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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 (2015, in press).  Clark, D.A., Ensher, G.L., Eds. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co. (multiple faculty chapter authors)

Adams, D.J. & Clark, D.A. (2015).  Common genetic and epigenetic syndromes.  Pediatr Clin North Am., 62, 411-426.

Barry, G.P., Tauber, K., Emmanuel G., Horgan, M.J., & Simon, J.W. (2013).  The effectiveness of policy changes designed to increase the attendance rate for outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening examinations.  J. AAPOS., 17, 296-300.

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

Cerone, J.R., Munshi, U.K., & Clark, D.A. (2014).  Case reports:  necrotizing enterocolitis.  Case Reports in Clinical Pathology, 2, 27.

Chowdhry, R., Dangman, B. & Pinheiro, J.M. (2015).  The concordance of ultrasound technique versus X-ray to confirm endotracheal tube position in neonates.  J. Perinatol.,10.

Clark-Gambelunghe, M.B. & Clark, D.A. (2015).  Sensory development.  Pediatr Clin North Am., 62, 367-384.

Clark, D.A. & Munshi, U.K. (2011).  Development of the 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.

Clark, D.A. (2015).  The problem baby:  too much information.  Pediatr Clin North Am., 62, xv-xvi.

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, C.L., Geis, G.M., Kesselheim, J.C., Sayeed, S. (2015).  Ethics and professionalism education during neonatal-perinatal fellowship training in the United States.  J Perinatol., doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.70, in press.

Cummings, J.J. (2013).  Is there evidence for a mortality difference between natural surfactants?  J Perinatol, 33, 161-162.

Cummings, J. & Committee on Fetus and Newborn (2015).  Antenatal Counseling Regarding Resuscitation and Intensive Care Before 25 Weeks of Gestation.  Pediatrics, 136, 588-595.

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.

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

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.

Graziano, P.D., Tauber, K.A., Cummings, J., Graffunder, E., & Horgan, M.J. (2015).  Prevention of postnatal growth restriction by the implementation of an evidence-based premature infant feeding bundle.  J. Perinatol., 35, 642-649.

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.

Horgan, M.J. (2015).  Management of the late preterm infant:  not quite ready for prime time.  Pediatr Clin North Am., 62, 439-451.

Jenkins, D.D., Lee, T., Chiuzan, C., Perkel, J.K., Rollins, L.G., Wagner, C.L. et al. (2013).   Altered Circulating Leukocytes and Their Chemokines in a Clinical Trial of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Publish Ahead of Print.

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.

Khalak, R., Cummings, J., & Dexter, S. (2015).  Maternal obesity:  significance on the preterm neonate.  Int J Obes.(Lond)., 10.

Kushnir, A. & Pinheiro, J.  (2011).  Comparison of renal affects 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.

Meyers, J.M., Pinheiro, J., & Nelson, M.U. (2015).  Unplanned extubation in NICU patients:  are we speaking the same language?  J Perinatol, 35, 676-677.

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. & Munshi, U.K. (2015).  Neonatal tracheal intubation:  unsolved issue - The authors reply.  Pediatr Crit Care Med, 16, 491-492

Pinheiro, J.M.B. (2014).  Assessment and Stabilization at Delivery.  In Neonatology for Primary Care (1 ed., pp. 585-610). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pinheiro,  J.M.B. (2014). Unsafe needle aspiration of pneumothorax.  NeoReviews, 15, e163-e165.

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., Furdon, S.A., Boynton, S., Dugan, R., Reu-Donlon, C., & Jensen, S. (2014).  Decreasing hypothermia during delivery room stabilization of preterm neonates.  Portuguese Pediatrics, 133, e218-e226.

Pinheiro, J.M.B., & Munshi, U.K. (2015). Factors contributing to endobronchial intubation in neonates.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 16, 54-58.

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 medcal 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.

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., 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.

Stevens, T.P., Shields, E., Campbell, D., Combs, A., Horgan, M., LaGamma, E.F. et al. (2015).  Variation in Enteral Feeding Practices and Growth Outcomes among very Premature Infants:  A Report from the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Am J Perinatol. doi : 10.1055/s-0035-1554794, in press.

Tauber, K.A., Graziano, P., Graffunder, E., & Horgan, M. (2015).  Use of a Feeding Bundle appears to Reduce Central Line Utilization in Neonates.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr., 61, 260-264.

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.