Featured Medical Staff: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
We want to thank Foong-Yen Lim, MD, Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD, Melissa Kingma, NP, Emmie (Coordinator) and Courtney Lewicki (RN) of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for Bringing Hope Around the World to our CDH families.
This medical team was brought to us by Lisa Baxter, mom to 4 year old cherub Lindsey. This is what Lisa had to say about these amazing doctors, nurses and medical professionals, “Cincinnati is one of the hospitals around the country that specializes in CDH cases and sees many cases each year. When Lindsey was diagnosed with CDH along with 2 heart defects that had never been seen combined, they gave us hope when others couldn't. Their team of doctors and specialists were open and honest through our entire journey and always there when we had questions or needed clarification. Dr. Lim and everyone who worked on Lindsey's case are my heroes. I am confident when I say we made the right choice by uprooting our lives and gave Lindsey the best at life.
Dr. Lim, is Lindsey’s surgeon and forever my HERO!! He was the one at 30 weeks that said she would be in the best of care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and I put my faith in him and his team...so glad I did! Dr. Paul Kingma and Dr. Melissa Kingma, are a few more of the doctors and nurses who worked on Lindsey's case. They all remembered her case when we saw them last week and are so happy she is doing so well.
Emmie was behind the scenes coordinating with insurance and getting appointments made for us to see the right teams when we came up for testing at 30 weeks and again at 34 weeks. She assisted in scheduling Fetal MRI's and ECHO testing, Cardiology, Pulmonary, and Genetics.
Courtney, is my favorite night nurse who took care of Lindsey. Just thinking of all the nights I had to leave at 10pm and Courtney watched over Lindsey. So grateful to her!!! We love our AMAZING nurses who care so much for our babies. Thinking of Lucy, Laura, and Natalie too and so many others who helped care for my girl.”
From the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital website:
Foong-YenLim, MD is the Surgical Director at the Cincinnati Fetal Center. Here is a link to his research at the Lim Lab, https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/c/fetal-placental-research/labs/lim.
Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD is the Neonatal Director at the Cincinnati Fetal Center. He serves as an attending physician in the Cincinnati Children’s NICU and as neonatal director of the Cincinnati Fetal Center. Dr Kingma leads several basic science and translation research projects.