Charting Pediatrics
Charting Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado faculty examine the latest treatment options for the most common chief complaints in pediatric medicine. We will talk about significant research and advances in pediatric medicine, the nuanced art of practicing pediatrics and everything in between.
Launching Point and Introduction - History of Pediatric Mental Health in the U.S with Ron-Li Liaw, MD and Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA (S6:E3)
Today's episode is underwritten by Ent Credit Union, proud supporter of Charting Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado. Ent, Colorado’s largest credit union, has a passion for people, not for profit. Ent has more than 45 service centers located up and down the Front Range, including the Denver Metro area and Northern Colorado. Ent dot com. Insured by NCUA. The youth mental health crisis in America is not a new problem. The pandemic drove unprecedented numbers of kids to seek care at all levels and really brought this to the public’s attention. In 2021, to highlight the mental health crisis in the United States, the surgeon general’s office issued the Youth Mental Health Advisory. Today, as we begin our season 6 focus on mental health with our Charting Pediatrics Mental Health series, we are privileged to talk with our U.S Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and our very own Mental Health In-Chief Ron-Li Liaw. Vivek Murthy serves as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy is a renowned physician, research scientist, and entrepreneur. As the Nation's Doctor, the Surgeon General's mission is to help lay the foundation for a healthier country. Dr. Ron- Li Liaw is the Cannon Y. & Lyndia Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the vice chair of Diversity, Equity, and inclusion and most recently, Ron-Li has been announced as the first ever Mental Health In-Chief for Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Sep 6
46 min
Impacts on Pediatric Medicine as we Emerge from the Pandemic with Raphe Schwartz and Rhae Gamber (S6:E2)
Since 2020, life as we know it has been turned upside down. Every person has had to deal with the repercussions of the global COVID-19 pandemic in their own individual ways. Pediatrics is no different. Pediatrics has changed immensely over the last few years, and as we emerge from the pandemic, many people are anticipating the “normal” of life to come back.  However, it is important to understand that there may be a “new normal”. In this episode, we will be discussing what has changed in the landscape of pediatrics, what will stay, and what areas will not recover.   Raphe Schwartz serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Children's Hospital Colorado and joining us from health care analytics and intelligence firm Sg2, Rhae Gamber, Senior Consulting Director of Women’s Health & Pediatric Intelligence. If any children’s hospital leaders or pediatric providers are looking for more info on Sg2 visit
Aug 30
41 min
Sleepless Nights and When to Refer to a Specialist with Antoinette Burns, DO (S6:E1)
Sleep is an essential function that is vital to the health and well-being of every individual yet millions of people either neglect or have trouble sleeping. Sleep issues in kids are among the most common problems that parents report when visiting their Primary Care provider. In fact, 20% of all children suffer from some type of sleeping problem. In today’s episode, we are going to discuss common sleep disorders and when Primary Care providers should refer patients to a sleep specialist.   Today I am happy to be speaking with my colleague Dr. Antoinette Burns. Dr. Burns is a pediatric sleep physician. She is the Associate Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Lab in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado school of Medicine. 
Aug 23
25 min
Innovations in Fertility Preservation with Leslie Appiah, MD (Rebraodcast S5:E4)
When our pediatric and adolescent patients are diagnosed with cancer or another life-altering conditions, the focus is often on treatment and not the changes chemotherapy, radiation and surgery may have on their body’s long-term function. In this episode, we are joined by Leslie Appiah, MD to discuss the innovative topic of fertility preservation for pediatric and adolescent patients -- both at cancer diagnosis and in survivorship.  Dr. Appiah is part of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology team at Children’s Colorado and is Division Chief, Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Late Effects Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is co-founder of the Pediatric Initiative Network of the Oncofertility Consortium where she served as chair for 5 years and is current co-chair of the Adolescent and Young Adult Reproductive Late Effects Committee.  
Aug 16
35 min
Season 6 Teaser: Mental Health Series
Welcome back Charting Pediatrics listeners! We are so excited to announce that the sixth season of the podcast will release on August 23rd. In this new season, our host team will bring you the latest and greatest in pediatrics along with the bread-and-butter topics that help you in your daily practices. In addition, the Charting Pediatrics team is excited to launch a 12-part Mental Health Series. This series will take a deep dive into relevant behavior health topics that will help inform and equip primary care providers in these challenging times. These episodes will cover a variety of topics such as the history of pediatric mental health, stress and resiliency management, trauma informed care and more. In today’s teaser episode, we are joined by Ron-Li Liaw. Ron-Li is our inaugural Mental Health-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital Colorado and has teamed up with us to create this exciting new series.   On behalf of the host team, thank you for your faithful support in listening and engaging with us and also sharing the content with your colleagues. Be sure to join us weekly for yet another great season!
Aug 12
11 min
Early Identification of Central Nervous System Tumors in Primary Care Pediatrics with Adam Green, MD (Rebroadcast S5:E10)
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors account for a quarter of all cancers in children aged 1 to 19 years. Nearly 70% of CNS tumors can be effectively treated, but early detection is critical to allow for the best possible treatments and outcomes. Too often, CNS tumors are initially misdiagnosed as more common pediatric conditions such as migraine, gastroenteritis or other psychologic and behavioral problems. In this episode, we discuss the classic signs and presentations of CNS tumors to support early detection.   Our guest for today's episode is Dr. Green. Dr. Green is part of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Aug 9
23 min
Flu Vaccine, Egg Allergy & the COVID Vaccine with Matthew Greenhawt, MD (Rebroadcast S5:E3)
Annual seasonal influenza vaccination remains the most effective means of protection against contracting influenza illness and preventing spread of the disease. It is estimated that more than 23,000 deaths occur each year in the United States because of influenza, including approximately 124 children. Egg-allergic children are a subgroup who may be at higher risk for influenza-related complications. In this episode we are joined by Matt Greenhawt, MD to review the incidence, suspected epidemiology and current policy related to allergic reactions to the influenza vaccine and steps for avoiding potential adverse reactions. Dr. Greenhawt is the Director of the Food Challenge and Research Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy & Immunology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 
Aug 2
21 min
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Pediatrics with Shikha Sundaram, MD (Rebroadcast S5:E9)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the United States, affecting almost 10 percent of all children. Sometimes referred to as "fatty liver disease," it is actually a range of diseases that all begin when excess fat gets deposited in the liver, most significantly impacting our obese patients. In today’s episode we are joined by guest Shikha Sundaram, MD to discuss the clinical presentation and treatment of NAFLD, including how primary care providers can provide critical support to families making significant lifestyle changes as part of their treatment. Dr. Sundaram is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  
Jul 26
32 min
International Programs to Reduce Infant Mortality with Beena Kamath- Rayne, MD
Each year, global neonatal mortality accounts for nearly 2.4 million deaths. Most of these occur during the first weeks or even within the first few minutes of life. With simple resuscitation training and newborn care interventions, many of these deaths can be prevented. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a skills-based program for medical staff in settings that have limited resources. Since its release in 2010, it has been implemented in over 80 countries. Today we are going to be talking with a pediatrician who has dedicated her career to serving kids in a global context. As an individual provider on the front lines to now directing these programs.  This episode was recorded at the 2022 PAS Conference in Denver, Colorado.  I am honored to be speaking with Dr. Beena Kamath- Rayne.   Beena Kamath-Rayne is currently the Vice President of Global Newborn and Child Health in the Division of Global Health and Life Support.  In her role at the AAP, Dr. Kamath-Rayne is advancing AAP training programs and technical assistance in global newborn and child health.
Jul 19
26 min
Addressing Racism and Health Inequities with Ndidi Unaka, MD and David Turner, MD
Entrustable Professional Activities, or EPAs, are a concept that was developed by Olle ten Cate in 2005 as a way to operationalize and assess competency-based medical education.  EPAs are observable, routine activities that a general pediatrician or subspecialist should be able to perform safely and effectively to meet the needs of their patients. The American Board of Pediatrics, or ABP, collaborated with the education community several years ago to develop  17 core EPAs that are essential activities needed for practice in general pediatrics and that can be used as a framework for curriculum and assessment.  The ABP also worked with the subspecialty community to develop EPAs that define what patients need from our subspecialty physicians. However, the original pediatric EPA framework developed by the ABP in conjunction with the general pediatrics and subspecialty communities did not adequately address structural racism, discrimination, and social determinants of health and their contribution to inequities. Today, we are going to hear about the development and content of a revised EPA entitled: Use of Population Health Strategies and Quality Improvement Methods to Promote Health and Address Racism, Discrimination, and Other Contributors to Inequities Among Pediatric Populations. Today, I am happy to be speaking with Dr. Ndidi Unaka and Dr. David Turner.  Ndidi is a pediatric hospitalist who is involved in Cincinnati Children’s Community Health initiatives, medical director of QI and data analytics for Cincinnati Children’s ACO called HealthVine and until recently was the associate program director of the pediatric residency program at Cincinnati Children’s.  David is the Vice President of Competency-Based Medical Education at the American Board of Pediatrics.
Jul 12
25 min
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