Putnam, MD
Philip E. Putnam, MD, is the director of Endoscopy Services within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His focuses of care involve Eosinophilic enteritis; abdominal pain; gastroesophageal reflux; complex nutrition related to the GI tract; GI bleeding; inflammatory bowel disease; diarrhea and failure to thrive.
Cherie Torres-Silva, MD
Cherie Torres-Silva, MD, MPH, is a faculty member of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.
9:00 am - 9:10 am
9:10 am - 9:30 am
Definition of Aspiration
9:30 am - 10:10 am
What can be aspirated and how to diagnosis it
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Functional Surgical Management
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Surgical Management of Anatomical Anomalies
· Aspiration – defined
· What can be aspirated
· Diagnostic Testing for Aspiration
· Non-surgical Management of Aspiration
· Functional Surgical Management of Aspiration
· Surgical management of anatomical anomalies
1. Discuss Aspiration, what is it and what can be aspirated
2. Discuss non-surgical management of aspiration
3. Discuss non-functional management of aspiration
4. Discuss functional management of aspiration