Intestinal Support Service Team :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Intestinal Support Service

Our Team

Medical Director

  • Jane P. Balint, MD
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    Jane P. Balint, MD
    Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition

    Gastroenterology & Nutrition
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3450

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Surgical Director

  • Peter C. Minneci, MD

    Peter C. Minneci, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

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Physician Team

  • Molly C. Dienhart, MD

    Molly C. Dienhart, MD
    Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition

    Gastroenterology & Nutrition
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3450

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Surgeon Team

  • Jennifer H. Aldrink, MD

    Jennifer H. Aldrink, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Gail E. Besner, MD
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    Gail E. Besner, MD
    Chief
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Renata B. Fabia, MD, PhD
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    Renata B. Fabia, MD, PhD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Jonathan I. Groner, MD
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    Jonathan I. Groner, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH

    Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Denis R. King, MD
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    Denis R. King, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-0440

  • Marc P. Michalsky, MD

    Marc P. Michalsky, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD

    Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

  • Steven Teich, MD
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    Steven Teich, MD
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-3900

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Interventional Radiologist Team

  • Mark J. Hogan, MD
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    Mark J. Hogan, MD
    Chief
    Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiology
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-2289

  • James W. Murakami, MD

    James W. Murakami, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiology
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-2289

  • Andrew J. Rabe, DO

    Andrew J. Rabe, DO
    Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiology
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-2355

  • William E. Shiels, DO
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    William E. Shiels, DO
    Chief
    Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiology
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-2363

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Nurse Practitioner Team

  • Sandra L. Jacobs, CPNP-PC

    Sandra L. Jacobs, CPNP-PC
    Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition

    Patient Care Services
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 432058
    (614) 722-3450

  • Susan M. Lubago, CPNP-AC

    Susan M. Lubago, CPNP-AC
    Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition

    Patient Care Services
    700 Children's Dr
    Columbus, OH 432058
    (614) 722-3450

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*This physician practices at one of the Nationwide Children's Close To HomeSM Centers or Primary Care Centers.

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nursing team

Patti Kegley, RN is the Nurse Coordinator of the Intestinal Support Service. She has been a nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital for 25 years with most of those years working with GI and Surgery patients requiring parenteral and/or enteral nutrition.  Patti  coordinates all aspects of care for those followed by the Intestinal Support Service. She helps families prepare for their initial discharge and then trouble shoots problems both in clinic and over the telephone. She is an expert in line care and resolving line problems. She works on strategies to minimize complications of parenteral nutrition.

Lia Headings, RN has been a nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital for 30 years, working in GI for the last 15 years.  Children with chronic GI problems have always held a special place in her heart and so since it was started, she has been the GI nurse responsible for the intestinal support service.

Brenda Ruth, RN, CWON is a Pediatric Wound/Ostomy Nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She has 29 years of experience working with Pediatric Critical Care patients and then in Wound/Ostomy Care.  She is specially trained in wound, ostomy care, skin care, and tube care.  The Wound/Ostomy Team serves as resource in these areas and educate patients and families in ostomy, wound and tube care.

Jackie Cronau, RN, CWIOCN,  is a Pediatric Wound/Ostomy Nurse Clinician at Natonwide  Childrens's Hospital with over 29 years of experience, mostly working with pediatric surgery patients with complex problems. She is specially trained in wound care, skin care, ostomy care, and tube care. Together Jackie, Brenda, and Onnalisa help to educate families and troubleshoot and care for issues within these areas.

Morgan Dunn, RN, BSN, CPON is one of the Nutrition Support Nurse Clinicians. She has been a nurse for over 8 years with over half of that working with pediatric patients with central venous catheters requiring home infusions and parenteral nutrition. Morgan helps to organize and coordinate home care, trouble shoot line and pump problems, and provide teaching for line care in the hospital and at home.


nutrition team

Mary K Sharrett, MS, RD, LD, CNSD provides nutritional guidance for all children on TPN once they have left the newborn nursery (NICU, C4).  She is a certified nutrition support dietitian who has worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital for over 25 years.

Karen Rachuba, RD, LD provides nutritional guidance and education for children once they have transitioned from TPN to tube feeding and/or eating by mouth. She follows GI patients both in clinic and when they are admitted to the hospital. She has been at Nationwide Children's Hospital since 2007.

Steve Plogsted, PharmD, BCNSP has been involved with pediatric nutrition since 1980 and has been the pharmacologist of Nationwide Children's Hospital Nutrition Support team since 1992.  He has been an active member in both state and national nutrition organizations and holds faculty appointments at two colleges of pharmacy.


support staff

Mindy Johnson is the administrative assistant for the Intestinal Support Service. She has 15 years experience in working with GI patients and their families. She coordinates referrals and scheduling. She manages communication both internally and externally and is the friendly and capable voice when you call.

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