Leadership Circle 2020 Grant Recipients

Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle awarded four grants that will advance the important work of these talented physicians and research scientists. The impact of their work will significantly enhance the world-class care for patients and families at Phoenix Children’s.

Congratulations to the 2020 Leadership Circle Grant Recipients:

Principal Investigator: Ramin Jamshidi, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
Division: Pediatric Surgery
Project Title: Pulmonary Function Following Lung Resections in Infancy and Early Childhood
Amount Funded: $123,117


Principal Investigator: Oliver Oatman, DO Endocrinologist
Division: Endocrinology and Diabetes
Co-Investigators: Alona S. Sukhina, Resident, Kara S. Lewis, MD, Rachel K. Rowe, PhD, Danielle Brown, Chirag Kapadia, MD, J. Bryce Ortiz, PhD, P. David Adelson, MD, Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD
Project Title: Pediatric traumatic brain injury and hypothalamic-pituitary disorders in Arizona: A prospective pilot study
Amount Funded: $150,000


Principal Investigator: Brad Pasternak, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division: Gastroenterology
Co-Investigators: Dr. Todd Sandrin, PhD, Dr. Peter Jurutka, PhD, Dr. Gary Silber
Project Title: Novel Approaches to assess the gut microbiome and other biomarkers in pediatric gastrointestinal conditions
Amount Funded: $129,307


Principal Investigator: Edward Rhee, MD, Director, Electrophysiology
Division: Cardiology
Co-Investigators: Mehdi Nikkhah, PhD (ASU), Mohamad Alaeddine, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, PCH
Project Title: Nonfibrotic Conductive Implantable Biomaterials for Pacemaker Electrode Coating
Amount Funded: $121,000