In the News

Pediatric and obstetric health leaders from Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are frequently highlighted in local and national media for providing world-class, extraordinary care to children and expectant mothers. Following is a sampling of these media appearances.

7-year-old girl's kidney injury caused by shoelace accident  ABC Bay Area, Chicago, Philly, New York; Yahoo! Good Morning America; Good Housekeeping 3/6-3/11.  Patient story about a local child who tripped over her shoelaces and fell, injuring her kidney. Hsi-Yang Wu, MD provided comment on her case.

Diversity of pediatricians has not kept pace across the U.S. 3/9/15
Fernando Mendoza, MD, who surveyed U.S. pediatric department chairs, is quoted.

Pediatric surgeon Dennis Lund to become Stanford Children's Health chief medical officer  Reuters; Becker’s Hospital Review; Yahoo 3/9/2015. Press release announcing Dr. Lund as new chief medical officer.

Dr. Kenneth Cox steps down from CMO role Becker's ASC Review 3/9/15. Mention of Ken Cox, MD, being succeeded by Dennis Lund, MD, as CMO.

Stanford Children's Health names Dana Haering CFO  Becker's ASC Review 3/9/15. External media announcement of Dana Haering’s recent appointment as CFO.

Comprehensive Neuromuscular Clinic named Certified Duchenne Care Center by PPMD   U-T San Diego; Reuters; Bloomberg 3/6/15. Our clinic is the eighth center to be certified by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) .

Exotic micropumps and gels offer hope for hearing disorders  Scientific American 3/11/15. Robert Jackler, MD, provides comment.

Speakers focus on women's issues at Los Altos American Association of University Women Event  Los Altos Online 3/4/15. Sophia Yen, MD, is featured.

At iHT2-San Francisco, Healthcare IT Leaders see a long data analytics journey ahead  Healthcare Informatics 3/3/15. Jonathan Palma, MD, is quoted.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Quiz –what it does and doesn't mean  NPR 3/2/15. Hilit Kletter, PhD, clinical instructor of psychiatry, provides comment.

A look at stem cells and "chemobrain"  Scope 3/3/15. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, provides insight.

Mom asks Facebook users to send birthday wishes to son in hospital  KRNV 3/10/15. About a 17-year-old brain surgery patient whose mom reached out to the media for birthday wishes.

Baby with rare heart defect saved by innovative surgery  Bloomberg; Reuters; Scope 2/26/15. Press release Phoenix newborn who received lifesaving surgery through the work of a team led by Frank Hanley, MD. 

Study: Exposing infants to peanuts may prevent peanut allergies  KQED-FM  02/25/15.
Sharon Chinthrajah, MD was a featured guest during this segment.

Fertility and reproductive health services now offered at Stanford Children’s Health Reuters; California Healthline; Pagina de Noticias; Pharmacy Choice; La Bolsa 02/23/15. Press release announcing the move of the Infertility and Reproductive Health Services Team from Stanford Health Care to Stanford Children’s Health.

Bariatric surgery may improve pregnancy outcomes for obese women, 02/25/15. John Morton, MD is quoted.

WWE offers unique experiences to fans  Bloomberg; Miami Herald, Yahoo;; 2/26/15. WWE announcement of the launch of Superstars for Hope, a fundraising campaign on a crowd funding platform, to benefit LPCH. Christopher G. Dawes is quoted in the press release.

Peanut news, in perspective (blog) 2/27/15. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, puts new research into perspective with Q&A.

Is marijuana less harmful than alcohol, tobacco?  NBC 2/25/15. Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of the teen health van, is quoted, reaffirming the AAP’s opposition to legalization.

Panelists tell community: listen more, listen deeply  Palo Alto Online 2/26/15. Shashank Joshi, MD, and Steven Adelsheim, MD, are featured.

Valley Children's Hospital NICU performs the highest level of care Fresno Bee 2/28/15. LPCH is named as working closely with them on transplant cases.

Neuroscience in court; the painful truth  Nature, 2/25/15. Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, provides insight.

Conjoined twins separated in Texas  Food World News, 2/24/15. LPCH was mentioned as having a past successful separation of conjoined twins.

Hormonal Changes in the First Trimester of Pregnancy  ModernMom 02/25/15. Hospital is cited as information source.

Cochlear implants give young boy with Down Syndrome a new lease on life Yahoo; CNBC; 2/4/15. Internally developed patient story. Kay Chang, MD and John Oghalai, MD are quoted.

Researcher's wearable electronics study could lead to better MRI imaging  Phys.Org 02/16/15. Researchers are collaborating with radiologist Shreyas Vasanawala, MD.

Cancer patients get superhero transformations KNTV 2/13/15, 2/14/15 (not available online).
Coverage of a Recreation Therapy & Child Life event with nonprofit SUPERHOPE.

Kim Roberts honored with 2015 Tribute to Women Award  AP;; Morningstar 02/12/15. Kim Roberts is one of thirty-six women selected to receive a 2015 Tribute to Women Award.

Are local doctor’s offices seeing change in vaccine behavior due to current measles outbreak?  CBS 5, 2/12/15 (not available online). David Wanderman, MD of Peninsula Pediatrics Medical Group and Stanford Children’s Health interviewed.

Community, district organize forums to discuss student wellness  Palo Alto Online 02/14/15.
The hospital is mentioned as partnering with community organizations for events about student wellness.

A Nut a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Mountain View Voice, 2/6/15. Article about the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford.  Whitney Block, NP is quoted.

Big Data Redefines the Traditional Scientific Methods Used in Medicine  Tech Republic; Yahoo 2/12/15. Jennifer Frankovich, MD and Atul Butte, MD, are featured.

Childhood obesity: Educating parents is most important  San Jose Mercury News 02/13/15 Opinion article authored by Thea Runyan, MPH.

Board of Directors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford appoints two new members  TMCnet 02/06/15. Press release announcing the addition of Elaine Chambers and William S. Thompson to the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015.

Several studies have examined the effect of sugar on behavior and found no evidence of a real “sugar high” ZocDoc (blog) 2/6/15. Tom Robinson, MD, MPH is quoted.

Hospitals launching pilots of Apple health tech  Reuters; Yahoo; GlobalPost; 2/5/15
LPCH is mentioned in association with a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service.

Annual Hunger Action Summit: "Food as Medicine: The Intersection of Hunger and Health" Santa Clara Weekly, 2/4/15. The advocacy work of Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, is mentioned.

Vaccine efforts focus on shot-shy parents SF Chronicle 2/2/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted in the front page article.

Stanford launches major effort to expedite vaccine discovery with $50 million grant SF Business Journal; SCOPE 1/29/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, and Atul Butte, PhD, are mentioned.

American Academy of Pediatrics report opposing marijuana legalization NY Times; Chicago Tribune; Science Times 1/26-1/28/15. Position authored by Seth Ammerman MD, opposing legalization of recreational and medical marijuana use because of the threat it poses to the health of children and adolescents.

Case illuminates immune system-psychiatric disorder link Medical Xpress 1/26/15. Story of one patient’s case of reaching a diagnosis through our PANS clinic.

3 signs that you kid is too old to see a pediatrician The Stir 1/26/15. Neville Golden, MD, provides insight for parents of tweens and teens.

Measles outbreak in California  KQED 1/23/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD phoned into KQED’s Forum as an expert on infectious diseases.

In addition, Dr. Maldonado also provided a media Q&A about the pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in California.  Issued as a press release on 1/21, picked up by various online media outlets.

Integrating mindfulness into regular curriculum in the Ravenswood City School District  San Jose Mercury News; Palo Alto Weekly; CBS5 1/21/15. New program/study launch event on 1/21.  Victor Carrion, MD, study lead is mentioned and quoted.

Many of state's smallest babies not referred for follow-up care, study finds  Health Canal and various online media outlets 1/23/15. Summary of study findings from SOM led by Susan Hintz, MD.

Local teen fighting stigma about Tourette’s Syndrome  SJ Mercury; Inside Bay Area 1/16/15. Article profiles a San Mateo teen working to ease stigma around the condition.  Anita Kishore, MD provides comment.

Grandparent classes teaches old hands new baby routines  SF Chronicle; Scope 1/20/15. Chronicle article interviews Marilyn Swarts, program co-creator and co-leader, as well as two participants.

Expansion project celebrates structural completion milestone
  Yahoo; Yahoo Mexico; Reuters; various online publications 1/21/15. Coverage of Jan. 14 topping off ceremony and sharing details on the plan and vision for the expansion program.  

Teen travels 3000 miles for life-changing “stealth surgery” 
Healthier, Happy Lives 1/21/15. Story highlighting a case correcting a 19 year-old girl’s torticollis (wry-neck) condition via stealth surgery technique performed by Sanjeev Dutta, MD.

Facts about being pregnant and overweight  Health24 1/19/15. Deirdre Lyell, MD, provides insight.

If your toddler ‘W’ sits you may need to take a closer look  The Stir (Café Mom) 1/16/15. Samantha Dutrow, PT, DPT, CSCS, physical therapist is quoted.

Environment, not genes, dictates human immune variation, study finds  NY Times;; SF Chronicle; Inside Stanford Medicine; Science Daily; Health Canal; EurekaAlert 1/15/15. Cornelia Dekker, MD, study co-author is mentioned.

More collaboration among clinicians may reduce medical errors
  American Journal of Managed Care  1/20/15. Summarizing recent study published in JAMA, Lauren Destino, MD is quoted

Local  high school wrestling champ is better than ever after LPCH surgery  CalHi Sports 1/12/15. Television story about local student athlete who found a solution for his lifelong leg deformation (verrucous hemangioma) with Rohit Khosla, MD.


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