April 26, 2022

Children’s Minnesota promotes Dr. Meysam Kebriaei to medical director of pediatric neurosurgery

Children’s Minnesota recently promoted pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Meysam Kebriaei to medical director of the organization’s neurosurgery program. Dr. Kebriaei previously served as associate director of neurosurgery with Children’s Minnesota since about 2017. Dr. Kebriaei’s team cares for more kids than any other neurosurgery program in the region and performs hundreds of surgeries each year.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to lead such a prestigious program,” said Dr. Kebriaei. “As the kid experts in this specialty at Children’s Minnesota, my team’s goal is to expand our program as a regional leader in pediatric neurosurgery by expanding our neurosurgical service offerings and investing in the latest technology to continue delivering positive patient outcomes.” 
Learn about Dr. Kebriaei's immediate goals for the program.

Dr. Lander shares the new way to provide ear tubes without surgery
Dr. Timothy Lander, chief of surgery at Children's Minnesota, talks with the CBS news team about a new way to provide ear tubes in the clinic. 
Refer a patient to the ear, nose and throat clinic at Children's Minnesota by calling Children's Minnesota Physician Access at 866-755-2121.
85 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Congratulations to the 85 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as “Rising Stars!" This year’s list includes doctors in 42 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process.  
“After two challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s incredible to see so many of the kid experts recognized early in their careers for their commitment to providing exceptional care to the patients and families we serve,” said Dr. Emily Chapman, senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Children’s Minnesota. “The expertise, dedication and compassion of all our doctors is helping us build a better future for all children.” See the list here.
Children’s Minnesota: Neonatal Virtual Care program launches new telehealth partnership with CCM Health
Children’s Minnesota has added CCM Health as a new Neonatal Virtual Care program partner. Now, their providers have 24/7 access to our Level IV neonatal experts. “As the kid experts, Children’s Minnesota strives to form strong partnerships with health systems like CCM Health to bring our high-level of specialized neonatal care to more virtual bedsides,” said Dr. Mark Bergeron, founder and lead neonatologist of Children’s Minnesota: Neonatal Virtual Care. “By doing so, we can deliver more provider-to-provider consultations – on-demand – so we help care for more of the most complex and critically ill newborns from across our region.” Learn more.
Children’s Minnesota oncologist presents Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Minnesota, provided Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee) on Jan. 27, 2022. Over 180 national and international physicians, students and researchers participated virtually in the session titled: “DICER1: Bedside to Bench and Back Again.” Learn more! 
Join our Mental Health for Primary Care: The Teenage Years course on May 13 to learn from pediatric mental health experts! You'll learn how to address gaps in practice and incorporate new information to effectively manage mental and behavioral health issues in adolescents. Register now.
Neurosurgical Interventions for Epilepsy
On this episode, we talk to pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Meysam Kebriaei, one of our Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota, about some of the amazing new interventions for pediatric epilepsy. The advances made in epilepsy surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, and treatment of hydrocephalus are truly remarkable. Learn how new advances in brain surgery can help patients, especially those who have previously struggled with medication side effects, live seizure free. We'll also discuss when to send patients to a pediatric neurosurgeon for further evaluation..
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