Past Events

Bowel Management Updates & Innovations Live Q&A

Aired on 12.11.2018
Bowel Management Updates & Innovations Live Q&A

Cincinnati Children’s hosted a live, online, Q&A for parents of children with complex anorectal malformations.

During our event, Aaron P. Garrison, MD, and Monica Holder, BSN, RN II, CPN, provided an overview of available bowel management treatments and techniques then answered questions in real-time.

The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the most comprehensive pediatric colorectal centers in the world. Each year, our team cares for more than 700 patients with Hirschsprung disease, anorectal malformations, inflammatory bowel disease and other colorectal conditions. U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s the nation’s second-best pediatric hospital.


The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s will host a live Q&A for families of the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky (SBAK) on the topic of Bowel Management.

Directors & Faculty


Monica Holder, BSN, RN II, CPN

Monica Holder, BSN, RN II, CPN is our Nurse Coordinator for the Colorectal Center. In her role, she is responsible for the day to day clinical operations, and lead nurse for the team. Monica has been with the Colorectal Center for over 17 years both inpatient and outpatient, and is recognized both nationally and internationally for her expertise in the care of our colorectal patients. She is a member of the Pull-Through Network (PTN), as well as the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. (APSNA), in which she is co-chair of a Bowel Management Program Special Interest Group.  She is a graduate of Miami University /Good Samaritan Hospital and from Mt. St. Joseph for her BSN.  She holds a Certification in Pediatric Nursing.  Her expertise is in IBD, HD, ARM, constipation and fecal incontinence.

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.

Additional Faculty


Topics Covered

Bowel Management