Past Events

Pediatric Surgery Updates for the PCP

Aired on 11.11.2020
Pediatric Surgery Updates for the PCP CME, CNE, ABP MOC

Cincinnati Children’s hosted a free live webinar concerning Pediatric Surgery Updates on November 11, 2020, from 7:00-8:00am (EST).

This webinar featured short 10 minute or less topical updates from Pediatric Surgery faculty with opportunity for Q&A following each presentation. Learn more about Cincinnati Children's Community Practice Support Tools at:

For this On-Demand recording of a live event, there is CME, CNE, and ABP MOC education credit available. To receive continuing education you must have a CME profile. Create one at:





Rebeccah L. Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is the Associate Director of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is Director and Co-Founder of the Buckle Up for Life program, a community-based motor vehicle injury prevention program addressing disparities in the Hispanic and African-American communities which is funded through a grant from Toyota. Her research interests lie in trauma and injury prevention.

Meera Kotagal, MD, MPH

Dr. Kotagal joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2016 as a pediatric surgery fellow and completed that training in 2018. In November 2018, she joined CCHMC as a full-time faculty member. Her interests include pediatric colorectal surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, and pediatric trauma. Dr. Kotagal has a long-standing interest and experience in global surgery and joins Cincinnati Children’s as the director of the Pediatric Surgery Global Health Program.

Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH

Dr. Ishman is a Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine, Surgical Director of the Upper Airway Center, and Medical Director of Utilization Management for the Healthvine health network at CCHMC. She is dual board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine and her clinical practices are focused on the management of infant and persistent OSA. She has authored over 175 original research papers, 19 book chapters and is the current President of the International Surgical Sleep Society.

Vincent Mukkada, MD

Dr. Mukkada specializes in care and research related to pediatric gastroenterology, specifically, eosinophilic gastrointestinal (GI) disease and pediatric feeding disorders. His research is primarily influenced by the health issues seen every day in these patients. Dr. Mukkada is the medical director of Cincinnati Children’s inpatient gastroenterology floor. In 2010, he was awarded a national Junior Faculty research award from the NASPGHAN. Dr. Mukkada also achieved the highest patient satisfaction score in Q1 of 2019 from the Pediatrics Dept. at CCHMC

Bhargava Mullapudi, MD

Dr. Bhargava Mullapudi is an assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery within the surgical division of General and Thoracic, General and Thoracic Surgery. His clinical research interests are pediatric transplant outcomes and his varied clinical interests include Pediatric liver, kidney, intestinal & multi-visceral transplantation; mid-aortic syndrome; renal auto transplantation; reno-vascular hypertension; hepatobiliary surgery; pediatric general and thoracic surgery; minimally invasive approach to lung malformations; tracheo-esophageal fistulas; duodenal atresia; choledochal cysts; other complex problems. In addition to English he speaks Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Nelson Rosen, MD

Dr. Rosen has been named the Associate Director of the Colorectal Center. He obtained his medical degree at Temple University in 1994 and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2000 where he focused his training on Pediatric Colorectal and Urogenital reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rosen completed a fellowship in Pediatric Colorectal Surgery at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in 2001 and then his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital of the University of Montreal, in Canada. Dr. Rosen served as the only fellowship-trained pediatric colorectal surgeon in the NY metropolitan area from 2005-2018. His areas of focus include cloacal malformations, anorectal malformations, fecal incontinence, constipation and intestinal dysmotility, Hirschsprung’s disease and pilonidal disease. Dr. Rosen serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and currently commands the 8th Medical Brigade based in Staten Island, NY.

Greg M. Tiao, MD

Richard and Geralyn Azizkhan Chair in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery, UC Department of Pediatrics

Stephen Warrick, MD

Steve is a native of Whitesburg, KY, & graduate of the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville School of Medicine (2008) and pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2011). After Steve’s chief residency year at Children’s he worked in the primary care continuity clinic at CCHMC and continued to pursue his interests in global health and resident education. He has a Master's Degree in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati. He is also interested in preventive medicine, care of newborns, and quality improvement.


7:00 am - 7:10 am
Opening Remarks & Introductions

7:10 am - 7:20 am
7:20 am - 7:30 am
Ingested Foreign Bodies

7:30 am - 7:40 am
Pilonidal Disease
7:40 am - 7:50 am
Abdominal Pain
7:50 am - 8:00 am

Topics Covered


  • Identify and differentiate common causes of acute abdominal pain, and initial steps in the evaluation of these patients.
  • Identify best practice for the evaluation, referral, and treatment of pectus excavatum based on age, severity of defect, and symptoms.
  • Identify best practice for the evaluation, workup, initial management, and referral of patients with pilonidal disease. 
  • Identify red flags requiring urgent referral to the Emergency Department for evaluation of children after foreign body ingestion.

Disclosures and Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME – Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE - This activity is approved for a maximum 1.0 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.


MOC – Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit. Cincinnati Children’s will upload all points earned January 1 – October 31 in the year in which they were earned. Points earned on or after November 1st will be uploaded to the ABP the following calendar year.

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