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Live Q&A: Treatment of Hirschsprung's Disease

Aired on 3.21.2019
Live Q&A: Treatment of Hirschsprung's Disease

Cincinnati Children’s hosted a live, online, Q&A for parents of children with Hirschsprung Disease.

During our event, Nelson Rosen, MD and Patty Kern, RN II, provided an overview of available Hirschsprung Disease treatments and answered questions in real-time.

The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the most comprehensive pediatric colorectal centers in the world. Each year, our team cares for more than 700 patients with Hirschsprung disease, anorectal malformations, inflammatory bowel disease and other colorectal conditions. U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s the nation’s second-best pediatric hospital.




Patty Kern, Colorectal Center, Registered Nurse II

Patty, has been with the Colorectal Center for Children since 2010. At the center she practices in a role of care coordination for a unique population of patients.  Patty has had the pleasure of working with very specialized and talented surgeons and colleagues from whom she has learned a tremendous amount. She has also been given great travel opportunities around the world for both mission and teaching excursions. Patty is an active member of APSNA and has been privileged to attend and present at national conferences.  Prior to this, she worked as a research nurse for infectious diseases doing all aspects of vaccine clinical trials. She has also practiced in a NICU, public health, general pediatrics and has a strong background in maternal child health.

Nelson Rosen, MD

Dr. Rosen has been named the Associate Director of the Colorectal Center. He obtained his medical degree at Temple University in 1994 and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2000 where he focused his training on Pediatric Colorectal and Urogenital reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rosen completed a fellowship in Pediatric Colorectal Surgery at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in 2001 and then his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital of the University of Montreal, in Canada. Dr. Rosen served as the only fellowship-trained pediatric colorectal surgeon in the NY metropolitan area from 2005-2018. His areas of focus include cloacal malformations, anorectal malformations, fecal incontinence, constipation and intestinal dysmotility, Hirschsprung’s disease and pilonidal disease. Dr. Rosen serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and currently commands the 8th Medical Brigade based in Staten Island, NY.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An overview of caring for a person with Hirschsprung Disease


An overview of caring for a person with Hirschsprung Disease