Seattle Children's Provider News

Grand Rounds – March 2022

Provider Grand Rounds

Year-round on Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Learn more.

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New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Eric Easton Burlingame, MD, Pediatrics
  • Alberto Samuel Carranza, MD, Emergency-Urgent Care
  • Ariel Elizabeth Garcia, MD, Community Pediatrics

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Case Study: 14-Year-Old Nonbinary Person Desiring Menstrual Suppression

Authors: Juanita Hodax, MD, Gina Sequeira, MD, MS and Catherine Sumerwell, ARNP, DNP

Summary: 14-year-old nonbinary person desiring menstrual suppression.

Patient History

J is a 14-year, 6-month-old child assigned female at birth who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. They have been exploring their gender for one year, initially talking with friends about gender and more recently coming out to parents and family as nonbinary about six months ago. Since then, they have been using they/them pronouns and a new chosen name and have changed their hairstyle and clothing to a more androgynous style. This has helped them feel more comfortable and confident. Parents initially struggled with using they/them pronouns, but they have been trying more and have been supportive of J.

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When to Be Concerned About Short Stature in Children: A Q&A With Dr. Lina Merjaneh

Dr. Merjaneh is a pediatric endocrinologist at Seattle Children’s and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

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An Update on COVID-19 and Our Hospital Capacity

From: Dr. Brianna Enriquez, Medical Director of Emergency Management and Dr. Elaine Albert, Medical Director, Inpatient Access

Washington state:

  • This has been a very challenging few months in the pandemic, as the omicron variant led to all-time highs in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

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A Conversation With Dr. Josiah Peñalver and Dr. Matthew Studer About Pediatric Chest Pain and COVID-19

We have been seeing an uptick in the number of youth coming to the Heart Center for chest pain over the last several months and more questions than usual about chest pain from PCPs. We asked Dr. Josiah Peñalver and Dr. Matthew Studer, pediatric cardiologists with the Seattle Children’s Heart Center, why more kids are experiencing chest pain lately and what information could be helpful for community providers who are seeing these patients in primary care. Here’s what they had to say:

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Meet Dr. Mignon Loh: Seattle Children’s New Leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research

Seattle Children’s recently named Mignon Loh, MD, the new leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research

Meet Dr. Mignon Loh

Seattle Children’s is thrilled to introduce Dr. Mignon Loh as our new leader of Cancer and Blood Disorders Care and Research. Dr. Loh joins us from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals, where her titles included Chief of Pediatric Oncology. Her vision: Keep Seattle Children’s at the leading edge of pediatric cancer and blood disorders care, while building on our research progress to make Seattle Children’s a driving force behind more advances that cure children worldwide.

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Improving Timely EMS Treatment for Kids With Seizures: The PediDOSE Study

Seattle Children’s is participating in a new clinical trial in collaboration with King County Emergency Medical Services (EMS): the Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in EMS (PediDOSE) study. In 2022, we will begin enrolling patients at Seattle Children’s over a period of four years in this multicenter, stepped-wedge design trial to compare paramedic-administered conventional and standardized dosing of midazolam for pediatric seizures in the out-of-hospital setting.

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Seattle Children’s Welcomes Dr. Burt Yaszay as Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Seattle Children’s is excited to welcome Dr. Burt Yaszay as the new chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children’s. Yaszay comes to Seattle Children’s with a bright vision for the future, as well as a deep respect for the roots in which Seattle Children’s was founded.

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CMEs, Conferences and Events

  • Practical Pediatrics for the Primary Care Provider. February 5, 2022, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (virtual). Category 1 CME. Learn more. Register now.
  • Pediatric Mental Health CME Event hosted by the Partnership Access Line. February 26, 2022, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (virtual). Learn more. Register now.

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