this event, our co-hosts, Aaron P. Garrison, MD, and Monica Holder, BSN, RN II, CPN, will answer questions from you and other families online 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Aaron Garrison recently joined the Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center after spending the past five years as a pediatric general and colorectal surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Akron Children’s, he completed a pediatric surgery fellowship with a focus on colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s, working closely with Dr. Jason Frischer, the Colorectal Center’s director. Dr. Garrison earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, and completed his surgical internship, residency and pediatric surgery research fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.