Jennifer McAllister, MD, CLC

Medical Director, West Chester Hopsital Special Care Nursery

Medical Director, NICU Follow Up Clinic-NAS Clinic

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-517-0601



Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; newborn care; breastfeeding


Follow up care of infants treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Dr. McAllister is a pediatrician who has been with the Perinatal Institute since 2013. She is the co-medical director of the Neonatal Abstinence Clinic (NAS), and her research investigates the short and long term outcomes of babies diagnosed with NAS. She is interested in standardizing and optimizing care for newborns with NAS both inpatient and upon discharge from the hospital.

Additionally she is involved in resident education and has helped develop the newborn resident education curriculum.

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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Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Benneyworth BD, Krans EE, McAllister JM, Davis MM. Neonatal abstinence syndrome and associated health care expenditures: United States, 2000-2009. JAMA. 2012 May 9;307(18)1934-40.

Iyer MS, Santen SA, Nypaver M, Warrier K, Bradin S, Chapman R, McAllister J, Vredeveld J, House JB. Assessing the validity evidence of an objective structured assessment tool of technical skills for neonatal lumbar punctures. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;20(3):321-4.

Boon W, McAllister J, Attar MA, Chapman RL, Mullan PB, Haftel HM. Evaluation of Heart Rate Assessment Timing, Communication, Accuracy, and Clinical Decision-Making during High Fidelity Simulation of Neonatal Resuscitation. Int J Pedatr. 2014;2014;927430.