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Neonatology Fellowship

Faculty & Research Interests


  • David Clark, M.D. Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
    Intestinal maturation, protein digestion/absorption, intestinal microflora, intestinal inflammation, NEC
  • James J Cummings, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Faculty Development
    Fetal and neonatal cardiorespiratory physiology, clinical trials, clinical outcomes research.
  • Marilyn A. Fisher, M.D., M.S. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Neonatal ventilation, lung injury. Perinatal ethical/legal issues. Informed consent process. Perinatal substance abuse. Medical education in Bioethics.
  • Michael J. Horgan, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics; Head, Division of Neonatology
    Lung injury, surfactant therapy. Control of neonatal infections. Treatment of Hypoxic-ischemic injury
  • Rubia Khalak, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Infectious diseases and immunizations in premature infants. Relationship of oxygen therapy practices to bronchopulmonary dysplasia NEC.
  • Meredith Monaco-Brown, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Neonatal brain injury.
  • Upender Munshi, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Intestinal inflammation, NEC. PDA management. Perinatal substance abuse. 
  • Joaquim Pinheiro, M.D., M.P.H.  Professor of Pediatrics,
    Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
    Neonatal epidemiology, outcomes research and quality improvement in neonatal care. Neonatal airway management, intubation safety. Persistent pulmonary hypertension.
  • Angel Rios, M.D. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    Respiratory physiology, neonatal ventilation and neonatal nutrition
  • Kate Tauber, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    PDA diagnosis. Neonatal nutrition, feeding strategies.

    Associate Faculty
  • Carolyn R. Levine, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Neonatal lung injury, anti-inflammatory therapies
  • Phillip D. L. Pan, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Perinatal/Neonatal Genetics, Perinatal ethical and legal issues

    Newborn Follow-up Clinic
  • Judy Lucas, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Infant & child development. Behavioral Pediatrics.
     

Selected Recent Faculty Publications
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Families, Infants and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice (2008). Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Cacace, A. T. & Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2011). The Mitochondrial Connection in Auditory Neuropathy. Audiology and Neurotology, 16, 398-413.

Clark, D. A. (2008). Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery. In G.L.Ensher, D. A. Clark, & N. S. Songer (Eds.), Families, Infants and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice ( Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Clark, D. A. (2008). Evaluation and Care of the Neonate. In G.L.Ensher, D. A. Clark, & N. S. Songer (Eds.), Families, Infants and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice ( Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Clark, D. A. & Munshi, U. K. (2011). Development of the Gastrointestinal Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn. In R.A.Polin, W. W. Fox, & S. H. Abman (Eds.), Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (pp. 773-776). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.

Clark, D. A. & Munshi, U. K. (2011). Development of gastrointestinal circulation in the Fetus and Newborn. In R.Polin, W. W. Fox, & S. Abman (Eds.), Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (4th ed., pp. 773-777). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier.

Cohen-Wolkowiez, M., Poindexter, B., Bidegain, M., Weitkamp, J. H., Schelonka, R. L., Randolph, D. A. et al. (2012). Safety and Effectiveness of Meropenem in Infants With Suspected or Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections. Clin Infect.Dis, 55, 1495-1502.
Cummings, J. J. (2013). Is there evidence for a mortality difference between natural surfactants? J Perinatol, 33, 161-162.

Davis, T. K., Pinheiro, J. M., Lepow, M., Dangman, B., & Mouzakes, J. (2011). Submandibular Sialadenitis and Lymphadenitis in Neonates: Epidemiology and Relation of Secular Trends in the Incidence of Staphylococcus Aureus Sepsis. WebmedCentral Paediatrics, 2, WMC001873.

Ensher, G. L., Clark, D. A., & Songer, N. S. (2008). Putting It All Together. In G.L.Ensher, D. A. Clark, & N. S. Songer (Eds.), Families, Infants and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice ( Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Fisher, M. A. (2008). Neonatal Neurology. In G.L.Ensher, D. A. Clark, & N. S. Songer (Eds.), Families, Infants and Young Children at Risk: Pathways to Best Practice ( Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Fisher, M. A. (2011). The Early Years and Brain Development: The Critical Connections of Building Relationships. In G.L.Ensher & D. A. Clark (Eds.), Relationship-Centered Practices in Early Childhood: Working with Families, Infants, & Young Children at Risk ( Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Fisher, M. A. (2011). Ethics for the pediatrician: caring for abused children. Pediatr Rev., 32, e73-e78.

Guillen, U., Cummings, J. J., Bell, E. F., Hosono, S., Frantz, A. R., Maier, R. F. et al. (2012). International survey of transfusion practices for extremely premature infants. Semin.Perinatol, 36, 244-247.

Jenkins, D. D., Rollins, L. G., Perkel, J. K., Wagner, C. L., Katikaneni, L. P., Bass, W. T. et al. (2012). Serum cytokines in a clinical trial of hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 32, 1888-1896.

Kushnir, A. & Pinheiro, J. (2011). Comparison of renal effects of ibuprofen versus indomethacin during treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in contiguous historical cohorts. BMC Clinical Pharmacology, 11, 8.

Lanka, K. & Cummings, J. J. (2010). Initiating preterm resuscitation with less than 100% oxygen. J Perinatol, 30, 366-368.

Laughon, M., Bose, C., Moya, F., Aschner, J., Donn, S. M., Morabito, C. et al. (2009). A pilot randomized, controlled trial of later treatment with a peptide-containing, synthetic surfactant for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatrics, 123, 89-96.

Munshi, U. K. (2008). Identifying the Infant Who needs Specialized Care. In T.K.McInerny, H. M. Adam, D. Campbell, D. K. Kamat, & K. J. Kelleher (Eds.), Texbook of Pediatric Care (5th ed.,  Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Murphy, K. E., Hannah, M. E., Willan, A. R., Hewson, S. A., Ohlsson, A., Kelly, E. N. et al. (2008). Multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth (MACS): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 372, 2143-2151.

Murphy, K. E., Hannah, M. E., Willan, A. R., Ohlsson, A., Kelly, E. N., Matthews, S. G. et al. (2011). Maternal side-effects after multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids (MACS): the three-month follow-up of women in the randomized controlled trial of MACS for preterm birth study. J Obstet Gynaecol.Can., 33, 909-921.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2008). Assessment and Stabilization at Delivery. In T.K.McInerny, H. M. Adam, D. Campbell, D. K. Kamat, & K. J. Kelleher (Eds.), Texbook of Pediatric Care (5th ed.,  Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2009). The Apgar cycle: a new view of a familiar scoring system. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 94, F70-F72.

Pinheiro, J. M. B., Boynton, S., Furdon, S. A., Dugan, R., & Reu-Donlon, C. (2011). Use of Chemical Warming Packs During Delivery Room Resuscitation Is Associated With Decreased Rates of Hypothermia in Very Low-Birth-Weight Neonates. Advances in Neonatal Care, 11, 357-362.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2008). Chest-Tube Insertion. The New England Journal of Medicine, 358, 749-750.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2008). Trends and shifts in intrapartum fetal death rates. Am.J Obstet.Gynecol., 199, e11-e12.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2010). Orotracheal tube length in ELBW neonates. The Journal of Pediatrics, 156, 170.

Pinheiro, J. M. B. (2012). Regulatory systems and user roles in medical device safety: The case of neonatal endotracheal tubes. American Academy of Pediatrics Provisional Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (PSATT) Newsletter., 2, 13-16.

Rios, A. & Adams, D. (2008). Specific Congenital Metabolic Disorders. In T.K.McInerny, H. M. Adam, D. Campbell, D. K. Kamat, & K. J. Kelleher (Eds.), Texbook of Pediatric Care (5th ed.,  Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ryan, R. M., Brion, L. P., Aucott, S. W., Juul, S. E., Parker, T. A., Savich, R. D. et al. (2011). Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors Council responds to the ACGME 2010 Proposed Standards. J Perinatol, 31, 296-297.

Schulman, J., Stricof, R. L., Stevens, T. P., Holzman, I. R., Shields, E. P., Angert, R. M. et al. (2009). Development of a statewide collaborative to decrease NICU central line-associated bloodstream infections. J.Perinatol., 29, 591-599.

Schulman, J., Stricof, R., Stevens, T. P., Horgan, M., Gase, K., Holzman, I. R. et al. (2011). Statewide NICU Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates Decline After Bundles and Checklists. Pediatrics, 127, 436-444.

Smith, P. B., Cohen-Wolkowiez, M., Castro, L. M., Poindexter, B., Bidegain, M., Weitkamp, J. H. et al. (2011). Population pharmacokinetics of meropenem in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of infants with suspected or complicated intra-abdominal infections. Pediatr Infect.Dis J, 30, 844-849.

Urban, D., Li, L., Christensen, H., Pluthero, F. G., Chen, S. Z., Puhacz, M. et al. (2012). The VPS33B-binding protein VPS16B is required in megakaryocyte and platelet alpha-granule biogenesis. Blood, 120, 5032-5040.

Whyte, R. K., Kirpalani, H., Asztalos, E. V., Andersen, C., Blajchman, M., Heddle, N. et al. (2009). Neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely low birth weight infants randomly assigned to restrictive or liberal hemoglobin thresholds for blood transfusion. Pediatrics, 123, 207-213.