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Football accident lands student in ED – CBS 11

June 5, 2012  –  CBS Ch. 11 covers the story of Ethan Fox who was injured during an impromptu game of football during school recess and was admitted to the Children’s Medical Center Dallas emergency department with a skull fracture and arterial bleeding. Thanks to Ethan’s teacher, paramedics and Children’s pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Bradley Weprin, […]

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Meet Nocturnal Nurse Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith, R.N. Registered Nurse for Transport, Children’s Medical Center WHAT SHE DOES: Jets, helicopters and ambulances are all part of her daily work routine. But she’s not just along for the ride; she’s responsible for caring for patients – often in critical condition – as they’re being transported from another hospital to Children’s. JETLAGGED: […]

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Meet Dr. Mom Pam Okada

Pam Okada, M.D. Attending Physician in the Emergency Department, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern WHAT SHE DOES: Addresses every issue that comes into one of the country’s busiest pediatric emergency departments — from asthma and seizures to broken bones and resuscitations. WHY EMERGENCY MEDICINE: After medical school, initially worked at a […]

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Meet Farm Boy Dr. David Schindel

David Schindel, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern Director of the EXIT Program WHAT HE DOES:  Trained to perform all types of pediatric surgeries, but especially interested in surgeries needed to correct fetal and newborn birth defects identified prenatally. These surgeries include EXIT  procedures, in which the mother’s […]

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Meet Hilarious Dr. Slappy

Tiffany Riley (a.k.a. Dr. Slappy) Leader of Children’s  Funnyatrics Clown Program ROUGH START: “When the Funnyatrics program began seven years ago at Children’s, it was hard for the medical staff to trust us; they had no idea what we were going to do or say. But over time they saw we were part of the […]

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Meet One-Of-a-Kind Dr. Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Edwin Ide Smith, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern LIFESAVING WORK: Specializes in thyroid diseases, especially multiple endocrine neoplasia. One of only a few pediatric surgeons in the country surgically removing the thyroid glands from affected children. “We can prevent thyroid cancer before it begins […]

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Meet Proud Dad Dr. Paul Harker-Murray

Paul Harker-Murray, M.D. Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, Children’s Medical Center Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Treats all types of childhood cancers; specializes in pediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. HIS ROOTS: Born in Minneapolis; never thought he’d live south of the Mason-Dixon Line “because it’s too hot, and I knew I would miss […]

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