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.
Director, Colorectal Center
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.
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.
Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He 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. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.
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.
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.