Seminar in Medicine, 23.02.2018, Emrah Aydın, MD.

Author: KUSOM
Time: 15:00
Location: MED 176

Friday, February 23rd, 2018



Speaker           : Emrah Aydın, MD. / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Department of Pediatric Surgery

Title                : A Cure Before Birth: Fetal Surgery - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Time               : 15.00 (Refreshments will be served at 14:45)
Place               : RF / MED 176

TelePresence  : AH Dean's Office / KUH 9th floor Meeting Room


A Cure Before Birth: Fetal Surgery - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has always been considered a medical and surgical challenge in pediatrics. “For the patient in whom the hernia makes its appearance at birth, little or nothing can be done from a surgical standpoint.” This statement belongs to Greenwald and Steiner who thought the surgical management of the CDH is almost impossible. Only 11 years after this statement, Ladd and Gross published an article related to the first successful repair of CDH. Delayed repair of the defect, selective usage of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, new ventilator strategies preventing barotrauma, and improvements in neonatal care have increased overall survival rates of these patients up to 60% in some centers. However, there is still a group of patients with severe CDH that have high morbidity and mortality in which fetal surgical interventions aim.


Emrah Aydın, MD is currently a Research Fellow in the Center for Fetal, Cellular & Molecular Therapy, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Fetal Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where he has been since 2016. His research interests include prenatal diagnostic markers of congenital diseases, prenatal imaging modalities of congenital diseases, and development of new fetal therapeutic interventions. Dr. Aydın received his MD from Marmara University Medical School in 2007 and completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 2014.