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Henri R. Ford, MD

TitleProfessor of Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSurgery
AddressCHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90026
Phone+1 323 442 1875
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    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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    Growth Factors in Gut Adaptation
    NIH/NICHD R01HD052609Jul 10, 2008 - May 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course
    NIH/NIGMS R13GM073537Sep 1, 2004 - Aug 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pathogenesis of Experimental Necrotizing Enterocolitis
    NIH/NIAID R01AI049473Feb 1, 2002 - Jan 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    IN VIVO MEDIATORS OF LYMPHOCYTE RECRUITMENT
    NIH/NIAID F32AI007850Dec 31, 1988
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pathogenesis and Treatment of Experimental Peritonitis
    NIH/NIAID R01AI014032Apr 1, 1978 - Jan 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Isani MA, Delaplain PT, Grishin A, Ford H. Evolving understanding of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 Jun; 30(3):417-423. PMID: 29601338.
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    2. Guner YS, Delaplain PT, Zhang L, Di Nardo M, Brogan T, Chen Y, Cleary JP, Yu PT, Harting MT, Ford H, Nguyen DV. Trends in Mortality and Risk Characteristics of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treated With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2018 May 23. PMID: 29863628.
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    3. Hunter CJ, Williams M, Petrosyan M, Guner Y, Mittal R, Mock D, Upperman JS, Ford H, Prasadarao NV. Retraction for Hunter et al., "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. 2018 Jun; 86(6). PMID: 29789433.
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    4. Barry WE, Asuelime GE, Zhou S, Hammoudeh J, Ford H, Kim ES. Congenital Perirectal Dermoid Cyst: A Rare Cause of Complex, Recurrent Pediatric Fistula-in-ano. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:143. PMID: 29868530.
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    5. Delaplain PT, Zhang L, Nguyen DV, Ashrafi AH, Yu PT, Di Nardo M, Chen Y, Starr J, Ford H, Guner YS. Effect of pump type on outcomes in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia requiring ECMO. Perfusion. 2018 May; 33(1_suppl):71-79. PMID: 29788843.
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    6. Isani M, Illingworth L, Herman E, Schmidt M, Barron L, Bowling J, Elizee M, Bai I, Gayer C, Grishin A, Erwin CR, Ford H, Warner BW. Soybean-derived recombinant human epidermal growth factor protects against experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar 08. PMID: 29636182.
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    7. Wieck MM, McLaughlin C, Chang TP, Rake A, Park C, Lane C, Burke RV, Young LC, Cleek EA, Morton I, Goodhue CJ, Burd RS, Ford H, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Self-assessment of team performance using T-NOTECHS in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation is not consistent with expert assessment. Am J Surg. 2018 Jan 20. PMID: 29366483.
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    8. Thomas DM, Bell B, Papillon S, Delaplain P, Lim J, Golden J, Bowling J, Wang J, Wang L, Grishin AV, Ford H. Colonization with Escherichia coli EC 25 protects neonatal rats from necrotizing enterocolitis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0188211. PMID: 29190745.
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    9. Kaseje N, Jenny H, Jeudy AP, MacLee JL, Meara JG, Ford H. Pediatric surgical capacity building - a pathway to improving access to pediatric surgical care in Haiti. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb; 53(2):298-301. PMID: 29224789.
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    10. McLaughlin C, Zagory JA, Fenlon M, Park C, Lane CJ, Meeker D, Burd RS, Ford H, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Timing of mortality in pediatric trauma patients: A National Trauma Data Bank analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb; 53(2):344-351. PMID: 29111081.
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    11. Tam PKH, Chung PHY, St Peter SD, Gayer CP, Ford H, Tam GCH, Wong KKY, Pakarinen MP, Davenport M. Advances in paediatric gastroenterology. Lancet. 2017 Sep 09; 390(10099):1072-1082. PMID: 28901937.
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    12. Golden J, Demeter NE, C Lim J, Ford H, Upperman JS, Gayer CP. Routine post-operative esophagram Is not necessary after repair of esophageal atresia. Am J Surg. 2017 Apr; 213(4):640-644. PMID: 28057296.
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    13. Strumwasser A, Speer AL, Inaba K, Branco BC, Upperman JS, Ford H, 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 08; 81(2):312-8. PMID: 27032006.
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    14. Wang J, Grishin AV, Ford H. Experimental Anti-Inflammatory Drug Semapimod Inhibits TLR Signaling by Targeting the TLR Chaperone gp96. J Immunol. 2016 06 15; 196(12):5130-7. PMID: 27194788; PMCID: PMC4896225 [Available on 06/15/17].
    15. Zagory JA, Golden JM, Demeter NE, Nguyen Y, Ford H, 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. PMID: 27135255.
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    16. Dossa AY, Escobar O, Golden J, Frey MR, Ford H, 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. PMID: 26608185; PMCID: PMC4719061 [Available on 01/15/17].
    17. Samko T, Ho CH, Ford H. Upside-Down. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:329-329.e1. PMID: 26611491.
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    18. Grishin A, Bowling J, Bell B, Wang J, Ford H. Roles of nitric oxide and intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):13-7. PMID: 26577908; PMCID: PMC4894644 [Available on 01/01/17].
    19. Lim JC, Golden JM, Ford H. Pathogenesis of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Jun; 31(6):509-18. PMID: 25854935.
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    20. Al Alam D, Danopoulos S, Schall K, Sala FG, Almohazey D, Fernandez GE, Georgia S, Frey MR, Ford H, 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. PMID: 25721301; PMCID: PMC4398841.
    21. McElroy SJ, Castle SL, Bernard JK, Almohazey D, Hunter CJ, Bell BA, Al Alam D, Wang L, Ford H, Frey MR. The ErbB4 ligand neuregulin-4 protects against experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. Am J Pathol. 2014 Oct; 184(10):2768-78. PMID: 25216938; PMCID: PMC4715213.
    22. Duron V, Burke RV, Bliss D, Ford H, 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. PMID: 25159245.
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    23. Short SS, Grant CN, Merianos D, Haydel D, Ford H. A case of congenital pyloric atresia with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):681-4. PMID: 24781346.
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    24. Short SS, Papillon S, Berel D, Ford H, 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. PMID: 24888841; PMCID: PMC4370287.
    25. Short SS, Wang J, Castle SL, Fernandez GE, Smiley N, Zobel M, Pontarelli EM, Papillon SC, Grishin AV, Ford H. Low doses of celecoxib attenuate gut barrier failure during experimental peritonitis. Lab Invest. 2013 Dec; 93(12):1265-75. PMID: 24126890; PMCID: PMC3966546.
    26. Pontarelli EM, Ford H, Gayer CP. Recent developments in Hirschsprung's-associated enterocolitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Aug; 15(8):340. PMID: 23857117.
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    27. Papillon S, Castle SL, Gayer CP, Ford H. Necrotizing enterocolitis: contemporary management and outcomes. Adv Pediatr. 2013; 60(1):263-79. PMID: 24007848.
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    28. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Speer AL, Levin DE, Goodhue CJ, Ford H, 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. PMID: 23827792.
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    29. Grishin A, Papillon S, Bell B, Wang J, Ford H. The role of the intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 22(2):69-75. PMID: 23611609; PMCID: PMC3647029.
    30. Ford H, Hackam DJ. Management of premature infants. Preface. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 22(2):67-8. PMID: 23611608.
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    31. Papillon S, Goodhue CJ, Zmora O, Sharma SS, Wells WJ, Ford H, 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. PMID: 23331810.
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    32. Speer AL, Al Alam D, Sala FG, Ford H, 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. PMID: 23133671; PMCID: PMC3486796.
    33. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, Ford H, 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. PMID: 22835994.
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    34. Emami CN, Chokshi N, Wang J, Hunter C, Guner Y, Goth K, Wang L, Grishin A, Ford H. Role of interleukin-10 in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Am J Surg. 2012 Apr; 203(4):428-35. PMID: 22450025; PMCID: PMC3907113.
    35. Pierce JR, Hunter CJ, Naik-Mathuria B, Stanley P, Ford H, 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. PMID: 22212493.
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    36. Hotz GA, Moyenda ZB, Bitar J, Bitar M, Ford H, 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. PMID: 23264275.
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    37. Jantscher-Krenn E, Zherebtsov M, Nissan C, Goth K, Guner YS, Naidu N, Choudhury B, Grishin AV, Ford H, Bode L. The human milk oligosaccharide disialyllacto-N-tetraose prevents necrotising enterocolitis in neonatal rats. Gut. 2012 Oct; 61(10):1417-25. PMID: 22138535; PMCID: PMC3909680.
    38. Liu Q, Mittal R, Emami CN, Iversen C, Ford H, 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. PMID: 22221600; PMCID: PMC3323755.
    39. Vendryes C, Hunter CJ, Harlan SR, Ford H, 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. PMID: 22075367.
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    40. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Ford H, 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 Oct 12; 8:38. PMID: 21992575; PMCID: PMC3224559.
    41. Guner YS, Franklin AL, Chokshi NK, Castle SL, Pontarelli E, Wang J, Wang L, Prasadarao NV, Upperman JS, Grishin AV, Ford H. P-glycoprotein induction by breast milk attenuates intestinal inflammation in experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. Lab Invest. 2011 Nov; 91(11):1668-79. PMID: 21788941; PMCID: PMC3909679.
    42. Emami CN, Mittal R, Wang L, Ford H, 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. PMID: 21551359.
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    43. Emami CN, Mittal R, Wang L, Ford H, 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. PMID: 21601887; PMCID: PMC3169739.
    44. Ford H. Answering the call to action: response to the Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011 Apr; 12(2):89-98. PMID: 21453040.
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    45. 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. PMID: 21350873.
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    46. 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. PMID: 20638541.
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    47. 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. PMID: 20223337.
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    48. Petrosyan M, Hunter C, Estrada J, Guner Y, Qureshi F, Stein J, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19811061.
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    49. Hunter CJ, Petrosyan M, Connelly ME, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19707773.
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    50. Petrosyan M, Estrada J, Hunter C, Woo R, Stein J, Ford H, 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. PMID: 20006009.
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    51. Emami CN, Petrosyan M, Giuliani S, Williams M, Hunter C, Prasadarao NV, Ford H. 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. PMID: 19943775; PMCID: PMC2956528.
    52. Guner YS, Khemani RG, Qureshi FG, Wee CP, Austin MT, Dorey F, Rycus PT, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19735810.
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    53. Petrosyan M, Guner YS, Emami CN, Ford H. Disparities in the delivery of pediatric trauma care. J Trauma. 2009 Aug; 67(2 Suppl):S114-9. PMID: 19667843.
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    54. 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. PMID: 19641926; PMCID: PMC2734257.
    55. Wang J, Ouyang Y, Guner Y, Ford H, Grishin AV. Ubiquitin-editing enzyme A20 promotes tolerance to lipopolysaccharide in enterocytes. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 15; 183(2):1384-92. PMID: 19570823; PMCID: PMC2739219.
    56. Tai CC, Sala FG, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19577771; PMCID: PMC3412158.
    57. Guner YS, Malhotra A, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19396605.
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    58. Petrosyan M, Guner YS, Williams M, Grishin A, Ford H. Current concepts regarding the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Apr; 25(4):309-18. PMID: 19301015.
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    59. Hunter CJ, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19198853.
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    60. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Aranda A, Shin CE, Ford H, Nguyen NX. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision: lessons learned in our experience. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 Feb; 19(1):87-91. PMID: 19196083.
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    61. Tai CC, Curtis JL, Sala FG, Del Moral PM, Chokshi N, Kanard RJ, Al Alam D, Wang J, Burns RC, Ford H, 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. PMID: 18773490.
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    62. Hunter CJ, Williams M, Petrosyan M, Guner Y, Mittal R, Mock D, Upperman JS, Ford H, 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 03; 77(3):1031-43. PMID: 19075027; PMCID: PMC2643639.
    63. Guner YS, Chokshi N, Aranda A, Ochoa C, Qureshi FG, Nguyen NX, Grikscheit T, Ford H, Stein JE, Shin CE. Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal diaphragmatic hernia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Dec; 18(6):875-80. PMID: 19105674.
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    64. Tai CC, Curtis JL, Szmuszkovicz JR, Horn MV, Ford H, 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. PMID: 19040929.
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    65. Estrada JJ, Petrosyan M, Hunter CJ, Lee SL, Anselmo DM, Grikscheit TC, Stein JE, Wang KS, Ford H, Shaul DB. Preservation of extracorporeal tissue in closing gastroschisis augments intestinal length. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Dec; 43(12):2213-5. PMID: 19040937.
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    66. Guner YS, Chokshi N, Petrosyan M, Upperman JS, Ford H, Grikscheit TC. Necrotizing enterocolitis--bench to bedside: novel and emerging strategies. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 Nov; 17(4):255-65. PMID: 19019294.
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    67. Hunter CJ, Petrosyan M, Ford H, Prasadarao NV. Enterobacter sakazakii: an emerging pathogen in infants and neonates. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2008 Oct; 9(5):533-9. PMID: 18687047; PMCID: PMC2579942.
    68. Hunter CJ, Singamsetty VK, Chokshi NK, Boyle P, Camerini V, Grishin AV, Upperman JS, Ford H, 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. PMID: 18588483; PMCID: PMC2497445.
    69. Curtis JL, Burns RC, Wang L, Mahour GH, Ford H. Primary gastric tumors of infancy and childhood: 54-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Aug; 43(8):1487-93. PMID: 18675640.
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    70. Speer AL, Schofield DE, Wang KS, Shin CE, Stein JE, Shaul DB, Mahour GH, Ford H. Contemporary management of lipoblastoma. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jul; 43(7):1295-300. PMID: 18639685.
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    71. Stylianos S, Ford H. Outcomes in pediatric trauma care. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 May; 17(2):110-5. PMID: 18395660.
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    72. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Hunter CJ, Upperman JS, Grishin A, Ford H. The role of nitric oxide in intestinal epithelial injury and restitution in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Apr; 32(2):92-9. PMID: 18346532; PMCID: PMC2390779.
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