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Hopkins Children's Case Featured on Medical Mystery Show

Medical Mystery and Johns Hopkins

With cameras rolling, Haven's story was re-enacted at Johns Hopkins in 2010.

January 10, 2011

David Cooke, a pediatric endocrinologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, will be featured in an episode of Mystery Diagnosis to air on Wednesday, Jan. 12,  8 p.m., on OWN, the new Oprah Winfrey Network.

This episode explores the mystery behind Haven Fowler's unexplained rapid weight gain, which went undiagnosed for over a year. Dr. Cooke solved the case when he diagnosed Haven with an extremely rare disorder called ROHHAD Syndrome. Learn more.

Pediatric oncologists Ido Paz-Priel and Allen Chen were also involved in Haven’s treatment. A case study by Paz-Priel, Cooke and Chen was published August 23, 2010 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

The Mystery Diagnosis crew spent 15 hours at Hopkins Children's and another two days off-site last  September (2010) reenacting scenes with Haven’s parents and actors posing as Haven and hospital staff. Dr. Cooke was interviewed for the episode.


Dr. Cooke discusses the filming  and ROHHAD. 

About Mystery Diagnosis:
Mystery Diagnosis tells the stories of people who fall victim to real-life medical mysteries. In each episode viewers learn about two cases. Patient and doctor interviews in combination with photos and home movies, dramatizations and animated anatomy sequences take the viewer step-by-step through a medical mystery and eventually to a diagnosis. Watch show

About OWN:
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company that debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 85 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel.