Contributors

Sanjana is a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology program at Ohio State. She is pursuing her PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Ryan Roberts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on understanding intra-tumor heterogeneity, the mechanisms by which some cancer cells can survive the genotoxic stress from chemotherapy, and tumor-host interactions that allow for increased capacity of osteosarcoma cells to colonize the lung.

Octavio Ramilo, MD, is the chief of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he is also the Henry G. Cramblett Chair in Infectious Diseases and professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ramlo obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Professor Ramilo completed his pediatric residency at the Hospital “12 de Octubre” in Madrid and a subsequent Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He has been involved in translational and clinical research related to the role of the host immune response in pathogenesis of infectious diseases for over 20 years. His current research is focused on pathogenesis and treatment of respiratory infections, especially RSV, and the application of genomics technologies for improving diagnosis and understanding of host responses to infectious agents.

Dr. Reed's clinical interests focus on pediatric leukemia. She has a research interest in medical education, specifically in the teaching of communication and breaking bad news skills. Dr. Reed has a programmatic interest in medical education. She is developing a communication curriculum for the pediatric residency program, for which she serves as an associate program director. Dr. Reed received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed both her residency and fellowship at Nationwide Children's.

Lousie Rodino-Klapac, PhD, is a principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders and Neurosciences in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is also associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her translational research program focuses on the development of adeno-associated viral vectors to treat both Duchenne and Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophies. She was recently named one of Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017.

Sean Rose, MD, is a pediatric neurologist with additional training in the diagnosis and management of concussion. He is co-director of the Complex Concussion Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. His clinical practice focuses on concussions and other neurological conditions in athletes. He completed a fellowship in Sports Neurology, and he has provided sideline coverage for several sports at multiple levels of play. He is board-certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.

Julie Balch Samora, MD, PhD, received her orthopaedic training at The Ohio State University and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Harvard. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, a masters of music at Yale University, and an MD/PhD at West Virginia University, where she concomitantly earned masters degrees in public health as well as public administration.

Dr. Samora specializes in pediatric hand surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she is Associate Medical Director of Quality, Director of Orthopaedic Quality Improvement, Director of Hand and Upper Extremity Research, and Director of the Clinical Quality Improvement Fellowship. Dr. Samora is on the board of directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and is the current president of Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and is committed to improving diversity in the field of orthopaedics. She is the Deputy Editor of AAOS Now and has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts and text book chapters. Dr. Samora has a passion to provide safe, efficient, culturally-sensitive, and excellent patient care, focusing on best practices and quality improvement initiatives.

Stephanie Santoro has been a pediatrician and clinical geneticist at Nationwide Children's Hospital since 2014.

Dr. Saps is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric motility disorders. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, he led the gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.

Sarah Saxbe, MS, MSW, LISW-S, coordinates community outreach and marketing for Nationwide Children's Hospital Teen and Pregnant Program, BC4Teens birth control clinic, and the Ohio Better Birth Outcomes collaborative.