Rony Marwan, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ain Shams University - Faculty of Medicine (1999)
Internship:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program, Surgical Critical Care (2012)
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pediatric Surgery (2014)
Languages: English, Arabic
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics - Colorado Fetal Care Center - Children's Hospital Colorado - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Recognition & Awards

  • Research Scholar Award, Research Institute - Children's Hospital Colorado (2018)
    $100,000 Career Development Grant to support the novel development and evaluation of a Reverse Thermal Gel as a bioengineering alternative to fetal repair of open neural tube defects
  • Academic Enrichment Fund Grant, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (2016)
  • Nathanael And Gabriel Stowell Research Grant, Fetal Health Foundation (2015)
    The Fetal Health Foundation awarded the 2015 Nathanael and Gabriel Stowell Grant to Dr. Marwan to further his work in improving outcomes for babies diagnosed in utero with Spina Bifida.
  • Outstanding Senior Resident Teaching Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011)
  • Excellence in Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2009)
  • Young Investigator Resident Award, Society of University Surgeons (2006)
  • Travel Grant Award, American Society of Gene Therapy (2006)

Research Interests

As a member of the Colorado Fetal Care Center my clinical research is primarily focused on fetal anomalies and outcomes after fetal intervention. Moreover, I am also interested in outcomes after Single Incision Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery (SIPES).

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery Fetal Surgery Single Incision Pediatric Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Surgery

Publications

  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Aug 29;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Marwan AI, Shabeka U, Reisz JA, Zheng C, Serkova NJ, Dobrinskikh E. Unique Heterogeneous Topological Pattern of the Metabolic Landscape in Rabbit Fetal Lungs following Tracheal Occlusion. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29669344
  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Mark JA, Mack CL, Marwan AI, Kramer RE. Use of Fully Covered Self-Expanding Metal Biliary Stents in Pediatrics: A Case Series. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28837510
  • Zaretsky MV, Manchester DK, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Marwan AI, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM. Case report of myometrial window following fetoscopic treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: indications of underlying collagen vascular disease?. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun;5(6):975-979. PubMed PMID: 28588850
  • Cuneo BF, Mitchell MB, Marwan AI, Green M, von Alvensleben JC, Reynolds R, Crombleholme TM, Galan HL. Ex utero Intrapartum Treatment to Ventricular Pacing: A Novel Delivery Strategy for Complete Atrioventricular Block with Severe Bradycardia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28578350
  • Abou Chaar MK, Meyers ML, Tucker BD, Galan HL, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM, Marwan AI. Twin pregnancy complicated by esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, gastric perforation, and hypoplastic left heart structures in one twin: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Mar 18;11(1):64. PubMed PMID: 28314387
  • Mohd-Zin SW, Marwan AI, Abou Chaar MK, Ahmad-Annuar A, Abdul-Aziz NM. Spina Bifida: Pathogenesis, Mechanisms, and Genes in Mice and Humans. Scientifica (Cairo). 2017;2017:5364827. PubMed PMID: 28286691
  • Marwan AI, Williams SM, Bardill JR, Gralla J, Abdul-Aziz NM, Park D. Reverse Thermal Gel for In Utero Coverage of Spina Bifida Defects: An Innovative Bioengineering Alternative to Open Fetal Repair. Macromol Biosci. 2017 Jun;17(6). PubMed PMID: 28135033
  • Mohd-Zin SW, Abdullah NL, Abdullah A, Greene ND, Cheah PS, Ling KH, Yusof H, Marwan AI, Williams SM, York KT, Ahmad-Annuar A, Abdul-Aziz NM. Identification of the genomic mutation in Epha4(rb-2J/rb-2J) mice. Genome. 2016 Jul;59(7):439-48. PubMed PMID: 27373307
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Professional Memberships

  • American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA), Active Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Section on Surgery - AAP, Member
  • Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS), Active Member - Institutional Representative
  • International Maternal Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS), Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Surgery Center
9218 Kimmer Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-777-1380

Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
855-413-3825

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2011)
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification (2012)
  • Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
  • Single Incision Pediatric Endosurgery, Specialized Training (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Fetal
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include treating congenital malformations in babies whether they are diagnosed prenatally or after birth. This includes fetal surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, neonatal surgery, diaphragmatic hernias, and single incision pediatric laparoscopic surgery.

Care Philosophy
As a fetal and neonatal surgeon, and a father of 3 kids, my utmost goal is to provide parents and their loved ones with the best possible outcomes. Prior to surgery, I take pride in providing families with comfort and security to alleviate worries at a difficult time.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy biking, camping, scuba diving, skiing, performing arts, playing squash and having fun with my kids

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ain Shams University - Faculty of Medicine (1999)
Internships:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program, Surgical Critical Care (2012)
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pediatric Surgery (2014)
Languages: English, Arabic
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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