Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD, is the surgical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center since July 2013. She is also the director of the Vascular Anomalies Fellowship. Dr. Dickie is an assistant professor with the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery 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.
Founding Director, Colorectal Center Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery. Since 1982 until the present, Dr. Peña has been traveling all over the world, lecturing and operating on children affected by this particular malformation. At the present time, Dr. Peña dedicates 80 percent of his time to the treatment of anorectal problems in children. Seventy percent of the patients operated on by Dr. Peña at Cincinnati Children's come from other states and from all over the world.
Andrea Bischoff is a pediatric surgeon for the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at University of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil. Her general surgery residency and pediatric surgical fellowship were completed at Brasilia University Hospital - Brasilia, Brazil.
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. 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.
Robert M. Filler Chair and Chief, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Richard Wood is a Pediatric Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction in Columbus, OH. He trained General Surgery in the United Kingdom and South Africa and completed Pediatric Surgery training at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. He subsequently completed a Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His areas of interest are complex pelvic reconstructive surgery and outcomes research in colorectal surgery.
Maria A. Calvo-Garcia, MD, received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She completed her residency at Gregorio Maranon University General Hospital, University of Madrid, Spain. She was a staff radiologist at Ambulatorio Moratalaz, Virgen de la Torre Hospital, Madrid, Spain. In 1994 she served as staff radiologist at Badalona Hospital, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain until June 2001 with a six-month visiting fellowship at Dijkzigt Hospital, Erasmus Univ. of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Feb 1998-July 1998). She came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center first as a research assistant in radiology and then as a clinical fellow until 2004, when she became staff.
Dr. Shumyle Alam specializes in pediatric pelvic and urogenital reconstruction. He is sought for his special expertise in the management and treatment of complex urologic conditions. Patients come to see Dr. Alam from across the country and around the world for his experience in performing surgeries that restore form and function, improving quality of life for children. He is nationally and internationally known for his expertise in the treatment of anorectal malformations, disorders of sexual development, bladder disorders (such as neurogenic bladder and posterior urethral valves), complex and reoperative hypospadias, and patients with end-stage renal disease.