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Medical Advisory Board

The following physicians and medical professionals volunteer their time and expertise to help ensure Love Without Boundaries has the information needed to provide the most comprehensive care possible for the children we serve. Our advisory board members are highly respected experts selected to provide a depth and range of experience in various fields of medicine.

Jason D. Ayres, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine
Medical Director Camellia Lawley Hospice
Southside Medical Clinic
Gadsden Regional Medical Center
Southside, AL

Teresa H. Doyle, MSN, NP, JD

Nurse Practitioner
Adult Medicine and Rheumatology

Katherine Clinch, MD

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Associated Anesthesiologists
Medical Director of Anesthesiology
Children’s of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Dan Ellsbury, MD, FAAP

Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics
Director of Continuous Quality Improvement
The Center for Research, Education and Quality
Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. 
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Attending Neonatologist, Mercy Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Des Moines, IA

Lori J. Cohen, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine
Bolivar Family Care Center
Citizens Memorial Hospital
Bolivar, MO

William W. Hammill, MD, FAAP, FACC

Board Certified in Pediatrics Cardiology, Pediatrics
Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute 
Pediatric Cardiology 
Charlotte, NC

Neil Derechin, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Anesthesiology
St. Paul Children’s Hospital and Untied Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Steve J. Hodges, MD

Board Certified in Pediatric Urology, Urology
Associate Professor, Pediatric Urology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Ellen B. Dietrick, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT

Physical Therapist and Continuing Education Coordinator
Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.
Arlington Heights, IL

John Allan Ness, MD, FACS

Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
Ness Plastic Surgery
Wayzata, MN

Jenny Dong, MD, FCAP

Board Certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Hematology & Pathology
Director, Hematology Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, South
Sacramento, CA

Bonnie Straka, MD

Board Certified in Dermatology
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Founder and Owner of Albemarle Dermatology Associates
Charlottesville, VA

Christopher J. Tolan, MD

Board Certified in Otolaryngology
Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Skin Care
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Woodbury, MN