New Faculty Join UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Heather Cassell, MD, Emily Keyser, MD, and Erica Danielle Laber, MD, have joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center.

Heather Cassell, MD

Dr. Cassell, clinical associate professor, joined the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. As a pediatric allergist/immunologist, Dr. Cassell will provide specialized allergy and immunology care for children at Banner – Diamond Children’s Multi-Specialty Center and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Cassell received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and then completed a fellowship in pediatric allergy and immunology at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colo.

Dr. Cassell’s clinical interests are asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. She is board-certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology.

Emily Keyser, MD

Dr. Keyser, clinical assistant professor, joined the Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Keyser will provide general pediatric care to patients at the Banner – Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic, located at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson. Dr. Keyser received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and completed her residency in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Erica Danielle Laber, MD

Dr. Laber, clinical assistant professor, joined the Division of General Pediatrics. She will provide general pediatric care to children at the Banner – Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson.

Dr. Laber received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at North Shore-LIJ Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Dr. Laber’s research interest is in the area of adolescent medicine. She is fluent in Spanish.She is board-certified in pediatrics.

About Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health. For more information, please visit: www.BannerChildrens.com/DiamondChildrens

About the UA Department of Pediatrics

The UA Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to teaching the next generation of pediatricians, providing outstanding clinical care to children in Tucson and Southern Arizona and conducting groundbreaking research through the UA Steele Children's Research Center. Faculty and pediatric residents provide clinical care to children at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and affiliated outpatient clinics throughout Tucson. In addition to providing clinical care, faculty teach medical students through the department’s clerkship program and pediatric residents through the Pediatric Residency Program and the Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. The department also offers fellowship programs in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric pulmonology medicine. UA Steele Center researchers advance science through basic science and translational research in areas such as pediatric cancer, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary diseases, developmental disorders and neonatology, to name a few.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu