Dr. Julie Saba-Cancer Genetics
Dr. Elliott Vichinsky-Hem/Onc
Doctors, researchers, and specialists from Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland share information about pediatric healthcare, new medical advances, treatments and prevention.
James Hanson, MD, and Sharon Williams, MD
1/27 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Featuring James Hanson, MD, and Sharon Williams, MD, of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The show highlight the PICU, the many kinds of trauma and surgical cases they see and the great comprehensive care we provide to our patients.
Karen Hardy, MD, and Beate Illek, PhD
1/13 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
This programl features Karen Hardy, MD, of Pulmonology and Beate Illek, PhD, of our research institute. The show takes a look at pediatric respiratory disorders such as asthma and cystic fibrosis and the research we're doing to improve treatment.
David Durand, MD and Priscilla Joe, MD
12/23 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
This program features David Durand, MD, and Priscilla Joe, MD, of Neonatology. The show will highlight some of our NICU staff, patients and neonatologists, and the tiny miracles that happen in our newborn intensive care unit every day.
Joseph Torkildson, MD, and Caroline Hastings, MD
12/08 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Joseph Torkildson, MD, and Caroline Hastings, MD, of our Oncology department discuss childhood cancers such as brain cancer, leukemia and bone cancer. This episode looks at the long term affects of childhood cancer, the need for lifelong follow up care and our Beads of Courage program.
Elliott Vichinsky, MD, and Carolyn Hoppe, MD
11/25 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Featuring Elliott Vichinsky, MD, and Carolyn Hoppe, MD of Hematology/Oncology discussing the diagnosis and cutting edge treatment for blood disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Dr. Vichinsky founded the largest thalassemia and sickle cell center on the West Coast. Featured is a patient that was diagnosed with a deadly blood dissorder and successfully treated in the womb.
Kurtis Auguste, MD, and Bryant Toth, MD
11/11 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Kurtis Auguste, MD, of Neurosurgery and Bryant Toth, MD, of the Craniofacial Program demonstrate brain surgery, fused growth plates, and treatments for congenital conditions like hydrocephalus. Dr. Toth discusses the many cleft lip/palate cases that he's treated here in the Bay Area.
Kate Newkumet, MD, and Kishor Avasarala, MD
10/28 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Features Kate Newkumet, MD, and Kishor Avasarala, MD, of our Cardiology department. This episode looks at the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart problems - everything from heart disease among premature infants to preventing sudden cardiac death among young athletes.
Scott Hoffinger, MD, and Physical Therapist Michelle Cappello
10/14 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Features Scott Hoffinger, MD, director of Orthopedics and Michelle Cappello, MSPT, management coordinator of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes. This episode highlights our pediatric orthopedic department and the success of our sports medicine program.
Maurine Heard, MD, and Senior Child Life Specialist Tom Collins
9/30 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON 4
Features Children's Anesthesiology director Maurine Heard, MD, and senior Child Life specialist Tom Collins. Discussion of the teamwork between Child Life specialists, anesthesiologists and nurses, and the extra mile our hospital goes to prepare a patient and parent(s) for surgery when anesthesia is required. Studies show that family involvement and preparation reduces anxiety and promotes healing.
Dr. Bertram Lubin, MD, and Julie Saba, MD, PhD
9/16 Tuesday, 11 a.m. KRON-TV 4
Features Children's researchers Bert Lubin, MD, senior vice president of research at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), with oncologist/cancer researcher Julie Saba, MD, PhD.