Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
                   

CHI Collaborative Research Network Council Members

Core Team

Lead Researcher
Diva De Leon Crutchlow CHI

Name: Diva D. De León-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE
Title: Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Director of the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lead Clinician
Paul Thornton

Name: Paul Thornton, MB, BCh, MRCPI, DCh
Title: Medical Director of the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center, Endocrine and Diabetes Program at Cook Children’s Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth, Texas


Patient Leader
Julie Raskin CHI

Name: Julie Raskin, MA
Title: Executive Director at Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
Location: Glen Ridge, New Jersey
CRN Administrator
Jennifer Schmidt

Name: Jennifer Schmitt
Title: Associate Director at Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
Location: Glen Ridge, New Jersey


CRN Project Manager
Tai Pasquini

Name: Tai Pasquini, MPA, PhD
Title: Research and Policy Director at Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
Location: East Longmeadow, Massachusetts


Care Guidelines/Centers of Excellence

Oliver Blankenstein

Name: Oliver Blankenstein, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Medical Director at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Sandra Melo

Name: Sandra Melo, PsyD
Title: Caregiver Representative
Location: Setubal, Portugal


Louise Conwell

Name: Louise Conwell, MBBS PGCert Med FRACP PhD
Title: Head of Children’s Health Queensland Clinical Unity Faculty of Medicine
Location: Queensland, Australia
Henrik Christesen

Name: Henrik Christesen, MD, PhD
Title: Consultant and Professor at Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital, Odense University Hospital
Location: Odense, Denmark


Tohru Yorifuji

Name: Tohru Yorifuji, MD, PhD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Director of Children’s Medical Center at Osaka City General Hospital
Location: Osaka, Japan
Heather McKnight

Name: Heather McKnight, MSN, BSN, BA, CRNP
Title: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Raphael Del Roio Liberatore

Name: Raphael Del Roio Liberatore Jr, MD, PhD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Ribeirão Preto Medical School- São Paulo University
Location: Ribeirão Preto-SP Brazil


Clinical Trials/Industry Engagement

Nino Kheladze

Name: Nino Kheladze, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Winnie Sigal

Name: Winnie Sigal, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Changhong Li

Name: Changhong Li, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Director at Nanjing Institute of Advanced Biotechnology and Life Science
Location: Jiangsu, China
Davelyn Hood

Name: Davelyn Hood, MD, MBA
Title: Director of Scientific & Patient Affairs at Rezolute
Location: Brownwood, Texas


Chris Ferrara Cook

Name: Chris Ferrara-Cook, MD, PhD
Title: Senior Medical Director, Endocrinology Clinical Development at Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
Location: San Diego, California
Adeeb Tawseef

Name: Adeeb Tawseef, MSc
Title: Director of External Scientific Engagement at Zealand
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Michael Cronin

Name: Michael Cronin, PharmD
Title: Caregiver Representative
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Michael Ferguson

Name: Michael Ferguson
Title: Caregiver Representative & Biopharma Strategist
Location: Toronto, Canada


Seungjae Baek

Name: Seungjae Baek, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Medical Officer at Hanmi Pharmaceuticals
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Colleen Craig

Name: Colleen Craig, MD
Title: Vice President of Metabolic Diseases at Eiger Biopharmaceuticals
Location: San Francisco, California



Diagnostics

Katherine Lord

Name: Katherine Lord, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lisa States

Name: Lisa States, MD
Title: Pediatric Radiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Tricia Bhatti

Name: Tricia Bhatti, MD
Title: Attending Pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lora Bartocci Van Arsdel

Name: Lora (Bartocci) Van Arsdell, PsyD, LCSW
Title: Caregiver Representative
Location: Texas


Maria Salomon Estebanez

Name: Maria Salomon Estebanez, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Sebastian Kummer

Name: Sebastian Kummer, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at University Children‘s Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany
Location: Dusseldorf, Germany


Seth Marks

Name: Seth Marks, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and Associate Professor at University of Manitoba
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Genetics

Sarah Flanagan

Name: Sarah Flanagan, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Genomic Medicine and Sir Henry Dale Fellow at University of Exeter Medical School
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Jen Kalish

Name: Jen Kalish, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Genetic and Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Sheila Bose

Name: Sheila Bose
Title: Caregiver Representative, CHI Board President
Location: Sharon, Massachusetts
Mansa Krishnamurthy

Name: Mansa Krishnamurthy, MD, MSc
Title: Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio


Show Ling Shyng

Name: Show-Ling Shyng, PhD
Title: Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry at Oregon Health & Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Pratik Shah

Name: Pratik Shah, MB BS, DCH, MRCPCH, PhD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Barts health NHS and Honorary Senior Lecturer at William Harvery Research
Location: London, United Kingdom


Klaus Brusgaard

Name: Klaus Brusgaard, PhD, MSc
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Genetics, Odense University Hospital
Location: Odense, Denmark


Glucose Monitoring

Antonia Dastamani

Name: Antonia Dastamani, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Location: London, United Kingdom
Dina Tallis

Name: Dina Tallis, EdD
Title: Caregiver Representative
Location: Imlay City, Michigan


Zoe Heineman

Name: Zoe Heineman, MS, MBA
Title: Senior Vice President at North America at Diabeloop and Founder of Hypoglycemia Awareness
Location: New York, New York
Stu Weinzimer

Name: Stu Weinzimer, MD
Title: Professor of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine
Location: New Haven, Connecticut


Erin Okawa

Name: Erin Okawa, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Director of the Hyperinsulinism Center at UCLA/Mattel Children’s Hospital
Location: Los Angeles, California
Klaus Mohnike

Name: Klaus Mohnike, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Professor at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Location: Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


David Zangen

Name: David Zangen, MD
Title: Director of the division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Professor at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical center and Medical School
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Cristina Pindado

Name: Cristina Pindado
Title: Caregiver Representative and President of AFHICO
Location: Barcelona, Spain



Medical/Surgical Treatments

Indi Banerjee

Name: Indi Banerjee, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Clinical Lead for the Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service
Location: Manchester, England
Amanda Ackermann

Name: Amanda Ackermann, MD, PHD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


David Gillis

Name: David Gillis, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Jean Baptiste Arnoux

Name: Jean Baptiste Arnoux, MD, MSc
Title: Pediatric Metabolic Hospital Practitioner at Necker University Hospital
Location: Paris, France


Mark Dunne

Name: Mark Dunne, BSc, PhD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at University of Manchester Hyperinsulinism Center
Location: Manchester, England
Irene Promussas

Name: Irene Promussas, PhD
Title: Caregiver Representative, Pharmacist, Lobby4kids
Location: Vienna, Austria


Claire Gilbert

Name: Clare Gilbert, RN
Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist at Great Ormond St Hospital
Location: London, England
Thomas Meissner

Name: Thomas Meissner, MD
Title: Deputy Director Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology at University Children’s Hospital Düsseldorf
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany



What is HI? Nomenclature and Inclusion

Charles Stanley

Name: Charles Stanley, MD
Title: Founder of the HI Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lisa Truong

Name: Lisa Truong, CPNP-PC
Title: Nurse Practitioner at Cook Children’s Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth, Texas


Mark Sperling

Name: Mark Sperling, MD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist, Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location: New York, New York
Ulrike Seyfarth

Name: Ulrike Seyfarth
Title: Caregiver Representative and President of Kongenitaler Hyperinsulinismus e.V.
Location: Charité Berlin


Leo Folsom

Name: Leo Folsom, MPH
Title: Patient Representative
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Karen Cosgrove

Name: Karen Cosgrove, BSc, PhD, MRSB
Title: Senior Lecturer, Co-Director DClinSci Life Sciences
PBL Lead, PGDip and MSc Physician Associate Programme at University of Manchester
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Senthil Senniappan

Name: Senthil Senniappan, MD, FRCPCH, MSc(Diab), PhD
Title: Pediatric Endocrinologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom