Lutheran Children’s Hospital continues its emphasis on adding specialists who practice in Fort Wayne

Five new physicians, including two pediatric cardiologists, join LHP team

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 18, 2018) – Nearing its 20th anniversary, Lutheran Children's Hospital continues to deliver on its commitment to bring specialized pediatric healthcare to northeastern Indiana.

Five new additions to the Lutheran Health Physicians team, including two pediatric cardiologists, are reinforcing the high level of care Lutheran Children’s Hospital is able to provide families where and when they need it.

“One of the great assets of Lutheran Children’s Hospital has always been being there for patients whose unique needs require access to advanced care in a hospital setting regardless of the day or time,” said Paula Autry, chief executive officer, Lutheran Hospital. “We understand these lasting, personal relationships with specialists practicing medicine in this community are important to our families.”

Abdul Hamid Khan, MD, is a fellowship-trained cardiologist on the Lutheran Health Physicians pediatric cardiology team. He examines, diagnoses and treats children with heart disorders that can be managed by medications and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Khan finished a residency in pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was a chief resident there. He worked as a pediatrician in San Antonio for three years after his residency. He completed pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee.

His research interests included transcatheter pulmonary artery banding, inferior vena cava size in children, and right ventricle strain by echocardiography. He has given several oral presentations nationally on pediatric cardiology topics and has a published article in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Tamika Rozema, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist who examines, diagnoses and treats children from infancy through adolescence with congenital heart disorders including those who have acquired heart disease.

Dr. Rozema completed a pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland. She has presented on pediatric topics in several cities across the country. Her articles have been published in scientific journals covering topics including neonatal cardiomyopathy, palpitations in the pediatric cardiology outpatient office and cardiac complications of infants of diabetic mothers.

Both physicians are based in Suite 212 of Medical Building Two, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

David Lankford, DO, is a pediatric critical care specialist who treats seriously ill infants and children who require continuous attention. As a hospital-based physician, Dr. Lankford coordinates care with a team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare specialists in the pediatric intensive care unit at Lutheran Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Lankford most recently completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He has conducted research in nutrition of congenital cardiac patients, disaster protocol in large pediatric hospitals and pediatric adenocarcinoma.

Dr. Lankford is based in Suite 210 of Lutheran Children’s Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

Benjamin Bova, MD, and Stefanie Paulson, MD, are pediatric hospitalists who treat children requiring hospitalization due to infectious, respiratory or chronic illnesses. Both physicians treat patients from birth to age 18.

Dr. Bova completed his pediatric residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. During his residency, he served as an elected member of the Resident Advisor Committee and conducted research focusing on asthma patients.

Dr. Paulson has a special interest in global medical missions and has traveled to Kenya, Peru, Mexico and Russia, to provide care for underprivileged populations. In 2018, she completed her pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and moved to Fort Wayne to provide care to hospitalized patients at Lutheran Children’s Hospital.

Each hospitalist is located in Suite 210 of Lutheran Children’s Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

As of Monday, 31 new providers had already joined Lutheran Health Physicians this year. An additional 17 are set to arrive between now and the end of December.


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