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Medical Director, West Chester Hopsital Special Care Nursery
Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Newborn Nursery
Medical Director, Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) Follow-Up Clinic
I am a pediatrician with special interests in newborn care, breastfeeding and follow-up care for infants with prenatal opioid exposure. I enjoy working with new parents and their infants as they start their journey into parenthood. It's a time of significant change as families experience the challenges that come with having a new baby.
In my practice, I approach patients as if I'm speaking to my own family and friends. I enjoy discussing shared experiences while also providing evidenced-based practices. Often, I see my role as an educator. I strive to be approachable as I want parents to feel comfortable bringing forth any questions and concerns.
As an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), I love helping families with the successes and sometimes difficulties that come with breastfeeding. I also direct the Cincinnati Children’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) Follow-Up Clinic, which provides care for infants and children exposed to opioids prenatally. In my clinical research, I focus on the short- and long-term medical and developmental outcomes of prenatal opioid exposure.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors with my family and participating in triathlons.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; newborn care; breastfeeding
Follow up care of infants treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Jennifer McAllister, MD, IBCLC6/30/2019
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.
Hospital Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns: Clinical and Psychosocial Challenges.
Goyal, NK; McAllister, J.
Journal of hospital medicine (Online).
Subclinical and Overt Newborn Opioid Exposure: Prevalence and First-Year Healthcare Utilization.
Percy, Z; Brokamp, C; McAllister, JM; Ryan, P; Wexelblatt, SL; Hall, ES.
The Journal of Pediatrics.
Reported Prevalence of Maternal Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States.
Rossi, RM; Wolfe, C; Brokamp, R; McAllister, JM; Wexelblatt, S; Warshak, CR; Hall, ES.
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Publish Ahead of Print:387-395.
126.2 Maternal Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Neonatal Behavior Syndromes.
McAllister, J. In: Kliegman R, Ed.
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book 2-Volume Set.
Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences;
Developmental Disorders and Medical Complications Among Infants with Subclinical Intrauterine Opioid Exposures.
Hall, ES; McAllister, JM; Wexelblatt, SL.
Population Health Management.
Opioid Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Overview.
Wexelblatt, SL; McAllister, JM; Nathan, AT; Hall, ES.
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Torticollis in Infants with a History of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
McAllister, JM; Hall, ES; Hertenstein, GE R; Merhar, SL; Uebel, PL; Wexelblatt, SL.
The Journal of Pediatrics.
Retrospective review of neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Merhar, SL; McAllister, JM; Wedig-Stevie, KE; Klein, AC; Meinzen-Derr, J; Poindexter, BB.
Journal of Perinatology.
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