EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Toronto , Toronto , Ontario, Canada

Residency

General Surgery
  • University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta, Canada

Fellowship

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta, Canada

Fellowship

Vascular anomalies
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital , Cincinnati , Ohio

Fellowship

Pediatric Colorectal Surgery
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital , Cincinnati, OH , Ohio

Fellowship

Pediatric Surgery
  • University of Florida , Gainesville , Florida

Philosophy of Care

I came to Boston Children’s Hospital to be a part of the colorectal center and pelvic reconstruction program.  It was an opportunity to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary center with skilled experts who share my interest in forwarding the care of colorectal care in kids and providing premier care to these patients together as a team.  Boston Children’s to me was the right combination of clinical care, innovation and research opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD obtained her medical degree at the University of Toronto, and completed general surgery residency and an advanced minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Alberta. She continued her training, completing fellowships in pediatric vascular malformations and pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in pediatric surgery at the University of Florida. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s in 2011.

 

Dr. Dickie has a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of vascular malformations, and minimally invasive surgery. She had a lab in vascular biology which looked at the genetics and molecular pathways involved with lymphangiogenesis, and the genetics involved in the development of vascular malformations. The lab was looking at novel mutations in vascular malformations and the potential effects on lymphatic growth and different treatment alternatives.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Glaser K, Dickie P, Dickie BH. Proliferative Cells From Kaposiform Lymphangiomatosis Lesions Resemble Mesenchyme Stem Cell-like Pericytes Defective in Vessel Formation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Sep 25. View abstract
  2. Harting MT, Wheeler A, Ponsky T, Nwomeh B, Snyder CL, Bruns NE, Lesher A, Pandya S, Dickie B, Shah SR. Telemedicine in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 May 05. View abstract
  3. Reeder RW, Wood RJ, Avansino JR, Levitt MA, Durham MM, Sutcliffe J, Midrio P, Calkins CM, de Blaauw I, Dickie BH, Rollins MD. The Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC): rationale, infrastructure, and initial steps. Tech Coloproctol. 2018 05; 22(5):395-399. View abstract
  4. Cushing CC, Threlkeld MRS, Martinez-Leo B, Hall J, Hossain M, Dickie BH, Rymeski B, Helmrath M, Zeller MH, Frischer JS. Initial development and validation of a fecal incontinence-specific quality of life measure. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun; 53(6):1148-1153. View abstract
  5. van der Bent A, Duggan EM, Fishman LN, Dickie BH. Reality check: What happens when patients with anorectal malformations grow up? A pilot study of medical care transition from the adult patient perspective. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep; 53(9):1722-1726. View abstract
  6. Glaser K, Dickie P, Neilson D, Osborn A, Dickie BH. Linkage of Metabolic Defects to Activated PIK3CA Alleles in Endothelial Cells Derived from Lymphatic Malformation. Lymphat Res Biol. 2018 Feb; 16(1):43-55. View abstract
  7. Bischoff A, Brisighelli G, Dickie B, Frischer J, Levitt MA, Peña A. Idiopathic constipation: A challenging but manageable problem. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep; 53(9):1742-1747. View abstract
  8. Muley A, Odaka Y, Lewkowich IP, Vemaraju S, Yamaguchi TP, Shawber C, Dickie BH, Lang RA. Myeloid Wnt ligands are required for normal development of dermal lymphatic vasculature. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0181549. View abstract
  9. Cushing CC, Martinez-Leo B, Bischoff A, Hall J, Helmrath M, Dickie BH, Levitt MA, Peña A, Zeller MH, Frischer JS. Health-Related Quality of Life and Parental Stress in Children With Fecal Incontinence: A Normative Comparison. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 12; 63(6):633-636. View abstract
  10. Schaefer BA, Wang D, Merrow AC, Dickie BH, Adams DM. Long-term outcome for kaposiform hemangioendothelioma: A report of two cases. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 02; 64(2):284-286. View abstract
  11. Bischoff A, Frischer J, Knod JL, Dickie B, Levitt MA, Holder M, Jackson L, Peña A. Damaged anal canal as a cause of fecal incontinence after surgical repair for Hirschsprung disease - a preventable and under-reported complication. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Apr; 52(4):549-553. View abstract
  12. Salloum R, Fox CE, Alvarez-Allende CR, Hammill AM, Dasgupta R, Dickie BH, Mobberley-Schuman P, Wentzel MS, Chute C, Kaul A, Patel M, Merrow AC, Gupta A, Whitworth JR, Adams DM. Response of Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome to Sirolimus Treatment. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 11; 63(11):1911-4. View abstract
  13. Martinez-Leo B, Chesley P, Alam S, Frischer JS, Levitt MA, Avansino J, Dickie BH. The association of the severity of anorectal malformations and intestinal malrotation. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug; 51(8):1241-5. View abstract
  14. Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug; 51(8):1246-50. View abstract
  15. Adams DM, Trenor CC, Hammill AM, Vinks AA, Patel MN, Chaudry G, Wentzel MS, Mobberley-Schuman PS, Campbell LM, Brookbank C, Gupta A, Chute C, Eile J, McKenna J, Merrow AC, Fei L, Hornung L, Seid M, Dasgupta AR, Dickie BH, Elluru RG, Lucky AW, Weiss B, Azizkhan RG. Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in the Treatment of Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20153257. View abstract
  16. Osborn AJ, Dickie P, Neilson DE, Glaser K, Lynch KA, Gupta A, Dickie BH. Activating PIK3CA alleles and lymphangiogenic phenotype of lymphatic endothelial cells isolated from lymphatic malformations. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Feb 15; 24(4):926-38. View abstract
  17. Fernandez E, Bischoff A, Dickie BH, Frischer J, Hall J, Peña A. Esophageal atresia in patients with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Aug; 30(8):767-71. View abstract
  18. Bischoff A, Frischer J, Dickie BH, Peña A. Anorectal malformation without fistula: a defect with unique characteristics. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Aug; 30(8):763-6. View abstract
  19. Dickie BH, Webb KM, Eradi B, Levitt MA. The problematic Soave cuff in Hirschsprung disease: manifestations and treatment. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan; 49(1):77-80; discussion 80-1. View abstract
  20. Knod JL, Garrison AP, Frischer JS, Dickie B. Foregut duplication cyst associated with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a case report and literature review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 48(5):E5-7. View abstract
  21. de Blaauw I, Midrio P, Breech L, Bischoff A, Dickie B, Versteegh HP, Peña A, Levitt MA. Treatment of adults with unrecognized or inadequately repaired anorectal malformations: 17 cases of rectovestibular and rectoperineal fistulas. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 26(3):156-60. View abstract
  22. Levitt MA, Dickie B, Peña A. The Hirschsprungs patient who is soiling after what was considered a "successful" pull-through. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov; 21(4):344-53. View abstract
  23. Murrell Z, Dickie B, Dasgupta R. Lung nodules in pediatric oncology patients: a prediction rule for when to biopsy. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May; 46(5):833-7. View abstract
  24. Cuenca AG, Reddy SV, Dickie B, Kays DW, Islam S. The usefulness of the upper gastrointestinal series in the pediatric patient before anti-reflux procedure or gastrostomy tube placement. J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):247-52. View abstract
  25. Levitt MA, Dickie B, Peña A. Evaluation and treatment of the patient with Hirschsprung disease who is not doing well after a pull-through procedure. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May; 19(2):146-53. View abstract
  26. Dickie B, Dasgupta R, Nair R, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Adams DM, Azizkhan RG. Spectrum of hepatic hemangiomas: management and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan; 44(1):125-33. View abstract