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Children’s Minnesota has a wide-array of nationally-recognized pediatric health experts available for media interviews. Some of our experts are listed below (in alphabetical order) along with information about their specialties and topics of expertise. To arrange interviews with these experts, please contact the media relations team.

Dr. Chris Carter

Christopher Carter, MD

Christopher Carter, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist at The Children’s Heart Clinic. His specialties include pediatric electrophysiology and cardiology.

Pediatric areas of expertise: cardiology; electrophysiology

Dr. Gigi

Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD

Gigi Chawla, MD, pediatrician and hospitalist, is the senior medical director for the primary care division at Children’s Minnesota and previously served as chief of staff. She is a regular contributor to Minnesota Parent and serves as the expert for WCCO-TV’s “Ask A Pediatrician.”

Pediatric areas of expertise: general health/wellness; chronic illnesses; population health

Mark Hudson, MD

Mark Hudson, MD

Mark Hudson, MD, is the medical director of Midwest Children’s Resource Center at Children’s Minnesota. In this role he works with children who have been abused or neglected to provide care and help them return to a productive, hopeful future.

Pediatric areas of expertise: abuse and neglect

Meysam Kebriaei, MD

Meysam Kebriaei, MD

Meysam Kebriaei, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Minnesota. Dr. Kebriaei has published several peer-reviewed articles and is involved in ongoing research projects related to neurosurgery.

Pediatric areas of expertise: neurosurgery; epilepsy

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Anupam Kharbanda, MD

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, is the director of research for Emergency Services and the associate fellowship director for Pediatric Medicine at Children’s Minnesota. Dr. Kharbanda has published numerous articles and textbook chapters regarding pediatric appendicitis and trauma. He’s also nationally-recognized for his work on clinical pathways for the management of children in the emergency department.

Pediatric areas of expertise: emergency medicine; trauma; appendicitis

David Overman, MD

David Overman, MD

David Overman, MD, is the chief of the division of Cardiovascular Surgery, cardiac liaison for the ECMO Program and the director of perfusion services at Children’s Minnesota. He is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon.

Pediatric areas of expertise: cardiovascular surgery; cardiothoracic surgery


Susan Sencer, MD

Susan Sencer, MD, is the chief of the professional staff and medical director of the Hematology and Oncology Program at Children’s Minnesota. She was also instrumental in founding the Integrative Medicine and Pain and Palliative Care programs.

Pediatric areas of expertise: cancer; hematology; oncology; integrative medicine; palliative care