Nationwide Childrens Hospital Staff Honored With 2008 Golden Stethoscope Awards

September 22, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital medical staff, alumni and friends gathered Friday evening, September 19, to honor six recipients of the 2008 Golden Stethoscope Awards. This special distinction is awarded by Nationwide Childrens medical staff to a select group of its most highly respected peers. The Golden Stethoscope Award honors extraordinary, caring physicians who exhibit excellence in patient care, mentoring and communication.

The 2008 recipients are as follows:
Brian D. Coley, MD, Radiology
Brian D. Coley, MD, is assistant chief of Radiology and section chief of Sonography at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He is also a clinical professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and clinical assistant professor of Radiology at the Medical University of Ohio. Dr. Coley is secretary of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, a member of the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and an assistant editor for Pediatric Radiology. His research interests focus on pediatric imagining, particularly the use of ultrasound in diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Josepha M. Craenen, MD, Critical Care
Josepha M. Craenen, MD, is an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and serves as one of the interim medical directors for the Hospice Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. She also is an associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Craenen received her medical degree from Catholic University, Louvain, Belgium, followed by an internship at Robert Packer Hospital Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was a pediatric resident at University Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, and Buffalo Childrens Hospital in Buffalo, New York, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Buffalo Childrens Hospital. Dr. Craenens memberships include the American Medical Association, Central Ohio Pediatric Society, Columbus Medical Association and the Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society. Her clinical research involves evaluating the possibility of using cerebral oximetry as a guide to increased intracranial pressure.

Mark I. Mentser, MD, Nephrology
Mark I. Mentser, MD, is chief of Nephrology and acting chief of Rheumatology at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He also is the director of Pediatric Nephrology and an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, of which Dr. Mentser received his medical degree. His clinical and research interests include pediatric dialysis and renal transplantation, growth failure in children with chronic kidney disease and hypertension. He is co-principal investigator in a multi-center study evaluating the use of prophylactic antibiotics in children with vesicoureteral reflux.

Frederick B. Ruymann, MD, Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Frederick B. Ruymann, MD, is the former director of Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and is a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ruymanns major clinical research interests relate to the treatment of childhood soft tissue sarcomas, acute myelocytic leukemia and bleeding disorders. He was a member of the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Committee for 22 years. Dr. Ruymann is internationally recognized as an expert on soft tissue sarcomas. He has served as the pediatric editor of Current Oncology Reports and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in pediatric literature. Presently, he is the chair of the Childrens Oncology Group Membership Committee Nationwide Childrens is a member institution of the Childrens Oncology Group, the largest co-operative clinical cancer research program for children in the world.

Douglas W. Teske, MD, Cardiology
Douglas W. Teske, MD, is a cardiologist and director of Preventive Cardiology, Quality Control, and Outcomes for The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He also is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Teskes focus is the identification and care of infants, children and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease, and teaching cardiology fellows, residents, medical students and nurses in the multiple aspects of pediatric cardiology. He is involved in the city, county and state activities in the prevention and the cessation of youth smoking, and in the efforts at Nationwide Childrens and the American Heart Association (AHA) toward childhood obesity. In 2005, he was a recipient of a Hugh Higgins award from the Columbus Metro Division of the AHA for his involvement with the Columbus community and his efforts locally for the AHA.

Gordon A. Young, MD, Pulmonary
Gordon A. Young, MD, appointed to Nationwide Childrens Hospital medical staff in 1965, is the former director of Pulmonary Disease (1963-87) and the former director of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Teaching and Research Center (1965-87) at Nationwide Childrens. Dr. Young was an assistant professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine (1968-73) and currently serves as an associate professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He served on the Medical Executive Committee of the Ohio Thoracic Society for more than 10 years (1996-2007).

Note to Editor:
Dr. Brian Coley is a resident of Dublin 43017
Dr. Josepha Craenen is a resident of Pataskala 43062
Dr. Mark Mentser is a resident of Reynoldsburg 43068
Dr. Frederick Ruymann is a resident of Columbus 43209
Dr. Douglas Teske is a resident of Columbus 43220
Dr. Gordon Young is a resident of Wellington 44090

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