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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2013 | Archived Issues

Pediatricians Attend Surgery Conference

From left: David Bliss, MD, Philip Frykman, MD, PhD, and Andrew Freedman, MD, at the conference.

Pediatricians gathered Jan. 26 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to learn how to recognize signs and symptoms and know when to refer a patient to a pediatric surgeon. Cedars-Sinai and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted the conference with expert physicians from both medical centers. The topics covered were:

  • Common problems in the pediatrician’s office: head and neck, thoracic, hernias and testicular problems
  • Acute and chronic abdominal pain: How do they present; when do you refer?
  • Uncommon but serious medical problems: ingested foreign bodies, jaundice, lymphatic and vascular anomalies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and bowel management

Featured speakers were:

  • Dean Anselmo, MD, surgeon, co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center, CHLA
  • David Bliss, MD, surgeon, medical director of Pediatric Surgery, Cedars-Sinai
  • Marla Dubinsky, MD, director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Cedars-Sinai
  • Philip Frykman, MD, PhD, associate director of Pediatric Surgery, Cedars-Sinai
  • Christopher Gayer, MD, PhD, pediatric surgeon, CHLA, assistant professor of Surgery, USC
  • Janet Kimble, RN, CPN, expertise in gastrostomy tubes and bowel management, Cedars-Sinai
  • Akemi Kawaguchi, MD, pediatric surgeon, CHLA, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC
  • Jaya Punati, MD, director of the Motility Program at Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Keck School of Medicine
  • Manuel B. Torres, MD, pediatric surgeon, CHLA, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine
  • Kasper Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP, pediatric surgeon, CHLA, associate professor of surgery at the Keck School of Medicine (clinical scholar with tenure)