Henry T. Akinbi, MD

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8915

Fax 513-636-7868

Email henry.akinbi@cchmc.org


Neonatal infections; blood transfusions


Pharmacokinetis/pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medications in neonates; role of lysozyme in airway host defense

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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Danilov SM, Lünsdorf H, Nesterovitch AB, Epshtein Y, Letsiou E, Akinbi HT, Kryukova OV, Piegeler T, Golukhova EZ, Schwartz DE, Dull RO, Minshall RD, Kost OA, Garcia JGN. Lysozyme and bilirubin bind to ACE and regulate its conformation and shedding. Scientific Reports. 2016.

Isemann B, Mueller E, Narendran V, Akinbi H. Impact of early sodium supplementation on hyponatremia and growth in premature infants: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016;40(3):342-9.

Hall ES, Isemann BT, Wexelblatt SL, Meinzen-Derr J, Wiles JR, Harvey S, Akinbi HT. A cohort comparison of buprenorphine versus methadone treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:39-44.e1.

Wiles JR, Isemann B, Mizuno T, Tabangin ME, Ward LP, Akinbi H, Vinks AA. Pharmacokinetics of Oral Methadone in the Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Pilot Study. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1214-20.e3.

Coya JM, Akinbi HT, Sáenz A, Yang L, Weaver TE, Casals C. Natural anti-infective pulmonary proteins: In vivo cooperative action of surfactant protein SP-A and the lung antimicrobial peptide SP-BN. J Immunol. 2015 Aug 15;195(4):1628-36.

Wiles JR, Isemann B, Ward LP, Vinks AA, Akinbi H. Current management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;165(3):440-6.

Wiles JR, Leslie N, Knilans TK, Akinbi H. Prolonged QTc Interval in Association with Medium-chain Acyl-coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Pediatrics. 2014;133(6):e1-e6.

Monangi N, Slaughter J, Smith C, Dawodu A, Akinbi HT. Vitamin D status of early preterm infants and the effects of vitamin D intake during hospital stay. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014;99(2):F166-8.

Glasser SW, Maxfield MD, Ruetschilling TL, Akinbi HT, Baatz JE, Kitzmiller JA, Page K, Xu Y, Bao EL, Korfhagen TR. Persistence of LPS induced lung inflammation in surfactant protein C deficient mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013;49(5):845-54.

Dawodu A, Akinbi HT. Vitamin D nutrition in pregnancy: Current opinion. Int J Womens Health. 2013;24;5:333-43.