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Children’s Welcomes New Physician-Leaders

Aug 28, 2018 02:31PM ● By MED Magazine

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the region’s pediatric health care leader, is pleased to welcome three new physician-leaders to its team: John Makari, M.D., Section Chief, Pediatric Urology; Russell (Rusty) McCulloh, M.D., Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine; and Jonathan Schwartz, D.O., a pediatric neuro-oncologist. 

The addition of these key faculty members helps Children’s carry out its mission—“To improve the life of every child”—expanding expertise in order to serve the needs of even more patients and families. 

“We are dedicated to providing exceptional clinical care to the children we serve, and that means recruiting the very best physicians with specific expertise and experience,” says Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., Children’s President & CEO. “Drs. Makari, McCulloh and Schwartz represent clinical areas where we’re growing, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to our team.”

 John Makari, M.D., Section Chief, Pediatric Urology
Dr. Makari’s areas of clinical interest include genitourinary reconstruction for patients with exstrophy/epispadias complex, neurogenic bladder dysfunction and disorders/differences of sex development. He participates in a number of multidisciplinary clinics with a range of specialists to optimize the care of these patients. Dr. Makari is also actively involved in clinical research focusing on improving the care of children with Urologic diagnoses. Dr. Makari received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and his Pediatric Urology fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. Makari was a pediatric urologist in Hartford, Conn. He also was an assistant professor of Surgery (Urology) and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and an associate clinical professor of Urology at New York Medical College.

Russell (Rusty) McCulloh, M.D., Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
In addition to pediatric hospital medicine, Dr. McCulloh’s clinical interests include infectious diseases. As Division Chief, he leads a team of 22 faculty members. Dr. McCulloh received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at University of Missouri Health Care, and an Infectious Disease fellowship at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. McCulloh was a pediatric infectious disease specialist and director of Hospital Medicine Research at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at UNMC College of Medicine and directs the National Institutes of Health-funded Nebraska Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit.

Jonathan Schwartz, D.O., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Schwartz has a special focus, and has received additional training in Neuro-oncology. He received his doctorate degree of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College