Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
Dr. Kamat Appointed Designated Institutional Official
Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD has been appointed the Children’s Hospital of Michigan designated institutional official (DIO). Dr. Kamat has been involved in teaching pediatrics for 18 years. He has been program director of both pediatric and internal medicine-pediatrics programs and is heavily involved in fellow education. Along with receiving numerous teaching awards, Dr. Kamat is currently a member of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee (RRC), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is a nationally recognized teacher and author. As DIO, Dr. Kamat is responsible for oversight and administration of all Children’s sole-sponsored graduate medical education programs. In collaboration with the Children’s Graduate Medical Education Committee, he assures compliance with ACGME Common Subspecialty/ Subspecialty-specific Program, and Institutional Requirements.

Dr. Smolinske Receives Health Policy Champion Award
Susan Smolinske, PharmD, managing director, Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center, received the Michigan Department of Community Health - 2012 Health Policy Champion award. She also serves as professor of pediatrics for Wayne State University School of Medicine. The Health Policy Champion award recognizes public officials and other individuals and organizations at the state and local level who work to maintain and improve the health of their local communities and the citizens of Michigan in areas that impact public health policy. Dr. Smolinske was named because of her diligence and research that helped to identify and prevent a state-wide epidemic of drug abuse. These awards are presented annually at the Michigan Public Health Week event at the Capitol in Lansing. The 2012 event was held on April 25.


Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab Leads International Effort to Quantify and Minimize Risks Associated with Pediatric Catheterization Procedures
What are the precise complication rates associated with specific cardiac catheterization procedures in children? Which pediatric patients are at a higher risk of complications? The truth is: No one really knows for sure. But a Children’s Hospital of Michigan interventional cardiologist is working with pediatric cardiac catheterization labs on three continents to develop a one-of-a -kind Risk Stratification Registry for pediatric cardiac catheterization procedures — and the data they’re collecting promises to minimize risks and improve patient outcomes.
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Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Director Seetha Shankaran, M.D. is lead researcher in published study on benefits over time of “Cooling Blanket” Treatment on oxygen-deprived newborns
A more than 10 year study has proven an effective way to significantly reduce death and physical and mental disability caused by reduction in oxygen and blood flow to the brain at birth.
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Pediatric Cardiologist to Publish Revised Version of the Ross Classification for Heart Failure in Children
Twenty five years after he developed the first classification system for heart failure in children, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Dr. Robert Ross is reviewing and updating the assessment tool that bears his name.
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A 31-year-old Marine City Heart Patient Defies Odds
Life-long 31-year-old heart patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan has much to live for, having survived life-threatening conditions, and life-saving procedures numerous times.
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State-of-the-art DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Specialty Center - Detroit opens Amid Fanfare in June
The DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center - Detroit held its grand opening on June 12 at an event that unveiled the new state-of-the-art medical care facility for children, and celebrated the completion of the first major construction project on the DMC campus in more than 30 years.
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Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Dialysis Facility awarded 5-Diamond Status
The Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Dialysis program has been recognized as one of only two programs throughout five states in the Upper Midwest, to be recognized as a Five-Diamond Facility.
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