Division Faculty

Meet the Faculty of the Division of Neonatology

Division of Neonatology Faculty

 

Jennifer Burnsed, MD, MSc
Jennifer Burnsed, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University
Clinical/Research Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (see link)
Publications: View on PubMed

Karen Fairchild, MD
Karen Fairchild, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
NICU Clinical Trials Program Director
Residency: Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical/Research Interests: Heart rate variability and neonatal outcomes (sepsis, NEC, IVH), Ventilation prior to umbilical cord clamping (see link)
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David Kaufman, MD
David Kaufman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
ECMO Medical Director (NICU)
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical/Research Interests: Prevention of fungal infections and late-onset sepsis
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Sarah Miller, DO
Sarah Miller, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director – NICU
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Clinical/Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental follow-up of NICU graduates
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Peter Murray, MD, MSM
Peter Murray, MD, MSM
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University / A.I. Dupont
Fellowship: Yale University
Clinical/Research Interests: Perinatal/Medical Ethics
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Robert Sinkin MD, MPH
Robert A. Sinkin, MD, MPH
Charles Fuller Professor of Neonatology
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Oakland
Fellowship: University of Rochester
Clinical/Research Interests: Feasibility of daily, two-way videoconferencing between parents/providers, Neonatal outcomes of extremely premature infants
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Brynne Sullivan, MD, MSc
Brynne A. Sullivan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Clinical/Research Interests: Predictive monitoring using pulse oximetry and heart rate characteristics monitoring.
Publications: View on PubMed

Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc
Jonathan R. Swanson, MD, MSc
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director – NICU
Chief Quality Officer for Children’s Services
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Clinical/Research Interests: Necrotizing enterocolitis and acquired intestinal diseases, Quality improvement methods in the NICU, Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury.
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Brooke Vergales, MD
Brooke Vergales, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director
Residency: Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Clinical/Research Interests: Quality improvement in the NICU, Medical education
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Qin Yao, MD
Qin Yao, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Primary: Tongji Medical University
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Jersey City
Fellowships: Case Western Reserve University-Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical/Research Interests: Medical Education, Simulation, Chronic care
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Santina Zanelli, MD, MSc
Santina Zanelli, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Clinical/Research Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (see link)
Publications: View on PubMed