Meet Our Team

International Telemedicine Services

The international telemedicine program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is led by the following experts:

Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility
Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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George V. Mazariegos, MD

Chief, Pediatric Transplantation
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Faculty, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc

Director, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pediatric Simulation Center
Associate Director, Pediatric Programs, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER)
Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
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Our Staff

Mariel Garcia
Director, International and Telemedicine Services

Vanessa R. Swickline, MS, ATC, LAT
Project Manager, Telemedicine