Neonatology

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of Neonatology at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

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    Section Chief

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    Jeffrey A. Whitsett, MD
    Co-Director, Perinatal Institute

    513-803-2790

    jeffrey.whitsett@cchmc.org

    Jeffrey A. Whitsett, MD

    Co-Director, Perinatal Institute

    Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2790

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: jeffrey.whitsett@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cystic fibrosis research; lung morphogenesis; control of gene expression in the respiratory epithelium; gene delivery and therapy 

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    Biography

    Jeffrey A. Whitsett, MD, is chief of the Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Whitsett received his medical degree from Columbia University, in New York, and has been a faculty member since 1977. He is internationally known for his research in pulmonary medicine, as well as for his clinical expertise in neonatology.

    Dr. Whitsett has made a series of groundbreaking contributions in pulmonary medicine. His major pioneering work has been on surfactant proteins A, B, C and D, cloning their genes, and clarifying their roles in lung development.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Whitsett has had the remarkable ability to move from molecular biology, to animal models, to diagnosis and therapy of human disease. He played a critical role in making surfactant protein replacement a routine tool for treating immature lungs and respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants. His laboratory has contributed to the identification of a number of genes critical for lung formation and function. Mutations in genes regulating surfactant homeostasis were shown to cause acute and chronic lung disease in infants and adults.

    Dr. Whitsett is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and is the recipient of the Mead Johnson Award, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Merit Award, the first Julius Comroe Lectureship in Pulmonary Research from FASEB, the William Cooper Procter Award from Cincinnati Children's, the Amberson Lecture Award of the American Thoracic Society, the prestigious Daniel Drake Medal for scientific contributions from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the International Arvo Ylppö Medal from the Finnish Foundation for Pediatric Research and the Grand Hamdan International Award on Neonatal Medicine from the United Arab Emirates.

    Dr. Whitsett is the author of more than 400 papers in both the basic science and clinical literature.

    Education and Training

    MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1973.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, 1974 to 1976.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1976 to 1977.

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    Division Director

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    James M. Greenberg, MD
    Co-Director, Perinatal Institute

    513-636-3149

    james.greenberg@cchmc.org

    James M. Greenberg, MD

    Co-Director, Perinatal Institute

    Director, Division of Neonatology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3149

    Fax: 513-803-0968

    Email: james.greenberg@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neonatal chronic lung disease; late preterm infant

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1977-1981.

    Pediatric Internship and Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, Minn., 1981-1984. Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, Minn., 1984.

    Fellowship: Immunology / Neonatology, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, Minn., 1985-1987; 1988-1989; visiting scientist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Cambridge, England.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1988; subspecialty board, Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine, 1989.

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    Faculty

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    Henry T. Akinbi, MD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-636-8915

    henry.akinbi@cchmc.org

    Henry T. Akinbi, MD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8915

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: henry.akinbi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neonatal infections; blood transfusions; role of Lysozyme in airway host defense

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigera, Africa, 1980.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988-1991.

    Neonatology Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1994.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, 1991. Recertification, 1998. Newborn Medicine, 1995, Recertification, 2002.

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    Tanya E. Cahill, MD
    Director, High-Risk Clinic

    tanya.cahill@cchmc.org

    Tanya E. Cahill, MD

    Director, High-Risk Clinic

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-5454

    Email: tanya.cahill@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    High risk infant follow up; neonatal abstinence syndrome

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2000.

    Residency:
    Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2000-2003.

    Fellowship:
    Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2003-2006.

    Certification:
    Pediatrics, 2003; Neonatology, 2008.

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    Michael W. Crossman, MD, PhD
    Attending Neonatologist

    859-301-3850

    michael.crossman@cchmc.org

    Michael W. Crossman, MD, PhD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 859-301-3850

    Fax: 859-301-2066

    Email: michael.crossman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Intestinal function and host-microbial interactions; bioethics and neonatal palliative care

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biochemistry, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1985.

    MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1986.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986-1989; Chief resident, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989-1990.

    Fellowship: Neonatal- Perinatal Medical Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, 1990-1993.

    Certification: Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, 1995, 2003.

    Publications

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    Jay H. Dritz, MD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-636-4830

    jay.dritz@cchmc.org

    Jay H. Dritz, MD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4830

    Email: jay.dritz@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2001-2004.

    Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004; Neonatology, 2008.


    Horacio S. Falciglia, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-872-4979

    Email: horacio.falciglia@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Meconium aspiration syndrome; pathophysiology

    Research Interests

    Relationship of Selenium Status to Sepsis in extremely premature infants 


    Biography

    Horacio Falciglia, MD, serves as the director of the Vermont Oxford Database, where he finds his work both challenging and interesting. This work allows the division to compare local (Cincinnati) neonatal outcomes, morbidities, and mortality in premature infants under 1500 grams with 600 other NICUs in the US and abroad. Dr. Falciglia also enjoys sharing years of clinical experience with new graduates and students as he teaches medical students and residents at the bedside. Dr. Falciglia's past research on meconium aspiration has been exciting and rewarding, and his research is leading to the understanding of the pathophysiology of this complex disease. The incidence of this disease has been drastically reduced through research and improved perinatal care.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1967. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Lincoln Hospital, Albert Einstein College, 1973. 

    Fellowship: Neonatology, New York University, Bellevue Hospital, 1976.

    Certification: General pediatrics.

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    Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc
    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    513-803-7836

    Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc

    Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-7836

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Hospital medicine; level 1 and level 2 nursery care

    Research

    Perinatal health services; home visiting; preterm birth

    Biography

    As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2011), Dr. Goyal studied the impact of delivery volume, teaching affiliation, and patient insurance on adherence to guidelines for postpartum length of stay, as well as the impact of discharge timing on readmission risk. She also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood respiratory morbidity and physical development.

    She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011 as a faculty member with a joint appointment in the Division of Neonatology and the Division of Hospital Medicine. In 2012 she received the BIRCWH K12 Award to evaluate the role of community-based home visiting to improve pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Currently, Dr. Goyal is studying programmatic effects on health care utilization in ED and primary care settings for full term and preterm infants.

    Education and Training

    BA: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2001.

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2005.

    MSc: Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

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    Beth E. Haberman, MD
    Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Services

    513-636-5465

    beth.haberman@cchmc.org

    Beth E. Haberman, MD

    Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Services

    Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Program

    Associate Director, High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-5465

    Fax: 513-636-5846

    Email: beth.haberman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    CDH and infant follow-up; care of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia; follow-up care of premature and term infants with complex medical needs

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996-1999.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1996.

    MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1993.

    Publications

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    Crystal D. Hill, MD
    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    614-636-5470

    crystal.hill@cchmc.org

    Crystal D. Hill, MD

    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 614-636-5470

    Email: crystal.hill@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

    Residency: Pediatrics,Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.


    Steven B. Hoath, MD

    Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0960

    Fax: 513-803-0969

    Email: steven.hoath@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Clinical aspects of Dr Hoath’s work derive from an understanding of the basics of human skin development and the multiple roles of the skin in neonatal care. New perspectives on the skin as a sensory interface are central to this understanding as is the role of the skin as an accessible environmental interface which complements ‘internal’ medicine. This view of the skin provides a unique, pivotal, and powerful opportunity to effect evidence-based organizational change in healthcare delivery to newborns. This approach highlights the criticality of the interface between medicine and nursing and the importance of focus on the bedside for the development of a truly “personalized” or “individualized” medicine in the future.

    Research Interests

    Epidermal barrier development (in utero and postnatal); fetal and neonatal skin adaptation (skin/environment interactions); tissue engineering of human skin (in vitro systems); innate immune function (biology of vernix and skin proteomics); development of non-invasive skin-based sensors for brain monitoring; role of the skin as a critical interface for health care delivery.

    Biography

    Dr. Hoath graduated from Stanford University and the University of Hamburg, Germany with majors in biology and German studies. He received his MD from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in neonatology at UCLA before joining Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1984.

    He has a longstanding interest in the development of fetal and newborn skin and the multiple roles of the skin as a critical interface for healthcare delivery in the NICU. In 1994, he was one of 7 international investigators participating in the first joint effort by NASA and the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of spaceflight and zero gravity on mammalian pregnancy and fetal development. This work grounds the idea of the skin as the ‘biological spacesuit’ for the human body.

    He has authored multiple papers, chapters, and a book on neonatal skin development. He is an inventor on 5 patents awarded to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center based on the biology of the multifunctional fetal skin ‘cream’, vernix caseosa. Recent work has focused on the logico-mathematical organization of human epidermis and the close embryological connection of the skin and the brain.

    Education and Training

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, June 1983; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, November, 1983.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1983.

    Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, 1977-79.

    Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1976-1977.

    MD: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Harbor-UCLA, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1980-1982; Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1973-1974.

    Baccalaureate: Stanford University, Biology & German Studies, 1972.

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    Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD
    Director, Division of Perinatal Biology

    513-636-8563

    alan.jobe@cchmc.org

    Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD

    Director, Division of Perinatal Biology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8563

    Fax: 513-636-8691

    Email: alan.jobe@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Clinical trials in neonatology; bronchopulmonary dysplasia

    Research Interests

    Lung maturation and lung injury in the fetus and newborn; use of antenatal corticosteroids; lung injury with ventilation of the preterm

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego, 1973. 

    PhD: University of California, San Diego, CA, 1973. 

    Residency: University Hospital, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1974 to 1975.

    Fellowship: University of California, San Diego, CA, 1975 to 1977.

    Board Certified: Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

    Publications

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    Beth Ann Johnson, MD, MA
    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-636-3291

    beth_ann.johnson@cchmc.org

    Beth Ann Johnson, MD, MA

    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3291

    Fax: 513-636-3952

    Email: beth_ann.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiac intensive care; neonatology; premature infants with congenital heart disease; mechanical assist devices; fetal diagnosis; ethics

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Illinois.

    Residency:
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

    Fellowships: Neonatal / Perinatal, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    MA: Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin.

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    Suhas G. Kallapur, MD
    Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education

    513-636-3879

    suhas.kallapur@cchmc.org

    Suhas G. Kallapur, MD

    Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3879

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: suhas.kallapur@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chorioamnionitis; bronchopulmonary dysplasia; respiratory distress syndrome; fetal immunity

    Education and Training

    MBBS: University of Bombay, India, 1984. 

    DCH: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Bombay, 1986.

    MD, Pediatrics: University of Bombay, India, 1986.

    Residency: University of Bombay, India, 1984-87.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, 1988-90. 

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990-1993.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Mechanisms of Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome Induced by Chorioamnionitis. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Feb 2009-Jan 2014. #R01 HD57869.

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    Beena D. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH
    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-803-1606

    beena.kamath-rayne@cchmc.org

    Beena B. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH

    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1606

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: beena.kamath-rayne@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Perinatal epidemiology and public health; global health

    Biography

    Dr. Kamath-Rayne is doing collaborative research with maternal-fetal medicine on preterm birth, fetal lung maturity, and biomarker discovery in amniotic fluid. She has received a BIRCWH K12 award to fund this research. She has published on neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean section, and after documented fetal lung maturity. Her work was required reading for the Maintenance for Certification for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010.

    Dr. Kamath-Rayne was a reviewer for the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) global neonatal resuscitation curriculum, and is currently a Master Trainer.  She is collaborating on several studies of HBB around the world. With Dr. Alan Jobe, she is also a neonatal consultant for MANDATE (Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology), a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to RTI International to inform the development of technologies to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality worldwide.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2000.

    Residency: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Colorado, 2003.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Colorado, 2008.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Novel amniotic fluid biomarkers to predict fetal lung maturity and clinical respiratory outcome. Principle Investigator. Jul 2011-Jun 2013.
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    Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE
    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-803-0478

    heather.kaplan@cchmc.org

    Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE

    Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0478

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: heather.kaplan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Heather Kaplan conducts research focusing on understanding variations in evidence-based care practices across hospitals and examining strategies for increasing the implementation of evidence into practice in perinatal care. She uses a systems lens to understand and ultimately change behavior at the individual, group, organizational, and environmental levels of the health care system.

    Biography

    Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE, is passionate about improving the quality and safety of perinatal care and has a solid foundation in epidemiology and research fundamentals. Through her role in the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, she gained practical experience in the use of quality improvement methods to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes of preterm newborns in Ohio and have formed collaborative relationships with obstetrical and neonatal care providers across the state.

    Additionally she has an understanding care delivery in a complex system requires taking a multidisciplinary, multilevel approach. Her career includes didactic coursework in multidisciplinary theories and methods.

    Education and Training

    BA: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

    MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

    Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

    Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    MSCE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    Alan P. Kenny, MD, PhD

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2224

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: alan.kenny@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Neonatal care; neonatal lung disease; neonatal malformations and anomalies

    Research Interests

    Lung progenitor development; stem cell differentiation; fetal malformations

    Biography

    Alan P. Kenny, MD, PhD, focuses his research on elucidating the molecular mechanisms controlling the earliest stages of respiratory and digestive organ development. Available evidence suggests that early lung, liver, and pancreas lineages develop from a pool of foregut progenitor cells in the ventral endoderm. They are induced by FGF and BMP signals emanating from the cardiogenic mesenchyme during early somite stages of development through a mechanism that is highly conserved among vertebrates. Despite significant gains in our understanding of this process, fundamentally important questions remain unanswered. First, how are the common foregut organ progenitors specified? Second, how are FGF and BMP pathways spatiotemporally coordinated such that different organs are induced from the common foregut progenitor? A third and most intriguing question is - what are the endoderm genetic programs activated in response to induction from mesoderm that ultimately direct specific foregut organ development?

    These questions remain unanswered mostly due to experimental limitations inherent in mouse embryos, which are small and difficult to dissect at such an early stage. Dr. Kenny uses the experimental advantages of the large, externally developing, abundant Xenopus embryos to address these critical, unresolved issues. Specifically, Dr. Kenny is testing his hypothesis that cardiogenic FGF and BMP signaling of different durations induce different organs. Dr. Kenny’s microarray experiment to identify the endodermal genes induced very early in response to mesodermal signaling. Surprisingly, several negative regulators of BMP signaling were induced early by mesoderm signaling. My preliminary work suggests the hypothesis that BMP inhibitory feedback is a critical component induced during early foregut organ progenitor development. This work should ultimately increase our understanding of normal and abnormal early fetal organ development, lending further insight into foregut malformations such as tracheoesophageal fistula and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Additionally, this work aims to offer better means to direct human embryonic stem cells toward more foregut organ-specific cell fates for therapeutic purposes.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biology.

    MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2002.

    Residency: Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2002-2005.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.

    Certifications: In Pediatrics, 2007 American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics, Board Eligible in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2008.

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    Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD
    Neonatal Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    513-636-2995

    paul.kingma@cchmc.org

    Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD

    Neonatal Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2995

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: paul.kingma@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Neonatology; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; neonatal infection

    Research Interests

    Innate immune systems; surfactant protein D; neutrophil function in cystic fibrosis

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003.

    PhD: Vanderbilt University, TN, 2000.

    MD: Vanderbilt University, TN, 2000.

    BS: Calvin College, MI, 1992.

    Publications


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    Thomas R. Korfhagen, MD, PhD
    Attending Pediatrician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-636-7216

    thomas.korfhagen@cchmc.org

    Thomas R. Korfhagen, MD, PhD

    Attending Pediatrician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7216

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: thomas.korfhagen@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Care of high-risk infants; pediatric patients with complex, long term medical problems

    Research Interests

    Roles and mechanisms whereby surfactant proteins A, B, D, Relm peptides and EGF-R signaling control lung infections, inflammation and responses to lung injury. Translational studies assessing processes to reduce the extent of lung injury and remodeling in neonates and adults.

    Education and Training

    BA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1972.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1976.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1981.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1981-1984.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1984-1987 (Peter Dignan, Director).

    Certifications: National Board of Medical Examiners, 7/1982;  American Board of Pediatrics, 5/1986; American Board of Medical Genetics, 6/1987.

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    Yutaka Maeda, DVM, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3322

    Email: yutaka.maeda@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Lung cancer; asthma

    Education and Training

    DVM: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1997.

    PhD: University of California, Riverside, CA, 2002.

    Publications

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    Kristin R. Melton, MD
    Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

    513-803-0022

    Kristin R. Melton, MD

    Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0022

    Fax: 513-636-7868

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Congenital malformations

    Research Interests

    Craniofacial malformations; somitogenesis

    Biography

    Craniofacial defects are an important cause of morbidity for children worldwide, with craniofacial defects making up one third of all congenital anomalies and occurring in association with over 100 different genetic syndromes. Cranial neural crest cells are multipotent, migratory cells that form most of the bone, cartilage, connective tissue and peripheral nervous system of the head and face. Craniofacial defects are largely attributed to abnormalities in the formation, migration or differentiation of the neural crest. The cranial neural crest is responsive to the tissues that surround it, however, so craniofacial defects may result from a primary defect in neural crest cells, or from a defect in the tissues that signal to neural crest.

    Kristin Melton, MD, has an interest in studying the tissues that signal to the neural crest, such as the endothelium and cranial mesoderm, and the signaling pathways utilized by these tissues. Using embryo culture techniques, cell culture and transgenic mouse models, Dr. Melton is investigating the interaction between the endothelium and the neural crest. Microarray has also been used to identify a number of mesoderm-specific genes that may play key roles in craniofacial development.

    Dr. Melton is a practicing neonatologist and attends at the RCNIC in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include newborns with complex congenital anomalies and genetic defects, as well as a focus on family-centered care.

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

    Residency: Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1998.

    MD: University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, 1995.

    BA: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1991.

    Publications

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    Nagendra K. Monangi, MD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-803-3982

    nagendra.monangi@cchmc.org

    Nagendra K. Monangi, MD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3982

    Email: nagendra.monangi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Maternal / infant nutrition; vitamin D

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India, 2001.

    Post Graduate Diploma: Pediatrics, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 2009.

    Fellwoship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Neonatology, Board Eligible.


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    Laurel B. Moyer, MD
    Medical Director, TriHealth Nurseries

    513-803-1607

    laurel.moyer@cchmc.org

    Laurel B. Moyer, MD

    Medical Director, TriHealth Nurseries

    Chair, Neonatal Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1607

    Fax: 513-803-0968

    Email: laurel.moyer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Quality improvement; global health

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 1999-2003.

    Residency: University of Massachusetts, Department of Pediatrics, Worcester, MA, 2003-2006.

    Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006-2009.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
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    Vivek Narendran, MD, MRCP, MBA
    Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Medical Center NICU

    513-803-0961

    vivek.narendran@cchmc.org

    Vivek Narendran, MD, MRCP, MBA

    Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Medical Center NICU

    Medical Director, Cincinnati Perinatal Outreach Project

    Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Services, Christ Hospital

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0961

    Fax: 513-803-0969

    Email: vivek.narendran@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Non-Invasive Ventilation of the Preterm Infant, Business Case for Quality Improvements

    Research Interests

    Interested in innate immunity of the skin with a particular focus on epidermal biomarkers and antimicrobial peptides on the skin surface

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1985.

    MD/DNB: JN Medical College, Belgaum, India, 1990.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1992-94. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom, 1994-1996. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 1997-1998. 

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 1996, 1998-2000. 

    Credentials: Pediatrics, 1998; Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), United Kingdom, 1996; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2001 & 2008.

    Publications

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    Amy T. Nathan, MD
    Medical Director, Neonatology

    513-803-0909

    amy.nathan@cchmc.org

    Amy T. Nathan, MD

    Medical Director, Neonatology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0909

    Email: amy.nathan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    necrotizing enterocolitis; quality improvement; neonatal immune responses; family-centered care

    Research Interests

    Immune modulation of lung injury and inflammation 

    Biography

    Innate immune responses at the epithelial boundaries in preterm infants (lung, intestine) can be protective, but inflammatory responses may also cause significant damage. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating, multi-factorial disease marked by intense inflammation, which may be related to changes in the intestinal microbiome combined with compromised perfusion. Dr. Nathan focuses on antecedent factors leading to necrotizing enterocolitis, and is interested in applying quality improvement methods to reduce the incidence of this major morbidity in preterm infants.

    Education and Training

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1998.

    Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1998-2002.

    Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2002-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics 2001; Neonatology, 2008 

    Publications

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    Mihaela Pavlicev, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Vienna, Austria, 2003.

    Postdoc: Washington University St. Louis (with Jim Cheverud), University of Oslo (with Thomas Hansen).

    Publications

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    John H. Reuter, MD, PhD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-862-2748

    john.reuter@cchmc.org

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    John H. Reuter, MD, PhD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Bethesda North Hospital Nurseries

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-862-2748

    Email: john.reuter@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976.

    PhD:
    Physiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1973.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati and Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978.

    Fellowship: Moffitt Hospital, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., 1980.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 1982 Neonatal; Perinatal Medicine, 1983.

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    Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Newborn Services, St. Elizabeth Medical Center

    513-636-3149

    ward.rice@cchmc.org

    Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD

    Medical Director, Newborn Services, St. Elizabeth Medical Center

    Director, Neonatology Fellowship Training Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3149

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: ward.rice@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Hypotension in ELBW infants; EMR

    Research Interests

    Processing of Surfactant Protein C

    Biography

    Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program and Director of Newborn Services, St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    Dr. Rice received MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and has been on the faculty since 1983. He has been the Director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program since 1990. During this time, he has supervised the clinical training of more than 100 fellows who currently hold academic appointments across the United States and around the world.

    His past NIH supported research accomplishments included identification of novel G-protein coupled receptors on alveolar type II cells and studies of the interaction of the opportunistic pathogen P carinii with alveolar type II cells. He currently works in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Weaver to study biosynthesis of Surfactant Protein C.

    Education and Training

    PhD: 1972-76 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

    PhD: Biochemistry, Thesis Advisor: T.L. Steck, MD, Thesis: "Pyruvate Flux Across The Isolated Human Erythrocyte Membrane"

    MD: 1972-78 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

    Internship: 1978-79 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

    Residency: 1979-81 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

    Fellowship Neonatology: 1981-83 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1983; Sub-board Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1983.

    Publications

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    Jerod M. Rone, MD
    Medical Director, Kettering Medical Center NICU

    513-636-7216

    jerod.rone@cchmc.org

    Jerod M. Rone, MD

    Medical Director, Kettering Medical Center NICU

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7216

    Email: jerod.rone@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, OH, 1995.

    Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

    Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1999.

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    Kurt R. Schibler, MD
    Director, Neonatology Clinical Research Program

    513-636-3972

    kurt.schibler@cchmc.org

    Kurt R. Schibler, MD

    Director, Neonatology Clinical Research Program

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3972

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: kurt.schibler@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Clinical trials; neonatal immune development

    Research Interests

    Immune mechanisms underlying morbidity and mortality associated with preterm birth; necrotizing enterocolitis; complications of prematurity

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1990.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1993.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 1993, renewed 1999 and 2007.

    Publications

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    Grants

    The natural history of CMV-related hearing loss and the feasibility of CMV screening as adjunct to hearing in the newborn. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2006 - Dec 2012. #HHS-N-260200500008C.

    Novel genetic and salivary glycan biomarkers for risk of NEC in ELBW infants. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Mar 2009 - Feb 2014. #R01-HD059140.


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    Kelley Shultz, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    513-636-4830

    kelley.shultz@cchmc.org

    Kelley Shultz, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-4830

    Email: kelley.shultz@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1986.

    Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1989.

    Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 1990 to current.

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    Christina J. Valentine, MD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-636-7584

    christina.valentine@cchmc.org

    Christina J. Valentine, MD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7584

    Email: christina.valentine@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Maternal / infant nutrition, human milk

    Biography

    Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, is currently a neonatologist, assistant professor and principal investigator in the Division of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk and Lactation. She has worked in the field of neonatal nutrition for the past 24 years and has published papers, textbook chapters and given lectures on maternal nutrition, human milk and neonatal nutrition.

    Her graduate degree was done at the University of Florida and focused on premature infant nutrition and carnitine in the premature piglet model. Her medical school and Pediatric Residency training was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where she was fortunate to work on her hind milk feeding study and more basic science work in oxidative metabolites through an Alpha omega Alpha research fellowship. She completed her Neonatology Fellowship and a recent Randomized Clinical Trial with maternal supplementation at The Ohio State University / Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She currently has research funding through the Research Institute and as a co-investigator on RO1 NIH funding to investigate clinical strategies to boost maternal nutrition and DHA supplementation for improving maternal and infant immune and metabolic health to reduce prematurity related complications and works closely with her mentor Ardythe Morrow, PhD, on biomarkers and gene expression relationships at Cincinnati Children's and Lynette Rogers, PhD, at her former institution, Nationwide Children’s and The Ohio State on DHA effects on inflammation signaling events.

    Education and Training

    MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1999.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, 2002.

    Certification: 2002.

    Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship:The Ohio State University / Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2010.

    MS:Human Nutrition, The University of Florida, Gainesville , FL, 1988.

    Publications

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    Laura Placke P. Ward, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0963

    Fax: 513-803-0969

    Email: laura.ward@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Multidisciplinary quality improvement; family centered care; evidence-based practice

    Research Interests

    Strategies to prevent significant hyperbilirubinemia in infants

    Biography

    Dr. Ward has been a neonatologist in the division since 2002, and attends at The University Hospital.

    Education and Training

    MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994.

    Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, 1994-1997.

    Fellowship: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, 1997-2000.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 1997; Neonatology, 2003.
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    Kathy E. Wedig-Stevie, MD
    Medical Director, High Risk Follow-up Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital

    513-872-2748

    kathy.wedig@cchmc.org

    Kathy E. Wedig-Stevie, MD

    Medical Director, High Risk Follow-up Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Neonatologist, Good Samaritan Hospital

    Medical Director, Mercy Hospital Fairfield Nurseries

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-872-2748

    Fax: 513-872-4979

    Email: kathy.wedig@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neonatal high risk infant follow-up and developmental follow-up

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati Medical School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978.

    Residency:
    Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978-1981.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, University Hospitals: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 1983; Neonatology, 1983.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

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    Scott L. Wexelblatt, MD
    Medical Director, Regional Newborn Services

    513-803-2681

    scott.wexelblatt@cchmc.org

    Scott L. Wexelblatt, MD

    Medical Director, Regional Newborn Services

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2681

    Fax: 513-803-2633

    Email: scott.wexelblatt@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. 1996.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1999.
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    Jonathan R. Wispe, MD
    Attending Neonatologist

    513-636-3874

    jonathan.wispe@cchmc.org

    Jonathan R. Wispe, MD

    Attending Neonatologist

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3874

    Email: jonathan.wispe@cchmc.org


    Staff

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    Diane K. Donley, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    513-636-5470

    diane.donley@cchmc.org

    Diane K. Donley, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-5470

    Fax: 513-636-4404

    Email: diane.donley@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Teen pregnancy; parent education

    Education and Training

    MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1984.

    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Affiliated Residency Program, 1984-1987.
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    Joshua C. Euteneuer, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    513-636-4830

    joshua.euteneuer@cchmc.org

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    Joshua C. Euteneuer, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-4830

    Email: joshua.euteneuer@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2010.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2013.


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    Michelle L. French, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    michelle.french@cchmc.org

    Michelle L. French, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-7868

    Email: michelle.french@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Congenital heart disease; critical care cardiology

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1987.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1987-1990.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1990-1991.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1991-1992.

    Certification: Pediatrics 1990.

    Recertifications: Pediatrics, 1997 and 2004.
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    Jennifer B. Hardie, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-6487

    jennifer.hardie@cchmc.org

    Jennifer B. Hardie, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6487

    Email: jennifer.hardie@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1993.

    Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996.

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    Jillian A. Klein, MD
    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-7722

    jillian.klein@cchmc.org

    Jillian A. Klein, MD

    Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7722

    Email: jillian.klein@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.
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    Jennifer Lewis, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neonatology

    513-636-4830

    jennifer.lewis@cchmc.org

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    Jennifer Lewis, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-4830

    Email: jennifer.lewis@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2012.

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    M. Katherine Loudermilk, MD

    Pediatrician

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 1988.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 1988-1991.

    Certification: 1991.

    Recertification: 1998, 2005.
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    Jennifer McAllister, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Medicine

    513-803-4232

    jennifer.mcallister@cchmc.org

    Jennifer McAllister, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-4232

    Email: jennifer.mcallister@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, 2007.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2010.


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    Alisa O. McGill, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    alisa.mcgill@cchmc.org

    Alisa O. McGill, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1994, 2000, 2008.
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    Miriam Y. Peri, MD
    Moonlighter, Department of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    miriam.peri@cchmc.org

    Miriam Y. Peri, MD

    Moonlighter, Department of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993.

    Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1996

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    Kathryn P. Peterson, MD
    Pediatrician, Newborn Care Associates, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-636-3874

    kathryn.peterson@cchmc.org

    Kathyrn P. Peterson, MD

    Pediatrician, Newborn Care Associates, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Phone: 513-636-3874

    Email: kathryn.peterson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    General pediatrics; newborn care

    Education and Training

    BA: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 1984.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1991.

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    Deborah K. Rufner, MD
    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    513-636-5470

    deborah.rufner@cchmc.org

    Deborah K. Rufner, MD

    Staff Physician, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-5470

    Fax: 513-636-0968

    Email: deborah.rufner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Newborn hospitalist

    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1975.

    Residency: Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1978.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1980.


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    Heather R. Ryle, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
    NICU APRN Program Lead, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    513-636-3409

    heather.ryle@cchmc.org

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    Heather R. Ryle, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

    NICU APRN Program Lead, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    Phone: 513-636-3409

    Email: heather.ryle@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    DNP: Bellarmine University, Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Louisville, KY, 2010-2013.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998-1999.

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989-1993.

    Registered Nursing License: Ohio Board of Nursing Certification, October, 1, 1993.

    Certificate of Authority, Nurse Practitioner: Ohio Board of Nursing, August 3, 2001.

    Certificate to Prescribe: Ohio Board of Nursing, April 8, 2002.

    Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: National Certification Corporation, March 24, 2000.

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    Augusto F. Schmidt, MD, PhD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    513-636-4214

    augusto.schmidt@cchmc.org

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    Augusto F. Schmidt, MD, PhD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-4214

    Email: augusto.schmidt@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Schmidt chose Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center because it offers great clinical experience in a very supportive and nurturing environment.

    Education and Training

    MD: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 2007.

    PhD: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 2010.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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    Laura M. Seske, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    513-803-7844

    laura.seske@cchmc.org

    Laura M. Seske, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Neonatology

    Phone: 513-803-7844

    Email: laura.seske@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2010.

    Residency: Washington University, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2013.

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    Patsy L. Uebel, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Neonatology

    513-636-3882

    patsy.uebel@cchmc.org

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    Patsy Uebel, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Neonatology

    Phone: 513-636-3882

    Email: patsy.uebel@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999.

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    Wambui Waruingi, MD
    Staff Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

    wambui.waruingi@cchmc.org

    Wambui Waruingi, MD

    Staff Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, 1996.

    Residency: Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve university, MetroHealth Medical Center.

    Certification: Internal medicine 2009, Pediatrics 2010.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Case Western Reserve University/ Cleveland Clinic, 2012.