August 2016 Bulletin

Grand Rounds for September 2016 (CME Credit Available)

Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • Sept. 1: Novel Treatments for Infant Leukemia: Challenge and Promise
  • Sept. 8: The Adolescent Brain: Unique Opportunities for Health, Education and Positive Youth Development
  • Sept. 15: Management of Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs): Re-Thinking Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs)
  • Sept. 22: The Eye: A Window to the Brain and Systemic Disease
  • Sept. 29: The Foods We Eat and Autoimmune Disease: A Daily Problem

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online

  • Autism and the Molecular Biology of the Social Brain
  • Kids These Days… Novel Ways to Get High
  • Enhancing Patient Safety Through Simulation-Based Teamwork Training
  • Pediatric Pancreatitis

For Provider Grand Rounds information, visit our website.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Courses at Seattle Children’s

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses presented by Seattle Children’s PALS Training Center offer a menu of options to meet your time, talent and training needs. The following courses are currently available:

  • PALS provider and renewal courses: Aug. 4 and 5
  • HeartCode PALS and the one-day PALS provider course for physicians and advanced practitioners: Sept. 22 to 25

Visit for details on course profiles, dates, category 1 CME hours and registration. Questions? Email

Abnormal Urinalysis: Hematuria and Proteinuria and When to Refer to a Specialist

  • Presented by Aaron Wightman, MD, pediatric nephrologist at Seattle Children’s
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Tagaris Winery, 844 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA
  • Free Category 2 CME credit is available.
  • Light dinner will be served. Space is limited – RSVP to Melissa Christiansen by Aug. 24.

Everett CME: Part II – Pediatric Chest Pain, When a PCP Should Have Palpitations

  • Presented by Josh Weldin, MD, Seattle Children’s Heart Center
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Snohomish County PUD Training Center, 2320 California Ave., Everett, WA
  • Free Category 2 CME credit is available.
  • Light dinner will be served. RSVP to Emily Rice.

New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals for August 2016

Medical Staff

  • Matthew Abts, MD, Seattle Children's, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Jennifer Ahn, MD, Seattle Children's, Urology
  • Eric Allenspach, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's, Immunology
  • Peter Asante, MD, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Hospital Medicine
  • Katherine Bowen, PhD, Seattle Children's, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Parimal Deodhar, MD, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Hospital Medicine
  • Laura Ellington, MD, Seattle Children's, Hospital Medicine
  • Jason Espinoza, MD, Seattle Children's, Hospital Medicine
  • Roberto Gordillo Perez, MD, Seattle Children's, Nephrology
  • Colleen Gutman, MD, Seattle Children's, Hospital Medicine
  • Suzan Imren, MD, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Ruth Kanthula, MD, MPH, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Infectious Disease
  • Christina Long, DO, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Christopher Lux, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Elisa Margolis, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's, Infectious Disease
  • Neena Marupudi, MD, Seattle Children's, Neurosurgery
  • Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's, Laboratory Medicine/Pathology
  • Louisa Mook, MD, Seattle Children's, Hospital Medicine
  • David Nichols, MD, Seattle Children's, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • William Schmitt, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Plastic Surgery
  • Srinivas Susarla, DMD, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Plastic Surgery
  • Agne Taraseviciute, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Adam Templeton, MD, University of Washington, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Nefeli Vasilakou, DDS, Seattle Children's, Dentistry
  • Elliott Weiss, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Douglas Dedo, PA-C, Seattle Children's, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Trevor McLay, DNP, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Hospital Medicine
  • Dawn Niess, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology
  • Hannah Smith, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hematology-Oncology
  • Elizabeth Walvoord, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Neonatology