“It’s important that as a community we work hard to defeat the monster of low expectations. Most kids in elementary school, regardless of race or background, are equally interested in the same things,” said Andrew Kiragu, MD, pediatric critical care, Children’s Minnesota. “But unfortunately, somewhere along the way for young black boys, these dreams slowly fade away. And part of that is, lower expectations presented to them and lack of role models. This is why it’s important for those of us in medicine, engineering, etc. to reach back and give an example to excite them the possibilities that are ahead of them.”
News for and about the physicians and clinicians in the Children’s professional community.
Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce it has received certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Heart Failure and Heart Transplant (HFHT) program. This dedicated pediatric heart transplant program at Children’s Minnesota is among the most comprehensive pediatric cardiology services in the region.
Children’s Minnesota honors Dr Mitch Einzig: Beloved retired physician and passionate educator passes away
Mitchell Einzig, MD, adored husband, father and grandpa, and retired director of medical education at Children’s Minnesota, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2021.
We’re excited to shine the spotlight on our cardiovascular staff this month for Heart Month!
Children’s Minnesota held a virtual webinar on Jan. 29, 2021 titled, COVID-19 and kids: The next chapter. We held this webinar to inform the health offices of Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools with the current COVID-19 information.
Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota work together on a complex heart surgery to give a 6 year old another chance at childhood.
Children’s Minnesota is excited to announce updates to the leadership of our neonatal program. We welcome Dr. Tara Zamora in the role of medical director of our NICU in Minneapolis. And Dr. Lia Gravari has assumed the position of the ECMO director for the NICU, in her role as an associate medical director, ECMO for Children’s Minnesota.
Children’s Minnesota PA brings personal experience to caring for girls and young women with bleeding disorders
Children’s Minnesota physician assistant (PA) Skye Peltier, PA-C was featured in a recent issue of HemAware magazine. In the article – How Women in the Bleeding Disorders Community are Fighting for Change – Skye, who has factor VII deficiency, was one of 6 women who shared their personal stories of living with bleeding disorders while giving advice and offering support to others with similar conditions.