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American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc.

Safety and Excellence in the Surgical Care of Children



Conference Corner Vol. 1 No. 112


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Meredith Russell, MSN, PNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Pediatric Endocrinology. Russell evaluates, diagnoses, treats and monitors endocrine disorders in acutely and chronically ill infants, children, adolescents and young adults with endocrine medical conditions. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Russell helped launch the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC) Clinic in 2012, and currently serves as the CAGC nursing director. In addition, Russell provides comprehensive, well coordinated medical care and advocacy services for the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH), Disorders of Sexual Development, and Neuro-Oncology sub-specialty clinics. Russell is interested in researching novel treatments for children with growth hormone deficiency and the impact of early medical treatment in transgender youth. Russell earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Science in nursing, with pediatric acute care nurse practitioner specialty, at UCSF. She is a member of The Endocrine Society and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.


Timothy Dickhudt, MD, went to medical school at Creighton University and graduated with an MD in 2012. He then went to University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where he completed a General Surgery Residency in 2017. He is Board Certified in General Surgery. Dr. Dickhudt is currently doing a fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care in Las Vegas and was present and operating during the mass shooting on October 1st. He will be doing a presentation on preparation for Mass Casualty Incidents.

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