Faculty

All faculty members are board certified or board eligible in Neonatology and are committed to scholarly activity in both clinical and research areas. Neonatology faculty may serve as mentors for the fellows. Mentorship is also available outside the Division of Neonatology if the applicant has a particular area of interest.

Peter Giannone, MD (Division Chief)

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis.
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Henrietta Bada, MD, MPH (Program Director)

  • Effects of prenatal drug exposure on the fetus, newborn and childhood behavior (Maternal Lifestyle Study)
  • Newborn brain disorders
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Analysis of complex physiological signals
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Elie Abu-Jawdeh, MD

  • Intermittent hypoxia/hypoxemia of the newborn
  • Pneumocardiogram studies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux of the newborn
  • Long term oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Susana Arriagada-Alvarado, MD

  • Respiratory disorders of the newborn
  • Quality care initiatives
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Neonatal outreach education

Hubie Ballard, MD (ECMO Director)

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Prevention and treatment of chronic lung disease in infants
  • Pharmacokinetics of azithromycin in preterm infants
  • Publications: Search PubMed

John A. Bauer, Ph.D

  • Mechanisms of cellular oxidant injury
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Prasad Bhandary, MD

  • Anemia of prematurity
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Publications: Search PubMed

M. Douglas Cunningham, MD

  • Pulmonary mechanics
  • Ventilation modalities
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Publications:  Search PubMed

Sumit Dang, MD

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Residents Education
  • Neonatal Simulation Laboratory
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Nirmala Desai, MD (Director of Developmental Follow-Up Clinic)

  • Pain management in newborns
  • Effects of nephrocalcinosis on ELBW infants
  • Neonatal nutrition
  • Developmental follow-up
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Ricki F. Goldstein, MD (Director of Complex Care Clinic)

  • Developmental Follow-Up
  • Medical Complex Care
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Mina Hanna, MD (NICU Medical Director)

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Developmental follow-up
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Murali Palla, MD

  •  Developmental follow up
  • Neonatal Neurology

Aparna Patra, MD

  • Ischemic Brain Injury in neonates
  • Blood Brain Injury in neonates
  • Difficult conversations and conversations between providers and families

Lori Shook, MD

  • Quality care initiatives
  • Institutional review board
  • Validity of the informed consent process
  • Publications: Search PubMed

Thinitart Sithisarn, MD (Assistant Director of Developmental Follow-Up Clinic)

  • Perinatal oxycodone effects
  • Neurobiology of hypothalamic pituitary axis
  • Developmental follow-up
  • Neurologic disorders of the newborn
  • Publications: Search PubMed