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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



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a neonatologist, I care for premature infants and those with medically complex conditions. I specialize in treating infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). I enjoy caring for CDH patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. My research focuses on improving outcomes for infants born with CDH.

Since I was a medical student, I’ve been fascinated by caring for sick newborns, especially seeing them improve throughout their hospital stay. In my practice, I use patient- and family-centered care, and I believe it’s important to provide care as a multidisciplinary team that includes family members.

As senior medical director for the Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children’s, my focus is on quality improvement and patient safety. I’m also engaged in post-discharge NICU follow-up care for newborns and infants with complex medical needs.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family and our Great Dane, Blue. We enjoy fitness activities together and vacationing with family over the summer.

Clinical Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Newborn Intensive Care NICU, Neonatology, Perinatal, Fetal Care, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

Research Divisions

Neonatology, Pulmonary Biology

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Center, Gestational Age, and Race Impact End-of-Life Care Practices at Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Fry, JT; Matoba, N; Datta, A; DiGeronimo, R; Coghill, CH; Natarajan, G; Brozanski, B; Leuthner, SR; Niehaus, JZ; Schlegel, AB; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 217:86-91.e1.

Neonatal lung growth in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: evaluation of lung density and mass by pulmonary MRI. Adaikalam, SA; Higano, NS; Tkach, JA; Lim, FY; Haberman, B; Woods, JC; Kingma, PS. Pediatric Research. 2019; 86:635-640.

Evaluation of Lung Injury in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Marks, KT; Landis, MW; Lim, FY; Haberman, B; Kingma, PS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:2443-2447.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and bloodstream infection in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Keene, S; Grover, TR; Murthy, K; Pallotto, EK; Brozanski, B; Gien, J; Zaniletti, I; Johnson, YR; Seabrook, RB; Porta, NF M; et al. Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 39:1384-1391.

Hypermetabolic state in an infant. Nair, N; Fu, TT; Haberman, B. NeoReviews.org. 2019; 20:e353-e354.

Does the initial surgery for necrotizing enterocolitismatter? Comparative outcomes for laparotomy vs. peritoneal drain as initial surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis in infants < 1000 g birth weight. Yanowitz, TD; Sullivan, KM; Piazza, AJ; Brozanski, B; Zaniletti, I; Sharma, J; Nayak, SP; Wadhawan, R; Reber, KM; Murthy, K; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:712-717.

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the good, the bad, and the tough. Aydin, E; Lim, F; Kingma, P; Haberman, B; Rymeski, B; Burns, P; Peiro, JL. Pediatric Surgery International. 2019; 35:303-313.

Mupirocin for Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Kotloff, KL; Shirley, DT; Creech, CB; Frey, SE; Harrison, CJ; Staat, M; Anderson, EJ; Dulkerian, S; Thomsen, IP; Al-Hosni, M; et al. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20181565-e20181565.

Predicting Risk of Infection in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Murthy, K; Porta, NF M; Pallotto, EK; Rintoul, N; Keene, S; Chicoine, L; Gien, J; Brozanski, BS; Johnson, YR; Haberman, B; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 203:101-107.e2.

Risk Factors for Staphylococcus aureus Acquisition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Matched Case-Case-Control Study. Washam, MC; Ankrum, A; Haberman, BE; Staat, MA; Haslam, DB. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018; 39:46-52.