Physician Connection | November/December 2016

ROSA Robot Assists in CHOC Patient’s Successful Epilepsy Surgery

Five-year-old Ian Higginbotham recently enjoyed his best summer yet. He experienced his first family vacation. He learned to swim and ride a bike. He got himself ready for kindergarten. These are milestones most kids and parents, alike, eagerly welcome. But there was a time when Ian’s parents weren’t certain their son, who was born seemingly healthy, would enjoy such happy pastimes. Read More.

In the Spotlight: Kushal Bhakta, M.D.

In recognition of prematurity awareness month, we’re highlighting Dr. Kushal Bhakta, medical director of CHOC Children’s Small Baby Unit (SBU).

Academic Day for Neonatologists Conference Set for Nov. 10 at CHOC

Differentiation between newborn screening, conventional molecular diagnostic testing and genome sequencing; genetic diseases in newborns; and common indications to refer for fetal interventions due to congenital anomalies, are among the various topics featured at an upcoming CHOC Children’s conference.

CHOC Metabolic Specialist Profiled in Science Magazine

The work of a CHOC Children’s metabolic disorders specialist and is highlighted in a recent Science magazine article. The article hinges on Dr. Raymond Wang’s work to help a patient with a rare condition called Niemann-Pic Type C, a condition that causes cholesterol to accumulate in the brain, lungs, liver and spleen, leading to deterioration and early death.

CHOC Conference Addresses Medical Complexities

With the number of children with complex medical needs expected to double in the next decade, an upcoming CHOC Children’s conference will provide important information for medical providers who are diagnosing and treating this patient population.
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