Pediatrics and Neonatal Nursing - Open Journal
John E. Nathan, DDS, MDS
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology/Dentistry
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Departments of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama
Birmingham and Case Western
Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
• Received DDS from Northwestern University (1975 )
• Completed the General Practice Residency at the VA Lakeside Hospital before completing the 3 yr pediatric dental residency
• MDS degree from the University of Connecticut (1979)
• Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Postgraduate Program Director, University of Illinois (1979-1986)
• Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Rush University College of Medicine (1980-1987)
• Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Northwestern University Dental School (1988-1998)
• Assoc Professor , Dept of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Dentistry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1998-Present)
• Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa (1999-2011)
• University of Alabama, Birmingham (2003-Present)
• Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies Childrens Hospital, Cleveland (2007-Present)
William J. Keenan, MD
Department of Pediatrics & OB/GYN
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
MD-Loyola University, Chicago, (1964)
POST GRADUATE TRAINING:
• Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA (1964-1965)
• Boston City Hospital, Boston University, Pediatrics (1965-1966)
• Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center, Pediatrics (1966-1967)
Dr. James Sutherland, Perinatal Physiology, University of Cincinnati (1967-1969)
ACADEMIC WORK HISTORY AND APPOINTMENTS:
• Liaison Cincinnati Health Department and University of Cincinnati (1969-1973)
• Assistant, Associate and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati (1969-1980)
• Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Louis University (1980-present)
• Director of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Saint Louis University (1980-2009)
ADDITIONAL PERTINENT WORK HISTORY:
• Director, Perinatal Outreach, Saint Louis University (1980-present)
• Director, Southern Illinois Perinatal Education and Quality Improvement Program (1983-present)
• Director, Office of International Affairs, American Academy of Pediatrics (2007-2010)
• North American Representative, International Pediatrics Association (Chair, Child Health Advocacy Committee) (2007-2010)
• Executive Director, International Pediatric Association (2010-present)
• Steering Committee Member-China Ministry of Health, China Perinatal Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fountain of Life program (interdisciplinary neonatal resuscitation training in 10 and now30 provinces) (2004-present)
• Steering Committee Member, The First Golden Minute program, Ministry of Health, Government of India, Indian Association of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics (2009-present)
Ruth Williams-Hooker, MS, RD, EdD, FAND
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate Professor and Director
Clinical Nutrition Masters/ Dietetic Internship Program
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Dr. Williams-Hooker worked at St Jude Childrens Research Hospital for 19 years. While there, she became interested in research with children who have sickle cell disease and how they may benefit from nutrition interventions. Additionally, she did research on ways to improve quality of life in children with cancer.
She has taught classes at Shelby State Community College and Union University and the University of Memphis, part time, before coming to UM full time in 2008.
Dr. Williams-Hooker continues her research with children who have sickle cell anemia or cancer. She collaborates with St Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
Naeem Mahfooz, MD
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA
Dr. Mahfooz graduated in 2006 from King Edward Medical College. He had done his Pediatric Internship and Residency from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Presently, he is doing his Pediatric Neurology Residency from University at Buffalo. He is currently involved in multiple research projects. His future goal is to become an academic Pediatric Epileptologist.
Andreas M. Fette, MD, PGD, DDU, EMDM, F.MAS, EBSQ, EBPS
University of Pécs, Medical School
Dr. Andreas M. Fette is a Professor at the University of Pécs, Medical School, Hungary.
Patricia Bowyer, OTR, EdD, MS, FAOTA
Associate Director and Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Texas Womans University
6700 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Dr. Bowyer is Associate Director and Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, Institute of Health Sciences, the Texas Medical Center, Texas Woman’s University-Houston. Dr. Bowyer is the primary developer of the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE). Her research applies qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
Dr. Bowyer has 13 years of experience working with children and youth with disabilities. She has worked in school settings, home health, community based centers, and private practice. She received a certificate and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Dr. Bowyer was a postdoctoral research associate at Johns Hopkins University and a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Occupational Therapy.
(Keith) Chee Yee Ooi, MBBS, Dip Paeds, FRACP, PhD
Sydney Childrens Hospital
School of Womens and Childrens Health
Level 3 Emergency Wing
High Street, Randwick
New South Wales 2031, Australia
Dr. Ooi is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Sydney Childrens Hospital Randwick and Clinical Academic at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Ooi graduated from the University of Melbourne with the Clara Myers Prize. Dr. Ooi trained in Sydney Children’s Hospital and at The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
He is recognized as an expert in the field of CF diagnosis, gastrointestinal diseases in CF, and paediatric pancreatitis, which has led to invitations to present at prestigious international and national conferences.
Dr Ooi is an author of numerous publications, including top journals in the field of gastroenterology and pulmonology, including Gastroenterology and Thorax. He is a recipient of several research grant awards and a collaborator in several international multicenter studies. He has won numerous other awards including various travel awards, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship Award, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Career Enhancement Award, Clinical Research Award (University of Toronto), and the Dick Hamilton Award (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto).
Cecilia Di Pentima, MD, MPH, FAAP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
D-7235 Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2581, USA
Dr. Pentima completed medical school at National University at Rosario, School of Medical Sciences, Rosario, Argentina. She completed her Masters in Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and pediatric residency and pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She became faculty at Thomas Jefferson University and Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. and initiated one of the first pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs in the US in 2004. She was recruited to Vanderbilt University in 2010 where she is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division and Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Monroe Carrel, Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Pradip P. Kamat, MD, MBA
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Egleston.1405 Clifton Rd
NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
• Master of Business administration (MBA), Emory University Goizueta school of Business (2007-2009)
• NRSA-T32 Research Fellow Research mentor: Dr David Guidot (2004-2006)
• Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, Emory University Program Director: Dr Atul Vats (2001-2003)
• Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital Program Director: Dr Shamel Abd-Allah (2000-2001)
• Resident in Pediatric, LAC + USC Medical Center Program Director: Dr Larry Opas (1998-2000)
• Research Fellow, University of Southern California School of Medicine Research mentor: Dr Reuben Acchermann (1996-1997)
• Goa Medical College, Goa, India (1990-1996)
• Chowgule College, Premed, Goa, India (19988-1990)
• Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine (2007-present)
• Attending physician Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Childrens Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston ( 2003-2007)
• Director of Childrens Sedation Services at Egleston (2011-present)
Vasanth HS. Kumar, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
State University of New York @ Buffalo
The Women & Children s Hospital of Buffalo
219, Bryant Street Buffalo, NY 14222, USA
Dr. Kumar studied medicine in Karnataka, India. He completed pediatric residency and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and at The University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. He is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo and The Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He is involved in clinical and basic research related to the short-term and long-term effects of oxygen at resuscitation and on the developing lung. He is examining the role of hypoxia inducible factors during lung development and also the mechanisms involved in the development of lung inflammation and repair following hyperoxia induced lung injury. He is deeply involved in global health issues related to maternal and child health, especially HIE. He is actively involved in resident & fellow education and research and is currently the Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY.
Marcel-Louis Viallard, MD, PhD
Department of Palliative Medicine
Universite Rene Descartes - Paris 5
Laboratoire dEthique Medicale et de Medecine Legale (EA 4569)
Dr. Marcel-Louis Viallard, MD, PhD, is a medical doctor specialized in anesthesiology and intensive care, associated professor in palliative medicine.
He is a doctor in Philosophy and in Theology.
Dr. ML Viallard had worked in Tenon university hospital in Paris (Assistance publique – hôpitaux de Paris) from 1986 to 2001, in Atlantic Britain hospital in Vannes (West France) from 2001 to 2008 and works in Necker Enfants Malades university hospital since 2008.
He works in an anesthesiology service and in an intensive care unit during 18 years. Since 1993 creates the third mobile palliative medicine care team in a university hospital in Paris. He exercised in pain evaluation and treatment field in the same time. He has created the first formalized pediatric mobile palliative team in France.
He is working as associated professor and researcher in the medical ethic and forensic medicine laboratory (René Descartes University in Paris and Sorbonne Paris Cité university group).
He is in charge of the different teachings in the fields of palliative medicine in the medical faculty of Paris Descartes University (Pre-graduate, post-graduate, Master and specialized medical formation).
He is redactor in chief of the French speaking international journal of palliative medicine (Elsevier : Médecine palliative, Soins de support, Ethique).
Ann H. Crawford, PhD
Department of Nursing
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB)
Belton, Texas, USA
Dr. Crawford is currently a Professor of Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), in Belton, Texas, teaching Critical Care Nursing and Pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students, as well as epidemiology at the graduate level. She is Adjunct Graduate Nursing Faculty at Liberty University Online, in Lynchburg, Virginia and works in the Emergency Department at McLane Childrens Baylor Scott &White Health, in Temple, Texas. In addition, she is a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the United States Army, reserve component. She received her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She earned her PhD in Educational Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN).
Teresa Castro Twomey, EdD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Quinnipiac University School of Nursing
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518, USA
Dr. Teresa Twomey is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from The Catholic University of America and her Masters Degree in Nursing Leadership and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford. Dr. Twomey’s nursing specialty is in the areas of Neonatal Intensive Care and Children with Special Health Care Needs. She has held a variety of leadership roles in the nursing field before transitioning into to academia ten years ago. Dr. Twomey maintains an active clinical practice in addition to teaching students in the classroom.
Chip Zimmerman, MSM, RRT-NPS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University, USA
A graduate of The University of Georgia (BA), Georgia State University (BS), and Troy State University (MS), Professor Zimmerman is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta. After graduating from Respiratory Therapy School he received all of his clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and on the Children’s Response Transport Team with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. 2014-2015 marks Professor Zimmerman’s ninth year teaching full-time here at GSU, having obtained the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.
He currently teaches courses in Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology, Respiratory Procedures, Neonatal Respiratory Care, Pediatric Respiratory Care, and Physical Principles of Healthcare. Having authored and co-authored a number of articles related to the field of respiratory care, his research interests include interprofessional education and how to better prepare our students for the stresses associated with caring for dying patients.
Khatijah Abdullah alias Lim Geok Khim, PhD
Department of Nursing Science
Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Khatijah Lim Abdullah currently serves as Head of Department of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of medicine, University Malaya. She completed her general nursing training in University of Malaya , and her midwifery and neonatal intensive care course in the United Kingdom (UK). Khatijah obtained both her BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies and Masters in Health Services Management from the University of Manchester UK. She completed her doctorate studies in neonatal nursing from the University of Southampton, UK. She has more than 10 years of nursing experience in various hospitals both in Malaysia and overseas prior to joining the academia. Her clinical exposure includes critical care, paediatrics and obstetrics. Her belief in patient centred care and the importance of patient preferences and values, beside clinical expertise have led her to a passion for diverse research methods, notably qualitative research methods and mixed research methods. She is actively engaged in teaching, research, service, consultancy and development in nursing education across the continuum of nursing education. .
Roberto Maniglio, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Pedagogic, Psychological and Didactic Sciences
University of Salento
Piazzetta Tancredi, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
Dr. Maniglio is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology. He is a Psychotherapist, a Criminologist and Forensic Psychopathologist, and a court-appointed expert. He teaches at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.
Hala Mohamed Assem, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
Beirut Arab University
Fouad Arslan Street, Beirut, Lebanon
• (1989-1993) MD, Doctor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
• (1982-1985) Master of Peditrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
• (1983)American Qualifying Certificate, ECFMG , USA
• (1976-1981) MBBCh, (Excellent with honours), Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
• (2003-Present) Professor in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
• (2011-Present) Professor in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2013-2014) Head of the department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
• (2005-2007) Consultant Pediatrician, Al-Hayat Clinic, Kuwait
• (1998-2003) Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
• (1993-1998) Lecturer in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
• (2007,2010) Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
• (1987-1993) Assistant Lecturer in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
Walaa Aboulkasem Shahin, MD, DSc
Lecturer of General Pediatrics
Abul Reesh Childrens Teaching Hospital, Kasr Alainy
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Kids Specialized Children Hospital
Consultant of General Pediatrics & Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy
Lactation Consultant of Clinical Management of Breast-Feeding
• (10/1994-10/2000) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Kasr Alainy - Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
• (4/2003-4/2006) Masters of Science in Pediatrics (MSc) Abul Reesh Childrens Teaching Hospital, Kasr Alainy - Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Cairo, Egypt
• (10/2006-6/2010) Doctorate of Science in Pediatrics (DSc) Abul Reesh Childrens Teaching Hospital, Kasr Alainy - Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Cairo, Egypt
• (7/2013) International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
• (7/2013-Present) Lactation consultant in Aboreesh childrens hospital
• (6/2010-Present) Consultant of General Pediatrics & Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy
• (6/2010-Present) Lecturer of Pediatrics
• (11/2006-6/2010) Assistant Lecturer of General Pediatrics
• (10/2005-11/2006) Registrar of General Pediatrics
• (3/2002-10/2005) Resident of General Pediatrics
• (3/2001-3/2002) Internship
Dung Chi Vu, MD
Head of Department of Endocrinology
Medical Genetics and Metabolism
Deputy Head of Clinical Researchs Division in Research Institute for Childs Health
Vietnam National Hospital of Paediatrics, HaNoi, Vietnam
Honorary Associate in Sydney Medical School
Childrens Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
University of Sydney NSW, Australia
Dr. Dung is from The National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Vietnam and has extensive experience with Medical Genetics, Inherited Metabolic Disease and Molecular Pediatric Endocrinology. He is now Head of Department of Medical Genetics, Metabolism and Endocrinology, National Hospital of Pediatrics. His is a Board member of Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics since December 2012, member Council of Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society from 2010-2014, Board member of Asia Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease since 2013. He was pediatric resident in France for one year at the Medical Genetic Center of the Hospital Pediatrics of St. Antony, Catholic University of Lille and was research fellow for 3 years at the Medical Genetics Division, Department of Pediatric, Saint Louis University, MO, USA. He was a fellow at Royal childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia in Aug. 2001 and Mar. 2005 and Jul-Aug. 2010. He was awarded the Pfizer Overseas Fellowship according to outstanding presentation for the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolism Diseases in 2004. He received a Travel Award to attend the 11th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM) in San Diego, California, USA from 29 August through 02 September, 2009. He was granted Asian Investigator Award at the 53rd annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic diseases and the 10th annual symposium of the Asian Society for Inherited Metabolic diseases in November 24-26. 2011 in Chiba, Japan; The Award for Excellent Study of the joint meeting of the 2nd Asian Congress for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (ACIMD) & the 12th Asian-European Workshop on Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Seoul, Korea from April 1st to 4th, 2012.
Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, Psy.D
Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Infant Toddler Clinical Research Operations
Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
1920 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Dr. Stapel-Wax is an Associate Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Her primary clinical and administrative role is as the Director of Infant and Toddler Clinical Research Operations at the Marcus Autism Center at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta.
She has a 16-year career in clinical work and graduate level teaching at Emory University, the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and at the Marcus Autism Center. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and her internship in Pediatric Behavioral Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Miami Childrens Hospital. Dr. Stapel-Wax completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Marcus Center/Emory University postdoctoral fellowship program.
Her specialties include assessment of young children, neurodevelopmental disorders and consultation/liaison in multiple systems of care. She is actively involved in her professional community through her positions on advisory boards, as a consultant, as a member of the board of directors and as a Past President of the Georgia Psychological Association. She is also a senior member of the Division of Autism and Related Disorders Faculty and as such provides supervision and mentoring to Junior Faculty. She sits on several Department of Pediatrics committees providing leadership and guidance to her professional colleagues.
Kirtikumar Upadhyay, MBBS, MD, FAAP
Department of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
853 Jefferson Avenue, Suite E201
Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Dr. Upadhyay is a Faculty Member as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA. He completed his Medical School from BJ Medical College, India; post graduate training in Pediatrics from New York and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship training from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Dr. Upadhyay was board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2011 and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2014. He has an active interest in teaching and research. Dr. Upadhyay successfully developed a mouse model of sepsis at UTHSC and his research is focused on Group B Streptococci pathogenesis and host pathogen interactions. He was one of the recipients of Young Investigator Award in Basic Science at Southern Society of Pediatric Research and was also recognized by Marquis Whos who award in 2014-2015. He has several peer-reviewed publications/presentations in regional/national and international conferences and has been serving as a reviewer/editor of many peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he is also an instructor of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and is involved in several QI projects including TIPQC Collaborative Inter-institutional Quality Improvement Golden Hour Project.
Aakash Pandita, MD
Fernandez Hospital Pvt Ltd
3-6-282 Opp MLAQuarters Hyderguda,
Hyderabad 500 029, Telangana, India
• MD (Paediatrics):GMC Jammu, India
• MIAP (Indian Academy of Paediatrics)
• DNB (Neonatology) Super-speciality Resident: Fernandez Hospital Pt. Ltd., 3-6-282, Opp. MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Hyderabad - 500 02
• Field of Interest: Neonatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Haematology and Paediatrics
• Topic of Interest in neonatology: Necrotizing enterocolitis, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal sepsis, Perinatology, Perinatal Asphyxia, Haematology ,Neurology, Renal and Endocrine
• Other achievements: IAP Gold medal, Completed WHO course ONTOP of sick new-born
• Research member of ROP group, Queen Elizabeth Trust, U.K
Des Bharti, MD, FAAP, MBA
Department of Pediatrics
East Tennessee State University
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ob/GYN
Box 70578, ETSU, Mountain Home
Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Education and Training
Medical Degree (MBBS) from J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India - 1968-1973
Neonatal Fellow, North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset, New York - 2,87 to 1, 1989
Pediatric Resident, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York. - 6,84 to 1, 1987
MBA from East Tennessee State University - 2000