Dr. Kolon is an expert in the care of children with genital disorders and renal/bladder/prostate cancers. His expertise in pediatric urologic oncology includes optimizing organ-sparing surgery and preservation of fertility in oncology patients.
Dr. Flake is a general pediatric surgeon with a clinical and research focus on prenatal treatment ranging from the fetal surgical repair of anatomic anomalies to prenatal stem cell and gene therapy. He has extensive experience in developing rodent, canine, and sheep models for in utero transplantation and for investigating fetal surgery for anatomic malformations.
Dr. Kurth is a physician-scientist-leader in pediatric anesthesiology, quality and safety, and pediatric healthcare. He has experience conducting basic, clinical, and translational research studies as well as quality improvement projects to investigate clinical problems and develop technologies to understand the problem and devise therapies to prevent or treat it.
The founder and director of CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Dr. Adzick is an innovator in the field of fetal medicine, pursuing groundbreaking prenatal treatment for debilitating birth defects. He led the NIH-funded "Management of Myelomeningocele Study" (MOMS) at CHOP, a breakthrough research program that showed fetal surgery for spina bifida results in significantly improved outcomes.
Dr. Pacifici's biomedical research spans three decades and has explored mechanisms of skeletal development and growth in fetal and postnatal life. Specifically, his focus has been on identifying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of progenitor cells and permit assembly of distinct skeletal structures, and on aberrations of these mechanisms in pediatric skeletal disorders.
Understanding the mechanisms by which the skeleton forms and grows in healthy babies and children and using this information to uncover the pathogenesis of rare and common musculoskeletal disorders by working with animal models of the diseases.
As we approach the end of 2016, for good or ill, this time of year lends itself to reflection. To look back over these 12 months in research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we've decided to pick 12 of the most popular stories we've brought you in the past year. While any year has its hardships and its triumphs, we're