Join the multidisciplinary team from Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center as they discuss the current management and new innovations of complex malformation. Benefits of the multidiscipline focus, including urology, gynecology, radiology, psychology and genetics will be emphasized. Topics covered will include the prenatal diagnosis, workup, collaborative management and long-term management. This symposium will be broadcast live to a virtual audience from Cincinnati, Ohio, and feature case presentation and faculty panel discussion, audience polling, questions and debate.
Dr. Frischer is the director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he focused his training on inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, he spent two years as the ECMO fellow and postdoctoral research fellow in angiogenesis at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University. Dr. Frischer completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University. Dr. Frischer has a special interest in pediatric colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), Hirschsprung’s disease anorectal malformations (ARM), fecal incontinence and constipation.
Dr. Breech is the Director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She has been a leader within the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program (CFCPP) since January 2014. She is interested in the development of the optimal interdisciplinary pediatric care delivery model to share with other providers throughout the world.
Dr. Reddy is Director, Division of Pediatric Urology, and is a pediatric and fetal urologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Fetal Center. He obtained his medical degree at Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, and went to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. Additionally, he was a fellow at The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada. Dr. Reddy’s special interests include kidney stones, ESWL, genitourinary surgery, and clinical trials.
Dr. Rymeski is a Pediatric Surgeon, in the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree in 2005 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and went on to complete her general surgery residency at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Rymeski completed fellowship programs at Cincinnati Children’s in vascular anomalies and fetal surgery, ECMO, and Pediatric Surgery. Her interests include colorectal, general pediatric, minimally invasive, and neonatal surgery.
Dr. VanderBrink is a pediatric urologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His career goal is to help children with congenital conditions that affect the urinary tract to achieve the best possible outcomes. This can mean different things to different families and he takes pride in listening to each individual family’s concerns while formulating a treatment plan. His main goals are to preserve kidney function, work towards urinary control and provide opportunities to become independent for their chronic condition. Dr. VanderBrink’s specialties include reconstructive lower urinary tract surgery; neurogenic bladder; and spina bifida.
Medical Director, Vascular Access Team Co-Director, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Dr. Manish Patel, DO, has helped to expand the treatment options for high flow vascular malformations. Dr. Patel is a pediatric interventional radiologist and anassociate professor of radiology. Additionally, he works as d irector of daily operations in the Interventional Radiology team and as the associate fellowship director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Patel obtained his DO degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, and completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His key interests are pediatric interventional radiology, vascular access, and v ascular malformations. He is currently working on research of the effects of rapamycin on VMs as well as treatment options for high flow lesions.
Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program Director of Surgical Research Pediatric Surgeon, Colorectal Center
As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Helmrath has dedicated his career to the care of patients with intestinal failure. The focus of his laboratory is directed towards characterizing intestinal stem cells during intestinal adaptation and developing intestinal regenerative strategies. By combining his clinical experience as the surgical director of intestinal research and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s, his long-term goal is to establish translational therapies for the management of patients with short bowel syndrome.
Dr. Kaul is the Director of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital, in Akron, OH. Currently Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and a Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Ponsky attended Medical School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity includes a self-assessment component as required for the fulfillment of Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program to Physicians.