TV documentary features SOM pediatrics faculty, patients

School of Medicine alumnus, Corey Iqbal, M.D., ’03, chief of fetal surgery, is one of the physicians highlighted in a television documentary series, Inside Pediatrics, that tells the stories of patients, their families and the health care professionals who take care of them at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

The six-part program premiered in Kansas City on KMBC-TV on Dec. 17. It is currently available to viewers online.

The series, filmed over a span of three months last summer, offers an inside look at Children’s Mercy from the hospital’s clinics, specialty units and operating rooms to the transport units. Paul Rudd, a Kansas City actor, narrates the series.

More than a dozen CMH doctors who also serve as School of Medicine faculty are featured in the program that documents 28 patients from cities across five states. Each episode lasts about 22 minutes and focuses on two to four different patients.