Seattle Children's Provider News

New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Alali Abdulaziz, MB BS, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, Neurosurgery
  • Dupuis Daniel, DDS, MSD, Northwest Pediatric Dentistry, Dentistry
  • McCabe Liana, MD, Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center, Pediatrics

Allied Health Professionals

  • Carl Anderson, ARNP, DNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Susanna Fenstermacher, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Tera Johnson, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Michelle Murphy, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Misty Smith, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Candy Yu, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Martin Bomalaski, MD, University of Washington, Rehabilitation
  • Andrea Burke, DMD, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Oral Surgery
  • Jesse Costales, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Polina Frolova Gregory, DO, MS, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Sriharsha Grevich, MD, MAS, Seattle Children’s, Rheumatology
  • Ezekiel Maloney, MD, Seattle Children’s, Radiology
  • Vishal Nigam, MD, Seattle Children’s, Cardiology
  • Javid Osafi, DMD, Kid’s Choice Dental, Dentistry
  • Alissa Roberts, MD, Seattle Children’s, Endocrinology
  • Nefthi Sandeep, MD, Northwest Congenital Heart Care, Cardiology
  • Tyler Sasser, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Nora Silverman, MD, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, Ophthalmology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Melissa Lo, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hematology-Oncology
  • Hannah Smith, ARNP, DNP, Seattle Children’s, Infectious Disease
  • Sara Twardowski, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry

Seattle Children’s Provides Influenza Vaccinations to Patients

Seattle Children’s is providing influenza vaccinations to inpatients and outpatients. Patients will be screened for eligibility. Seattle Children’s will also offer the vaccination to Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care patients. All vaccinations given to children are documented in the Child Profile Immunization Registry.

Seattle Children’s efforts to vaccinate patients are in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase access to the vaccine in healthcare settings.

For questions about flu vaccinations at Children’s, email Dr. Matthew Kronman, infectious diseases specialist. Read full post »

Attend Gottman Marriage Workshop for CME Credit

A marriage workshop by John Gottman is being offered exclusively to physicians and their partners/spouses. WSMA has awarded up to 12.75 hours CME.

What: The Art and Science of Love; a workshop for couples. Communication skills will be taught to physicians.

When: November 3-4, 2017

Where: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle Children’s

For more information please visit  Read full post »

Vote in 2017 AAP Election

The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) is encouraging providers to vote in the 2017 national AAP election for president-elect. Voting will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 15. WCAAP has published the following:

The AAP president helps focus the academy on critical issues including, most recently, combating childhood poverty, ensuring children access to health care and coverage, and protecting the rights and health of immigrant children.

Please help choose the next president-elect who will serve as the 2019 AAP president: Kyle Yasuda, MD, FAAP or Michael A. Weiss, DO, FAAP. We are excited that both candidates hail from the West Coast, and Dr. Yasuda is from our own Washington State. Read full post »

New Medical Staff

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Medical Providers

  • Diane Bartels, MD, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Jennifer Bauer, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics
  • Todd Blumberg, MD, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics
  • Timothy Cheng, MD, Seattle Children’s, Anesthesiology
  • Pattaraporn Chun, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Neonatology
  • David de Give, MD, Richmond Pediatric Clinic, General Pediatrics
  • Amber Franz, MD, Seattle Children’s, Anesthesiology
  • Gillian Grijalva, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Genesis Han, MD, Allegro Pediatrics – Bellevue, General Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Hansen, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Anesthesiology
  • Jason Hauptman, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Neurosurgery
  • Thomas Herron, MD, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Andrea Hoopes, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente – Tacoma South, Adolescent Medicine
  • Lacy Irwin, MD, Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, Hospitalist Service
  • Jennifer Lee, DO, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Denise Michaelsen, MD, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Sabareesh Natarajan, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurosurgery
  • Emily Read, MD, MSc, Allegro Pediatrics – Bellevue, General Pediatrics
  • Eric Seymour, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Caitlin Smith, MD, Seattle Children’s, Surgery
  • Zachary Steinberg, MD, University of Washington, Heart Center
  • Hiromi Yoshida, MD, MBA, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Daniel Yu, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department

Allied Health Professionals

  • Lisa Biltz, CRNA, Seattle Children’s, Anesthesiology
  • Vanessa Martin, ARNP, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Katherine Schwartz, ARNP, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Dayna Seguin, CRNA, Seattle Children’s, Anesthesiology
  • Emily Watson, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology

New Psychosocial Risk Section added to Seattle Children’s Discharge Summary

Community providers have asked that psychosocial risk factors in Seattle Children’s Hospital patients be better identified in patient records.

In response, and in the spirit of continuous process improvement, Seattle Children’s Hospital has added a new ‘psychosocial risk’ section to the standard inpatient discharge summary.

Here is an example to demonstrate what the new Psychosocial Risk section will look like:

New Medical Staff

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New Medical Providers

  • Saif Aljabab, MB BS, University of Washington, Blood Disorders
  • Mildred Bay, MD, Ballard Pediatric Clinic, Inc, PS, General Pediatrics
  • Robyn Brand, MD, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Chelsea Davis, MD, Seattle Children’s, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Elizabeth Flanigan, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Richard Gurich, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Jennifer Hartz, MD, Harbor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Adam Lamble, MD, Seattle Children’s, Blood Disorders
  • Melanie Lang, MD, DDS, Harborview Medical Center, Dentistry
  • Krysten North, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Gabriel Pavey, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Fateema Rose, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Jolene Rudell, MD, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, Ophthalmology
  • Dennis Ruggerie, DO, Great Falls Clinic – Main Facility, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Kathryn Shaw, MD, University of Washington, Transplant Center
  • Louay Toni, MD, Seattle Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Allied Health Professionals

  • Kathleen Hennings, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Melinda Kratzig, ARNP, DNP, Seattle Children’s, Surgery
  • Allison Comick, ARNP, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Surgery
  • Kendra Lindeman, DNP, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Kaitlin Hoban, DNP, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Surgery
  • Jane Slater, DNP, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Adrienne Ortman, PA-C, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Blood Disorders
  • Kari Robertson, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics
  • Alphonzo Flying Cloud, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics

Emergency or Urgent Care? New Guide Available for Referring Providers

Seattle Children’s has a new Emergency or Urgent Care? Referral Guide (PDF) to help providers determine whether to refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or to one of our Urgent Care Clinics.

The guide includes a list of conditions, and where patients with those conditions should be seen. It also includes information the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic staff need when you call, as well as diagnostics, pharmacy and Read full post »

Seattle Children’s Launches New Celiac Disease Program

A Q&A with Dr. Dale Lee

Seattle Children’s recently launched a new Celiac Disease Program within its Gastroenterology Division. This program gives patients access to physicians and registered dietitians specially trained and experienced in working with pediatric patients with celiac disease.

Dr. Dale Lee, director of the Celiac Disease Program, addresses questions related to celiac disease, the new program and services it offers.

Thank you to Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Mill Creek, a member of Seattle Children’s medical staff and executive director of Digital Health, and author of the Seattle Mama Doc blog, for submitting these questions.

There is certainly public interest in gluten-free diets. Help us put in context those who seem to feel healthier and happier off gluten, and those who must be off gluten.

Gluten is commonplace in our modern diet and individuals can have a variety of conditions related to gluten.

  • Celiac disease is an immune-mediated hypersensitivity to gluten that results in intestinal inflammation/damage that can occur in certain genetically susceptible individuals.
  • Wheat allergy is different than celiac disease, but is also immune-mediated and can result in a variety of symptoms including rash, abdominal pain, vomiting or breathing difficulties.
  • Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (also referred to as “gluten intolerance”) does not involve an immunological response, but the symptoms can be similar to celiac disease, such as abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea.

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