Thank you for joining us for PEMPix 2023 at the AAP NCE.

We hope you enjoyed the presentation. It would not have been possible without the contributions of MANY individuals.

Case Finalists…

Kristen Capito
PEM Fellow
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Erika Cohen
PEM Fellow
Le Bonheur Children’s
Liz Ebbens
PEM Fellow
Monroe Carrell Children’s at Vanderbilt
Paul Hann
Emergency Medicine Resident
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta &
Narmeen Khan
PEM Fellow
Children’s Wisconsin
Joshua Kim
PEM Fellow
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Anelah McGinness
PEM Fellow
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Thomas McMorrow
PEM Fellow
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Victor Oboli
Pediatric Resident
New York City Health + Hospitals / Lincoln Medical Center – New York, NY
Jay Petosa
PEM Fellow
Monroe Carrell Children’s at Vanderbilt
Dr. Nithin Ravi
PEM Fellow
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Lauren Smith
PEM Fellow
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Michael Valente
Pediatric Resident
Nemours Children’s Health
Kajsa Vlasic
PEM Fellow
Primary Children’s Hospital

Our Judges

Derya Caglar
Seattle Children’s
Jacinta Cooper
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Cara Doughty
Texas Children’s
Daniel Fein
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Sang Lee
Cincinnati Children’s
Kirsten Loftus
Lurie Children’s
Wendy Pomerantz
Cincinnati Children’s
Haroon Shaukat
Children’s National
Michelle Stevenson
Norton Children’s Louisville
Celeste Tarantino
Children’s Mercy
Kellya Ubokudom
University of Michigan
Brian Wagers
UT Southwestern
The MANY Individuals Who Submitted Cases…

Maidalidys Alcocer Rodriguez

Taylor Anderson

Alexis Antonopoulos

Christina Arand

Lilian Awad

Patrick Ayers

Claci Ayers

Margaret Barton

Hanna Batten

Aakriti Bhargava

Melissa Blumberg

Aaron Bowersox

Rachel Cafferty

Deborah Callanan

Jeff Chacko

Adrienne Cheng

Alisha Ching

Lea Dikranian

Katherine Genet

Thomas Gilmartin

Katie Giordano

Leyanet Gonzalez

Sarah Grout

Blake Gruenberg

Elit Hadad   

Houman Khosrozadeh

Olena Kostyuk 

Yasmine Koukaz

Faith Lee

Prerana Malla

Rebecca Matta

Kaitlyn May

Thomas Mayuga

Masouma Mohamed

George Nassar

Camila Ospina Jimenez

Sahil  Patel

Priya Prasher

Gary Prusky

Rachel Quinn

Alexa Ragusa

Britta Roach

Beto Salazar

Amani Sanchez

Benjamin Silva

Elizabeth Sitzlar

Elif Soysal

Julia Thrash

Lindsay Tishberg

Sophia Trinh

Alexandra Van Oyen

Victoria Vazquez

Yenimar Ventura Polanco

Sophia Wang

Jonathan Williamson

Scott Wisniewski

Amelia Wong

Christopher Wright

Christopher Xanthos

Artist Contributions

Hail to the Chief performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

American Girl performed by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Avengers’ Suite by Alan Silvestri

Let’s Get It Started performed by the Black Eyed Peas

Hold My Hand performed by Hootie & the Blowfish

Heart-Shaped Box performed by Nirvana

Back in Black performed by AC/DC

Drop It Like It’s Hot performed by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams

Our Lips Are Sealed performed by the Go-Go’s

Fly performed by the Sugar Ray

I Heard It Through The Grapevine performed by Marvin Gaye

Cat’s in the Cradle performed by Harry Chapin

Black of White performed by Michael Jackson

Wrecking Ball performed by Miley Cyrus

All I Do Is Win peformed by DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross

Eye of the Tiger performed by Survivor

Steal My Sunshine performed by Len 

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Leung AKC, Lam JM. Pachydermodactyly. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2021;236:316-317.

Liew ALF, Ting Y. Pachydermodactyly: A Case Report of a Little-Known and Benign Form of Digital Fibromatosis. Am J Case Rep. 2020 May 19;21:e923344.

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US CPSC Water Beads Information Center.

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