Seattle Children's Provider News

New Medical Staff September 2018

Medical Providers

  • Rachel Baker, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Kathleyn Brandstetter, MD, Larrabee Ctr for Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
  • Emily Brown, MD, Seattle Children’s, Pediatrics
  • David Finnigan, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler, MS, BCBA, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Erica Holland, MD, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Fawn Leigh, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology
  • Joseph Lesnik, MD, Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, Hospital Medicine
  • Roberto Montenegro, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Robert Peterson, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Mihai Puia-Dumitrescu, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Lauren Rakes, MD, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care
  • Aimee Sato, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology
  • Cesalie Stepney, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Shelton Wright, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care
  • Jasmin Zavala, MD, Sea Mar Comm Hlth Ctr – Seattle, Adolescent Medicine
  • Matthew Zhang, MD, University of Washington, Ophthalmology

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Treating First-Time Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation

A Q&A With Dr. Michael Saper

Dr. Michael Saper

While some pediatric and adolescent patients with shoulder instability will improve with physical therapy, research has shown that patients with a traumatic first-time dislocation may benefit from early surgery.

We asked pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Michael Saper to describe how patients with a shoulder dislocation benefit from being treated at Seattle Children’s.

Should patients with a first-time traumatic shoulder dislocation have surgery?

Research has shown that in adolescent patients, having stabilizing surgery after a traumatic first-time dislocation is more cost-effective and leads to lower recurrence, higher function and less shoulder arthritis. Furthermore, repeated dislocations can make surgical stabilization more difficult, more invasive and less successful.

After a shoulder dislocation, patients and their families will benefit from a consultation with the Children’s surgical sports medicine team to discuss this option. However, surgical decision making is individualized to each patient, and not every patient is an appropriate candidate for arthroscopic surgery. Read full post »

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to share with you the following information on T-Cell Immunotherapy at Seattle Children’s. For more information visit

Seattle Children’s Switches to PowerShare Medical Image Upload

While Seattle Children’s previously used a radiology service called eMix, we recently transitioned to PowerShare Medical Image Upload.

PowerShare offers providers and patients a way to securely load medical images directly into Children’s systems. This new system allows providers and patients access to upload medical images directly, helps improve patient care and reduces dependencies on CDs and DVDs.

Visit Seattle Children’s radiology website to learn more. Read full post »

RheumBa! Pediatric Rheumatology Basics for Primary Care Providers

Saturday, Oct. 13, Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s 

This highly practical course is designed to enable primary care providers to develop skills in differential diagnoses for a wide variety of rheumatologic conditions in children who present in their office setting.

Learn more in the event brochure and register onlineRead full post »

New Medical Staff August 2018

Medical Providers

  • Jori Bogetz, MD, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Bioethics
  • Albert Chan, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Toby Cohen, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Ashley Colletti, MD, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Kelly Collins, MD, University of Washington, Neurosurgery
  • Mary Crocker, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Peter Joseph Edpao, MD, University of Washington, Transplant Surgery
  • Russell Ettinger, MD, Seattle Children’s, Plastic Surgery
  • Sarah Golub, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Adolescent Medicine
  • Emily Hartford, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Jean Hwang, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Joon-Bom Kim, MD, University of Washington, Ophthalmology
  • Emily Knipper, MD, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Janessa Law, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Jason Lockrow, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Neurology
  • Jorge Manrique Succar, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Dana Mueller, MD, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care
  • Ryan O’Connor, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Siobhan Thomas-Smith, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Jessica Wall, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Emergency

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Advice on Diagnosing Plagiocephaly

A Q&A With Dr. Michael Cunningham

Positional plagiocephaly, also known as deformational plagiocephaly or nonsynostotic plagiocephaly, is a condition in which an infant develops a flat spot on the back or side of their head.

While this condition is common and arguably harmless, it can be challenging to differentiate it from the more detrimental condition craniosynostosis.

Additionally, recent research has led to some misunderstanding regarding the correlation between plagiocephaly and developmental issues.

Provider News spoke with Dr. Michael Cunningham, medical director of Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center to gather information for providers diagnosing plagiocephaly and counseling families on this condition.  Read full post »

Seattle Children’s Announces New Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic to Better Serve the Needs of the Community

Seattle Children’s will be opening a new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) adjacent to the Othello Link light rail station in the Rainier Valley. OBCC is a community clinic that provides medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. OBCC has been committed to delivering equitable health and wellness care to lower-income and ethnically diverse children for nearly half a century. The clinic will be approximately 35,000 square feet to meet the wellness needs of the growing pediatric population in south Seattle and south King County.

With surging rents and rising housing prices leading to gentrification around Seattle’s urban core, the second location will be closer to the 75 percent of OBCC patient families who have moved from the Central District to south Seattle and south King County for more affordable housing.

The original OBCC, located in the Central District, will be renovated to upgrade its clinical facilities and maintain its cultural heritage in the community. The clinic will continue to serve families in the Central District and adjacent neighborhoods, as well as communities to the north and west. Read full post »

Seattle Children’s North Clinic Opens August 15 in Everett

Located on the Providence Everett Colby campus, our new North Clinic will offer more than 18 pediatric specialties, including many that are new to the area. The clinic will also provide lab services, urgent care and radiology.

North Clinic features all the leading technology you expect from Seattle Children’s. We’re dedicated to partnering with you and
providing expert pediatric specialty care to families in north King, Snohomish, Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Seattle Children’s North replaces our Mill Creek and Everett clinics, which will close as of Aug. 10.

Services We Will Offer:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology (including fetal and pediatric echo)
  • Child Wellness Clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Lab
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Neurology (including EEG)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonology and Sleep
  • Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology

Join Us at Seattle Children’s North Clinic Open House

Come visit Seattle Children’s new North Clinic in Everett during our Community Provider Open House Aug. 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meet Children’s leaders and the providers who will be offering care in your neighborhood.

Tour the facility and learn more about our expanded pediatric services.

Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served.

RSVP by July 30 to Physician Relations at (206) 987-5765 or [email protected].

Seattle Children’s North Clinic is located at 1815 13th St. in Everett, WA.