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    Henri R. Ford, MD

    TitleProfessor of Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentSurgery
    AddressCHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90026
    Phone+1 323 442 1875
    Emailhford@chla.usc.edu
      Other Positions
      TitleVice Dean For Medical Education

      TitleVice President of Surgery (CHLA)


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      Henri R. Ford, M.D., is vice president and chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Vice-Dean of Medical Education, Professor and Vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Surgery and at the Keck School of Medicine.
      Dr. Ford was professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine prior to joining CHLA in January 2005.

      Dr. Ford is a member of the Executive committee of the board of trustees of CHLA and a member of the board of directors of the University Children’s Medical Group. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the medical executive committee of CHLA. As surgeon-in-chief and vice president for Surgical and Perioperative Services, he oversees the entire perioperative services area at CHLA. Under his leadership, CHLA has developed a robust, state of the art minimally invasive surgery program.

      As a professor in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, he is an important role model for young physicians and medical students. As the Vice Dean for Medical Education at the Keck School, Dr. Ford advances the medical school’s educational mission by promoting excellence in medical education as one of its highest priorities. Dr. Ford recently led a very successful accreditation visit for the MD program which resulted in the maximum eight-year, full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the best results achieved since a 10-year accreditation was granted in 1981. Dr. Ford’s current priorities include revising the Year III/IV medical student curriculum; strengthening research opportunities for medical students; and developing new sources of funding for medical student scholarships.
      Dr. Ford has demonstrated “…truly exceptional leadership…” in pediatric surgery and has conducted the definitive studies on pediatric trauma in the United States and his investigative studies have generated new insights into the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis, the most common and the most lethal disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract of newborn infants.

      Dr. Ford has been active on local and national professional and scientific committees:
      Association for Academic Surgery, including service as secretary (1999-2001); president-elect (2001-02); and president (2002-03).

      Society for Black Academic Surgeons, including service on the program committee (2000-02) and secretary (2002-2007); President-Elect 2009, and President 2010.

      Surgical Infections Society, including service on the education and fellowship committee (1998-01); councilor (2001-04); Treasurer (2006-present); President-Elect 2009, and President 2010.

      American College of Surgeons, Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, including service on the program committee (1998-01; chair, 2000-01) council chair (2001-04); president-elect (2003-2004); Board of Governors (2006-present); Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (2006-present);Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (2008-2010); Surgical Forum Committee (2007-present); Program Committee (2008-Present); Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors (2010-2011); Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons (2010-2011); Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons (2012-Present).

      Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, including service on the bylaws committee (2000-present) and the Board of Directors (2005-2008).

      American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (2004-present).

      American Pediatric Surgical Association nominating committee (2006-2007)

      American Board of Surgery (2007-present)

      Los Angeles Surgical Society – (2006-present)

      The Halsted Society – (2007-present)

      American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Governors (2008-Present)
      Dr. Ford’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the National Trauma Registry for Children and the American College of Surgeons. He also has received industry support for his research from Ethicon, Inc., Medinox Corporation and the H.J. Heinz Co.

      He is the author of more than 300 publications, book chapters, invited manuscripts, abstracts and presentations.

      Dr. Ford is a member of the editorial board of numerous professional publications, including Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2001-04), Surgery (2001-04), the Journal of Surgical Research (2001-2005), Surgical Infections (1998-present), the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (2005-present), Pediatric Surgery International (2005-present). He is now Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (July 2010).

      He has been an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other professional publications, including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2002-present), the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (2002-present), the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology (2002-present), Cancer Detection and Prevention (2001-present), the Journal of the American Medical Association (2001-present), Gastroenterology (2000-present), the American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal & Liver Physiology (2000-present), the Journal of Trauma (2000-present), the Journal of Immunology (2000-present), Shock (2000-present), the Journal of Surgical Research (2000-present), Digestive Diseases (1999-present), the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (1997-present) and the Archives of Surgery (1996-present).

      Dr. Ford is a fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.
      He is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies, including the Surgical Biology Club, the American Surgical Association, the American Physiological Society, the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the American Trauma Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the Shock Society, the Surgical Infections Society, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery.
      Dr. Ford received his bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs, cum laude, from Princeton University in 1980. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1984. He received his M.H.A. (Master of Health Administration) degree from the School of Policy, Planning and Development from University of Southern California in 2009.

      Dr. Ford did his internship (1984-85) and residency (1985-87; 1989-91) in general surgery at New York Hospital Cornell Medical College. He completed a research fellowship in immunology (1987-89) in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

      Dr. Ford completed a clinical fellowship (1991-93) in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


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      1. Golden J, Demeter NE, C Lim J, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Gayer CP. Routine post-operative esophagram is not necessary after repair of esophageal atresia. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec 30..
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      2. Strumwasser A, Speer AL, Inaba K, Branco BC, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Lam L, Talving P, Shulman I, Demetriades D. The impact of acute coagulopathy on mortality in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Aug; 81(2):312-8..
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      3. Wang J, Grishin AV, Ford HR. Experimental Anti-Inflammatory Drug Semapimod Inhibits TLR Signaling by Targeting the TLR Chaperone gp96. J Immunol. 2016 Jun 15; 196(12):5130-7..
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      4. Zagory JA, Golden JM, Demeter NE, Nguyen Y, Ford HR, Nguyen NX. Heller Myotomy Is Superior to Balloon Dilatation or Botulinum Injection in Children with Achalasia: A Two-Center Review. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Jun; 26(6):483-7..
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      5. Dossa AY, Escobar O, Golden J, Frey MR, Ford HR, Gayer CP. Bile acids regulate intestinal cell proliferation by modulating EGFR and FXR signaling. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Jan 15; 310(2):G81-92..
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      6. Samko T, Ho CH, Ford HR. Upside-Down. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:329-329.e1..
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      7. Grishin A, Bowling J, Bell B, Wang J, Ford HR. Roles of nitric oxide and intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):13-7..
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      8. Lim JC, Golden JM, Ford HR. Pathogenesis of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Jun; 31(6):509-18..
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      9. Al Alam D, Danopoulos S, Schall K, Sala FG, Almohazey D, Fernandez GE, Georgia S, Frey MR, Ford HR, Grikscheit T, Bellusci S. Fibroblast growth factor 10 alters the balance between goblet and Paneth cells in the adult mouse small intestine. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Apr 15; 308(8):G678-90..
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      10. McElroy SJ, Castle SL, Bernard JK, Almohazey D, Hunter CJ, Bell BA, Al Alam D, Wang L, Ford HR, Frey MR. The ErbB4 Ligand Neuregulin-4 Protects against Experimental Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Am J Pathol. 2014 Oct; 184(10):2768-78..
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      11. Duron V, Burke RV, Bliss D, Ford HR, Upperman JS. Survival of pediatric blunt trauma patients presenting with no signs of life in the field. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep; 77(3):422-6..
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      12. Short SS, Grant CN, Merianos D, Haydel D, Ford HR. A case of congenital pyloric atresia with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):681-4..
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      13. Short SS, Papillon S, Berel D, Ford HR, Frykman PK, Kawaguchi A. Late onset of necrotizing enterocolitis in the full-term infant is associated with increased mortality: Results from a two-center analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):950-3..
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      14. Short SS, Wang J, Castle SL, Fernandez GE, Smiley N, Zobel M, Pontarelli EM, Papillon SC, Grishin AV, Ford HR. Low doses of Celecoxib attenuate gut barrier failure during experimental peritonitis. Lab Invest. 2013 Dec; 93(12):1265-75..
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      15. Pontarelli EM, Ford HR, Gayer CP. Recent developments in Hirschsprung's-associated enterocolitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Aug; 15(8):340..
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      16. Papillon S, Castle SL, Gayer CP, Ford HR. Necrotizing enterocolitis: contemporary management and outcomes. Adv Pediatr. 2013; 60(1):263-79..
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      17. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Speer AL, Levin DE, Goodhue CJ, Ford HR, Grikscheit TC, Upperman JS. Delayed family reunification of pediatric disaster survivors increases mortality and inpatient hospital costs: a simulation study. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):430-7..
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      18. Ford HR, Hackam DJ. Management of premature infants. Preface. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 22(2):67-8..
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      19. Grishin A, Papillon S, Bell B, Wang J, Ford HR. The role of the intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 22(2):69-75..
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      20. Papillon S, Goodhue CJ, Zmora O, Sharma SS, Wells WJ, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Wang KS, Bushman GA, Kim R, Pierce JR. Congenital heart disease and heterotaxy: upper gastrointestinal fluoroscopy can be misleading and surgery in an asymptomatic patient is not beneficial. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):164-9..
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      21. Speer AL, Al Alam D, Sala FG, Ford HR, Bellusci S, Grikscheit TC. Fibroblast growth factor 10-fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b mediated signaling is not required for adult glandular stomach homeostasis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49127..
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      22. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, Ford HR, Upperman JS. Can a pediatric trauma center improve the response to a mass casualty incident? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Oct; 73(4):885-9..
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      23. Emami CN, Chokshi N, Wang J, Hunter C, Guner Y, Goth K, Wang L, Grishin A, Ford HR. Role of interleukin-10 in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Am J Surg. 2012 Apr; 203(4):428-35..
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      24. Pierce JR, Hunter CJ, Naik-Mathuria B, Stanley P, Ford HR, Genyk Y, Shaul DB, Panossian A, Anselmo DM. Colonic venous malformation and portal hypertension: association, management, and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Apr; 28(4):435-8..
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      25. Hotz GA, Moyenda ZB, Bitar J, Bitar M, Ford HR, Green BA, Andrews DM, Ginzburg E. Developing a trauma critical care and rehab hospital in Haiti: a year after the earthquake. Am J Disaster Med. 2012; 7(4):273-9..
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      26. Jantscher-Krenn E, Zherebtsov M, Nissan C, Goth K, Guner YS, Naidu N, Choudhury B, Grishin AV, Ford HR, Bode L. The human milk oligosaccharide disialyllacto-N-tetraose prevents necrotising enterocolitis in neonatal rats. Gut. 2012 Oct; 61(10):1417-25..
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      27. Liu Q, Mittal R, Emami CN, Iversen C, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Human Isolates of Cronobacter sakazakii Bind Efficiently to Intestinal Epithelial Cells In Vitro to Induce Monolayer Permeability and Apoptosis. J Surg Res. 2012 Aug; 176(2):437-47..
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      28. Vendryes C, Hunter CJ, Harlan SR, Ford HR, Stein J, Pierce JR. Pneumatosis intestinalis after laparoscopic appendectomy: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Nov; 46(11):e21-4..
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      29. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Ford HR, Grikscheit TC, Upperman JS. Availability of a pediatric trauma center in a disaster surge decreases triage time of the pediatric surge population: a population kinetics model. Theor Biol Med Model. 2011; 8:38..
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      30. Guner YS, Franklin AL, Chokshi NK, Castle SL, Pontarelli E, Wang J, Wang L, Prasadarao NV, Upperman JS, Grishin AV, Ford HR. P-glycoprotein induction by breast milk attenuates intestinal inflammation in experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. Lab Invest. 2011 Nov; 91(11):1668-79..
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      31. Emami CN, Mittal R, Wang L, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Recruitment of dendritic cells is responsible for intestinal epithelial damage in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis by Cronobacter sakazakii. J Immunol. 2011 Jun 15; 186(12):7067-79..
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      32. Emami CN, Mittal R, Wang L, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Role of Neutrophils and Macrophages in the Pathogenesis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Caused by Cronobacter sakazakii. J Surg Res. 2012 Jan; 172(1):18-28..
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      33. Ford HR. Answering the call to action: response to the Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011 Apr; 12(2):89-98..
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      34. Garrett D, Anselmo D, Ford H, Ndiforchu F, Nguyen N. Minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastric pull-up in children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Jul; 27(7):737-42..
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      35. Pierce J, Matthews J, Stanley P, Panossian A, Ford H, Anselmo D. Perirectal arteriovenous malformation treated by angioembolization and low anterior resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jul; 45(7):1542-5..
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      36. Giuliani S, Franklin A, Pierce J, Ford H, Grikscheit TC. Massive subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and pneumopericardium in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Mar; 45(3):647-9..
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      37. Petrosyan M, Hunter C, Estrada J, Guner Y, Qureshi F, Stein J, Ford HR, Wang K, Nguyen N. Subcutaneous fixation of gastrostomy tube is superior to temporary fixation. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Mar; 20(2):207-9..
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      38. Petrosyan M, Estrada J, Hunter C, Woo R, Stein J, Ford HR, Anselmo DM. Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula in very low-birth-weight neonates: improved outcomes with staged repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Dec; 44(12):2278-81..
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      39. Hunter CJ, Petrosyan M, Connelly ME, Ford HR, Nguyen NX. Repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: gastric conduits may improve outcome-a 20-year single center experience. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Dec; 25(12):1087-91..
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      40. Emami CN, Petrosyan M, Giuliani S, Williams M, Hunter C, Prasadarao NV, Ford HR. Role of the host defense system and intestinal microbial flora in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009 Oct; 10(5):407-17..
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      41. Guner YS, Khemani RG, Qureshi FG, Wee CP, Austin MT, Dorey F, Rycus PT, Ford HR, Friedlich P, Stein JE. Outcome analysis of neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated with venovenous vs venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Sep; 44(9):1691-701..
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      42. Petrosyan M, Guner YS, Emami CN, Ford HR. Disparities in the delivery of pediatric trauma care. J Trauma. 2009 Aug; 67(2 Suppl):S114-9..
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      43. Jackson SR, Guner YS, Woo R, Randolph LM, Ford H, Shin CE. L1CAM mutation in association with X-linked hydrocephalus and Hirschsprung's disease. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Sep; 25(9):823-5..
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      44. Wang J, Ouyang Y, Guner Y, Ford HR, Grishin AV. Ubiquitin-editing enzyme A20 promotes tolerance to lipopolysaccharide in enterocytes. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 15; 183(2):1384-92..
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      45. Tai CC, Sala FG, Ford HR, Wang KS, Li C, Minoo P, Grikscheit TC, Bellusci S. Wnt5a knock-out mouse as a new model of anorectal malformation. J Surg Res. 2009 Oct; 156(2):278-82..
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      46. Guner YS, Malhotra A, Ford HR, Stein JE, Kelly LK. Association of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with necrotizing enterocolitis in a full-term infant. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 May; 25(5):459-63..
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      47. Petrosyan M, Guner YS, Williams M, Grishin A, Ford HR. Current concepts regarding the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Apr; 25(4):309-18..
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      48. Hunter CJ, Ford HR, Estrada JJ, Stein JE. Alpha-fetoprotein levels correlate with the pathologic grade and surgical outcomes of pediatric retroperitoneal teratomas. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Apr; 25(4):331-6..
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      49. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Aranda A, Shin CE, Ford HR, Nguyen NX. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision: lessons learned in our experience. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 Feb; 19(1):87-91..
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      50. Tai CC, Curtis JL, Sala FG, Del Moral PM, Chokshi N, Kanard RJ, Al Alam D, Wang J, Burns RC, Ford HR, Grishin A, Wang KS, Bellusci S. Induction of fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10) in the ileal crypt epithelium after massive small bowel resection suggests a role for FGF10 in gut adaptation. Dev Dyn. 2009 Feb; 238(2):294-301..
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      51. Hunter CJ, Williams M, Petrosyan M, Guner Y, Mittal R, Mock D, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Lactobacillus bulgaricus prevents intestinal epithelial cell injury caused by Enterobacter sakazakii-induced nitric oxide both in vitro and in the newborn rat model of necrotizing enterocolitis. Infect Immun. 2009 Mar; 77(3):1031-43..
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      52. Tai CC, Curtis JL, Szmuszkovicz JR, Horn MV, Ford HR, Woo MS, Wang KS. Abdominal involvement in pediatric heart and lung transplant recipients with posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease increases the risk of mortality. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec; 43(12):2174-7..
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      53. Estrada JJ, Petrosyan M, Hunter CJ, Lee SL, Anselmo DM, Grikscheit TC, Stein JE, Wang KS, Ford HR, Shaul DB. Preservation of extracorporeal tissue in closing gastroschisis augments intestinal length. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec; 43(12):2213-5..
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      54. Guner YS, Chokshi N, Aranda A, Ochoa C, Qureshi FG, Nguyen NX, Grikscheit T, Ford HR, Stein JE, Shin CE. Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal diaphragmatic hernia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Dec; 18(6):875-80..
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      55. Guner YS, Chokshi N, Petrosyan M, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Grikscheit TC. Necrotizing enterocolitis--bench to bedside: novel and emerging strategies. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 Nov; 17(4):255-65..
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      56. Hunter CJ, Petrosyan M, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Enterobacter sakazakii: an emerging pathogen in infants and neonates. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2008 Oct; 9(5):533-9..
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      57. Hunter CJ, Singamsetty VK, Chokshi NK, Boyle P, Camerini V, Grishin AV, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Prasadarao NV. Enterobacter sakazakii enhances epithelial cell injury by inducing apoptosis in a rat model of necrotizing enterocolitis. J Infect Dis. 2008 Aug 15; 198(4):586-93..
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      58. Curtis JL, Burns RC, Wang L, Mahour GH, Ford HR. Primary gastric tumors of infancy and childhood: 54-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Aug; 43(8):1487-93..
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      59. Speer AL, Schofield DE, Wang KS, Shin CE, Stein JE, Shaul DB, Mahour GH, Ford HR. Contemporary management of lipoblastoma. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jul; 43(7):1295-300..
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      60. Stylianos S, Ford HR. Outcomes in pediatric trauma care. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 May; 17(2):110-5..
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      61. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Hunter CJ, Upperman JS, Grishin A, Ford HR. The role of nitric oxide in intestinal epithelial injury and restitution in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Apr; 32(2):92-9..
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      62. Hunter CJ, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Camerini V. Understanding the susceptibility of the premature infant to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Pediatr Res. 2008 Feb; 63(2):117-23..
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      63. Ochoa C, Chokshi N, Upperman JS, Jurkovich GJ, Ford HR. Prior studies comparing outcomes from trauma care at children's hospitals versus adult hospitals. J Trauma. 2007 Dec; 63(6 Suppl):S87-91; discussion S92-5..
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      64. Schultz CR, Ford HR, Cassidy LD, Shultz BL, Blanc C, King-Schultz LW, Perry HB. Development of a hospital-based trauma registry in Haiti: an approach for improving injury surveillance in developing and resource-poor settings. J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5):1143-54..
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      65. Lugo B, Ford HR, Grishin A. Molecular signaling in necrotizing enterocolitis: regulation of intestinal COX-2 expression. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jul; 42(7):1165-71..
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      66. Sun J, Liu YH, Chen H, Nguyen MP, Mishina Y, Upperman JS, Ford HR, Shi W. Deficient Alk3-mediated BMP signaling causes prenatal omphalocele-like defect. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Aug 17; 360(1):238-43..
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      67. Upperman JS, Camerini V, Lugo B, Yotov I, Sullivan J, Rubin J, Rubin J, Clermont G, Zamora R, Ermentrout GB, Ford HR, Vodovotz Y. Mathematical modeling in necrotizing enterocolitis--a new look at an ongoing problem. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Mar; 42(3):445-53..
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      68. Cetin S, Leaphart CL, Li J, Ischenko I, Hayman M, Upperman J, Zamora R, Watkins S, Ford HR, Wang J, Hackam DJ. Nitric oxide inhibits enterocyte migration through activation of RhoA-GTPase in a SHP-2-dependent manner. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007 May; 292(5):G1347-58..
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      69. Ford HR. Mechanism of nitric oxide-mediated intestinal barrier failure: insight into the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Feb; 41(2):294-9..
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      70. Grishin AV, Wang J, Potoka DA, Hackam DJ, Upperman JS, Boyle P, Zamora R, Ford HR. Lipopolysaccharide induces cyclooxygenase-2 in intestinal epithelium via a noncanonical p38 MAPK pathway. J Immunol. 2006 Jan 1; 176(1):580-8..
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      71. Qureshi FG, Ergun O, Sandulache VC, Nadler EP, Ford HR, Hackam DJ, Kane TD. Laparoscopic splenectomy in children. JSLS. 2005 Oct-Dec; 9(4):389-92..
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      72. Zamora R, Bryan NS, Boyle P, Wong C, Milsom AB, Jaffe R, Feelisch M, Ford HR. Nitrosative stress in an animal model of necrotizing enterocolitis. Free Radic Biol Med. 2005 Dec 1; 39(11):1428-37..
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      73. Upperman JS, Potoka D, Grishin A, Hackam D, Zamora R, Ford HR. Mechanisms of nitric oxide-mediated intestinal barrier failure in necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2005 Aug; 14(3):159-66..
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      74. Zamora R, Vodovotz Y, Betten B, Wong C, Zuckerbraun B, Gibson KF, Ford HR. Intestinal and hepatic expression of BNIP3 in necrotizing enterocolitis: regulation by nitric oxide and peroxynitrite. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Nov; 289(5):G822-30..
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      75. Zamora R, Grishin A, Wong C, Boyle P, Wang J, Hackam D, Upperman JS, Tracey KJ, Ford HR. High-mobility group box 1 protein is an inflammatory mediator in necrotizing enterocolitis: protective effect of the macrophage deactivator semapimod. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Oct; 289(4):G643-52..
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      76. Nadler EP, Potoka DA, Shultz BL, Morrison KE, Ford HR, Gaines BA. The high morbidity associated with handlebar injuries in children. J Trauma. 2005 Jun; 58(6):1171-4..
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      77. Zuckerbraun BS, Otterbein LE, Boyle P, Jaffe R, Upperman J, Zamora R, Ford HR. Carbon monoxide protects against the development of experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Sep; 289(3):G607-13..
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      78. Qureshi FG, Leaphart C, Cetin S, Li J, Grishin A, Watkins S, Ford HR, Hackam DJ. Increased expression and function of integrins in enterocytes by endotoxin impairs epithelial restitution. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):1012-22..
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      79. Upperman JS, Pillage G, Siddiqi MQ, Zeevi A, Kelly N, Ford HR, Kammerer C, Spolarics Z. Dominance of high-producing interleukin 6 and low-producing interleukin 10 and interferon gamma alleles in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient trauma patients. Shock. 2005 Mar; 23(3):197-201..
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      80. Hackam DJ, Upperman JS, Grishin A, Ford HR. Disordered enterocyte signaling and intestinal barrier dysfunction in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2005 Feb; 14(1):49-57..
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      81. Qureshi FG, Sandulache VC, Richardson W, Ergun O, Ford HR, Hackam DJ. Primary vs delayed surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax in children: which is better? J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jan; 40(1):166-9..
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      82. Ford HR, Jones P, Gaines B, Reblock K, Simpkins DL. Intraoperative handling and wound healing: controlled clinical trial comparing coated VICRYL plus antibacterial suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan) with coated VICRYL suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2005; 6(3):313-21..
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      83. Kelly N, Friend K, Boyle P, Zhang XR, Wong C, Hackam DJ, Zamora R, Ford HR, Upperman JS. The role of the glutathione antioxidant system in gut barrier failure in a rodent model of experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. Surgery. 2004 Sep; 136(3):557-66..
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