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The Perinatal Institute 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.
James M. Greenberg, MD Co-Director, Perinatal Institute 513-636-3149 email@example.com
Co-Director, Perinatal Institute
Director, Division of Neonatology
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Neonatal chronic lung disease; late preterm infant
MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1977-1981.
Pediatric Internship and Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, 1981-1984. Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.
Fellowship: Immunology/Neonatology, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, 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.
Binder S, Hill K, Meinzen-Derr J, Greenberg JM, Narendran V. Increasing VLBW Deliveries at Subspecialty Perinatal Centers via Perinatal Outreach. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):487-93.
Kulkarni RM, Herman A, Ikegami M, Greenberg JM, Akeson AL. Lymphatic ontogeny and effect of hypoplasia in developing lung. Mech Dev. 2011 Jan-Feb;128(1-2):29-40.
Kulkarni RM, Greenberg JM, Akeson AL. NFATc1 regulates lymphatic endothelial development. Mech Dev. 2009 May-Jun;126(5-6):350-65.
Mallory BP, Mead TJ, Wiginton DA, Kulkarni RM, Greenberg JM, Akeson AL. Lymphangiogenesis in the developing lung promoted by VEGF-A. Microvasc Res. 2006 Jul-Sep;72(1-2):62-73.
Preciado DA, Rutter MJ, Greenberg JM, Bahado-Singh R, Lambers D, Willging JP. Intrapartum management of severe fetal airway obstruction. J Otolaryngol. 2004 Oct;33(5):283-8.
Akeson AL, Cameron JE, Le Cras TD, Whitsett JA, Greenberg JM. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A induces prenatal neovascularization and alters bronchial development in mice. Pediatr Res. 2005 Jan;57(1):82-8.
Greenberg JM, Thompson FY, Brooks SK, Shannon JM, Akeson AL. Slit and robo expression in the developing mouse lung. Dev Dyn. 2004 Jun;230(2):350-60.
Le Cras TD, Spitzmiller RE, Albertine KH, Greenberg JM, Whitsett JA, Akeson AL. VEGF causes pulmonary hemorrhage, hemosiderosis, and air space enlargement in neonatal mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2004 Jul;287(1):L134-42.
Akeson AL, Greenberg JM, Cameron JE, Thompson FY, Brooks SK, Wiginton D, Whitsett JA. Temporal and spatial regulation of VEGF-A controls vascular patterning in the embryonic lung. Dev Biol. 2003 Dec 15;264(2):443-55.
Greenberg JM, Thompson FY, Brooks SK, Shannon JM, McCormick-Shannon K, Cameron JE, Mallory BP, Akeson AL. Mesenchymal expression of vascular endothelial growth factors D and A defines vascular patterning in developing lung. Dev Dyn. 2002 Jun;224(2):144-53.
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD Co-Director, Perinatal Institute 513-803-7902 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth
Visit the Muglia Lab
Dr. Muglia has pioneered the in vivo analyses of regulation of the endocrine stress response and the molecular pathways leading to birth using novel genetically altered mutant mice. These studies have elucidated the importance of corticotropin-releasing hormone, glucocorticoids, and prostaglandins in neuroendocrine modulation, behavior, and perinatal adaptation. These studies have evolved over the last decade to specifically focus on the mechanisms controlling the timing for birth in humans using genetics and comparative genomics. The composition of the biological clock metering the duration of human gestation remains a central question in reproductive biology. The goal of the Muglia laboratory is to understand the molecular timing machinery comprising this biological clock to prevent or better treat human preterm labor and delivery.
Among Dr. Muglia’s achievements are more than 180 publications and many awards, including a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences, the Society of Pediatric Research Young Investigator Award, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Muglia was elected to fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Research, Society for Neuroscience, and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. Dr. Muglia currently serves as chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. In 2013, Dr. Muglia was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1981.
PhD: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1986.
MD: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1988.
Muglia LJ, Jacobson L, Dikkes P, Majzoub JA. Corticotropin-releasing hormone deficiency reveals major fetal but not adult glucocorticoid need. Nature. 1995; 373:427-432.
Gross G, Imamura T, Luedke C, Vogt SK, Olson LM, Nelson DM, Sadovsky Y, Muglia LJ. Opposing actions of prostaglandins and oxytocin determine the onset of murine labor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 1998; 95: 11871-11875.
Bethin KE, Nagai Y, Sladek R, Asada M, Sadovsky Y, Hudson TJ, Muglia LJ. Microarray analysis of uterine gene expression in mouse and human pregnancy. Mol Endocrinol. 2003; 17: 1454-1469.
Kistka Z A-F, Palomar P, Lee KA, Boslaugh SE, Wangler MF, Cole FS, DeBaun MR, Muglia LJ. Racial disparity in the frequency of recurrence of preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 196: 131.e1-131.e6.
Roizen J, Asada M, Tong M, Tai H-H, Muglia LJ. Preterm birth without progesterone withdrawal in 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase hypomorphic mice. Mol Endocrinol. 2008; 22: 105-112.
Kolber BJ, Roberts MS, Howell MP, Wozniak DF, Sands MS, Muglia LJ. Central amygdala glucocorticoid receptor action promotes fear-associated CRH activation and conditioning. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008; 105: 12004 - 12009.
Plunkett J, Feitosa MF, Trusgnich M, Wangler MF, Palomar L, Kistka ZA-F, DeFranco EA, Shen TT, Stormo EAD, Puttonen H, Hallman M, Haataja R, Luukkonen A, Fellman V, Peltonen L, Palotie A, Daw EW, An P, Teramo K, Borecki I, Muglia LJ. Mother’s genome or maternally-inherited genes acting in the fetus influence gestational age in familial preterm birth. Human Heredity. 2009; 68: 209-219.
Kolber BJ, Boyle MP, Wieczorek L, Kelley CL, Kelley CL, Onwuzurike CC, Nettles SA, Vogt SK, Muglia LJ. Transient early-life forebrain corticotropin-releasing hormone elevation causes long-lasting anxiogenic and despair-like changes in mice. J Neurosci. 2010; 30: 2571-2581.
Muglia LJ, Katz M. The enigma of spontaneous preterm birth. N Engl J Med. 2010; 362: 529-535.
Plunkett J, Doniger S, Orabona G, Morgan T, Haataja R, Hallman M, Puttonen H, Menon R, Kuczynski E, Norwitz E, Victoria Snegovskikh V, Palotie A, Peltonen L, Fellman V, DeFranco EA, Chaudhari BP, McGregor TL, McElroy JJ, Oetjens MT, Teramo K, Boreck I, Fay J, Muglia L. An evolutionary genomic approach to identify genes involved in human birth timing. PLoS Genetics. 2011; 7: e1001365.
Amygdala Glucocorticoid Receptor Function in Stress. Principle Investigator. NIH/NIMH. Feb 2009-Dec 2014.
Maternal Temperament, Stress, Inflammation and Preterm Birth. Multi-PI. NIH/NICHD. Sep 2013-Aug 2017.
March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative. Coordinating PI. March of Dimes. Jul 2013-Jun 2018.
Jeffrey A. Whitsett, MD Co-Director, Perinatal Institute 513-803-2790 email@example.com
Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology
Cystic fibrosis research; lung morphogenesis; control of gene expression in the respiratory epithelium; gene delivery and therapy
Visit the Whitsett Lab.
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.
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.
Sivaprasad U, Askew DJ, Ericksen MB, Gibson AM, Stier MT, Brandt EB, Bass SA, Daines MO, Chakir J, Stringer KF, Wert SE, Whitsett JA, Le Cras TD, Wills-Karp M, Silverman GA, Khurana Hershey GK. A nonredundant role for mouse Serpinb3a in the induction of mucus production in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jan;127(1):254-61, 261.e1-6.
Lin SC, Wani MA, Whitsett JA, Wells JM. Klf5 regulates lineage formation in the pre-implantation mouse embryo. Development.2010 Dec;137(23):3953-63.
Suzuki T, Sakagami T, Young LR, Carey BC, Wood RE, Luisetti M, Wert SE, Rubin BK, Kevill K, Chalk C, Whitsett JA, Stevens C, Nogee LM, Campo I, Trapnell BC. Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 15;182(10):1292-304.
Wang IC, Zhang Y, Snyder J, Sutherland MJ, Burhans MS, Shannon JM, Park HJ, Whitsett JA, Kalinichenko VV. Increased expression of FoxM1 transcription factor in respiratory epithelium inhibits lung sacculation and causes Clara cell hyperplasia. Dev Biol. 2010 Nov 15;347(2):301-14.
Perl AK, Riethmacher D, Whitsett JA. Conditional Depletion of Airway Progenitor Cells Induces Peribronchiolar Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep 24.
Tompkins DH, Besnard V, Lange AW, Keiser AR, Wert SE, Bruno MD, Whitsett JA. Sox2 Activates Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in the Respiratory Epithelium. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Sep 20.
Meyer SE, Hasenstein JR, Baktula A, Velu CS, Xu Y, Wan H, Whitsett JA, Gilks CB, Grimes HL. Kruppel-like factor 5 is not required for K-RasG12D lung tumorigenesis, but represses ABCG2 expression and is associated with better disease-specific survival. Am J Pathol. 2010 Sep;177(3):1503-13.
Xu Y, Zhang M, Wang Y, Kadambi P, Dave V, Lu LJ, Whitsett JA. A systems approach to mapping transcriptional networks controlling surfactant homeostasis. BMC Genomics. 2010 Jul 26;11:451.
Sakagami T, Beck D, Uchida K, Suzuki T, Carey BC, Nakata K, Keller G, Wood RE, Wert SE, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Luisetti M, Davies S, Krischer JP, Brody A, Ryckman F, Trapnell BC. Patient-derived granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies reproduce pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in nonhuman primates. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul 1;182(1):49-61.
Chen G, Wan H, Luo F, Zhang L, Xu Y, Lewkowich I, Wills-Karp M, Whitsett JA. Foxa2 programs Th2 cell-mediated innate immunity in the developing lung. J Immunol. 2010 Jun 1;184(11):6133-41.
Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine 513-636-2526 firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Breastfeeding; breast milk pumping; human milk banking; multiple births
Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.
BS: Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1995-1998.
Chief Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1998-1999.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2006, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2011.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Stafford K, Ronau R, McKenzie LB, Geraghty SR. Breast
milk sharing: Awareness and participation among women in the Moms2Moms study. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Oct;9(8):398-406.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug;18(6):1471-9.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1227-35.
Geraghty SR, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ, Keim SA. Buying human milk via the Internet: Just a Click Away. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.
Geraghty SR, Sucharew H, Rasmussen KM. Trends in breastfeeding: It’s not only at the breast any more. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr;9(2):180-7.
Geraghty SR, Saluja K, Merchant M. Breastfeeding Disparities: Challenges and Solutions. Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2012;4(4):207-214.
Martin MA, Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S. sample. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul;8(3):404-18.
Geraghty S, Tabangin ME, Davidson BS, Morrow AL. Predictors of Breast Milk Expression by One Month Postpartum and Influence on Breast Milk Feeding Duration. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Apr;7(2):112-7.
Rasmussen KM, Geraghty SR. The quiet revolution: Breastfeeding transformed with the use of breast pumps. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1356-9.
Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine 513-636-2326 email@example.com
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine
Sarah Riddle, MD, IBCLC, sees mothers and infants in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic and is an attending hospitalist on the inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a specialized interest in effects of acute hospitalization on the breastfeeding dyad.
MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.
IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2004.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 2004-2005.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.
Geraghty SR, Riddle SW, Shaikh U. The breastfeeding mother and the pediatrician. J Hum Lactat. 2008;24(3):335-9.
List BA, Ballard JL, Langworthy KS, Vincent AM, Riddle SW, Tamayo OW, Geraghty SR. Electronic health records in an outpatient breastfeeding medicine clinic. J Hum Lactat. 2008 Feb;4(1):58-68.
Ellen S. Springer, MD, IBCLC Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics 513-636-2326 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Ellen S. Springer, MD, works with the Center for Breast Feeding Medicine in an outpatient setting at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She assists mothers and infants with breast feeding related issues.
MD: The Ohio State University College, Columbus, OH, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1998.
Certification: Board Certified, Pediatrics.
Jason S. Frischer, MD Director, Peña Colorectal Center 513-636-3240 email@example.com
Director, Peña Colorectal Center
Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Jason S. Frischer, MD, has been named the director of the Peña Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he focused his training on inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, he spent two years as the ECMO fellow and postdoctoral research fellow in angiogenesis at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University. Dr. Frischer completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University.
Dr. Frischer has a special interest in pediatric colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), Hirschsprung’s disease anorectal malformations (ARM), fecal incontinence and constipation. He serves as the director of the ECMO program and is a member of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) team. He is also a member of the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center. He has an interest in neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Frischer is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society) and was selected by Cincy Magazine Best Doctors from 2010 to 2013. He also was selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” in 2012 and 2013.
BS: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995.
MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1999.
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2000-2001 and 2003-2006.
ECMO/Research Fellowship: Children's Hospital of New York - Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2001-2003.
Pediatric Surgery Residency: Children's Hospital of New York – Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006-2008.
Certification: General Surgery, 2007; Pediatric Surgery, 2010.
Chernoguz A, Crawford, K, Vandersall A, Willson T, Denson LA, Frischer JS. Pre-treatment with Anti-VEGF therapy may exacerbate inflammation in experimental acute colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Feb;47(2):347-54.
Le LD, Keswani SG, Biesiada J, Lim FY, Kingma PS, Haberman BE, Frischer J, Habli M, Crombleholme TM. The congenital diaphragmatic hernia composite prognostic index correlates with survival in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):57-62.
Lawal TA, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Denson LA, Levitt MA, Warner BW, Frischer JS. The utility of routine pouchogram before ileostomy reversal in children and adolescents following ileal pouch anal anastomosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1222-5.
Chernoguz A, Crawford KM, Donovan EC, Vandersall AE, Berglund C, Cripe TP, Frischer JS. EGFR Inhibition Fails to Suppress Vascular Proliferation and Tumor Growth in a Ewing’s Sarcoma Model. J Surg Res. 2012 Mar;173(1):1-9.
Lawal TA, Frischer JS, Falcone RA, Chatoorgoon K, Denson LA, Levitt MA. The transanal approach with laparoscopy or laparotomy for the treatment of rectal strictures in Crohn’s disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Nov;20(9):791-5.
Bischoff A, Gupta A, D’Mello S, Mezoff A, Podberesky D, Barnett S, Keswani S, Frischer JS. Crohn’s disease limited to the appendix: a case report in a pediatric patient. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Nov;26(11):1125-8.
Vuletin JF, Lim FY, Cnota J, Kline-Fath B, Salisbury S, Haberman B, Kingma P, Frischer JS, Crombleholme T. Prenatal pulmonary hypertension index: novel prenatal predictor of severe postnatal pulmonary artery hypertension in antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;45(4):703-8.
Frischer JS, Lee A, Serur A, Huang J, Bae JO, Kornfield ZN, Eljuga L, Shawber CJ, Feirt N, Mansukhani M, Stempak D, Baruchel S, Bender JG, Kandel JJ, Yamashiro DJ. Inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 disrupts tumor vascular mural cell recruitment and survival signaling. Cancer Res. 2006 Apr;66(8):4378-84.
Frischer JS, Huang J, Serur A, Kadenhe-Chiweshe A, McCrudden KW, O’Toole K, Holash J, Yancopoulos GD, Yamashiro DJ, Kandel JJ. Effects of potent VEGF blockade on experimental Wilms tumor and its persisting vasculature. Int J Onc. 2004 Sep;25(3):549-53.
Huang J, Frischer JS, Serur A, Kadenhe A, Yokoi A, McCrudden KW, New T, O’Toole K, Zabski S, Rudge JS, Holash J, Yancopoulos GD, Yamashiro DJ, Kandel JJ. Regression of established tumors and metastases by potent vascular endothelial growth factor blockade. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2003 June 24;100(13):7785-90.
Beth E. Haberman, MD Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Services 513-636-5465 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CDH and infant follow-up; care of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia; follow-up care of premature and term infants with complex medical needs
Vuletin JF, Lim FY, Cnota J, Kline-Fath B, Salisbury S, Haberman B, Kingma P, Frischer J, Crombleholme T. Prenatal pulmonary hypertension index: novel prenatal predictor of severe postnatal pulmonary artery hypertension in antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;45(4):703-8.Greenberg JM, Donovan EF, Warner BB, Haberman BE, Narendran V, Schibler KR. Neonatal Morbidities of Prenatal and Perinatal Origin. Creasy and Resnik”s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. 2008 6th ed. Chapter 58. Elsevier Ltd., Philadelphia, PA.Castro L, Yolton K, Haberman B, Roberto N, Hansen NI, Ambalavanan N, Vohr BR, Donovan EF. Bias in reported neurodevelopmental outcomes among extremely low birth weight survivors. Pediatrics. 2004 Aug;114(2):404-10.
Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD Neonatal Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center 513-636-2995 email@example.com
Neonatal Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center
Neonatology; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; neonatal infection
BS: Calvin College, MI, 1992.
MD: Vanderbilt University, TN, 2000.
PhD: Vanderbilt University, TN, 2000.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005.
Foong-Yen Lim, MD Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center 513-636-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Open fetal surgery and fetoscopic surgery; ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT); congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS); congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); fetal gene therapy; neonatal surgery; thoracic surgery; minimally invasive surgery
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004-2006.
General Surgery Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2002-2004.
Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship and Fetal Surgery Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2002.
General Surgery Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 1997-2000.
MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1993-1997.
BS: Graceland College, Lamoni, IA, 1989-1993.
William J. Polzin, MD MFM Co-Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center 513-862-6200 email@example.com
MFM Co-Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center
Fetal growth restriction; antiphospholipid antibodies; premature rupture of membranes; incompetent cervix - diagnosis and management; antepartum fetal surveillance; prenatal diagnosis
William Polzin, MD, is well known regionally for his clinical excellence in assisting healthy babies and mothers through high-risk pregnancies. His extensive experience with complicated pregnancies is both reassuring to his many patients and also the foundation for his academic stature.
Dr. Polzin serves as MFM co-director of the Cincinnati Fetal Center. He also is director of maternal-fetal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, associate director of obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital, and medical director of the community-based prenatal center, Healthy Beginnings.
Dr. Polzin joined Good Samaritan Hospital in 1993. He has been affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1993. He also practiced obstetrics and gynecology from 1987-93 at various military locations, including assistant chief of maternal-fetal medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and staff physician at USA MEDDAC at Wuerzburg, Germany.
A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Polzin completed his residency and fellowships at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1989, and a diplomate in the ABOG's division of maternal-fetal medicine since 1995. In 2003, he received the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, a national award for his leadership in obstetrics and gynecology.
BA: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1983.
Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, 1983-1984.
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, 1984-1987.
Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, 1989-1991.
James W. Van Hook, MD MFM Co-Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center 513-558-8448 firstname.lastname@example.org
James Van Hook, MD, is a 1981 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a degree in biology. He completed his doctor in medicine training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He finished his internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a fellowship in critical care OBGYN at Bowman Gray University School of Medicine in Winston Salem North Carolina and completed a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle Washington. After holding faculty positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas Tech University, where he was regional chair of the OBGYN department at Texas Tech’s Amarillo campus, Dr. Van Hook joined the University of Cincinnati in 2008. Dr. Van Hook is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Critical Care OBGYN, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Van Hook is Board Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in Addictionology.
Dr. Van Hook is the director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Van Hook has published on a wide variety of topics in pregnancy. His current areas of interest are hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, women’s health and rehabilitation, physician health, and critical care OBGYN.
BS: Biology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 1981.
MD: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA, 1982.
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, 1986.
Fellowship: Critical Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, 1990.
Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1993.
Added Qualification: Addiction Medicine, The American Society of Addiction Medicine, Chevy Chase, MD, 2002.
Tanya E. Cahill, MD Director, High-Risk Clinic email@example.com
Director, High-Risk Clinic
High risk infant follow up; neonatal abstinence syndrome
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.
Thomas R. Korfhagen, MD, PhD Attending Pediatrician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-7216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending Pediatrician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Care of high-risk infants; pediatric patients with complex, long term medical problems
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.
Hassett DJ, Korfhagen TR, Irvin RT, Schurr MJ, Sauer K, Lau GW, Sutton MD, Yu H, Hoiby N. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm infections in cystic fibrosis: insights into pathogenic processes and treatment strategies. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2010 Feb;14(2):117-30. Review.
Le Cras TD, Korfhagen TR, Davidson C, Schmidt S, Fenchel M, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Hardie WD. Inhibition of PI3K by PX-866 prevents transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb;176(2):679-86.
Chen G, Korfhagen TR, Xu Y, Kitzmiller J, Wert SE, Maeda Y, Gregorieff A, Clevers H, Whitsett JA. SPDEF is required for mouse pulmonary goblet cell differentiation and regulates a network of genes associated with mucus production. J Clin Invest. 2009 Oct;119(10):2914-24.
Deshmukh HS, McLachlan A, Atkinson JJ, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TR, Dietsch M, Liu Y, Di PY, Wesselkamper SC, Borchers MT, Leikauf GD. Matrix metalloproteinase-14 mediates a phenotypic shift in the airways to increase mucin production. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 1;180(9):834-45.
Glasser SW, Witt TL, Senft AP, Baatz JE, Folger D, Maxfield MD, Akinbi HT, Newton DA, Prows DR, Korfhagen TR. Surfactant protein C-deficient mice are susceptible to respiratory syncytial virus infection. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):L64-72.
Korfhagen TR, Le Cras TD, Davidson CR, Schmidt SM, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Hardie WD. Rapamycin prevents transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Nov;41(5):562-72.
Kramer EL, Mushaben EM, Pastura PA, Acciani TH, Deutsch GH, Khurana Hershey GK, Korfhagen TR, Hardie WD, Whitsett JA, Le Cras TD. Early growth response-1 suppresses epidermal growth factor receptor-mediated airway hyperresponsiveness and lung remodeling in mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Oct;41(4):415-25.
Glasser SW, Senft AP, Whitsett JA, Maxfield MD, Ross GF, Richardson TR, Prows DR, Xu Y, Korfhagen TR. Macrophage dysfunction and susceptibility to pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in surfactant protein C-deficient mice. J Immunol. 2008 Jul 1;181(1):621-8.
Hardie WD, Davidson C, Ikegami M, Leikauf GD, Le Cras TD, Prestridge A, Whitsett JA, Korfhagen TR. EGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors diminish transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Jun;294(6):L1217-25.
Deshmukh HS, Shaver C, Case LM, Dietsch M, Wesselkamper SC, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TR, Corradi M, Nadel JA, Borchers MT, Leikauf GD. Acrolein-activated matrix metalloproteinase 9 contributes to persistent mucin production. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Apr;38(4):446-54.
Stephanie L. Merhar, MD, MS Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-803-5180 email@example.com
Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2005-2008.
Fellowship: Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2011.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.
Merhar S. Biomarkers in neonatal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Neonatology. 2011 Jul;101(1):1-7.
Merhar SL, Schibler KR, Sherwin CM, Meinzen-Derr J, Shi J, Balmakund T, Vinks AA. Pharmacokinetics of levetiracetam in neonates with seizures. J Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;159(1):152-154. Merhar SL, Manning-Courtney P. Two boys with 47 XXY and autism. J Autism Devl Disord. 2007 May;37(5):840-6.
Merhar SL, Gilbert DL. Clinical (video) findings and cerebrospinal fluid neurotransmitters in 2 children with severe chronic bilirubin encephalopathy, including a former preterm infant without marked hyperbilirubinemia. Pediatrics. 2005 Nov;116(5):1226-30.
Levy SE, Mandell DS, Merhar SL, Ittenbach RF, Pinto-Martin JA. Use of complementary and alternative medicine among children recently diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. J Dev Behav Ped. 2003 Dec;24(6):418-423.
Ajay B. Ponkshe, MD Staff Physician 2, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-4830 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician 2, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Henry T. Akinbi, MD Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-8915 email@example.com
Neonatal infections; blood transfusions
McDowell SA, Ma Y, Kusano R, Akinbi HT. Simvastatin is Protective During Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2011 Mar 14.
Kuang Z, Hao Y, Hwang S, Zhang S, Kim E, Akinbi HT, Schurr MJ, Irvin RT, Hassett DJ, Lau GW. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellum confers resistance to pulmonary surfactant protein-A by impacting the production of exoproteases through quorum-sensing. Mol Microbiol. 2011 Mar;79(5):1220-35.
Isemann B, Meinzen-Derr J, Akinbi H. Maternal and neonatal factors impacting response to methadone therapy in infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Perinatol. 2011 Jan;31(1):25-9. Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The effects of gestational age and birth weight on false-positive newborn-screening rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):910-6.
Akinbi H, Meinzen-Derr J, Auer C, Ma Y, Pullum D, Kusano R, Reszka KJ, Zimmerly K. Alterations in the host defense properties of human milk following prolonged storage or pasteurization. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Sep;51(3):347-52. Yang L, Johansson J, Ridsdale R, Willander H, Fitzen M, Akinbi HT, Weaver TE. Surfactant protein B propeptide contains a saposin-like protein domain with antimicrobial activity at low pH. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 15;184(2):975-83. Glasser SW, Witt TL, Senft AP, Baatz JE, Folger D, Maxfield MD, Akinbi HT, Newton DA, Prows DR, Korfhagen TR. Surfactant protein C-deficient mice are susceptible to respiratory syncytial virus infection. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):L64-72. Walker VP, Akinbi HT, Meinzen-Derr J, Narendran V, Visscher M, Hoath SB. Host defense proteins on the surface of neonatal skin: implications for innate immunity. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;152(6):777-81.
Nash JA, Ballard TN, Weaver TE, Akinbi HT. The peptidoglycan-degrading property of lysozyme is not required for bactericidal activity in vivo. J Immunol. 2006 Jul 1;177(1):519-26 Ryan MA, Akinbi HT, Serrano AG, Perez-Gil J, Wu H, McCormack FX, Weaver TE. Antimicrobial activity of native and synthetic surfactant protein B peptides. J Immunol. 2006 Jan 1;176(1):416-25.
Mary C. Burwinkel, MD Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-7997 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Michael W. Crossman, MD, PhD Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 859-301-3850 email@example.com
Intestinal function and host-microbial interactions; bioethics and neonatal palliative care
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.
Crossman MW. For Whom the Bells Toll… J Pediatrics. 2007;151(1):4-5.
Mishra A, Hogan SP, Brandt EB, Wagner N, Crossman MW, Foster PS, Rothenberg ME. Enterocyte expression of the eotaxin and interleukin-5 transgenes induces compartmentalized dysregulation of eosinophil trafficking. J Biol Chem. 2002 Feb 8;277(6):4406-12.
Arrese M, Trauner M, Sacchiero RJ, Crossman MW, Scheider BL. Neither Intestinal Sequestration of Bile Acids nor Common Bile Duct Ligation Modulate the Expression and Function of the Rat Ileal Bile Acid Transporter. Hepatology. 1998;28:1081-1087.
Shneider BL, Setchell KDR, Crossman MW. Fetal and Neonatal Expression of the Apical Sodium-Dependent Bile Acid Transporter in the Rat Ileum and Kidney. Pediatric Research. 1997;42:189-194.
Hitesh Deshmukh, MD, PhD 513-803-7448 firstname.lastname@example.org
MB; BS: University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2001.
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
Residency: Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2011.
Fellowship: Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.
Deshmukh HS, Liu Y, Menkiti OR, Mei J, Dai N, O'Leary CE, et al. The microbiota regulates neutrophil homeostasis and host resistance to Escherichia coli K1 sepsis in neonatal mice. Nature Medicine. 2014 Apr 20.
Yan QS, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Deshmukh HS, Tsalik EL, Cr DD, Lucas JA et al. Dusp3 and Psme3 Are Associated with Murine Susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus Infection and Human Sepsis. Plos Pathogens. 2014 Jun 5;10(6).
Deshmukh HS, Lioy J. The use of early lung biopsy in detection of fatal pulmonary disease in the neonate. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2014 Apr;164(4):934-6.
Deshmukh HS, Caty MG, Ryan RM, Lakshminrusimha S. Intermittent 'bulge' in the umbilical cord. Journal of Perinatology. 2010 Jul;30(7):500-2.
Ahn SH, Deshmukh HS8, Johnson N, Cowell LG, Rude TH, Scott WK, et al. Two genes on A/J chromosome 18 are associated with susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus infection by combined microarray and QTL analyses. PLoS Pathogens. 2010;6(9):e1001088. *co-first author.
Deshmukh HS, McLachlan A, Atkinson JJ, Hardie WD, Korfhagen TR, Dietsch M, et al. Matrix metalloproteinase-14 mediates a phenotypic shift in the airways to increase mucin production. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2009 Nov 1;180(9):834-45.
Deshmukh HS, Hamburger JB, Ahn SH, McCafferty DG, Yang SR, Fowler VG, Jr. Critical role of NOD2 in regulating the immune response to Staphylococcus aureus. Infection and immunity. 2009 Apr;77(4):1376-82.
Deshmukh HS, Shaver C, Case LM, Dietsch M, Wesselkamper SC, Hardie WD, et al. Acrolein-activated matrix metalloproteinase 9 contributes to persistent mucin production. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 2008 Apr;38(4):446-54.
Campbell SJ, Deshmukh HS*, Nelson CL, Bae IG, Stryjewski ME, Federspiel JJ, et al. Genotypic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a multinational trial of complicated skin and skin structure infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2008 Feb;46(2):678-84. *co-first author.
Deshmukh HS, Case LM, Wesselkamper SC, Borchers MT, Martin LD, Shertzer HG, et al. Metalloproteinases mediate mucin 5AC expression by epidermal growth factor receptor activation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2005 Feb 15;171(4):305-14.
Diane K. Donley, MD Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-5470 email@example.com
Teen pregnancy; parent education
MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, 1984.
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Affiliated Residency Program, 1984-1987.
Jay H. Dritz, MD Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-4830 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Professor Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics
Meconium aspiration syndrome; pathophysiology
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.
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.
Falciglia H. Exchange-Transfusion in Newborn Infants. Book Chapter, Ed Panamericana, 2007;7:113-140.
Falciglia HS, Johnson JR, Sullivan J, Hall CF, Miller JD, Riechmann GC, Falciglia GA. Role of antioxidant nutrients and lipid peroxidation in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2003 Feb;20(2):97-107.
Falciglia HS, Henderschott C, Potter P, Helmchen R. Does DeLee suction at the perineum prevent meconium aspiration syndrome? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Nov;167(5):1243-9.
Falciglia HS. Failure to prevent meconium aspiration syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Mar;71(3 Pt 1):349-53.
Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine 513-803-7836
Hospital medicine; level 1 and level 2 nursery care
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.
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.
Moyer LB, Goyal NK, Meinzen-Derr JK, Ward LP, Rust CL, Wexelblatt SL, Greenberg JM. Factors Associated with Readmission in Late-Preterm Infants: A Matched Case Control Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Sep;4(5):298-304.
Simpson E, Goyal NK, Dhepyasuwan N, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Von Kohorn I, Burgos A, Taylor J. Prioritizing a Research Agenda: A Delphi Study of the Better Outcomes through Research for Newborns (BORN) Network. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul;4(4):195-202.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Ammerman RT, Meinzen-Derr JK, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB. Association of maternal and community factors with enrollment in home visiting among at-risk, first time mothers. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb;104 Suppl 1:S144-51.
Hall ES, Goyal NK*, Ammerman RT, Miller MM, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB. Development of a linked perinatal data resource from state administrative and community-based program data. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):316-25.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.
Goyal NK, Teeters A, Ammerman RT. Home Visiting and Outcomes of Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):502-16.
Goyal N, Zubizarreta JR, Small DS, Lorch SA. Length of stay and readmission among late preterm infants: an instrumental variable approach. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Jan;3(1):7-15.
Goyal NK, Fiks AG, Lorch SA. Persistence of underweight status among late preterm infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 May;166(5):424-30.
Goyal NK, Fager C, Lorch SA. Adherence to discharge guidelines for late preterm newborns. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):62-71.
Goyal NK, Fiks AG, Lorch SA. Association of late-preterm birth with asthma in young children: practice-based study. Pediatrics. 2011 Oct;128(4):e830-8.
Crystal D. Hill, MD Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 614-636-5470 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 513-803-0960 email@example.com
Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
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.
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.
Visscher MO, Robinson M, Fugit B, Rosenberg RJ, Hoath SB, Randall Wickett R. Amputee skin condition: occlusion, stratum corneum hydration and free amino acid levels. Arch Dermatol Res. 2010 Dec 16.
Davis JA, Visscher MO, Wickett RR, Hoath SB. Influence of tumour necrosis factor-α polymorphism-308 and atopy on irritant contact dermatitis in healthcare workers. Contact Dermatitis. 2010 Dec;63(6):320-32.
Davis JA, Visscher MO, Wickett RR, Hoath SB. Role of TNF-α polymorphism -308 in neurosensory irritation. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2010 Jul 15.
Narendran V, Visscher MO, Abril I, Hendrix SW, Hoath SB. Biomarkers of epidermal innate immunity in premature and full-term infants. Pediatr Res. 2010 Apr;67(4):382-6.
Barai ND, Boyce ST, Hoath SB, Visscher MO, Kasting GB. Improved barrier function observed in cultured skin substitutes developed under anchored conditions. Skin Res Technol. 2008 Nov;14(4):418-24.
Walker VP, Akinbi HT, Meinzen-Derr J, Narendran V, Visscher M, Hoath SB. Host defense proteins on the surface of neonatal skin: implications for innate immunity. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;152(6):777-81.
Hoath SB, Pickens WL, Visscher MO. The biology of vernix caseosa. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2006 Oct;28(5):319-33.
Spitzmiller RE, Phillips T, Meinzen-Derr J, Hoath SB. Amplitude-integrated EEG is useful in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome in full-term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: a meta-analysis. J Child Neurol. 2007 Sep;22(9):1069-78.
Tansirikongkol A, Hoath SB, Pickens WL, Visscher MO, Wickett RR. Equilibrium water content in native vernix and its cellular component. J Pharm Sci. 2008 Feb;97(2):985-94.
Tansirikongkol A, Wickett RR, Visscher MO, Hoath SB. Effect of vernix caseosa on the penetration of chymotryptic enzyme: potential role in epidermal barrier development. Pediatr Res. 2007 Jul;62(1):49-53.
Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD Director, Division of Perinatal Biology 513-636-8563 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Division of Perinatal Biology
Clinical trials in neonatology; bronchopulmonary dysplasia
MD: University of California, San Diego, CA, 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.
Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Knox CL, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Newnham JP. Ureaplasma colonization of amniotic fluid and efficacy of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm lung maturation in sheep. AJOG. 2009;200(1):96.e1-6.
Polglase GR, Hillman NH, Ball MK, Kramer BW, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Pillow JJ. Lung and systemic inflammation in preterm lambs on CPAP or conventional ventilation. Pediatr Res. 2009;65(1):67-71.
Cheah F-C, Pillow JJ, Kramer BW, Polglase GR, Nitsos I, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Airway inflammatory cell responses to intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide in a sheep model of chorioamnionitis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008;296:L384-93.
Ball MK, Jobe AH, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Choe-Cheah F, Hillman NH, Pillow JJ. High and low body temperature during the initiation of ventilation for near-term lambs. Resuscitation. 2008;80:133-7.
Kramer BW, Albertine KH, Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Speer CP, Newnham JP, Jobe AH. All-trans retinoic acid does not modulate intra-amniotic endotoxin mediated effects on the fetal sheep lung. The Anatomical Record. 2008;291:1271-7.
Polglase GR, Hillman NH, Pillow JJ, Cheah F-C, Nitsos I, Moss TJ, Kramer BW, Ikegami M, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH. Positive end-expiratory pressure and tidal volume during initial ventilation of preterm lambs. Pediatr Res. 2008;64:517.
Hillman N, Moss TJM, Nitsos I, Kramer BW, Bachurski C, Ikegami M, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Toll-like receptors and agonist responses in the developing fetal sheep lung. Pediatr Res. 2008;63:388-93.
Sweet DG, Huggett MT, Warner JA, Moss TJM, Halliday HL, Newnham JP, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Kramer BW. Maternal betamethasone and chorioamnionitis induce different collagenases and lung maturation in fetal sheep lungs. Neonatology. 2008;94:79-86.
Jobe AH, Moss TJM, Nitsos Il, Ikegami M, Kallapur SG, Newnham JP. Betamethasone for lung maturation: testing dose and formulation in fetal sheep. AJOG. 2007;197:523.
Moss TJM, Knox CL, Kallapur SG, Nitsos I, Theodoropoulos C, Ikegami M, Newnham JP, Jobe AH. Experimental amniotic fluid infection in sheep: effects of Ureaplasma parvum serovars 3 and 6 on preterm or term fetal sheep. Am J Ob Gyn. 2008;198:122e18.
Beth Ann Johnson, MD, MA Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-636-3291 email@example.com
Cardiac intensive care; neonatology; premature infants with congenital heart disease; mechanical assist devices; fetal diagnosis; ethics
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.
Suhas G. Kallapur, MD Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education 513-636-3879 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education
Global Health Center
Chorioamnionitis; bronchopulmonary dysplasia; respiratory distress syndrome; fetal immunity
MBBS: University of Bombay, India, 1984.
DCH: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Bombay, India, 1986.
MD, Pediatrics: University of Bombay, India, 1986.
Residency: University of Bombay, India, 1984-87.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1988-90.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993.
Kemp MW, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Newnham JP. Obesity and the developmental origins of health and disease. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Jan 18.
Morrow AL, Meinzen-Derr J, Huang P, Schibler KR, Cahill T, Keddache M, Kallapur SG, Newburg DS, Tabangin M, Warner BB, Jiang X. Fucosyltransferase 2 Non-Secretor and Low Secretor Status Predicts Severe Outcomes in Premature Infants. J Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5):745-51.
Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Pillow JJ, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. Inhibitors of inflammation and endogenous surfactant pool size as modulators of lung injury with initiation of ventilation in preterm sheep. Respir Res. 2010 Oct 29;11:151.
Shah TA, Hillman NH, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Pillow JJ, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Pulmonary and systemic expression of monocyte chemotactic proteins in preterm sheep fetuses exposed to lipopolysaccharide-induced chorioamnionitis. Pediatr Res. 2010 Sep;68(3):210-5.
Shah TA, Hillman NH, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Pillow JJ, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Pulmonary and Systemic Expression of Monocyte Chemotactic Proteins in Preterm Sheep Fetuses Exposed to LPS Induced Chorioamnionitis. Pediatr Res. 2010 May 28.
Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Long term consequences of oxygen therapy in the neonatal period. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Aug;15(4):230-5.
Hillman NH, Pillow JJ, Ball MK, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH. Antenatal and postnatal corticosteroid and resuscitation induced lung injury in preterm sheep. Respir Res. 2009 Dec 15;10:124.
Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Pillow JJ, Moss TJ, Polglase GR, Nitsos I, Jobe AH. Airway injury from initiating ventilation in preterm sheep. Pediatr Res. 2010 Jan;67(1):60-5.
Jobe AH, Nitsos I, Pillow JJ, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Newnham JP. Betamethasone dose and formulation for induced lung maturation in fetal sheep. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):611.e1-7.
Kallapur SG, Moss TJ, Auten RL Jr, Nitsos I, Pillow JJ, Kramer BW, Maeda DY, Newnham JP, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. IL-8 signaling does not mediate intra-amniotic LPS-induced inflammation and maturation in preterm fetal lamb lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Sep;297(3):L512-9.
Beena D. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-803-1606 email@example.com
Perinatal epidemiology and public health; global health
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.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2000.
Residency: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2003.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2008.
Kamath-Rayne BD, DeFranco EA, Marcotte MP. Antenatal steroids for treatment of fetal lung immaturity after 34 weeks of gestation: an evaluation of neonatal outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 119(5): 909-916.
Kamath-Rayne BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Clinical algorithms for identification of sick newborns in community-based settings. Acta Paediatr. 2012; 101: 344-351.
Kamath BD, Donovan EF, Christopher R, Brodbeck J, Slone C, Marcotte MP. Using improvement science to increase accuracy and reliability of gestational age documentation. Am J of Perinatol. 2012; 29(3): 217-223.
Kamath BD, Marcotte, MP, DeFranco, EA. Neonatal morbidity after documented fetal lung maturity in late preterm and early term infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 204: 518.e1-e8.
Goldenberg RL, McClure EM, MacGuire ER, Kamath BD, Jobe AH. Lessons for low-income regions following the reduction in hypertension-related maternal mortality in high-income countries. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2011; 113(2):91-5.
Kamath BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Neonatal mortality from respiratory distress syndrome: a historical review with lessons for low-resource countries. Pediatrics. 2011; 127(6):1139-46.
Kamath BD, Fashaw L, Kinsella JP. Adrenal insufficiency in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2010; 156(3):495-497.
Kamath BD, Todd JK, Glazner JE, Lezotte D, Lynch AM. Neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean section. Obstetr Gynecol. 2009; 113(6): 1231-1238. *Required reading for Maintenance of Certification for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
Kamath BD, Box TL, Simpson M, Hernández J. Infants born at the threshold of viability in relation to neonatal mortality: Colorado, 1991 to 2003. J Perinatol. 2008; 28(5): 354-360.
Jobe AH, Kamath-Rayne BD. Fetal lung development and surfactant. In: Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. Greene MF, Creasy RK, Resnik R, Iams JD, Lockwood CJ, Moore T (Eds.). 2012.
Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-803-0478 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
BA: Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
MSCE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Kaplan HC, Lannon C, Walsh MC, Donovan EF; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Ohio statewide quality-improvement collaborative to reduce late-onset sepsis in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):427-35.
Kaplan HC, Lorch SA, Pinto-Martin J, Putt M, Silber JH. Assessment of surfactant use in preterm infants as a marker of neonatal intensive care unit quality. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jan 31;11:22.
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz MC, Hooper DK, Linam WM, Froehle CM, Margolis P. The influence of context on quality improvement success in health care: a systematic review of the literature. Milbank Q. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.
Kaplan, HC, Tabangin ME, McClendon D, Meinzen-Derr J, Margolis PA, Donovan EF. Understanding Variation in Vitamin A Supplementation Among NICUs. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):e367-73.
Alan P. Kenny, MD, PhD 513-803-2224 email@example.com
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Neonatal care; neonatal lung disease; neonatal malformations and anomalies
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.
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.
Kenny AP, Crimmins NA, Mackay DJ, Hopkin RJ, Bove KE, Leonis MA. Concurrent course of transient neonatal diabetes with cholestasis and paucity of interlobular bile ducts: a case report. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2009 Sep-Oct;12(5):417-20.
Li Y, Rankin SA, Sinner D, Kenny AP, Krieg PA, Zorn AM. Sfrp5 coordinates foregut specification and morphogenesis by antagonizing both canonical and noncanonical Wnt11 signaling. Genes Dev. 2008 Nov 1;22(21):3050-63.
Kenny A. Vitamin A for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Preemie Press. Local news brief for Good Samaritan Hospital. 2007.
Angerer LM, Kenny AP, Newman LA, Angerer RC. Mutual antagonism of SoxB1 and canonical Wnt signaling in sea urchin embryos. Signal Transduction Wiley Interscience, New York. 2007 7(2), 174-178.
Jennifer McAllister, MD Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Medicine 513-803-4232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Medicine
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.