Children's welcomes new staff
Children's is pleased to introduce a new Chief of Dentistry
and Dentist-in-Chief, Man
Wai Ng, DDS, MPH, who was previously Chief of Dentistry
at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. As
of July 1, she will be replacing Stephen Shusterman, DMD, who steps
down after more than 30 years of providing outstanding leadership
and commitment to this program.
Dr. Ng is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric dentistry
education and pediatric dental public health related issues. She
was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Training
in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. To schedule and appointment
with Dr. Ng, please call (617) 355-6571.
The Department of Dentistry is also pleased to welcome Nadeem
Karimbux, DMD, MMS. Dr. Karimbux is currently
the director of the Predoctoral Curriculum at Harvard School of
Dental Medicine (HSDM) and chair of the Examination and Promotion
Committee, director of Faculty Development and the director of Information
Systems at HSDM. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Karimbux, please
call (617) 355-6571.
Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team welcomes Tamara Vesel,
MD, as a full-time physician. Dr. Vesel worked most recently
as a pediatric critical care physician at New England Medical
Center, where she was recognized for her outstanding clinical
care, compassion and excellence in teaching.
To reach the PACT, call (617) 632-5042.
Department of Otolaryngology and Communications Disorders
Children's welcomes Mark
Volk, MD DMD, from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Prior to that he was the chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology
at The Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. He will practice
at the main campus and at Children's Hospital at Lexington.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Volk in Boston, please call
(617) 355-6462. To schedule an appointment in Lexington, call (781)
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Cardiac Surgery is proud to introduce Frank
Pigula, MD, who joins us as a senior associate in Cardiac
Surgery. Dr. Pigula was a Senior Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery
at Children's from 1997 to 1998. He then went on to become
the chief of Pediatric Cardiothorasic Surgery at Children's
Hospital of Pittsburgh. In the laboratory, Dr. Pigula developed
a technique for regional cerebral perfusion in an effort to avoid
circulatory arrest particularly in neonates with aortic arch hypoplasia.
He successfully took these techniques to the clinical arena where
this method of cerebral perfusion has now become widely accepted
and is utilized by many major pediatric cardiac centers in North
Dr. Pigula's research efforts now focus on developing techniques
for fetal cardiac surgery, which complements the fetal intervention
program currently organized by James
Lock, MD and Audrey
Marshall, MD in the Department of Cardiology. Dr.
Pigula can be reached at (617) 355-1914.