Latest news for physicians

May 2024

New Center for Child Development Location 
Center for Child Development has moved and is now located at 1250 N. 113th St., Ste. 200 in Wauwatosa.
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April 2024

Meet Emma Austenfeld, MD, from Rheumatology
Emma Austenfeld, MD, MPH, is a pediatric rheumatologist at Children's Wisconsin and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
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Meet Simran Brar, OD, FAAO, from Ophthalmology
Simran Brar, OD, FAAO joined Children’s Wisconsin in May 2023, as an optometrist and an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 
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Head Shape Clinic
Craniosynostosis, which affects approximately 1 in 2,500 newborns, requires timely and effective surgical intervention to reduce complication and improve outcomes.
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APP spotlight: Michele K. Brown, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC
Michele K. Brown, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner (NP) and headache specialist at the Children’s Wisconsin Jane B. Pettit Pain and Headache Center with 29 years of experience in pediatric health care, including 17 as a nurse practitioner.
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March 2024

Meet Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, from Allergy Immunology
Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin in January 2024, as a pediatric allergy immunology specialist and also a Chief, Professor in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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February 2024

Learn more about the Now open Kenosha mental health walk-in clinic
Children’s Wisconsin is excited to announce the opening of the Kenosha mental health walk-in Clinic.
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Learn more about Infectious disease outpatient clinic expanding
Children’s Wisconsin is excited to announce the expansion of our outpatient Infectious Disease Clinic.
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January 2024

Learn more about the Updated co-management guidelines for spinal asymmetry and scoliosis
Children’s Wisconsin has developed guidelines to provide protocols for jointly managing patient cases between community providers and our pediatric specialists.
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December 2023

Meet David Segar, MD, from Cardiology
David Segar MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin in July 2023, as a pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Have a teen patient with debilitating chronic pain? Refer them to the Integrated Healing Program
The Integrated Healing Program (IHP) at Children's is a unique program for teens, ages 13-18, suffering from debilitating chronic pain and related functional neurologic disorders, who have withdrawn from normal activities.
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Updated Child Development Center Referral Guide
We have made some improvements in the way we process referrals to the Child Development Center. 
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November 2023

Chiropractic care now available from AIM Spine Center
Chiropractic care now joins the multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts in orthopedics, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, imaging and other specialties who deliver wraparound care focused on patient experience.
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New Therapeutics for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Disease in Infants and Children
Dr. Kelly J. Henrickson, Director of the Midwest Respiratory Virus Program at Children’s Wisconsin talks us through many details about RSV including the new RSV therapies that are available.
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Durable Medical Equipment clinic is now open
Children that need new medical equipment or modifications that are not currently receiving consistent outpatient therapy can now be supported/referred to Children’s Wisconsin Durable Medical Equipment Clinic.
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October 2023

Updated Co-Management Guidelines for Headache
To support collaborative care, Children’s Wisconsin has developed guidelines to provide protocols for jointly managing patient cases between community providers and our pediatric specialists.
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Learn more about the BEAR implant
Dr. John Erickson, an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Wisconsin talks us through the BEAR implant, a newer treatment option for ACL injuries.
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Liver Transplant program
Children’s Wisconsin is proud to announce several new additions to our nationally recognized Liver Transplant team.
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Meet Aparna Ramasubramanian, MD from Ophthalmology
Aparna Ramasubramanian, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin in August 2023, as an ocular oncologist and pediatric ophthalmologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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September 2023

APP spotlight: Denise M. Kilway, DNP, APNP, CPNP-BC
Denise M. Kilway, DNP, APNP, CPNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner (NP) who works alongside a team of physicians, dietitians, psychologists, speech pathologists and other nurse practitioners to help children with gastrointestinal conditions.
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New Approaches to Food Allergies
While traditional standard of care has focused on avoidance of food allergens and use of rescue medications in the event an accidental ingestion occurs, the approaches to treatment of pediatric food allergy are rapidly evolving.
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August 2023

New Resource: Aerodigestive Referral Guide
The Aerodigestive Center is an interdisciplinary team that evaluates complex airway and digestive track disorders in children.
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Meet Alexis Gumm, MD from Gastroenterology
Alexis Gumm, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin, as a pediatric gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist and an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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New Resource: Feeding Team Referral Guide
The referral guide will outline conditions treated, conditions NOT treated, what a family can expect and how to refer a patient.
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July 2023

New Laboratory Order form
Children’s Wisconsin has improved our outpatient laboratory order form.
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Meet Pallavi Iyer, MD from Endocrinology
Pallavi Iyer, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin as a pediatric endocrinologist and Chief, Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Ortho Fracture Flow Chart
This is a flow chart that lays out the current process for sending a fracture referral to one of our four local Children's Wisconsin fracture care clinics.
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June 2023

New resources for Endocrinology
The section of Endocrinology and Diabetes is excited to partner with our referring physicians and advanced practice providers to determine next best steps in care of these children.
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Meet Matthew Cooper, MD from Solid Organ Transplantation
Matthew Cooper, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin in February 2023 as the Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and Chief of the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Mark B. Adams Chair in Transplant Surgery.
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2023 - 2024 Pocket Directory
In this edition of the pocket directory, we have added information to help guide referring physicians, providers and their staff in areas where we get frequent questions.
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May 2023

Surgical Services 2022 Annual Report
Children’s Wisconsin remains the highest-rated pediatric surgical center. Learn more about some of the many surgical services we offer.
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Get to know Elizabeth Dabrowski, MD from Endocrinology
Elizabeth Dabrowski, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin as a pediatric endocrinologist and also an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Get to know Pradeep Javarayee, MD from Neurology
Pradeep Javarayee, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin as a pediatric neurologist and also an assistant professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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April 2023

Get to know Sameer Shakir, MD from Plastic Surgery
Sameer Shakir, MD joined Children’s Wisconsin in September 2022, as a pediatric plastic surgeon and also an assistant professor of Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Herma Heart Institute 2022 Annual Report
Learn more about how the Herma Heart Institute invests in research and how that translates into the care provided to patients and their families.
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March 2023

Get to know Allison Duey-Holtz, MSN, CPNP-PC from Orthopedics
Allison has 25 years in specialized pediatric orthopedic care. She provides pediatric care for children experiencing underlying spinal conditions, neuromuscular complexities, musculoskeletal trauma and fractures.
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Get to know Matthew J. Armstrong, APNP from Urology
Matthew has 18 years in specialized pediatric care, with a focus on patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction.
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Get to know Brenda Hasse-Rupp, PAC from Dermatology
Brenda has 13 years in specialized pediatric dermatology care. She provides expert pediatric care for children experiencing eczema, warts, acne and other skin conditions in Milwaukee and Kenosha.
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New Specialty Clinic Now Open
Children’s Wisconsin’s Appleton Clinic gives families in Northeast and Central Wisconsin convenient access to the state’s only health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children and teens.
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Visitor restrictions lifted
Children’s Wisconsin Visitation Restrictions have been lifted for all Children’s Wisconsin locations.
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February 2023

Get to know Peter Shaw, MD from Hematology
Peter Shaw, MD, joined Children’s Wisconsin in April 2022, as a director of clinical operations for the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
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January 2023

Peanut Allergy new treatment option - Oral Immunotherapy
Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies diagnosed in children. Standard treatment consists of strict avoidance and carrying an epinephrine auto-injector.
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Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia clinical practice guideline
Take a look at the 2022 American academy of pediatrics neonatal hyperbilirubinemia clinical practice guideline
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Pediatric viral trends in Wisconsin
Children's Wisconsin, along with pediatric hospitals across the country, continues to see large numbers of children with viral infections.
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Cancer Predisposition Program
Our Cancer Predisposition program is a one-stop shop where the family has access to resources at the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and multidisciplinary expertise — all in one visit.
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Sports Nutrition Counseling Services
Clinical dietitians play an integral role in caring for patients at Children's. Patients may also be seen by a clinical dietitian independent from a medical provider in one of our fee-for-service programs at our New Berlin and Greenfield clinic locations.
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December 2022

Food panels no longer available
Although many practitioners are accustomed to the ease of ordering a single food or order set, or preselected order set, the downfalls of broad panel testing for food allergy are numerous.
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New Section Chief Gastroenterology
Dr. Mack joined Children's Wisconsin in 2022 and has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of hepatology.
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Get to know Erika Pyzik, NP from Neurology
Erika has 15 years in specialized pediatric care, with a focus on neuromuscular disease.
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