- HEALTH TRACKER
Tom Inge, MD
Dr. Inge received his surgical training at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. At the completion of his chief resident year in 1998, he moved to Birmingham, AL, for specialty training in pediatric surgery at the Children's Hospital of Alabama, with an emphasis on pediatric minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Inge became a full-time member of the surgical staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, in July 2000. As an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics, Dr. Inge is actively engaged in medical student education and training of surgical residents and fellows.
In addition to general pediatric surgical practice, Dr. Inge's clinical and research focus is related to bariatric surgery in adolescents. He has served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration for projects related to device treatment of pediatric obesity. He is active within the American Academy of Pediatric where he serves on the Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Dr. Inge is sincerely interested in quality of clinical bariatric care and serves as a reviewer and consultant on the bariatric Centers of Excellence accreditation councils of both the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Inge has also served as Co-Chairman of the Research Committee and currently is Chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
He has published more than 60 research articles and book chapters on pediatric and bariatric surgery and has given dozens of lectures nationally and internationally. As Principal Investigator of two research projects funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), his research examines the clinical and scientific outcomes of surgery for adolescent obesity. He currently serves as Study Chairman of Teen-LABS (www.cchmc.org/teen-labs), a multicenter research consortium examining outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery.
Currently, Dr. Inge is the surgical director of the Comprehensive Weight Management Center and the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, offering surgery for overweight adolescents with complications from their weight. For more information about bariatric surgery for adolescents, and for referral to the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, visit www.cincinnatichildrens.org/weight. Click here to watch a welcome video from Dr. Inge.
Christopher F. Bolling, MD
In these roles, Dr. Bolling researches interventions based in primary care settings. He also has experience in quality improvement, motivational interviewing and community research.
Prior to his appointment to CCHMC and the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Bolling was a founding member and full time practitioner in the largest private pediatric practice in the state of Kentucky. He completed a pediatric residency and chief residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and received additional training in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Rochester. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, serves on many community non-profit and child advocacy boards and is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio and Kentucky.