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In January 2014, Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB), Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and Program Director or the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Whit Holcomb is Surgeon-in Chief and Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.
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. Beierle is a Pediatric Surgeon at Children’s of Alabama focused in surgical oncology, neonatal surgery, burn and trauma care Research: Dr. Beierle's research interest lies in the study of pediatric solid tumors, specifically the signal transduction pathways involved in neuroblastoma.
Julie M. Sroga-Rios, MD, joined the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program in 2018 at CCHMC. She has been a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati since 2012 after completing a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton and was a resident at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Sroga-Rios is an Associate Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Sroga-Rios shares her time between CCHMC and the University of Cincinnati with a focus on fertility preservation and oncofertility.
Dr. Casar Berazaluce is a Pediatric Surgical Innovation Fellow at the Ponsky Lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a Categorical General Surgery Resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She obtained her medical degree from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico. Her interests include pediatric surgery, global surgery, reconstructive surgery, burns, community health, quality of care, process optimization, and medical education.
Dr. Hanke is a Pediatric Surgical Innovation Fellow in the Ponsky Lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, as well as a categorical resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey General Surgery Program in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with specialization in Health Promotion from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She subsequently earned her medical degree at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Her research interests include pediatric surgery, medical and patient education, global surgery, interdisciplinary professionalism development, and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Gibbons is a clinical research fellow at Akron Children's Hospital and a General Surgery resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2016.
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.
Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., a professor and chief of pediatric surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine, was recently appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Additionally, Dr. Islam was recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee.
1. Identify the diagnosis and management of various surgical conditions.
2. Describe newer surgical techniques for common pediatric surgical conditions.
3. Describe methods to improve surgical outcomes for pediatric surgical patients.
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: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.