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Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Vellody was joined by specialists from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Feeding Team to discuss techniques to effectively feed infants with Down syndrome.  Many thanks to our guests on the podcast:

  • Uzma Faisal (Lactation)
  • Jamie Scheller (Occupational Therapy)
  • Sheri Rosen (Speech Therapy)


Feb 11, 2021

Dr. Jillian Rork joins the podcast today as a board certified pediatric dermatologist to discuss skin conditions in Down syndrome.  This is Part 1 of a video podcast series on this topic.  Topics in today's episode include:

  • Dry skin
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Eczema
  • Cutis marmorata
  • Dry lips, angular chelitis
  • Fissured...


Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Nicole Baumer joined the podcast again today, this time to discuss a type of seizure called infantile spams that are seen more commonly in people with Down syndrome.

For more information and helpful videos, see:

Epilepsy Foundation


Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Andrew Nowalk from Pediatric Infectious Diseases joined the podcast today for an update on COVID-19 infections in Down syndrome.  We discussed the COVID-19 vaccine in general and also specifically in people with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination


Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Kristen Ehrenberger, MD, PhD joins us on the podcast today to discuss the medical history of Down syndrome.  Dr. Ehrenberger is dually boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and she also has a degree in Medical History.