Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Faculty

Nicole Chandler, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Chandler is the director of pediatric surgery research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Her areas of interest are minimally invasive surgery including pectus excavatum, and pediatric cancer surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Chandler was named Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physician of the year in the 2017 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards.
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Henry Chang, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr.  Chang is a pediatric surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His clinical focus includes minimally invasive surgery and colorectal conditions. He is also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University on the Baltimore, Maryland, campus. He primarily sees patients at AdventHealth Tampa, Brandon Regional and Tampa General Hospital. 
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Paul Danielson, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Danielson specializes in general surgery and serves as chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He was an early adopter of minimally invasive surgical techniques and has expertise in treating chest wall deformities. Dr. Danielson was named Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physician of the year in the 2015 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards. He joined the hospital staff in 2009. Dr. Danielson is director of innovative training and education at Johns Hopkins All Children's and an associate professor of surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2017 after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Raquel Gonzalez, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Gonzalez is a pediatric and surgical critical care surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 2017.  She was previously the surgical critical care fellowship program director at the Detroit Medical Center and also served as a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association Surgical Critical Care Committee. Dr. Gonzalez received her medical degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine and trained in general surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Gonzalez then completed a surgical critical care fellowship at University of Michigan Health Systems & CS Mott Children’s Hospital and a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  She subsequently completed a Master’s in Health Care Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is fluent in Spanish.
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David Kays, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Kays is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) program in the Department of Surgery. He also serves as director of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program and co-director of the Fetal Diagnosis/Treatment program. He joined the medical staff in 2016.
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Drew Rideout, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Drew Rideout is surgical director of the intestinal rehabilitation program in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery in newborns, children and adolescents. He joined the pediatric surgery program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2013. Dr. Rideout also travels to Latin America and Africa to support intestinal rehab and other surgical programs. He primarily sees patients at AdventHealth Tampa, Brandon Regional and Tampa General Hospital.
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Charles Smithers, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Smithers is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in esophageal and airway treatment (EAT) in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2019 and leads the EAT program. He sees patients on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s main campus and at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Smithers previously served as a surgeon in the pediatric surgery division at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. His clinical specialties are minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, esophageal atresia, airway malformations and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
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Christopher Snyder, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Snyder is a pediatric surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the medical director of the pediatric trauma program at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital/Bayfront Medical Center joint trauma program. He joined the medical staff in 2018.
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Keith Thatch, M.D. Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. Thatch specializes in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is certified in in surgery, pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. He joined the hospital staff in 2018. He primarily sees patients at AdventHealth Tampa, Brandon Regional and Tampa General Hospital.
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