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Todd Bell, MD

Todd Bell, MDAssociate Professor, Pediatric Regional Chair, Medicine/Pediatrics

Medical School:   University of Arkansas College of Med, Little Rock, AR
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency:  Duke University Medical Center
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Activities/Committees:
2010 - Present, Infection Prevention Committee – NWTHS – Chairman
2010 - Present, PTIC Committee – NWTHS
2009 - Present, Coffee Memorial Blood Center – Board of Directors – Amarillo
2008 - Present, Chair– College of Medicine Personnel Health Committee – TTUHSC – Amarillo
2007 - Present, Chair – College of Medicine Infection Control Committee – TTUHSC – Amarillo
2009,  Chair - Amarillo Metropolitan Medical Response System Steering Committee
2007 - 2009, Student International Health Elective Committee – TTUHSC- Amarillo
2007 - 2009, Community MRSA Advisory Committee – Amarillo Region
2008, Admissions Committee – TTUHSC

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Bell, TE. A stranger at the bedside. Panhandle Health 2007, 17(1), pp 33-35
Pierce, JR, SM Kellie, TA West, JM Richardson, D Neale, OG Montgomery, SC McClure, TE Bell, “Top Ten List of Long Term Care Facilities Preparations for the Upcoming Influenza Season.” J Am Geri Soc 2009; 57(12):2318-23.
Pierce, JR, TS Gerald, TA West, JL Alexander, TE Bell, D Duke, JM Richardson, “Tularemia Outbreak at a Metropolitan Airport, Texas;” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 2009, 7(3), 331-6.

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks:
Bell, Todd E. Hospital-Based Medicine. In Robert S. Urban, J. Rush Pierce, Marjorie Jenkins, and Steven Berk (eds). (2009). Medicine Pretest Self Assessment and Review, 12th ed., Macgraw-Hill Medical, New York, pp. 29-42

Bell, Todd E. Cardiology. In Robert S. Urban, J. Rush Pierce, Marjorie Jenkins, and Steven Berk (eds). (2009). Medicine Pretest Self Assessment and Review, 12th ed., Macgraw-Hill Medical, New York, pp. 103-144.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
Bell, Todd, Matt Richardson “Predicting the Timing of Peak Pandemic Influenza Activity: ED Volume, School Absenteeism, and Community Reported ILI.” 2012, 10th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease, Washington DC, 032(A) (Abstract).
Bell, Todd, Jenna Aldinger, Harvey Richey “A prospective evaluation of E/M coding variability.” Journal of Hospital Medicine, April  2011, 6(4), Supplement 2, S12-13. (Abstract)
Bell, Todd E.; Roger D Smalligan; Matt Chua; Scott Milton; J. Rush Pierce (2010) “In search of a tool to predict influenza positivity;” Journal of Investigative Medicine 2010, 58(2), 395. (Abstract)
Bell, Todd, Jenna Aldinger, Harvey Richey “A prospective evaluation of E/M coding variability.” National meeting of Society of Hospital Medicine 2011, #19.
Bell, Todd E.; Roger D Smalligan; Matt Chua; Scott Milton; J. Rush Pierce (2010) In search of a tool to predict influenza positivity: Pilot Trial to Determine Feasibility of Developing a Clinical Prediction Tool for Influenza. Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research 2010, #136
Alexander Iskrenko M.D., Tim Benton M.D., Todd Bell M.D., “Coding and documentation principles, multiple short didactic sessions improve resident retention:a controlled study.” Texas Chapter American College of Physicians, November 2009.
Parameswara, Vinay; Todd Bell (2011) ““I want to get the bleep out of here!” – Factors Associated with DiSchoolarge Against Medical Advice.” Accepted for presentation at the Southern Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine 2011.
C. Giuliano1, K. Haase1, K. Hazelwood2, C. Alvarez1, N. Forcade3, C.Frei3, S. Brouse1, T. Bell1, R. Bedimo4, R. Hall1,4, “A multi-center study evaluating the impact of IDSA guideline-recommended empiric dosing of vancomycin in MRSA bacteremia.” Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Boston, MA, 2010
Shahryar Zamani Noor M.D., Matt Chua M.D., Ming Chen M.D., Todd Bell M.D. “Metronidazole induced pancreatitis: A case report and review of cases.” Texas Chapter American College of Physicians, November 2009.

Shannon Herrick, MD

Shannon Herrick, MDAssistant Professor, Residency Program Director, General Pediatrics, Outpatient Services

Medical School:   University of Texas Southwestern Med School at Dallas, Dallas, TX
Pediatric Residency:  UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics










Johnnie Faircloth, MD

Johnnie Faircloth, MDAssistant Professor, Residency Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine

Medical School:   Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Sports Medicine Fellowship:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Board Certified:  American Academy of Pediatrics









 

Olubukunola Adesanya, MD

Olubukunola Adesanya, MDAssistant Professor, Neonatology / Perinatology


Medical School:  MBBS, Oba Awolowo College of Health Science
Residency:  Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital, NY
Fellowship:  Wake Forest University  , Winston-Salem, NC.
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatology/Perinatology









Srilatha Alapati, MD

Srilatha Alapati, MDAssistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

Medical School:  JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship:  University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics Cardiology eligible

Peer Review Publications/Journal Articles
"Tetrology of Fallot in the Neonate”. Srilatha Alapati MD, P.Syamasundar Rao MD. Neonatology Today, News and Information for BC/BE Neonatologists and Perinatologists, May 2011. Available at http://www.neonatologytoday.net/newsletters/nt-may11.pdf
“Treatment of juvenile xanthogranuloma”. Daniel G. Stover BA, Srilatha Alapati MD, Osvaldo Regueira MD, Curtis Turner MD, James A. Whitlock MD. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Mar 2008. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.21523/abstract. This case report was also published in Pediatric News Letter.
“Hypoplastic left heart syndrome”. Srilatha Alapati MD, P.Syamasundar Rao MD. Neonatology Today, News and Information for BC/BE Neonatologists and Perinatologists, December 2011. Available at http://www.neonatologytoday.net/newsletters/nt-dec11.pdf


 

Walter Bridges, MD

Walter Bridges, MDAssociate Professor, Medicine/Pediatrics

Medical School:  Texas Tech University School of Med, Lubbock, TX 
Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo
Board Certified:  American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

Activities / Committees: 
2010 - Present, Chairman of Peer Review Committee Northwest Texas Hospital
2006 - Present, Medical Executive Committee-member, Northwest Texas Hospital
2003 - Present, Panhandle Health Editorial Board-member, past editor
2003 - Present, Panhandle Health Editorial Board-member, past editor
1996 - Present, Institutional Ethics Committee-member Northwest Texas Hospital
1996 - Present, PTIC Committee-chair Northwest Texas Hospital

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Bridges, W.J. Pediatric Immunization. Panhandle Health, 2009
Bridges, W.J. Obesity. Panhandle Health, 2006

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants
"Using medications for non-label uses: legal and ethical problems." Presented at Panhandle Pediatric Symposium, April 22, 2006
"Concerns of Parents raising children with diabetes." Presented at Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference, Amarillo, September 16, 2006
"Teenagers with Diabetes-no parents allowed." Presented at TCOYD- Amarillo. September 16, 2006

 

 

Sergio Bustos, MD

Sergio Bustos, MD

Medical School: Escuela Colombiana de Medicina – Colombian Medical School 
Residency:  Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Hospital de la Misericordia, Bogota, Colombia
                 San Juan City Hospital – San Juan, Puerto Rico   
Fellowship: Miami Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics




 



 

Oluyemisi J. Fatunde, MD

Oluyemisi Fatunde, MDAssociate Professor, Clinic Director, General Pediatrics

Medical School:   College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 
Rotating Internship:  University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Residency:  University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Senior Resident:  University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Clinical Fellow:  Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Washington DC.
Residency:  Woodhull Medical Health Center, Brooklynn, New York
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

Activities / Committees:  
2011 - Present, Texas Tech University, School of Medicine, Director of Outpatient Clinic
2008 - Present, Texas Tech University, School of Medicine, Medical Student Admissions Committee

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Lagunju IA, Fatunde OJ. Epilepsy in Nigerian children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol.2007;49:158.
Fatunde OJ, Lagunju IA, Preventing Childhood Neurological Disorders in Nigeria- Beyond Politics and Rhetoric. Archives of Ibadan Medicine 2007;8:32-37.
Haylee Devries, Kashif Ali, Oluyemisi Fatunde. Herpes zoster presenting as leg pain in the absence of a rash in a 5-year old. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2009; 8:52-54.
Lagunju IA, Fatunde OJ, Takon I. Profile of childhood epilepsy in Nigeria. J Ped Neurol 2009; 7: 135-140.
Lagunju IA, Fatunde OJ. The Child with Cerebral Palsy in a developing country – diagnosis and beyond. J Ped Neurol 2009; 7:375-379.




Amanda Griffin, MD

Amanda Griffin, MDAssistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Medical School:  University of Nebraska College of Med, Omaha, NE
Residency:  Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center Amarillo, Texas
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

Activities / Committees:  
2008 - 2011, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Quality Improvement Committee
2008 - 2011, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Graduate Medical Education Committee

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Kaylani S, Griffin A, Regueira O. A Case of Meningococcal Menigitis. Consultants in Pediatrics.(In Press)


 

Rolf Habersang, MD

Rolf Habersang, MDProfessor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Special Needs

Medical School:  University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Residency:  Tulane University School of Medicine
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
LubSchool, L., Habersang, R.W., Haase, M., and Luedtke, S. “Oral Baclofen and Clonidine for Treatment of Spasticity in Children” Journal Child Neurology 2006; 21:1090-1092.






 

Thomas Hale, PhD

Tom Hale, PhDProfessor, Assistant Dean of Research, Pharmacology

Pharmacology School
1968 B.S. Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma
1978 Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1981 Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, University of Missouri

Recent Publications
Hale TW; Siddiqui, AA; Baker, TE. Transfer of Interferon beta-1a into Human Breast Milk.  Breastfeeding Medicine, 2011
Angela Lefler, Craig Tipton, Sahar Morgan, Thomas Hale, Teresa Baker, Marjorie Jenkins, Robert Kauffman, Majid Moridani.  The investigation of vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiencies in post-partum women.  American ASsociation for Clinical Chemistry. 2011
Hale TW, Bateman T, Finkelman M, Berens P. The Absence of Candida Albicans in Milk Samples of Women with Clinical Symptoms of Ductal Candidiasis.  Breastfeeding Medicine. 2009.
Hale TW.  Medications and Mothers’ Milk.  Thirteenth Edition.  Hale Publishing LP, 2008
Hale TW.  Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding. Hale TW.  In. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Riordan and Auerbach. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008.
Hale TW.  Medications and Mothers’ Milk.  Thirthteen Edition.  Hale Publishing LP, 2008
Hale, T, Bateman, T, Finkelman M. Berens, P.  Presence of Candida Albicans in symptomatic Breastfeeding Mothers.   Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 2007.
Hale TW.   Prescribing During Lactation.  deSwiet’s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice, 5th edition, Blackwell Publishing.  2007
Hale TW.  Kristensen J. and Ilett, K  The Transfer of Medications into Human Milk. In: Textbook of Human Lactation. Hale TW, and Hartmann PE.  Hale Publishing LP,  Amarillo, 2007.
Hale TW.  Medications that Alter Milk Production. In: Textbook of Human Lactation. Hale TW, and Hartmann PE.  Hale Publishing LP, Amarillo, 2007.
Hale TW. Anesthetic and Analgesic Medications: Implications for Breastfeeding. In: Textbook of Human Lactation. Hale TW, and Hartmann PE.  Hale Publishing LP, Amarillo, 2007.
Hale, TW, Hartmann, PE.  Textbook of Human Lactation.  Hale Publishing LP, 2007.
Page-Sharp M, Kristensen JH, Hackett LP, Beran RG, Rampono J, Hale TW et al. Transfer of lamotrigine into breast milk. Ann Pharmacother 2006; 40:1470-1.
Hackett LP, Kristensen JH, Hale TW, Paterson R, Ilett KF.  Methylphenidate and Breastfeeding.  Ann Pharmacother 2006; 40:1890-1
Montgomery, A and Hale T.  Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother. Breastfeeding Medicine 1(4): 271-277, 2006.
Hale TW.   Breastfeeding and Drug Treatment. In: Psychiatric Disorders and Pregnancy. O’Keane V, Marsh M, and Seneviratne G. Taylor and Francis Group, London. 2006.
Hale TW.  Breastfeeding and Drug Treatment. In: Psychiatric Disorders and Pregnancy. O’Keane V, Marsh M, and Seneviratne G. Taylor and Francis Group, London. 2006
Hale TW.   Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Antimanics, and Sedatives. Neoreviews 2005.
Hale TW.   Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding: Antibiotics, Analgesics and other medications. NeoReviews 6(5):2005

Angela Huang, MD

Angela Huang, MDAssistant Professor, Developmental Behavioral

Medical School:  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School 
Residency:  New Jersey Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Behavioral/Development Fellowship:  Rhode Island Hospital / Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Activities / Committees:  
2010 - Present, Pediatric Education committee member and chair

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants:
Huang A, O’Connor B. “Parent Decision-Making and Experience With Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD”. Accepted as a poster presentation for the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting; Providence, RI; September 27 – October 1, 2007.
Huang A, Seshadri K, Ostfeld B. “Traditional vs. Complementary/Alternative Treatments in Children With Autistic Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder: Comparing Use and Satisfaction In and Between Diagnostic Groups”. Presented as a poster at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; San Francisco, CA; April 29- May 2, 2006.

 

Abiodun O. K.  Johnson, MD

Abiodun O.K. Johnson, MDProfessor, Gastroenterology

Medical School:   University of London at University College, Ibadan, Nigeria
Rotating Internship:  General, Island Maternity & Children's Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
Residency:  Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Residency:  Pediatrics, Hammersmith Hosp.,The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London , U.K.
Residency:  Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hosp., Taplow, Buckinghamshire, U.K.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship:  Stanford University Medical Center
Board Certified:  Alternative certification through the American Gastroenterology Association

Activities / Committees:  
2003 - Present, Tenured Faculty Peer Review Committee, TTUHSC, School of Medicine
1996 - Present, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Pediatrics, TTUHSC, School of Medicine
1996 - Present, The Society for International Nutrition Research
1995 - Present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
1992 - Present, Fellow, American College of Nutrition
1971 - Present, Fellow,Royal College of Physicians London
1990 - 2003, American Gastroenterological Association
1996 - 2003, International Association of the Study of the Liver
1998 - 2002, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Member Int. Committee

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Turner C, Hamous JE, Johnson AO. Hematemesis in a neonate. Commentary. Clin Pediatrics 2006;45:107-8.
Johnson, AOK. Nutrition and International Child Health: an Editorial. Arch Ibadan Med 2007;8(1):1-4.

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks: 
Osgood M, Johnson AO. Lactose Intolerance. In: Clinical Studies in Medical Biochemistry. 3rd ed. Eds. Glew R, Rosenthal M. Oxford University Press, Publishers 2007:266-277 (Chapter 25).

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
6/2009 Global patterns of diarrheal illnesses in children: a comparative discourse of the epidemiology, etiology, presentations, and outcome in Developed & Developing countries. Grand Rounds; Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
4/2009 Linh Ha, Nirgiotis J, Johnson A. Duodenal Diaphragm presenting with Hematemesis. Third Annual Medical Students and Residents Research Day, TTUHSC, Amarillo, TX.
10/2007 Grand Rounds TTUHSC, Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in early infancy
10/2007 Grand Rounds TTUHSC, Hyperbilirubinemia
5/2006 Grand Rounds TTUHSC, A Toddler with Isolated Hepatomegaly

Bharat Khandheria, MD, FACP

Bharat Khandheria, MDAssociate Professor, Adolescence

Medical School:   North Bengal Medical College
Internal Medicine Residency:  Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, MI
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship:  Texas Tech University, Amarillo
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Board Certified:  American Board of Internal Medicine










Eric Levy, MD

Eric Levy, MDAssociate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:   University of Texas Southwestern Med School at Dallas, Dallas, TX 
Residency:  Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX
Residency:  Austin Pediatric Education Program
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship:  University of Texas, Houston
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

Activities / Committees: 
2008 - Present, Chair, Texas Child Fatality Review Team
2006 - Present, Chair, West Region, Texas Pediatric Society Executive Committee
2004 - Present, Panhandle Child Fatality Review team member
2004 - Present, Vice Chair, Critical Care Committee, NWTHS
2003 - Present, Chair, Credentials Committee NWTHS
2003 - Present, Trauma Committee, NWTHS member
1995 - Present, Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
1993 - Present, Fellow AAP
2005 - 2007, Vice Chair, Texas Child Fatality Review Team, Austin Texas
1997 - 2006, Chair, Potter Randall SAFE KIDS Coalition

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Akins RL, Haase MR, Levy EN.Pharmacokinetics of daptomycin in a critically ill adolescent with vancomycin-resistant enterococcal endocarditis. Pharmacotherapy. 2006;26:694-8.
Texas Child Fatality Review Team 2006 Annual Report. (Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives), April 2007.
Texas Child Fatality Review Team 2007 Annual Report. (Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives), April 2008.
Texas Child Fatality Review Team 2008 Annual Report. (Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives) April 2009.
Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee Position Statement:  Fire and Burn Safety for Children, October 2010. 
Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee Position Statement:  Water Safety for Children, July 2009. 
Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee Position Statement:  Motor Vehicle Safety for Infants and Children, February 2009. 
Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee Position Statement:  Safe Sleep for Infants, June 2008. 

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
9/2008 Local PICU Lecture Series - Medical Error, The PICU Perspective
8/2008 Local PICU Lecture Series-Status Asthmaticus
7/2008 Local PICU Lecture Series-Airway Problems & Intubation
6/2008 Local PICU Lecture Series-Common PICU Emergencies: Diabetic Keto-Acidosis
5/2008 Local PICU Lecture Series-Blood Gas Analysis

 

Alison Lunsford, MD

Alison Lunsford, MDAssistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical School:   University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pedidatric Residency:  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Endocrine Medicine Fellowship:  University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Endocrinology

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Meller, MD

Janet Meller, MDAssociate Professor, Pediatric Surgeon

Medical School:  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Med School, North Chicago, IL 
Surgery Residency:  University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Pediatric Residency:  University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Board Certified:  American Board of Surgery

Activities / Committees: 
2005-2009, Critical Cares (PEDS); Christ Hospital and Medical Center; Critical Care Committee (PEDS)
2000-2009, Child Protection Team; Lutheran General Hospital, Quality Pediatrics
2000-2009, Quality Improvement Committee; Lutheran General Hospital

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks
Loeff D, Meller JL, Torres A: Abdominal Anomalies, in Jaimovich D. Vidyasagar D (eds): HANDBOOK OF PEDIATRIC AND NEONATAL TRANSPORT MEDICINE. 2/E. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002, 27: pp 414-427.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants:
Kimovec MA, Patel UK and Meller JL: Management of bilateral pheochromocytomas in a child with post AV canal repair and scoliosis; American Society of Anesthesiology. October, 2008.

 

Mubariz Naqvi, MD

Mubariz Naqvi, MDProfessor, Neonatology / Perinatology

Medical School:  Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan 
Rotating Internship:  St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, OH
Pediatric Resident:  Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, OH
Pediatric Resident:  Children's Hospital of Michigan
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship:  Wayne State University 
Board Certified:  American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Academy of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Research
Research:  Use of Computed Tomography to Diagnose Silent Bowel Perforation Leading to SIRS in Preterm Babies: A Case Report Ou D, Baldwin M, Subhani M, Chuachingco J, Naqvi M.
Research:  Proposed Research - Retinopathy of Prematurity: Improving Quality of Care and Reducing Malpractice with Parental Education; Daftarian S, Doss M, Naqvi M, Mitchell K
Research:  A retrospective assessment of growth rate, caloric intake, and average O2 saturation as a predictive tool for neonates at risk of developing ROP; Doss M, Daftarian S, Faniku A, Gupta A, Lumby C, Marino A, Nikrooyan I, Ou D, Naqvi M




Jason Nirgiotis, MD

Jason Nirgiotis, MDAssociate Professor, Pediatric Surgeon

Medical School:  University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Med, Chicago, IL 
Surgery Residency:  University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Affiliated Hospitals
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship:  Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Board Certified:  American Board of Surgery

Activities / Committees:  
1998 - Present, American Pediatric Surgical Association
1995 - Present, Trauma Committee, Northwest Texas Hospital
1987 - Present, Texas Medical Association

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Tiwari R, Hicks K, Naqvi M, Biskinis E, Nirgiotis J, Van Hook J, Suffield R: Prenatal Diagnosis of a Neonate with Fetus in Fetu. Jour Perinatology 26(6):366-7, 2006
Benton TJ, Cheema R, Nirgiotis JG: A Newborn with a Skin Lesion on the Back. J Family Practice 56(1): E1-3, 2007.
Akangire G, Kulkarni A, Benjamin B, Nirgiotis J. “Late presentation of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Jun 2009; 163: 583.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
Linh Ha, Nirgioitis J, Johnson, A. Duodenal Diaphragm presenting with Hematemisis. Third Annual Medical Students’ and Resdients’ Research Day, TTUHSC, Amarillo, April 2009.
Surgical Trauma in Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Care Conference. Texas Tech University Health Science Center, April 14, 2007.


 

Osvaldo Regueira, MD

Osvaldo Regueira, MDAssociate Professor, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Medical School:  Universidad Central del Este San Pedro de Macoriz
Pathology-anatomic and clinical Residency:  Christ Hospital & Medical Center
Pediatric Pathology Fellowship:  University of Miami
Pediatric Residency:  LSU Medical Center
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:  LSU Medical Center New Orleans & Tulane Medical Center
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Subspecialty

Activities / Committees:  
2007 - Present, American Cancer Society Local Chapter Board Member
2006 - Present, Texas Tech University Electronic Medical records Committee
2004 - Present, BSA Hospital Tissue Transfusion Committee
2004 - Present, Northwest Texas Hospital Systems In Patient Pharmacy Committee
2004 - Present, BSA Hospital Cancer Committee
2004 - Present, Northwest Texas Hospital Systems Cancer Committee

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Hanly LN, Valsylyeva T, Regueira O, Turner c et al. N-acetylscisteine as a Novel Prophylactic Treatment for Ifosfamide-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Children. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011, Jan 24 [epub]
Kaylani S, Regueira O. Atopic dermatitis superinfection caused by staphylococcus Sciuri and Enterobacter Asburiae. Consultant for Pediatricians, August 2010:286
Faircloth J, Benjamin B, Regueira O. Subclavian Central Venous Catheter fracture and embolization.Consultant for Pediatricians, February 2010:82-83
Stover DG, Alapati S, Regueira O, Turner C, Whitlock JA.Treatment of juvenile xanthogranuloma.Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008;51:130-3.
Selvan V, Vasylyeva TL, Turner C, Regueira O.One disease, multiple manifestations. Pediatr Ann. 2008;37:92-5.
Turner CW, Regueira O. letter to editor “Pediatric Oncologists suffer from decreased funding”; Hem/Onc Today, June 2007;8:2-3.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
Board Member of Local Chapter of the American Cancer Society
2/2006 Grand Rounds TTUHSC "Update on Transfusions 2006"
11/2007 Grand Rounds TTUHSC "CNS Tumors: An update"
4/2006 Amarillo Pediatric Symposium "Interpretation of the CBC: When to Consult Oncology/Hematology"




 

Andrew Relph, DO 

Andrew Relph, DOAssistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Medical School:   Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Master of Business Administration:  Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinod Sethi, MD

Vinod Sethi, MD Associate Professor, General Pediatrics

Medical School:  KG Med College, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India 
Pediatric Residency:  Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City, N.Y.
Pediatric Residency:  Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics

Activities / Committees:  
2010 - Present, Advisory Committee of the Certified Oral Health Advocates, American Academy of Pediatrics

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
2009 Fever Phobia,Grand Rounds at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
2009 Immunization Update, Grand Rounds at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
2006 ADHD,Grand Rounds at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center






Souzan Siddig, MD

Souzan Siddig, MDAssistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Medical School:  University of Khartoum, Sudan
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Board Certified:  Board Certified eligible

Presentations: Novel RAB27A Mutations Causing Griscelli Syndrome Type II, AFMR,February 2012
Panhandle Medical Journal - Coombs positive hemolytic anemia complicating a spider bite, TTUHSC Research Day Poster
OBGYN-Pediatrics Conference - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Infants of Diabetic Mothers,TTUHSC,  January 2011, Amarillo
Amarillo Resident Conference - Pleural Effusion, TTUHSC, July 2012
Amarillo Resident Conference - Asthma, TTUHSC, July 2012
Amarillo Resident Conference - Developmental and Behavioral Implications for children of Incarcerated Parents, TTUHSC, September 2012, Amarillo

 

 

Shu Shum, MD

Shu Shum, MDProfessor, Toxicology

Medical School:  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Pediatric Residency:  Tulane Medical School
Developmental Pharmacology Fellowship:  National Institutes of Health
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Medical Toxicology

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
Jamarillo, J.E., Mason, R.D., Shum, S. “Cheese” (Starter Heroin) Exposures Reported to the Texas Poison Center Network 2005-2007. To be presented in 2007 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, November 19-24, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana.






Muhammad Subhani, MD

Muhammad Subhani, MDAssociate Professor, Neonatology / Perinatology, Neonatal Division Director

Medical School:   Dow Med College, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduate Medical Education Program:  Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Pediatric Residency:  Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship:  State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York
Board Certified:  American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-perinatal medicine

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles: 

Screening Guidelines for Retinopathy of Prematurity: The Need for Revision in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics 2001; 107:656-659
Prediction of Post-diSchoolarge Complications by PrediSchoolarge Event Recordings in infants with Apnea of Prematurity. Journal of Perinatology 2000; 2:92-95
Newborn With Wrinkled Abdomen and Other Anomalies. Consultant for Pediatricians. Vol. 8 No. 9 September 21, 2009
Al-Awaadi/Rass-RothSchoolild/Schoolinzel(AARRS) phocomelia syndrome: Case report and developmental field analysis. Am J Med Genet Part A 149A:1494-1498, 2009
Phentolamine Use in a Neonate for the Prevention of Dermal Necrosis Caused by Dopamine: A Case Report. Journal of Perinatology; 21:324-326,2001.
Isolated Bilateral Submandibular Abscesses in a Preterm Infant. A case Report. International Journal of Pediatric OtoRhinoLaryngology 51(1): 47-50, 1999.
Pre-DiSchoolarge Event Recording in Infants with Resolving Apnea of Prematurity. Pediatric Research # 1507, Page 256A, Vol45, No 4, 1999
Peripherally inserted Venous Catheter (PICC)-Related Infections Correlate with the Degree of Immaturity Rather than Operator Defined Risk Factors. Pediatric Research # 1147, Page 313A, Vol47, No 4, 1998
IV correction of Neonatal Hypomagnesemia: Effect on Ionized Mg (iMg) and Ionized Calcium (iCa) Concentrations. Pediatric Research # 1862, Page 313A, Vol37, No 4, 1995

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks: 
Chapter “Intrauterine growth retardation” in “Intensive Care of the Fetus and Neonate”, Textbook of Neonatology, second edition, Page 135-148, Elsevier and Mosby Publishers. Edited by Alan R. Spitzer. Published in 2005

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants
2008 Digital Photo journaling Project by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo, Texas, $7544.14
2009 Digital Photo journaling Project by March of Dimes, Amarillo, Community Grant, $2000
Research: Use of Computed Tomography to Diagnose Silent Bowel Perforation Leading to SIRS in Preterm Babies: A Case Report Ou D, Baldwin M, Subhani M, Chuachingco J, Naqvi M
Research: Heterotaxy: Expect The Unexpected R Palassery MD, J Chuachingco MD, M Qureshi MD, M Subhani MD

 

Curtis Turner, MD

Curtis Turner, MDProfessor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Medical School:  Med University of South Carolina College of Med, Charleston, SC
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency:  Louisiana State University New Orleans
Chief Resident:  Louisiana State University New Orleans
Fellowship/Instructor:  Hematology/Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Board Certified:  Hematology/Oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Activities/Committees:
2009 - Present, Data Safety Monitoring Board member, South Plains Oncology Consortium: UTSW,Cook’s, UTHSC San Antonio, MD Anderson
2009 - Present, Institutional Review Board, alternate member
2011 - 2013, Associate Dean of Faculty Development
2010 - 2013, Executive Committee Texas Tech University HSC-Chair
2009 - 2013, Scientific and Prevention Advisory Council member CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) (Provides oversight of dispersal of $2 billion)
2009 - 2011, Peer Review –North West Texas Hospital Systems
2009 - 2013, Program Director Texas Tech School of Medicine
2006 - 2009, Faculty Dev. Leave Comm. Texas Tech University HSC appointed
2006 - 2009, Faculty Development Leave Committee
2003 - 2009, Institutional Review Board, full member

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles
Turner CW, Regueira O. letter to editor “Pediatric Oncologists suffer from decreased funding”; Hem/Onc Today; 2007; 8: 2-3.
Selvan V,Vasylyeva TL,Turner C, Regueira O.One Disease, Multiple Manifestations. Pediatric Annals 2008; 37: 92-95.
Stover DG, Alapati S, Regueira O, Turner C, Whitlock JA. Treatment of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008;51:130-3.
Kaylani S, Bapat K, Turner C, Regueira O. Chemotherapy Induced Stroke in a Child with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Consultant for Pediatricians 2008; 7:69-77.
N-acetylcysteine as a Novel Prophylactic Treatment for Ifosfamide-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Children: Translational Pharmacokinetics. Hanly LN, Chen N, Aleksa K, Cutler M, Bajcetic M, Palassery R, Regueira O, Turner C, Baw B, Malkin B, Freeman D, Rieder MJ, Vasylyeva TL, Koren G. J Clin Pharmacol: 1-10, 2011.
Bapat K, Zaid Kaylani S, Turner C, Regueira O.What’s Your Diagnosis? Dermatitis Artefacta. Consultant for Pediatricians. Vol 10 Number 7 235-238, 2011.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants:
2011-2016 Affordable Care Act: Primary Care Residency Expansion T89HP20758-01-00, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Principle Investigator 100 % effort $960,000
2009-present Hemoglobinopathy Performance Measures Focus Group Texas Department of Health and Human Services
2009-present Oversight Committee of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to award $2 billion over 10 years
2003-2010 Children's Oncology Group National Childhood U10 CA98543-01 Cancer Foundation Local Principle Investigator NIH NCI$ 16,000 per year
Kulkarni A, Turner C, A Quality Improvement Project: Improving Hospital Staff Cooperation to Foster Compliance with Pediatric Resident Procedure Requirements AAMC IME 2010.









Tetyana Vasylyeva, MD

Tetyana Vasylyeva, MDProfessor, Pediatric Nephrology

Medical School:   Dnepropetrovsk Med Inst, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Pediatric Residency:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Nephrology Fellowship:  Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, MA
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Nephrology Subspecialty

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Rincon-Choles H, Vasylyeva TL, Pergola PE, Bhandari B, Bhandari K, Zhang JH, Wang W, Gorin Y, Barnes JL, Abboud HE. ZO-1 expression and phosphorylation in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes. 2006;55(4):894-900.
Vasylyeva TL, Ferry RJ. Novel roles of the IGF-IGFBP axis in etiopathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy Diab Res Clin Prac.2007;76:177-186.
Liu Y, Chattopadhyay N, Qin S, Szekeres C, Vasylyeva T, Mahoney ZX, Taglienti M, Bates CM, Chapman HA, Miner JH, Kreidberg JA. Coordinate integrin and c-Met signaling regulate Wnt gene expression during epithelial morphogenesis. Development. 2009;136(5):843-53
Duka YD, Ilchenko SI, Kharytonov MM, Vasylyeva TL. Impact of open manganese mines on the health of children dwelling in the surrounding area. Emerging Health Threats
Journal 2011, 4: 7110 -
Hanly LN, Chen N, Aleksa K, Cutler M, Bajcetic M, Palassery R, Regueira O, Turner C, Baw B, Malkin B, Freeman D, Rieder MJ, Vasylyeva T, Koren G. N-acetylcysteine as a novel prophylactic treatment for ifosfamide-induced nephrotoxicity in children; translational pharmacokinetics. Clin Pharmacol Therap. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Jan 24.
Vasylyeva TL, Chennasamudram SP, Okogbo ME. Can We Predict Hypertension Among Preterm Children? Clinical Pediatrics. 2011 Jun 6.

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks: 
Vasylyeva T, Duka K, Kharitonov N. Alleviation of Toxic Impact of Chemical Agents on Human Organism. In Book: Medical Treatment of Intoxications and Decontamination of Chemical Agents in the Area of Terrorist Attack, Subseries: NATO Security through Science Series. A. Chemistry and Biology. Vol.1, 2006, XV, 233 p, Chapter – 23 (ISBN: 1-4020-4168-3).
Vasylyeva TL. Genetics of Obesity, The Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes. Ferry, Robert Jean (Ed.), The Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-60327-255-1

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants: 
Sudha Chennasamudram, Shashi Kudugunti, Majid Moridani,  Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, Comparison of Renoprotective Effects of Alternative Medication Versus Enalapril. ASN 2011 44rd Annual Meeting. November 10-13, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, [FR-PO1527].
Yekaterina D. Duka, Svetlana I. Ilchenko, Mykola M. Kharytonov, Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, Rehabilitation of children with ecological disadaptation syndrome in the industrially developed area. NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW): “Enviromental and food security and safety in Southeast Europe and Ukraine”. Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine. 16-19 May, 2011, P.48-50
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center “Nephrotic Syndrome – treatment guidelines” invited lecture for medical student and residents- October,18, 2011.
Maryam Zamani, Tanjila Noor , Sudha  P. Chennasamudram, Sharma Prabhakar, Tetyana L. Vasylyeva. Cross-Sectional, Demographics study of Chronic Kidney Diseases in Panhandle Area. TTUHSC 5th Annual Student and Resident Research Day. April 6, 2011. Poster presentation.
Effects of (+) –Catechin on Proteinuria in Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Investigative Medicine,  Chennasamudram SP, Kudugunti S, Moridani M, Vasylyeva TL. AFMR Southern Regional Meeting, Februart 17-19, 2011. New Orleans, Lousiana. Oral presentation.
Rita Rosicker, Allison Strickland, Tetyana L Vasylyeva, Adherence to Treatment among Chronically Ill Children and Adolescents: Quality Improvement Project. TTUHSC 5th Annual Student and Resident Research Day. April 6, 2011. P.35.
Allison Boemer, Christopher Sheehan, Sahar Morgan, Sudha P. Chennasamudram, Tetyana L. Vasylyeva. Hypertension and Obesity in Preterm Children: Can we predict the risk? TTUHSC 5th Annual Student and Resident Research Day. April 6, 2011. P. 23.
Sarah Hasham, Tetyana Vaselyeva. Denys-Drash Syndrome. TTUHSC 5th Annual Student and Resident Research Day. April 6, 2011. P.7.



Golder Wilson, MD

Golder Wilson, MDClinical Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics

Medical School:  University  of Chicago, Pritzker School of Med, Chicago, IL 
PhD Biochemistry:  University  of Chicago
Pediatric Residency:  New England Medical Center
Pediatric Residency:  University of Michigan
Medical Genetics Fellowship:  University of Michigan
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified:  American Board of Pediatrics, Medical Genetics

Professional Activities / Committees:  
1999 - Present, Reviewer J Peds, Pediatrics, Arch Ped Med, Am J Med Genet, J Cell Biol, Arch Neurol, PNAS, Acad Med

Peer Reviewed Publications / Journal Articles:
Subhani M, Akangire G, Kulkarni A, Wilson GN. Al-Awadi/Raas-RothSchoolild/Schoolinzel (AARRS) phocomelia syndrome: case report and developmental field analysis. Am J Med Genet, 149A:1494-1498, 2009.
Ha, LTM, Wilson GN. What’s your diagnosis? (Reactive airway disease). Consultant for Pediatricians,9:61-66, 2010.
Wilson GN. Congenital disorders quick quiz (Fragile X syndrome). Consultant for Pediatricians 97:51-52, 2010.
Wilson GN A user's guide to the elements of standard morphologic terminology: Analysis and database. Am J Med Genet, 152A: 1627-1629, 2010.
Wilson GN. What’s your diagnosis (child with macrocephaly and rapid growth—Sotos syndrome. Consultant for Pediatricians, in press, 2010.
Wilson GN. Neonate with hypotonia and subtle anomalies—Down syndrome. Consultant for Pediatricians 2008;7:69-77.
Wilson GN. Photoquiz on eye diseases—Wilson disease, neurofibromatosis-1, and Waardenburg syndrome. Consultant. 2007;47:769-774.
Habiba NM, Boger JA, Wilson GN. Child with unusual appearance, inguinal hernia, accelerated growth, and developmental delay (Hunter syndrome). Consultant for Pediatricians 2007;6:149-152.
Wilson GN. A need for pediatric genetics. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161:1010.
Wilson GN. Child with facial anomalies and developmental delay (Niikawa syndrome). Consultant for Pediatricians. 2006;5:223-226.

Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks: 
Wilson GN, Tonk V: GEN-ARM: Genetics Education Network for Assessment, Referral, and Management. A CD-ROM for Nursing Genetics Education. 2007; can be accessed at www.dshs.state.tx.us/genetics/wilson.shtm
Opitz JM, Wilson GN, Gilbert-Barness E. Abnormalities of blastogenesis, organogenesis, and phenogenesis. In E Gilbert-Barness, RP Kapur, LL Oligny, JR Siebert eds. Potter’s Pathology of the Fetus, Infant and Child, Philadelphia PA: Mosby-Elsevier, 2007:
Wilson GN, Oligny LL: Mechanisms of development and growth: Molecular genetics. In E Gilbert-Barness, RP Kapur, LL Oligny, JR Siebert eds. Potter’s Pathology of the Fetus, Infant and Child.Philadelphia PA: Mosby-Elsevier; 2007
Wilson GN, PreTest Biochemistry and Genetics. New York, McGraw-Hill; 2007.
Wilson GN, Cooley WC: Preventive Health Care for Children with Genetic Condition: Providing a Medical Home, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Local, Regional and National Activities / Presentations / Abstracts / Grants:
2008 Annual Amarillo Pediatric Symposium genetic Screening in Texas 4/14/2007

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