In the News - 2014

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.

Heart transplant recipient celebrates historic 30-year anniversary   NBC Bay Area, 10/8/14
Daniel Bernstein, MD; Philip Oyer, MD; Sharon Hunt, MD; and Mary Burge, LCSW, were quoted or referenced.

Can Big Data tell us what clinical trials don’t?   New York Times, 10/3/14 
Jennifer Frankovich, MD; Atul Butte, MD; and Christopher Longhurst, MD, were quoted or referenced.

Polio-like mystery illness in kids leads doctors to probe virus
   Bloomberg News, Denver Post, ABC-7, Washington Post, and various global media, 10/6/14
Keith Van Haren, MD, provides insight on enterovirus D68 and its potential link to a mysterious illness that is causing paralysis in U.S. children.

Hospitals must adapt to meet unique needs of 21st century customers   U.S. News & World Report, 10/7/14
Chief Operating Officer Anne McCune is quoted. McCune appeared at a U.S. News “Hospital of Tomorrow” event in Washington, D.C.

More doctors tuned to ultrasound’s frequency   HealthCanal, 10/7/14
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is noted for the ability to see and treat complex cardiovascular issues through ultrasound.

Videogame technology provides helpful educational tool for patient families   The Wall Street Journal, 9/1/14
Frank Hanley, MD, was quoted.

Study: Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills   Science Daily, 8/17/14
Study senior author Vinod Menon, MD, is quoted.

Happy Wheels volunteer receives Jefferson Award   KPIX-5, 8/27/14
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford was part of this story.

Nurse coordinator with congenital heart disease treats patients with the same condition   Reuters, various online media, 8/27/14
Christy Sillman, RN, has a unique connection with her patients at the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford – she was born with the same disease. George Lui, MD, and Susan Fernandes were also quoted or referenced this press release.

Cleft and Craniofacial Center provides hope to generations of patients   Yahoo, Healthier, Happy Lives, 8/28/14
In this press release on one family’s extraordinary journey with cleft and craniofacial care at our hospital, Rohit Khosla, MD; Jonathan Bernstein, MD; and Elena Hopkins, NP, were quoted or referenced.

The Bezos family extends a $2.25 million challenge grant to fund food allergy research at Stanford   Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 8/18/14
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, was quoted.

CDC: HPV vaccine rates for teens unacceptably low   KQED Forum, 8/5/14
The CDC released a study recently stating that less than half of American teens receive the HPV vaccine. Sophia Yen, MD, provides insight.

Heart-lung transplant gives Bay Area preteen a second chance at life   NBC Bay Area, 7/31/14
Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, was featured.

High-risk birth specialists save Salinas baby   ABC-7, 7/23/14
Karl Sylvester, MD, and Jane Chueh, MD, were interviewed.

Microchip to ID Type 1 diabetes developed by Stanford team   San Francisco Chronicle, 7/14/14
Researcher and pediatric endocrinologist Brian Feldman, MD, PhD, was featured.

‘Lipstick girl’ gets birthday wish: A double lung transplant   KTVU-2, 7/11/14
Carlos Milla, MD, was interviewed.

Population boom leads to fast moves for Silicon Valley hospitals   Silicon Valley Business Journal, 7/4/14
President and CEO Christopher G. Dawes was quoted.

Food allergy treatments for kids show promise   NBC News, 7/1/14
Allergist and immunologist Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, provides insight.

Obesity before pregnancy links to earliest preterm births, Stanford/Packard study says   Inside Stanford Medicine, 6/27/14
Study lead author Gary Shaw, PhD, and obstetrician Deirdre Lyell, MD, were quoted.

Is it an anxiety disorder or just anxiety?   Everyday Health, 6/25/14
Child psychologist Sanno Zack, PhD, was quoted.

Changes on the way for the South Bay hospital landscape   San Jose Mercury News, 6/25/14
President and CEO Christopher G. Dawes was quoted.

Pulmonologist treats rare, ‘1 in a million’ lung disease   KRON-4 (not available online), 6/16/14
Pulmonologist Nanci Yuan, MD, provides comment.

Extraordinary user-generated videos help spread Stanford Children’s Health awareness   PR Week, 6/16/14
Chief Marketing Officer Jeannine D’Addario was quoted.

Palestinian boy walks for the first time, thanks to orthopaedic and rehab services teams  Yahoo! News, 6/4/14
This segment features Hadi Alkhadra, a 6-year-old boy from Palestine who was able to stand on his feet and walk for the first time, thanks to a successful surgery performed by Lawrence Rinsky, MD, and care from Rehabilitation Services. Hadi suffered from a condition known as arthrogryposis and other orthopaedic deformities that prevented him from walking.

Fresh sunscreen ingredients stuck in FDA backlog  San Francisco Chronicle, 5/19/14
Pediatric dermatologist Latanya Benjamin, MD, provides comment.

Big Data treasure trove from routine medical checkups   Wall Street Journal, 5/13/14
Rheumatologist Jennifer Frankovich, MD, is quoted and referenced.

Teen Health Van founder receives distinguished Jefferson Award   CBS-5, 5/9/14
Adolescent medicine specialist Seth Ammerman, MD, receives a Bay Area Jefferson Award for his work as the medical director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services.

Healthcare providers fortify children’s services   Silicon Valley Business Journal, 5/8/14
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was mentioned.

Mysterious brain illness triggers psychotic behaviors   KPIX-TV, 5/7/14
Rheumatologist Jennifer Frankovich, MD, provides comment.

Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya
   Reuters, 5/2/14
Infectious-disease specialist and senior author Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted in this article.

Stanford scientists describe autism discoveries   San Jose Mercury News, 4/23/14
Antonio Hardan, MD, associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, is featured.

Stanford Children’s health purchases Sunnyvale building, expansion plans under way   Silicon Valley Business Journal, 4/23/14
Ken Cox, MD, was quoted in this article.

Misdiagnosed as Bipolar: Stanford doctors make bold diagnosis and treatment   San Jose Mercury News, Bay Area News Group, 4/20/14
Rheumatologist Jennifer Frankovich, MD, and adolescent psychiatrist Kiki Chang, MD, comment.

Neurosurgery saves Campbell boy   ABC-7, 4/16/14
Michael S.B. Edwards, MD, and team saved the life of a 2-year-old Campbell boy hit with a sudden and deadly brain disorder.

Button batteries continue to pose health risks for children  The Seattle Times, 4/9/14
ENT specialist Peter Koltai, MD, comments.

Kids who don’t cry: New genetic disorder discovered   CNN, 3/20/14
Geneticist and study co-author Gregory Enns, MD, was quoted.

Doctors still hunting for the sources of ‘polio-like’ illness   San Francisco Chronicle, KQED Forum, 3/20/14
Neurologist Keith Van Haren, MD, provides comment in these interviews.

Parents in India put baby in an icebox to save his life   Babble, 3/20/14
Neonatologist Vinod Bhutani, MD, provides insight.

Dietary changes used as autism remedies   San Francisco Chronicle, 3/19/14
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Antonio Hardan, MD, provides comment on this trend. 

Secondhand smoke tied to miscarriages, stillbirths, study says   Reuters, 3/14/14
Obstetrician Maurice Druzin, MD, provides comment on new research out of New York. 

Volunteer cuddlers offer comfort to infants, parents   ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, 3/13/14
Neonatologist Ronald Cohen, MD, was interviewed.

5-year-old back to karate after beating liver transplant odds   Orange County Register (not available online), 3/5/14
Surgeon Waldo Concepcion, MD, and radiologist Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, were quoted. 

Teaching students to overcome the traumas of poverty   PBS NEWSHOUR, 3/3/14
 Trauma expert Victor Carrion, MD, provides comment.

Caution urged for infant sleep machines   USA Today, 3/3/14
Sleep expert Nanci Yuan, MD, is quoted.

Study: Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies   Inside Stanford Medicine, 2/27/14
Study senior author Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Polio-like illness called a ‘rare phenomenon’   Associated Press, 2/24/14
Neurologist Keith Van Haren, MD, provides comment in this Associated Press article.

12-year-old ‘Leukemia Slayer’ done with chemo   ABC-7, 2/24/14
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Gary Dahl, MD, provides comment.

Teen with cystic fibrosis blogs while awaiting transplant   CBS-5, 2/21/14
While 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient “Elizabeth M.” waits for a lung transplant, she is spending time blogging on her site “mylifewithcf” and raising awareness about the disease.

Marijuana tested as treatment for children with epilepsy   San Francisco Chronicle, 2/19/14
Pediatric neurologist Donald Olson, MD, provides comment.

Study: Technique allows for radiation-free detection of tumors   KGO Radio (not available online), 2/18/14
Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, was featured in this interview.

Family donates deceased child’s tumor for research   NBC Bay Area, 2/14/14
Neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, provides comment.

California voters concerned about kids’ eating, exercise   San Francisco Chronicle, 2/12/14

Talking to premature babies tied to later development   Reuters, 2/12/14
Heidi Feldman,MD, an expert in developmental behavior, gives insight.
Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, provides comment.

Staying healthy during flu season   KQED Forum, 2/5/14
Infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is featured.

Steroid use higher amongst gay, bisexual teen boys   KCBS Radio, 2/3/14
Adolescent medicine specialist Sophia Yen, MD, was quoted. 

Air pollution’s impact on children’s health, 1/31/14
Allergist and immunologist Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, provides comment on this study.

DNA of peanut-allergic kids changes with immune therapy, study finds   CNN, 1/31/14
Allergist and immunologist Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, provides comment on this study.

Ethicist provides insight into the transplant process   KTVU-TV, 1/30/14
Ethics expert David Magnus, PhD, was interviewed.

Study suggests kids should unplug before sleep   Reuters, 1/24/14
Pulmonologist Nanci Yuan, MD, provides comment. 

Two women die from childbirth at Mass. hospital, 1/23/14
Obstetrician Maurice Druzin, MD, was quoted. 

Hospital volunteers share stories from Typhoon Haiyan relief   ABC-7, 1/2/14
A team of medical specialists from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Hospital & Clinics recently returned from the Philippines to help treat victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Child life specialists help scared kids   San Francisco Chronicle, 1/2/14
Kristen Beckler, child life specialist, was quoted and referenced.

Pediatric neurologist provides insight on girl declared ‘brain dead’   CNN, 1/2/14
Neurologist Paul Fisher, MD, was quoted and referenced.


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