Paul Colombani, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, FAAP Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery | President of All Children’s Specialty Physicians
Dr. Colombani is the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Colombani is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His general surgery residency was done at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of his pediatric surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 1983, he joined the Hopkins faculty. He has had a long academic career with a concentration on liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery. He has held multiple national leadership positions in the field of surgery. He was Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery in Baltimore until he took the position at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2012.
Paul D. Danielson, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery Vice - Chair, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
A graduate of Williams College (BA) and the University of Rochester (MD), Dr. Danielson completed his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester, a research fellowship in pediatric surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He was formerly a member of the surgical faculty of the University of Massachusetts until becoming Division Chief for Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2009. He is the Director of Pediatric Trauma Services and the founding Program Director of the pediatric surgery fellowship. He is also the Chief, Innovation Training and Education of the Simulation Lab. His clinical interests are in single port laparoscopic surgery, pectus excavatum repair and colorectal surgery. He is a retired colonel in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
David W. Kays, MD, FACS, FAAP Professor of Surgery
Director of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia | Program Director of ECMO
Dr. Kays is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program which is an international referral center for the treatment of this condition. Dr. Kays also serves as director of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) Program and co- director of the Fetal Diagnosis/Treatment Program. Dr. Kays came to St. Petersburg after more than 20 years at UF Health and Shands Children’s Hospital, where he was surgeon-in-chief, medical director of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia program and medical director of pediatric respiratory and ventilator support. He also was a professor of surgery and chief of the division of pediatric surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed original science publications and speaks nationally and internationally on congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair.
Nicole M. Chandler, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery Director of Surgical Research
Dr. Nicole Chandler is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, where she also completed her general surgical residency. She also was a Research Fellow in Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and completed her fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and School of Medicine, Baltimore. She is the Director of Surgical Research and her areas of interest is surgical outcomes and quality of care. She is also Director of the Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship, NSQIP-Pediatric Institutional Champion, and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital surgical representative to the Children’s Oncology Group. Her area of clinical interest is in single incision laparoscopic surgery, pectus excavatum and oncologic surgery.
Raquel Gonzalez, MD, MHCM, FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Co-Director, Neonatal ICU Surgical Services
A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (MD), Dr. Gonzalez completed her general surgery residency at the St. Barnabas Medical Center, a critical care fellowship at the University of Michigan Health Systems, and a clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She was formerly an assistant professor and member of the surgical faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She was also the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program until joining the surgical faculty here at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2017. She is currently a member on the Surgical Quality and Safety Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Drew A. Rideout, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Surgical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Surgical Services
Dr. Drew Rideout grew up in Nigeria, where his parents were missionary teachers. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS) and Stony Brook School of Medicine (MD). He completed his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida and his pediatric surgery fellowship at Emory University. He also completed a research fellowship at the University of South Florida and was principal investigator on a grant studying the improvement in obesity-related diseases after gastric bypass. He also has a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Rideout has specialized training in advanced minimally invasive surgery for both newborns and adolescents. He also has a special clinic interest in short bowel syndrome and intestinal rehabilitation.
Henry Leonard Chang, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Surgical Co-Director of Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Henry Chang joined the All Children’s Specialty Physicians pediatric general program in September 2015 after completing fellowships in pediatric general surgery, surgical critical care and clinical research at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Prior to this he had received his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi, Jackson. He had also served as a surgical research fellow in the Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for three years. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Dr. Chang is the Director of Surgical Service for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.