Colo-rectal course

22-23 March 2012

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Pola Pasvolsky Lecture Theatre

This is a great opportunity for paediatric surgeons, paediatric urologists and gynaecologists to attend the colo-rectal course which will be run by the colorectal division of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA.  Topics include panel discussions on Anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung’s, Constipation, and Fecal Incontinence.  You will have opportunity to interact with the international faculty on colo-rectal, urological and gynecological diseases and participate in discussions during live surgery during the two day meeting.





Dr. Levitt is the Director of the Colorectal Center for Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center . He joined the full-time staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in June 2005 when he and Dr. Alberto Peña were recruited there to create the world’s first and only multidisciplinary and comprehensive Colorectal Center for Children.  Dr. Levitt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania , and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He first met Dr. Peña as a medical student in 1992 and his interest in the area of pediatric colorectal has continued since then. Dr. Levitt completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.  He  served as a clinical and research fellow in pediatric colorectal surgery with Dr. Peña at Schneider Children’s Hospital. He completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo , and was a pediatric surgical attending there, serving as the clinical director of their Pediatric Miniature Access Surgery Center . Dr. Levitt  was a staff pediatric surgeon and faculty at Schneider Children’s Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine until the move to Cincinnati.  He has written extensively in the area of pediatric colorectal surgery, including 100 peer reviewed journal articles and 60 book chapters.  He travels internationally to perform surgery and to teach, and has had a particular focus in Africa, collaborating with Prof. Alp Numanoglu, at the Red Cross Hospital, Capetown, on surgical missions, including to Ethiopia and to  Ghana.  He has worked extensively with Prof. Afua Hesse from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, on creating there a Colorectal referral Center for Western Africa.