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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur adds Hendrickson, Algotar

Benjamin Hendrickson, MD, joined Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute. Hendrickson earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his internship and residency training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles/Mattel Children’s Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and his adult congenital cardiology fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center/Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Anushree Algotar, MBBS, MPH, joined the division of Gastroenterology. Algotar received her medical training from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed her residency at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Long named business development manager

Margaret Ross Long joined Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as business development manager. Long provides a link between medical professionals and hospitals to facilitate relationships that will effectively serve the needs of patients and staff. For information, call 901-287-5685 or 662-207-8697 or email her at

Submit and abstract for Pediatric Research Day

The 10th annual Pediatric Research Day is set for Wednesday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chesney Auditorium and Faculty Office Building auditorium. This year’s theme will be neuroscience. The James C. Hunt Keynote Address will be given by Gregory Holmes, MD, Chair of Neurological Sciences at the University of Vermont. To register or to submit an abstract, visit The deadline for submitting an abstract is Jan. 5 at 5 p.m.

Towbin named 2017 Distinguished Scientist

Le Bonheur Chief Cardiologist Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA, was named a 2017 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association (AHA) last month, for his decades-long study of cardiomyopathies and heart failure, cardiac transplantation and cardiovascular genetics.

Towbin, the executive co-director of Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute, studies the genetics and mechanism of cardiomyopathy and advance heart failure, arrhythmias and inflammatory heart disease and their etiologies. He also serves as chief of cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He has trained more than 50 post-doctoral and 20 pre-doctoral students. He received the AHA’s Basic Research Prize in 2013 and the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Scientist (Basic Science) Award in 2007.

Physician Town Hall set for Dec. 13

Le Bonheur will host its Physician Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Research Center Auditorium, 50 N. Dunlap. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. RSVP by emailing Dianne Cordaro at or call 901-287-5952.