July 2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Receives
U.S. News & World Report Honors

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital received its first U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals ranking in Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery for 2017-2018 while the Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery program earned a spot in the rankings for the seventh consecutive year. Pediatric Orthopedics made the list for the third time in four years.

“Over the past several years, Johns Hopkins All Children’s has transformed from a clinical hospital to the leading pediatric academic health system in the region and these rankings further demonstrate the progress we’re making,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and vice dean at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “I could not be more proud of the dedicated staff who continue to put patients and families first and help us provide the safest care with the best possible outcomes. As our organization grows, we’ll continue to stand at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases and training a new generation of pediatric experts.”

Learn more about our nationally-ranked programs.

Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings.

Sports Therapy Center Now Open in Tampa

The new Johns Hopkins All Children's Sports Therapy Center is now open in Tampa, expanding the geographical reach of the Sports Medicine Program and the overall growth of Johns Hopkins All Children’s programs within our regions of care. The center's primary focus is physical therapy and orthopedic-based occupational therapy provided by members of the sports rehab team. One-on-one sports injury assessments and development of personalized therapeutic exercise programs designed to increase performance through improved flexibility, range of motion, strength, coordination and endurance also are available. The Sports Therapy Center is located at 3440 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Suite 208 (Tampa) and is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 727-767-7272.

LifeLine Lands Award from
Florida Department of Health

Congratulations to Johns Hopkins All Children's LifeLine for receiving a 2017 Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department of Health for the second consecutive year. The team won the Video of the Year award for a video in which members of the critical care transport team describe the rewards and joy they find in their work and their ongoing focus on safety and training. It describes the inspiration for Survival Day, a full-day training exercise in the rural swamps of Citrus County, Florida, that has helped ensure the crew is ready for an emergency landing in a remote area. To learn more about the LifeLine program and outreach education, call the LifeLine office at 727-767-4333.

Expert Comes Home to Lead Simulation Center

Jen Arnold, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, a nationally-known pediatric expert in educational medical simulation, has come home. Arnold recently joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as medical director of the expanding Johns Hopkins All Children’s Simulation Center. She also will serve as a part-time assistant professor with Johns Hopkins University.

Born at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, she first came to Johns Hopkins All Children's as an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit. She married at St. Petersburg’s Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Church, which is near the hospital campus.

Arnold returns to her roots after nine years as medical director of simulation at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Arnold will lead the Simulation Center as it moves into the new Research and Education Building next year, tripling its space and expanding its mission. The Simulation Center enables training in a realistic clinical environment on high-risk or emergency situations. The flexible design will allow training in such settings as a trauma center, critical care unit, patient rooms and neonatal intensive care unit. Simulation provides a safe learning environment for health care providers to practice high risk and sometimes rare emergency and other patient care situations. It is a tool for enhancing medical education and improving patient safety and outcomes.

Arnold plans to expand the scope of Johns Hopkins All Children’s simulation training beyond the clinical staff and graduate medical students to include instruction for parents on how they should care for premature babies when they take them home. She intends to eventually extend training beyond the hospital to first responders and military personnel.

Welcome to our New Physicians
Cardiovascular Surgery
  Nhue Do, M.D.

Medical Education: Keck, School of Medicine of USC

Internship/Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Critical Care
Michael Engel, M.D.
Medical Education: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Internship/Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Children's National Health System

Anas Farag-Galleon, M.D.
Medical Education: Damascus University Syria
Internship/Residency: American University of Beirut & SUNY University at Buffalo
Fellowship: SUNY University at Buffalo & Emory University School of Medicine

  Deepakbabu Chellapandian, M.D.
Medical Education: Madurai Medical College

Internship/Residency: Albert Einstein Med Center

Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children & St Jude Children's Research Hospital


Brandon Alexander, D.O.
Medical Education: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Internship/Residency: University of Florida at Orlando Health

Mirinda Gillespie, M.D.
Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University
Internship/Residency: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

  Ralph Martello, M.D.
Medical Education:University of Florida

Internship/Residency: University of Florida - Shands Hospital

  John Morrison, M.D.
Medical Education:University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Internship/Residency: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fereshteh Boozarjomehri, M.D.
Medical Education: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Harlem Hospital Center – Columbia University
Internship/Residency: Harlem Hospital Center & Sinai Samaritan Medical Center
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Campus

  Stephanie Finley, D.O.
Medical Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Internship/Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network & Crozer Keystone Health Network