Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

SOFT’s Medical  and Scientific Advisory Board includes the following:

John C. Carey, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah and Editor-in-Chief  Emeritus & Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Parts A & C.

Stephen R. Braddock, MD is the Director of the Division of Medical Genetics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis MO.

Martin J. McCaffrey, MD, Capt, USN (Ret) is Professor of Pediatrics in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of North Carolina Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC.  He directs the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, is a board member of the International Trisomy Alliance and has been a source of medical support for many families making difficult medical decisions in the care of their children with trisomy 13 and 18.  He and his wife Theresa are the proud parents of a 15-year-old daughter with Down syndrome.

David Scott Showalter, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician in Denver, Colorado and father of Patrick (trisomy 18).

Janice L. B. Byrne, MD is  Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Byrne is Co-Director of the Utah Fetal Center at Primary Children’s Hospital and is Board Certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, general Obstetrics and Gynecology.

♦ Steven D. Cantrell, O.D  is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry Chicago Campus and father of Ryan (T-18). Dr. Cantrell has a family practice in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in Seizure and Migraine management.  Children born with Trisomy 13 and 18 are now diagnosed with Photosensitive Epilepsy which can be managed with specialty pediatric glasses.  Dr. Cantrell has been following children born with Trisomy 13 and 18 for 30 years.

Natasha Shur, MD, Director of the Pediatric Genetics Department at Albany Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in Albany, NY.  She is Board Certified in Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Lynne Wiser Stockman, DO, MD, Associated with Bayview Physicians Group, Suffolk, VA, she is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is the mother of Lyndsay (trisomy 18).

Ann M. Barnes, RN, Chapel Hill, NC, author of “Care of the Infant or Child with Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13” and other publications and mother of Megan (trisomy 18).  She also manages SOFT’s Surgery Registry.

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