Faculty Photo

When Is the Right Time? Referring Patients for Preemptive Kidney Transplant in the Pediatric and Adult Populations
Peter L. Abt, MD
Liver Transplant Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania;
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Innovative Approaches to Tackling Nonadherence in the Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipient: From Family to Facebook
Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Supporting the Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients
Lamia P. Barakat, PhD
Director, Psychosocial Services
Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Thyroid Cancer in Children and Adolescents: Beyond Survival
Andrew J. Bauer, MD
Medical Director, The Thyroid Center
Division of Endocrinology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Valve Replacement
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Brooke Roberts - William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery
Vice Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Neonate
Thane A. Blinman, MD, FAAP
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

In Vitro Fertilization: Methods to Prevent Multiple Births
Samantha Butts, MD MSCE
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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New Horizons in Lung Transplant: Ex Vivo Perfusion
Edward Cantu, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Innovations in Childhood Cancer: What’s New, What’s on the Horizon
Elizabeth Fox, MD
Head, Developmental Therapeutics
Attending Physician
Division of Oncology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Proton Therapy—Precision Therapy to Protect Children
Christine E. Hill-Kayser, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Incidence, Options and Outcomes
Maarouf Hoteit, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Spina Bifida: From Problem to Practice
Lori J. Howell, RN, MS
Executive Director, The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Placental Complications in Identical Twins
Mark P. Johnson, MD, MS
Attending Physician
Obstetrical Director, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
George Loeb Harrison Endowed Research Chair in Fetal Therapy
Professor of Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges in the 21st Century
Yuli Y. Kim, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Hand Transplantation—What Does the Future Hold?
L. Scott Levin, MD
Paul D. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Proton Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer in Adults
James M. Metz, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Division
Radiation Oncology
Editor and Chief, OncoLink
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Waiting for a Liver Transplant: Living Donation
Kim Olthoff, MD, FACS
Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania;
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Immunosuppression Withdrawal in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients
Elizabeth Rand, MD
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Advances in Catheter Diagnosis and Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease: XMRI and Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Therapy
Jonathan Rome, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mechanical Circulatory Support in Children
Joseph Rossano, MD, FAAP, FACC
Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
Attending Physician, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Professor
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Long-term Renal Outcomes Among Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Rebecca L. Ruebner, MD
Pediatric Nephrology Fellow
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Patient With Single Ventricle Type of CHD: Challenges and Opportunities From Fetal Stage to Adulthood
Jack Rychik, MD, FACC
Robert and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Director, Fetal Heart Program and Single Ventricle Survivorship Program
The Cardiac Center;
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transplant Research/Tolerance: The Holy Grail
Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD
Eldridge L. Eliason Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation Surgery
Director, Penn Transplant Institute
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania;
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Photo

Airway Disease—Reconstructive Surgical Innovations in the Neonate
Steven Sobol, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Attending Otolaryngologist
Center for Pediatric  Airway Disorders
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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An Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation
Edward Stadtmauer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Bariatric Surgery: A Viable Option for Severe Obesity?
Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, MA, FRCS
Instructor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chronic Lung Disease in the Neonate: Can We Tame This Wild Horse?
Huayan Zhang, MD
Attending Neonatologist
Medical Director, Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Planning Committee

Peter Abt, MD
Director, Pancreas Transplant Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Ellen Feinstein, RD, MHA, FACHE
Service Line Director, Oncology and Transplant
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Denise M. DuPont
Manager, Transplant Outreach and Communication
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Lori Howell, RN, MS
Executive Director, The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Diane Jakobowski, RN, MSN
Administrator
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Joan Jenaway
Director, Payor Relations
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Barbara Lindberg, JD, BSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Education

Patti O’Connor, RN, MS
Nurse Coordinator, Neonatal Outreach Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kim Olthoff, MD
Director, Liver Transplant Program
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mary Jo Timlin-Hoag, RN, MSN, MPH
Service Line Director, Cardiac Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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