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Two Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Physicians Named Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

Two Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC physicians, otolaryngologist David L. Mandell, MD, and pediatric surgeon Kelly A. Miller, MD, recently were named fellows of the American College of Surgeons.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of surgical patients. Before admission into Fellowship, surgeons must demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow must be approved by a panel of peers.

Dr. Mandell, who serves as the director of the Aerodigestive Center at Children’s, earned his medical degree in 1996 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mandell also is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. One of Dr. Mandell’s current research projects focuses on pediatric voice and airway disorders. He works to determine whether children need medical or surgical therapy to treat disorders due to a weak voice box, vocal cord paralysis, narrowing of the voice box, recurring croup or tracheotomy tubes.

Children’s Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology provides a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program for all diseases involving the ear, nose or throat. The division’s areas of specialty include childhood ear disorders, airway and breathing disorders and childhood voice, resonance and swallowing disorders. Children’s Aerodigestive Center utilizes the expertise of several specialists to address pediatric breathing and feeding problems.

Dr. Miller, who serves as assistant director of the Surgical Critical Care Residency Program and surgical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, earned a medical degree in 1990 from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is certified by the American Board of Surgery with specialty in surgery and subspecialties in pediatric surgery, critical care and minimally invasive surgery. Her research interests include the interaction of the intestinal nervous system and inflammation, short bowel syndrome and intestinal care.

The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care to infants through young adults with surgical problems. The division’s services include management of childhood cancer, pediatric trauma, newborn congenital anomalies and head and neck disorders.

“This American College of Surgeons recognition of doctors Mandell and Miller is well-deserved,” said George K. Gittes, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital and chief of the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery. “They both embody a premier level of care in their respective fields and are two fine examples of what makes Children’s one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation.”

Learn more about Children’s Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Learn more about Children’s Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery.

Last Update
April 4, 2008
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Last Update
April 4, 2008