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Medical Advisory Council

The Medical Advisory Council provides professional advice and guidance on medical eligibility, outreach strategies, policies and emerging topics that are important to national staff leadership.


Jeremy Edwards, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI
Make-A-Wish Hawaii


Shoba Srikantan, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Critical Care
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando, FL
National Medical Advisory Council Vice Chair
Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida

Kendall Brown, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, TX
Make-A-Wish North Texas

Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, MSc

Pediatric Rheumatology and Integrative Medicine
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
Syracuse, NY
Make-A-Wish Central New York

Eric Eason, DO, MPH, FAAC

Pediatric Cardiology
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, FL
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

James Fahner, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Make-A-Wish Michigan

Paul Fisher, MD, MHS

Pediatric Neurology
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Judith Garza, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology
Southern California Medical Group - Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles

Jennifer Jetton, MD

Pediatric Nephrology
University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Iowa City, IA
Make-A-Wish Iowa

Jenifer Jones-Dees, MD

General Pediatrics
Essentia Health West - Fargo Clinic
Fargo, ND
Make-A-Wish North Dakota

Mark Krieger, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles

Ashley Maranich, MD, FAAP, FIDSA

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI
Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Shruti Paranjape, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Anup Patel, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Radhika Peddinti, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL
Make-A-Wish Illinois

Debra S. Regier, MD, PhD

Pediatric Genetic, Metabolism and Rare Diseases
Children's National Rare Disease Institute
Washington, DC
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Gregory Sawicki, MD, MPH

Pediatric Pulmonology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Douglas Scothorn, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Mission Health System
Ashville, NC
Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina

Philip Thrush, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL
Make-A-Wish Illinois