The pediatric vascular anomalies team at Johns Hopkins All Children's includes experts from across specialties who work together to treat children and teens.
The Vascular Anomalies team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital uses a comprehensive approach that brings together specialists from multiple disciplines to address your child’s individual needs, often including:
- General Surgery
- Interventional Radiology
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
S. Alex Rottgers, MD Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rottgers practices in the pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery programs and is chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His areas of special interest are vascular anomalies and in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, microtia, and other abnormalities of the face and jaw.
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Christopher Francis, MD Radiology
Dr. Francis specializes in adult and pediatric interventional radiology. He joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s medical staff in 2018. His clinical expertise includes performing a wide range of image guided minimally invasive procedures such as treatment of congenital vascular malformations, tumor ablation, venous thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), management of dialysis graft dysfunction, biopsy/drainage procedures, urinary and GI tract access procedures, nerve and facet blocks, and pediatric trauma patients. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology.
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Paul Danielson, MD Surgery - Pediatric
Dr. Danielson became chair of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Department of Surgery in 2020 after serving in that role on an interim basis beginning in December 2018. He specializes in general surgery and was an early adopter of minimally invasive surgical techniques, developing expertise in treating chest wall deformities. He founded the first fellowship sponsored by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in pediatric surgery and was also instrumental in bringing the National Quality Improvement in Surgery Program to the institution. Dr. Danielson was named Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital physician of the year in the 2015 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards and in 2017 was named director of innovative training and education. He is a retired U.S. Army officer.
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Derek Hess, MD Ophthalmology
Dr. Hess specializes in pediatric ophthalmology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine. He served as chief of the medical staff from 2017-2019. He joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital medical staff in 2004. Dr. Hess earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He trained as an ophthalmology resident at Medical College of Virginia and completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Duke University Eye Center.
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Kathleen Wasylik, MD ENT / Otolaryngology
Dr. Wasylik is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Lee Phillips, MD Orthopaedics
Dr. Phillips is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota.
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Marguerite Crawford, MD Cardiology - Pediatric
Dr. Crawford is a general pediatric cardiologist and director of cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) imaging at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, she completed a pediatric residency, served as chief pediatric resident and then did her pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Crawford obtained additional training in cardiac MRI imaging during her fellowship at Virginia and also was a fellow in cardiac MRI at Children’s Hospital Boston.
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Michelle Miller, MD Cardiology - Pediatric
Dr. Miller specializes in pediatric, fetal and adult congenital heart disease, with a particular focus in fetal medicine. She works closely with prenatal practitioners throughout the area to offer safe, well-planned pregnancies and deliveries and educates local pediatric caregivers and community hospitals in caring for children and pregnant women with cardiac issues. After completing her pediatric cardiology fellowship at UCLA, Miller became the director of fetal cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and an associate professor of medicine in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. Having relocated to Florida in 2010, Dr. Miller is an associate professor of medicine with the Florida State University Medical School. She has published multiple scholarly articles on pediatric and fetal cardiology. Recently, Dr. Miller began cataloging the cardiac pathology library at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, a project that will make a significant contribution to education and research.
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Allen Root, MD Endocrinology
Dr. Root is a pediatric endocrinologist. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Root completed his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY and his pediatric residency at University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania. After serving on the medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, Dr. Root joined the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1973, serving as professor of pediatrics, associate and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and director of the pediatric residency program.
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Ignacio Gonzalez-Gomez, MD Pathology
Dr. Gonzalez-Gomez is a pathologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2009. His research interests include pediatric neuropathology and in particular neuro-oncogenesis, the search for the etiology or processes that lead to the development of brain tumors, including cellular morphologic features, patterns of growth, immunophenotype, metabolism, proliferation, apoptosis/necrosis, vascularization and response to therapy.
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Hector Monforte, MD Pathology
Dr. Monforte is the section chief of Anatomic Pathology and also supports the research mission of Johns Hopkins All Children’s by serving as director of the Tissue-Based Diagnosis and Research Core and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Biorepository. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He completed his anatomic pathology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and fellowships at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
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Jennifer Katzenstein, PhD Psychiatry / Psychology
Dr. Katzenstein is the director of psychology and neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Previously, Dr. Katzenstein was a private practitioner and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where she provided neuropsychological evaluations, consultations and academic coaching for children and adolescents. After graduating from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, she completed a pediatric internship and fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katzenstein is board certified in pediatric neuropsychology and clinical neuropsychology.
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Susan Buffington, ARNP Radiology
Heather King, ARNP Cardiology
Natalie Mercado, PA Radiology
Olivia Milazzo, PA Radiology
Aleshia Pringle, ARNP Plastic Surgery
Michelle Walker, ARNP Radiology