Stephanie L. Merhar, MD, MS

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Research Director, NICU Follow Up Clinic
Follow Up Principal Investigator, Cincinnati site, NICHD Neonatal Research Network

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-5180



Infants with perinatal brain injury; neonatal follow up.


Follow-up outcomes; advanced neuroimaging to predict outcomes in infants with brain injury.

Stephanie L. Merhar, MD, MS, is a neonatologist with a research focus in the field of neuroimaging, developing ways to use advanced imaging techniques to predict and improve the outcomes of term and preterm babies with brain injury.

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.

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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.