Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF)

This Focus Group is dedicated to exploring research, education, and best practices in caring for infants born with Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF).

With the new addition of EA/TEF specific data elements this working group was established in Fall 2021. Our initial project is an observational study evaluating case-mix and clinical characteristics of patients how these may lead to differences in measured outcomes. Additional studies are planned as more data are collected. We have a multidisciplinary membership, with neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, nurse practitioners, and data abstractors.

Mission & Goals

The mission of this group is to advance the knowledge and care of patients with EA/TEF through analysis within the CHND as well as exploring best practices, education, variations in care, and risk adjusted outcomes.

Focus Group Leaders

​Ankur Datta

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Yigit Guner

Children’s Hospital of Orange County/University of California Irvine

Loren Berman

Nemours Children’s Health

Meeting Schedule

First Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. MT / 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF)


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