For Pediatric Newborn Medicine Medical Professionals

The faculty of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides care to newborns at our main campus in Boston and at other locations in and around Boston. The department faculty also conduct research and educate medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Referring a Patient

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine cares for newborn infants in five hospital settings: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital. BWH is the largest delivering hospital, with roughly 6,000 births each year and services designed to provide specialized care to the most high-risk pregnancies. In addition, Brigham and Women’s Hospital houses the region’s largest newborn intensive care unit (NICU) with more than 60 beds for the smallest and sickest infants requiring care for preterm or any other complex birth-related issue.

Our Neonatal Transport Program, in collaboration with Boston MedFlight, provides rapid transfer of critically ill infants from community hospitals throughout New England to the Level III NICUs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Clinical Services

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD 
Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine

Linda J. Van Marter, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Terri Gorman, MD
NICU Medical Director

Michael Prendergast, MB BCh BAO, PhD 
NICU Medical Director

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739
NICU Phone: (617) 732-5420

Division of Newborn Services

Lise Johnson, MD 
Chief, Division of Newborn Services

Jo Ellen Altschaefl, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Newborn Services 

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739

Antenatal Fetal Services

Sule U. Cataltepe, MD 

Center for Fetal Medicine Nurse in Charge: Kathy Bennett, RN
Phone: (617) 732-4232
E-mail: and

Transport Services

Michael Prendergast, MD, PhD

Phone (Boston MedFlight Transport Request): (800) 233-8998
Phone (Office): (617) 732-7739

Network Partners

Good Samaritan Hospital

Shah Hossain, MD
Clinical Chief of Neonatology  

SCN Phone: (508) 427-3751

Holy Family Hospital

Francheskya Silfa Mazara, MD
Clinical Chief of Neonatology

SCN Phone: (978) 687-0156 x 2252 

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD
Clinical Chief of Neonatology  

SCN Phone: (617) 243-6728

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Silvia Testa, MD
Chair of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Flanigan, MD 
Clinical Chief of Neonatology  

NICU Phone: (617) 562-7077

Education and Training

Teaching and education are central to the mission of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine. Learn more about our educational programs.

Educational Programs

Tanzeema Hossain, MBBS

Phone: (617) 732-8405


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