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Published On 06/25/2012


Gosain joins surgical team

Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain, MD, has joined Le Bonheur Children’s. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He also holds a PhD in cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy. He most recently served as surgical director for Pediatric Oncology and medical director of the Pediatric Trauma Program at the University of Wisconsin’s American Family Children’s Hospital. He will serve as an associate professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Le Bonheur adds radiologists

Hasmukh Prajapati, MD, and Anna Thomas, MD, and have joined Le Bonheur’s pediatric radiology team. Prajapati comes to Memphis from St. Petersburg Medical Center, where he served as an interventional radiologist. Prajapati earned his MBBS and served his radiology residency at Gujarat University in India. He completed fellowships in interventional radiology and abdominal radiology, neuroradiology and pediatric interventional radiology and interventional oncology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He serves as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Thomas completed her medical training at MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine and radiology residency and fellowship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her neuroradiology fellowship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She will serve as an assistant professor at UTHSC.

Ophthalmology now in Millington

Lauren Ditta, MD, is now seeing general pediatric ophthalmology patients in Le Bonheur’s Millington clinic (4759 Easley St.) every other Wednesday,in addition to her regular pediatric neuro-ophthalmology clinic at Hamilton Eye Institute, 930 Madison Ave., Suite 400, Memphis.

Ditta completed fellowship training in both pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-opthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/Hamilton Eye Institute. She received her medical training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. To schedule a general pediatric opththalmology appointment in Millington, call (901) 872-2206. For a neuro-ophthalmology appointment in Memphis, call (901) 448-6650.

Faculty Office Building opens

Le Bonheur’s new Faculty Office Building recently opened at the corner of Dunlap Street and Adams Avenue. The new building houses the academic offices of campus faculty and includes a new teaching auditorium. The building is adjacent to the Outpatient Center on campus.

Housholder, early Le Bonheur physician, dies at 98

Charles Housholder, MD, a local pediatrician who practiced for 60 years and admitted Le Bonheur’s first patient in 1952, died on Sept. 25, 2015. He was 98. Housholder served six years as head of medicine at Le Bonheur and one term as president of the Memphis Pediatric Society.

Housholder completed UT Medical School in Memphis in 1939. His residency at Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital was interrupted by his conscription into the U.S. Army in 1941. He followed D-Day into France and set up triage centers for wounded and ill soldiers. After serving overseas for 20 months, he later completed specialty training in pediatrics at Buffalo’s Children’s Hospital in New York. In 1947, he and his wife, Louise, returned to Memphis, where he received further training at John Gaston Hospital. He is survived by three children, nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.


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