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Newsletter: Summer 2020
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Welcome Alumni!
Welcome to the second issue of the Alumni Newsletter!  We are excited to share with you stories from our alumni, hospital announcements, educational offerings and more.  If you would like to submit a story or any feedback, please email We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Alumni Spotlight
Sally Goza, MD
Sara "Sally" Goza, MD
Residency Class of 1987
Sally Goza, MD, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and residency class of 1987, sits down (virtually) with Denise Warrick, MD, to discuss her time at Cincinnati Children’s, her career and advocacy work, and her hopes for the future. 
New Appointments
Help us welcome Dr. Cheng and congratulate Dr. Hart on the new appointment.
Tina Cheng
Tina Cheng, MD, MPH
Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine; chief medical officer at Cincinnati Children’s; and director, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. Read more.
Catherine Hart, MD
Catherine Hart, MD
Cincinnati Children’s announces Catherine Hart, MD, as the new Ambulatory Associate Chief of Staff.  Read more.
mehealth for ADHD
Sign up for mehealth for ADHD today— a free online ADHD telehealth tool.  Developed at Cincinnati Children’s, mehealth for ADHD is an evidence-based, comprehensive and easy-to-use online portal for improving the quality of care for children with ADHD.
Upcoming Alumni Events
2020 has been a year of challenges and changes.  Due to Covid-19, we were unable to celebrate our annual Alumni Weekend in April but we look forward to being together in 2021.  Save the date for our annual gathering, April 16-17, 2021, a weekend of fellowship and fun! 

Times are changing and we are too!  We are working on plans to connect with our alumni & friends through new virtual events- more information will be posted to our website soon. 
Alumni Voice
Tisdale and Weeks
John Tisdale, MD and Jessica Weeks, MD
John Tisdale, MD and Jessica Weeks, MD (Med/Peds Class of 2013) describe their experience with the Indian Health Services in Chinle, AZ. They have been employed with the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility for the last seven years. Their experience is unique and their outlook on life is inspiring.  Read more.
We are honored to announce the following award honorees. Congratulations!
DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award presented by ACGME and Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Cincinnati Children’s Graduate Medical Education program receives the DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award.  Read more.
2020 Health Care Heroes
Drs. Tracy Glauser and John Pestian are named Health Care Heroes. Read more.
2020 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Honoree
Dr. Wafa Nasser named 2020 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Honoree.  Read more.
A Look Back in History
Take a moment to read the fascinating story of Mary Emery and how her generosity helped shaped the hospital that we know today.  One of her many contributions was her endowment of the B. K. Rachford Chair of Pediatrics in 1927; this year, we welcome Tina Cheng, MD, as our 9th B.K. Rachford Chair of Pediatrics.
Inspire Magazine
Cincinnati Children’s launched a new digital magazine, Inspire, in May for employees and friends of Cincinnati Children’s. Learn more about the new magazine and how to subscribe.
Online Education: Convenience and Expertise
During the current pandemic, educational events have shifted to remote learning technologies. Upcoming topics and links to archived events are listed on our website.
Education Opportunities    
New and Departing Staff
We extend a warm welcome to our new staff members, residents and fellows and wish our departing staff, graduating residents and fellows the best and hope to see you again soon.
Incoming Residents and Fellows
In Memoriam
Cincinnati Children’s alumni community mourns the loss of Lester Martin, MD, Lisa Filipovich, MD, and George Benzing, MD.
Lester Martin, MD
Lisa Filipovich, MD
George Benzing III, MD
Alumni Notes
Have you started a new job? Did you open a new practice? Do you have a personal celebration (i.e. wedding, birth of a child, etc.)?  Has your work been published?  Let us know! In the next edition of our Alumni Newsletter, we want to highlight what you are accomplishing.  Email your updates to
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