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News

Le Bonheur’s Dravet Syndrome Center named a Comprehensive Care Center by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation

The Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute’s Dravet Syndrome Center is one of only 13 programs in the country certified by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation as a facility with a high level of expertise and resources offering multidisciplinary care for children with this rare type of epilepsy. Le Bonheur’s Dravet Syndrome Center offers advanced diagnostics, a wide array of resources and multiple treatment options for children with Dravet syndrome. For more information, contact Le Bonheur Connect at 1-866-870-5570.

Kim joins Endocrinology team

Ahlee Kim, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur’s endocrinology division. She attended medical school at Ewha Womans University, College of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati.

Huang elected to American College of Surgeon’s Board of Governors

Eunice Huang, MD, professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been elected to a three-year term as the Surgical Specialty Society Governor for the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a governor, she will serve to facilitate communication between the Fellows of the College and the members of the Board of Governors.

Pediatricians receive leadership appointments

Hospitalist Emilee Dobish, MD, has been elected vice president of the Memphis Pediatric Society. Pediatrician Jason A. Yaun, MD, FAAP, was elected vice president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP).

Urology clinic launches in Jonesboro, Ark.

Urologist Mary Elaine Killian, MD, is now seeing patients at a pediatric urology clinic in Jonesboro, Ark. The clinic will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 800 South Church St., Suite 104. For appointments, call Le Bonheur Connect at 1-866-870-5570.

Fetal Center named a member of NAFTNet

Le Bonheur’s Fetal Center was recently named a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). This association consists of medical centers with established expertise in fetal surgery and other forms of multidisciplinary care for complex disorders of the fetus.

Klimo awarded Pediatrics Paper of the Year for 2nd consecutive year

Le Bonheur Neurosurgeon Paul Klimo, MD, MPH, was awarded Pediatrics Paper of the Year by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for the second year in a row. The paper, “The Preventable Shunt Revision Rate: A Multicenter Evaluation,” evaluated two years of shunt operations data to determine which shunt failures were avoidable.