March 2018

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Fridays 12:30pm—1:30pm
JHACH Education and Conference Center, Main Campus,
St. Petersburg, Florida

March 9, 2018
Immigrant Child Health: The Promise for the Future (Resident Advocacy Program)
Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP

March 16, 2018
Patient Safety and Quality Week
Speaker TBD

March 23, 2018

When to Refer to Pediatric Neurosurgery?
George Jallo, MD

March 30, 2018

Magical Rounds at the Hogwash School of Medicine and Wizardry (Doctor’s Day)
Juan Dumois, MD

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Grand Rounds
Join us Wednesdays for Johns Hopkins Pediatric Grand Rounds live video conference presentation from Baltimore.

Videoconference can be viewed at 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center Auditorium B

CME Conferences
June 21—24, 2018
42nd Annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida

July 22—26, 2018

18th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease joins the 6th Scientific Meetings of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida

Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is expanding its Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (AYA) program, providing care and support for the 15- to 21-year-old age group and their families.

For more information or to refer a patient:
(855) 261-0220
Melinda (Mindy) Duren:
Kelly Lawless:

Call Center/Scheduling Changes
The Call Center has merged with the scheduling teams for our clinics and radiology to become the Customer Service Center, making it easier for families to schedule appointments and make requests of clinic staff with just one call, and for community physicians to connect with subspecialists. The Customer Service Center also includes the Physician Access Line, R.N. Triage Line and the hospital switchboard.

By calling the main number to our hospital, or a specific sub specialty office, you will reach one of our customer service representatives to assist. Main hospital: 727-898-7451

Pediatric Surgery Updates
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Surgery provides outpatient elective procedures at our main campus in St. Petersburg as well as at our affiliate locations, Florida Hospital Tampa and Brandon Regional Hospital. To highlight a few:

• Inguinal and umbilical hernias
• Circumcisions
• Undescended testicles
• Pectus excavatum/carinatum
Dr. Keith Thatch has joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s general pediatric surgery as the program’s third dedicated pediatric surgeon in Hillsborough County along with Dr. Drew Rideout and Dr. Henry Chang. They provide elective and emergency pediatric surgeries at Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa General and Brandon Regional. They also have pre- and post-operative clinics at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Tampa, Brandon and South Tampa Outpatient Care centers. For more information on services provided or to refer a patient, call 727-767-4170 or visit

Able Accounts
The State of Florida launched its “ABLE United” program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities in Florida. The program helps families with a child/patient with a chronic or complex medical condition save money every year without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits, such as Social Security and Medicaid. Able United helps families with the financial burden they are likely facing due to their child’s health issues. This information is great to share with families who could benefit from these accounts.

For more information on this program visit:

Outpatient Care Center Updates
  Dr. Daniel Bland has joined Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates and just added a new orthopaedic clinic every Tuesday morning at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Brandon. Dr. Bland has a special interest in the orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy and patients with complex lower extremity deformities, which includes osteogenesis imperfecta.

Outpatient Care, Brandon
885 South Parsons Ave.
Brandon, FL 33511

  Dr. Joelle Miller has joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute as a pediatric cardiologist. She will be seeing patients in Sarasota, North Port and Fort Meyers Outpatient Care locations. She joins us from the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and before that, she spent six years as division director of pediatric cardiology at Carillion Clinic Children’s Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

As a result of Dr. Miller’s arrival, cardiology coverage has increased in our outpatient care centers.

To refer a patient to any of the below locations or for more information call: 727-7767-3333

Sarasota Outpatient Care Center
5881 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
Cardiology appointments available M-F

North Port Outpatient Care Center
2345 Bobcat Village Center Road
North Port, FL 34288
Cardiology appointments available every Monday

Fort Meyers Outpatient Care Center
4550 Colonial Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33966
Cardiology appointments available the first and third Thursday

Welcome to our New Physicians
  David Clendenin, M.D.

Medical Education: University of South Florida

Internship/Residency: University of South Florida
Internal Medicine

Residency Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University

  Frank Carnevale, M.D.

Medical Education: SUNY-University at Buffalo

SUNY-University at Buffalo School of Medicine

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  Jason Hangauer, Ph.D.

Graduate Education: University of South Florida

Internship/Residency: University of South Florida

  Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D.

Graduate Education: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

University of Tennessee Boling Center