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Thomas Ciecierega, MD, is an Associate Attending Paediatrician at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Centre as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Paediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. The most comprehensive motility centre in the tri-state region, the Paediatric Motility Programme, is directed by Dr. Ciecierega. In addition, he oversees the Paediatric Endoscopy Unit at the Weill Cornell Medical Center's NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital. Expert in the diagnosis and management of complex motility diseases, Dr. Ciecierega is a major figure in the field of paediatric motility. Complex esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colonic, and anorectal motility testing are his area of expertise. Dr. Ciecierega is an expert in cutting-edge endoscopic treatments, thus his knowledge extends beyond standard gastrointestinal tests.
For more than 25 years, Professor Frank Oberklaid, AM, MD, FRACP, DCH, served as the Center for Community Child Health's Foundation Director at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. He presently serves as the Murdoch Children's Research Institute's Co-Group Leader for Child Health Policy, Equality, and Translation as well as an Honorary Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Co-chairing an expert working group entrusted with creating a national strategy for children's mental health and well-being is Professor Oberklaid. In addition, he serves as the Head of the Victorian Children's Council, which advises the Premier and Ministers on child health issues and services, and he has served as the Chair or a member of other national health committees, expert working groups, and advisory boards.
Vockley is a pioneer in the study of inherited metabolic disorders and is well-known throughout the world. Many new genetic illnesses, many of which are caused by flaws in mitochondrial energy metabolism, have been discovered by his group, and he has written approximately 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In addition to serving as an associate editor for the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Vockley is co-founder and director of the North American Metabolic Academy, which the SIMD founded to aid in training the country's future metabolic doctors. The International Network on Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management was founded by him (INFORM).
The Henry L. Hillman Professor of Pediatric Immunology, Chairman of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Center for Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity in Children are all John V. Williams, MD (i4Kids). Dr. Williams is a leading expert on the pathogenesis, immunology, and epidemiology of respiratory viruses. His study primarily focuses on human metapneumovirus immunity and pathology (HMPV). His group analyzed the epidemiology of HMPV, a major contributor to lower respiratory infections, and found that integrins serve as receptors for HMPV as it enters cells by endocytosis. His team discovered that lung CD8+ T cell activation is induced by HMPV and other respiratory viruses via PD-1 signaling.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology's Pediatric Diabetes Program is under the direction of Dr. Zoltan Antal, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medical. He works as an assistant attending pediatrician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Antal has pediatric endocrinology and pediatrics board certifications. After graduating with a B.S. in biology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, Dr. Antal went on to get his M.D. from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, the West Indies, and to complete clinical rotations at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York City.