Neonatology NICU

The Neonatology Division maintains a 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all critically ill neonates, including extremely low birth-weight infants and those with surgical, genetic and cardiological conditions. Specialists are available 24 hours a day. A specialized neonatal transport team, provides ambulance and helicopter transportation for critically ill infants throughout the state and region.


Elias Abebe, MDElias W. Abebe, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Jimma University,Jimma, Ethiopia; Doctor of Medicine
Residencies: Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY - Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Research Interests: Quality improvement research in neonatal intensive care unit, Neonatal infection
Clinical Specialty: Neonatology


Alexander G. Agthe, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Clinical Trial Design
Medical Degree: Artz Medical School, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany
Doctoral Degree: The Johns Hopkins University, Clinical Research
Residency: Kinderklinik Pediatric Hospital, Germany; Sinai Hospital, Baltimore MD, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Eudowood, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certification: Pediatrics
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Cynthia Bearer, M.D., Ph.D. Cynthia Bearer, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Mary Gray Cobey Professor in Neonatology
Special Interests: Neuropromotion; Clinical Neonatology; Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins Medical School
Doctoral Degree: Case Western Reserve University, Biochemistry
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Neonatology and Washington University, Neonatology
Certification: Pediatrics, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
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Natalie L Davis M.D., M.MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Infant Car Seat Challenge (ICSC); Intermittent hypoxia (IH); Silent Aspiration 
Medical Degree: University of Michigan
Residency: University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Pediatrics
Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital, Neonatology
Research Interests: The effect of intermittent hypoxia on development and growth of preterm neonates as well as optimizing respiratory status at discharge.
Clinical Specialty: Neonatology


Colleen Hughes-Driscoll M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Prenatal counseling, infant immunizations
Medical Degree: State University of New York at Upstate Medical University
Residency: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training: Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Clinical Speciality: Clinical Quality Improvement Officer, Director of the Prenatal Consult Service, OB-NICU Liaison 


Susan J. Dulkerian, M.D.Susan J. Dulkerian, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Clinical Director, Mercy Medical Center NICU; Co-Director, Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program
Special Interests: Neonatal Infectious Disease, Neonatal Transport and Outreach Education
Medical Degree: St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies
Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certification: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Dina E El-Metwally M.B.,B.Ch., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, NICU
Medical Degree: Faculty of Medicine. Suez Canal University. Ismailia, Egypt
Residency: Hasbro Children Hospital; Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia Egypt
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine; Hospital of Sick Children at University of Toronto, Neonatal Transport
Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes
Clinical Specialty: Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine, Neurodevelopment outcome of High Risk Infants


Alison J. Falck, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program
Special Interests: Bioethics, Curriculum Development
Medical Degree: The George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pediatrics
Fellowship: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Renee E. Fox, M.D.Renee E. Fox, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Lung Maturation; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Pulmonary Function Testing in Neonates
Medical Degree: University of Rochester
Residency: University of Rochester
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Neonatology
Certification: Pediatrics
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Suma Bhat Hoffman, MDSuma B Hoffman M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Residency: Department of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship: Division of Neonatology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 
Research Interests: Using near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring in the critically ill neonate, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Neonatal Encephalopathy
Clinical Specialty: Neonatology


Brenda Hussey-Gardner, Ph.D., M.P.H. Brenda Hussey-Gardner, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Coordinator of NICU Follow-Up Program
Special Interests: Infant Development; Parenting Infants and Young Children; Anticipatory Guidance; Early Intervention
Advanced Degrees: University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D.; University of North Carolina, M.P.H.
Certification: Early Childhood Special Education
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Shiv S Kapoor M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India 
Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Pediatrics
Neonatal and Perinatal Fellowship: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Research Interests: Quality improvement, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Chronic Lung Disease
Clinical Specialty: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine


Jocelyn C. Leung, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, NICU Follow-Up Program
Special Interests: Renal Development, Neonatal Hypoxia
Medical Degree: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certifications: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Maria A Martino-Gomez M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Hospital for Children, Pediatrics 
Certification: Pediatrics
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics
Research Interests: Breastfeeding


Alexandre E Medina de Jesus D.Sci.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests: Elucidating how different types of external insults (such as early alcohol exposure) disrupt activity-dependent plasticity and how it can be restored.


Chinazo O. Meniru, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Sara J. Mola, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program
Medical Degree: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: West Virginia University, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Research Interests: Delivery Room management of Very-Low-Birth-Weight infants and acute lung injury, Medical Education utilizing Simulation experience
Clinical Specialty: Neonatology


Sandra M. Mooney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Completed undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Did a post-doc at the University of Iowa, then worked at Upstate Medical University prior to coming to University of Maryland.
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Adora C. Okogbule-Wonodi, M.D.Adora C. Okogbule-Wonodi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Medical Degree: College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Residency: Howard University Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certifications: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Sripriya Sundararajan, M.D.
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests: Transfusion, Inflammation and neonatal sepsis; biology of lymphocytes; cytokines and cell surface molecules
Clinical Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal medicine


Rose M. Viscardi, M.D.Rose M. Viscardi, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Lung Maturation; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Developmental Assessment of Former Premature Infants; Ureaplasma Infection; Markers of Inflammation
Medical Degree: University of Rochester
Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Michigan, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certification: Pediatrics; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Hyung David Chul Woo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Certification: Pediatrics
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This page was last updated: March 31, 2014

         
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