Extraordinary Science. Extraordinary Care.
Consistently ranked one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is committed to building upon a legacy of medical discovery that began more than 130 years ago and continues today.
UH Rainbow pediatric medical and surgical specialists – many of whom also are faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine – are forging the future of pediatrics through clinical innovation and groundbreaking research.View Our PAS Speaker Schedule
Our physicians and researchers are leaders in their respective fields, and their ongoing clinical research programs push the boundaries of medical progress. Our strong emphasis on translational research and personalized medicine means newly developed treatments transfer more rapidly from the research stage to life-enhancing patient care. From neonatology, cancer, diabetes and COVID 19, to the emerging fields of quality analytics, diversity & inclusion and leveraging new technologies, Rainbow experts are leading the way to a healthier tomorrow for our children.
An Expert on Neurotoxicants
Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD, UH Rainbow chief of neonatology
Neonatology Chief at UH Rainbow Aims to Better Understand Protect, the Developing Brain
What is therapeutic drift?
Richard Martin, MD, UH Rainbow Neonatology
What is Therapeutic Drift and Why it is Dangerous in Newborn Care
Pediatric Research Articles & News View all Articles & News
UH Rainbow Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target for Treating or Preventing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants
First-in-Country Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting for Opioid-Exposed Infants at UH Rainbow
New Neonatology Chief at UH Rainbow Aims to Better Understand Protect, the Developing Brain
Type 2 Diabetes
Rose-Gubitosi-Klug, MD, PhD
Youth-onset Type 2 Diabetes Leads to Serious Complications As Soon As Young Adulthood, Major Study Finds
New Tool Being Tested at UH to Help Boost Trauma Survival
Sanjay Ahuja, MD, MSc
UH Rainbow Oncology & Hematology
Clinical Trials of Groundbreaking Point-of-Care Device to Measure Clotting to Begin at University Hospitals in 2020
Sanjay Ahuja, MD, MSc
UH Rainbow Oncology & Hematology
Half of Kids and Teens with Severe Asthma May Grow Out of It with Proper Treatment, Study Suggests
Kristie Ross, MD
UH Rainbow Pulmonology
UH ENT team creates a new tool to calculate the risk and rate of hearing loss in patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome
Naaman Mansoor, MD, UH ENT Institute and Todd Otteson, MD, UH Rainbow chief of Otolaryngology
Researchers Develop Skeletal Maturity System for the Digital Age
Raymond Liu, MD
UH Rainbow Orthopedics
Pediatric Research Publications
UH Rainbow is committed to sharing outcomes and knowledge with other professionals in peer-reviewed journals and publications, both nationally and internationally.
Innovative, Integrated and Individualized Clinical Care
Located on the campus of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 130 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 750,000 patient encounters, annually.
Pediatric Specialty Care Expansion
Kristie Ross, MD
The MetroHealth System and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's expand collaboration for pediatric care
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Pediatric Spine Surgery
Michael Glotzbecker, MD
Improving Outcomes for High-Risk Fetal Heart Defects
James Strainic, MD, UH Rainbow Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Jonathan Moses, MD
Unique Fetal Heart Procedure Reverses Effects of HLHS
Members of the Congenital Heart Collaborative, a unique affiliation between University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH MacDonald Women’s hospitals in Cleveland, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus), offer in utero fetal heart procedures to reverse the devastating effects of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This integrated team is the only one in Ohio to offer fetal cardiac interventions to treat severe aortic stenosis, HLHS with intact or highly restrictive atrial septum, and pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum.
Academic Mission – Training Tomorrow’s Pediatric Leaders
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have a proud and long-standing tradition of providing exceptional residency training. In our constantly evolving and challenging health care environment, we recognize the critical role of the pediatrician as a practitioner, educator, investigator, advocate, consultant and family counselor. Our faculty, which includes leaders in all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, takes great pride in the success of our residents. Their personal interest in resident education creates a collegial work environment that ensures the opportunity for residents to build their knowledge, develop independence and maximize clinical competence in a supportive atmosphere.
Faculty News & Facility Updates
Charles Macias, MD, MPH, a national leader in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety, received the prestigious Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine on October 9 at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia. Read an interview with Dr. Macias.
Nancy Roizen, MD, FAAP, former chief of development behavioral pediatrics at UH Rainbow, received the distinguished C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for her outstanding career contributions in the field of child development and behavior. The award was presented at the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics on October 9 at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition.
Richard Martin, MD, 1866 Distinguished Physician Award for 2021
Richard Martin, MD, Director of Neonatal Research, was honored with the University Hospitals Society of 1866 Distinguished Physician Award for 2021. Dr. Martin joined University Hospitals 50 years ago from his native Australia to work in neonatology when the subspecialty was in its infancy. He served as chief of the division of neonatology for 13 before becoming the director on neonatal research in 1987. Today, Dr. Martin is an internationally recognized authority in neonatology whose work has transformed the care of premature infants. According to Dr. Martin, “My entire academic career was motivated by what I’ve experienced here at UH Rainbow. I’ve had outstanding mentorship over the years. My major passion is to return that to the next generation of academic and clinical leaders at this institution."
Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, named president-elect of the American Pediatric Surgery Association
UH Alum Spotlight: Claudia Hoyen, MD, Leads Infection Control for UH Rainbow During the Pandemic
UH Rainbow Establishes the George H. Thompson, MD Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics
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