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Medical Director, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Co-Director, Perinatal Institute Quality Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"I treat each newborn with compassion and with the care that their family would want for them."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I was inspired to become a neonatologist because the care provided immediately after birth can have a lasting impact on a child's health and well-being throughout their life. I treat each newborn with compassion and with the care that their family would want for them.

Our team provides hospital care for newborns across the spectrum of health — from well newborns immediately after birth, to premature infants who spend their first weeks to months in the hospital, to critically ill infants with congenital anomalies.

I led a team that received the Distinctive Achievement Award at the national Children's Hospital Association Quality Conference, for our work to reduce a serious complication of prematurity (necrotizing enterocolitis). I’ve also been named to Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctors list multiple times.

In my free time, I’m learning to raise my first dog — a very energetic golden retriever.

Clinical Interests

Necrotizing enterocolitis; bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD); quality improvement; family-centered care

Research Interests

Strategies to prevent morbidities of prematurity

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neonatology, Perinatal, Fetal Care, Newborn Intensive Care NICU, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

Research Divisions

Neonatology, Pulmonary Biology



Blog Posts

Swaddling DOs and DONTs

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Swaddling DOs and DON’Ts

By Amy Nathan, MD6/23/2016

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My Education

MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1998.

Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1998-2002.

Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2002-2005.

Certification: Pediatrics 2001; Neonatology, 2008.

My Publications

Venovenous versus venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation among infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: is there a difference in outcome?. Agarwal, P; Rintoul, N; Zaniletti, I; Keene, S; Mietzsch, U; Massaro, AN; Billimoria, Z; Dirnberger, D; Hamrick, S; Seabrook, RB; et al. Journal of Perinatology. 2021.

Low hemoglobin levels are independently associated with neonatal acute kidney injury: a report from the AWAKEN Study Group. Nada, A; Boohaker, LJ; Charlton, J; Askenazi, D; Li, L; Mahan, JD; Griffin, RL; Selewski, DT; Ambalavanan, N; Sarkar, S; et al. Pediatric Research. 2021; 89:922-931.

Quality Improvement Efforts Reduce Incidence of Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Related Deaths. Goddard, GR; McNelis, K; Poindexter, A; Jenkins, T; Wessel, J; Nathan, AT; Helmrath, MA; Poindexter, B. American Journal of Perinatology. 2020.

The impact of fluid balance on outcomes in premature neonates: a report from the AWAKEN study group. Selewski, DT; Gist, KM; Nathan, AT; Goldstein, SL; Boohaker, LJ; Akcan-Arikan, A; Bonachea, EM; Hanna, M; Joseph, C; Mahan, JD; et al. Pediatric Research. 2020; 87:550-557.

Acute Kidney Injury and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Neonates Born Less than 32 Weeks' Gestation. Starr, MC; Boohaker, L; Eldredge, LC; Menon, S; Griffin, R; Mayock, DE; Li, L; Askenazi, D; Hingorani, S; Ambalavanan, N; et al. American Journal of Perinatology. 2020; 37:341-348.

Acute Kidney Injury is Associated with Poor Lung Outcomes in Infants Born ≥32 Weeks of Gestational Age. Starr, MC; Boohaker, L; Eldredge, LC; Menon, S; Griffin, R; Mayock, D; Askenazi, D; Hingorani, S; Ambalavanan, N; Selewski, DT; et al. American Journal of Perinatology. 2020; 37:231-240.

Incidence and Risk Factors of Early Onset Neonatal AKI. Charlton, JR; Boohaker, L; Askenazi, D; Brophy, PD; D'Angio, C; Fuloria, M; Gien, J; Griffin, R; Hingorani, S; Ingraham, S; et al. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2019; 14:184-195.

Late onset neonatal acute kidney injury: results from the AWAKEN Study. Charlton, JR; Boohaker, L; Askenazi, D; Brophy, PD; Fuloria, M; Gien, J; Griffin, R; Hingorani, S; Ingraham, S; Mian, A; et al. Pediatric Research. 2019; 85:339-348.

Optimizing the AKI definition during first postnatal week using Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates (AWAKEN) cohort. Askenazi, D; Abitbol, C; Boohaker, L; Griffin, R; Raina, R; Dower, J; Davis, TK; Ray, PE; Perazzo, S; DeFreitas, M; et al. Pediatric Research. 2019; 85:329-338.

The impact of fluid balance on outcomes in critically ill near-term/term neonates: a report from the AWAKEN study group. Selewski, DT; Akcan-Arikan, A; Bonachea, EM; Gist, KM; Goldstein, SL; Hanna, M; Joseph, C; Mahan, JD; Nada, A; Nathan, AT; et al. Pediatric Research. 2019; 85:79-85.