Children’s Clinics has a full range of pediatric specialty doctors available to serve children from birth to young adulthood. Through a unique partnership, specialists from community practices and University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) have appointments available on-site at the Children’s Clinics. This ensures that the best pediatric care in the community is available in one location. Specialty services are integrated with Primary Care and Therapy to provide seamless care coordination for children with complex needs. Families receiving care through our Primary Care and Therapy departments have access to these pediatric specialists. Children’s Clinics is also the Southern Arizona provider from the state Children’s Rehabilitative Service (CRS) Program.

Our specialty physicians are supported by a comprehensive team of professionals, including Child Life and Patient and Family Services.


Pediatric Sub-specialties

Pediatric sub-specialties available at Children’s Clinics include:

Anesthesiology

  • • Brian J. Cammarata, MD
  • • Sang Y. O, MD

Behavior Analysis/Psychology

  • • Andrew W. Gardner, BCBA

Cardiology

• Brent J. Barber, MD

• Scott E. Klewer, MD

• Daniela Lax, MD

• Michael Seckeler, MD

• Shelby White, MD

Dental and Orthodontia

• John Day, DMD

  •  • Lindsay L. Don, DDS
  •  • Michael T. Don, DDS

• Daniel J. Klemmedson MD, DDS

• Erik Kuhlman, DDS

• Gregory LaChance, DDS

  •  • Timothy Lew, DDS

• Amanda Pinder, DDS

  •  • Andrew Zale, DMD

Developmental Pediatrics

  •  • Catherine Riley, MD

Endocrinology

• Cindy N. Chin, MD

  •  • Zoe M. Gonzalez-Garcia, MD

• Mark Wheeler, MD

ENT

  •  • John B. Chastain, MD

• Robert B. Cravens Jr., MD

• Robert L. Dean, MD

• David Hu, MD

• David A. Parry, MD

• Elias D. Stratigouleas, MD

Gastrointestinal

  •  • Fayez Ghishan, MD
  •  • Hassan Hassan, MD

• Carole S. Rudman, PNP

Genetics

• Eugene H. Hoyme, MD

  •  • Christina Laukaitis, MD

Hematology

• Neha Bhasin, MD

Nephrology

• Emmanuel Apostol, MD

Neurology

• Sudeshna (Sue) Bose, MD

• Monica Chacon, MD

• John Gray, MD

  •  • Sejal V. Jain, MD

• David M. Labiner, MD

• Katalin Scherer, MD

• Dinesh Talwar, MD

Neurosurgery

• Martin E. Weinand, MD

Orthopedics

• Patrick C. Henderson, MD

• Brian B. Nielsen, MD

• Luis Piedrahita, MD

  •  • Tolga Turker, MD

• Francisco G. Valencia, MD

• Kent A. Vincent, MD

Ophthalmology

• Jordana M. Smith, MD

• Joseph M. Miller, MD

Optometry

  •  • John D. Twelker, OD

Pediatric Dermatology

  •  • Sierra C. Wolter, MD

Pediatric Palliative Care

  •  • Rachel E. Camton, MD

Pediatric Surgery

• Catherine Cosentino, MD

• Jeff Hoehner, MD

Physical Medicine

  •  • Debra Walter, MD

Plastic Surgery

• Craig A. Hurst, MD

Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent

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Pulmonology

• Cori L. Daines, MD

Rheumatology

• Deborah Jane Power, DO

Urology

• Richard Ashley, MD

  •  • Derrick Johnston, MD

 

 


Multidisciplinary Clinics

Multidisciplinary Clinics coordinate most of the special and ancillary services your child may need in one visit. This is not only convenient for our families, but also allows all professionals to consult and develop an optimal plan of care. This coordination cannot be found anywhere else in Tucson.

The Multidisciplinary Clinics providing this team approach are:

Cerebral Palsy | Neurocutaneous Clinic | Neuromuscular Clinic
Children’s Clinics’ Cleft Care Team | Oral Maxillary Team | Spina Bifida – Child
Spina Bifida – Teen | Sickle Cell Clinic

Cerebral Palsy

The Cerebral Palsy Clinic is specifically for children with central nervous system impairments. The major objective of the clinic is to assess child’s current level of function and to make recommendations for care that will improve or maintain the child’s freedom of movement and functional abilities. Children are seen annually but could be scheduled more frequently based on individual needs. Referrals to other specialties, such as Neurology and Orthopedics are made based on need.

Team members include:

  • Physiatrist
  • Child Life
  • Education Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator

Children’s Clinics’ Cleft Care Team

The Cleft Care team meets monthly to review records of children at various age milestones to determine where the child is on the clinical care path outlined in Cleft Lip and Palate Guidelines. After the review referrals are made to specialty clinics needed to remain current with treatment and a report is sent to the parent/guardian and primary care physician.

Team Members Include:

  • Audiologist
  • Dentist
  • ENT
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Orthodontist
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Speech Therapist

Neurocutaneous Clinic

The Neurocutaneous Multispecialty Clinic provides services for children with a collective group of congenital neurological disorders. The most common types of neurocutaneous syndromes are Neurofibromatosis (NF), Tuberous Sclerosis and Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Patients are seen yearly by each of the team members in this half-day clinic. Follow-up appointments with other providers are determined based on individual needs.

Team Members Include:

  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Education Specialist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator

Neuromuscular Clinic

The Neuromuscular Multispecialty Clinic offers services for diagnoses including, but not limited to, Muscular Dystrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Charcot Marie Tooth disease. Most patients are seen annually by each team member in this half-day clinic. Follow-up appointments with other specialty providers are determined based on individual needs

Team Members Include:

  • Neurologist
  • Education Specialist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Nutritionist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator

Oral Maxillary Team

The Oral Maxillary Team provides dental, orthodontia, and oral surgery evaluations for children with Orofacial problems — mainly cleft palates, malocclusion, requiring dental care. This team meets monthly to assess readiness for bone grafting, dental restoration, and orthodontia.

Team Members Include:

  • Two Orthodontists
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator

Sickle Cell Clinic

Sickle Cell disease is an inherited blood disorder affecting red blood cells. The Sickle Cell Clinic is held six times a year to evaluate new patients and assess status of established patients. Because of the many complications that could occur, health maintenance of these children should start at birth. Sickle Cell Guidelines are used to manage on-going care and in the development of care plans. Referrals are made to other specialists as needed.

Team Members Include:

  • Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Psychologist
  • Education Specialist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator

Spina Bifida – Child

The Spina Bifida Child Clinic serves children from birth to age 12 years with neural tube defects. The team strives to coordinate care for the complex medical needs of these children as well as to provide education, support and advocacy for their families. Patients are seen yearly by each of the services in this half-day clinic. Follow-up appointments in other specialty clinics may be made based on individual needs. Children older than 12 are part of the Teen clinic.

Team Members Include:

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Urologist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Education Specialist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Nutritionist
  • Child Life

Spina Bifida – Teen

The Spina Bifida Teen Clinic serves individuals age 13 to 21 years who were born with neural tube defects. Particular emphasis is placed on the concerns and needs of adolescents and young adults such as transportation, vocational goals, sexuality, and transition to personal independence. Patients are seen yearly by team members. Patients and families are encouraged to interact with peers over coffee and snacks before and after clinic. Referrals with individual specialists not attending clinic are made on an as needed basis.

Team Members include:

  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Urologist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Education Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nurse Coordinator