TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.
The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple international medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye lectured at the 2016 AACPDM Community Forum about “Pain in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.” The lecture was in partnership with CP Now – Advancing Neurorecovery. You can watch the lecture here.
On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted the Pediatric Rehabilitation Conference: Comprehensive Management of Spasticity Across the Lifespan at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Dr. Heakyung Kim and Dr. David Roye were the course directors.
When EOS Imaging launched its MicroDose feature, or low dose x-ray, for pediatric imaging, Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture,” Dr. Vitale said.
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers, researchers, and staff attended the 70th Annual AACPDM Meeting in Hollywood, FL and participated in or led numerous sessions.
The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted Dr. Darcy Fehlings for the 2016 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Lecture “Gaming/Interactive Computer Play and Cerebral Palsy – Let’s Play!” on June 22, 2016 at the Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club at CUMC. The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy.
The New York Times Magazine published its annual Super Doctors list for 2016 and fifteen doctors from Columbia Orthopedics were recognized, including Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers Dr. David Roye, Dr. Benjamin Roye, Dr. Joshua Hyman, and Dr. Michael Vitale.
Quality, safety, and value — a triad of related and interdependent components — together form the fundamental basis of providing optimal patient care. This is the precept that drives the work of Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Vitale, in collaboration with William N. Levine, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, and Kevin Wang, Quality Officer for Columbia Orthopedics, is vigorously pursuing the development of protocols and processes that will improve the overall outcomes of patients who seek out orthopedic care.