Pediatric Newborn Medicine Leadership

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine encompasses faculty who assist in the care of newborn infants at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH). BWH is the largest delivering hospital, with approximately 6,000 births each year and provides specialized care to the most high-risk pregnancies. In addition, Brigham and Women's Hospital houses the region's largest newborn intensive care unit with more than 60 beds for the smallest and sickest infants requiring care for preterm or any other complex birth-related issue. Brigham and Women's Hospital also serves as the academic and educational hub for departmental activities, including many groundbreaking research studies.

Leadership

Terrie E. Inder, MBChB, MD

Terrie E. Inder, MBChB, MD

Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Inder is a dual-boarded neonatologist and child neurologist and is the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine. She has a passion for improving long-term outcomes of high-risk infants including premature infants and at-risk term born infants.

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Helen Christou, MD

Helen Christou, MD

Associate Chair for Research, Director of NICU Respiratory Care

Dr. Christou is the Associate Chair for Research and Medical Director of NICU Respiratory Care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at BWH. She performs clinical research on lung biology and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the NICU and directs her federally funded research laboratory at the Thorn Research Building of BWH.

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Linda Joanne Van Marter, MD, MPH

Linda Joanne Van Marter, MD, MPH

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Dr. Van Marter is Associate Chair for Academic Affairs of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine. Her research interest is in the epidemiology of neonatal cardiopulmonary disorders, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.

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Elizabeth Flanigan, MD

Elizabeth Flanigan, MD

Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

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Tanzeema Hossain, MBBS

Tanzeema Hossain, MBBS

Director of Education

Dr. Hossain is the Director of Education at the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Assistant Director of the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation. Her passions include medical education, high fidelity simulation and the use of online education technology to improve clinical care.

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Simon Manning, MD

Simon Manning, MD

Director of Fetal Care

Dr. Manning trained in England and Australia before completing his Neonatology Fellowship here in Boston. His interests include optimizing delivery of care to babies with complex medical conditions, and helping families navigate the challenges of having a baby in the Newborn intensive care unit.

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Mohamed El-Dib, MD

Mohamed El-Dib, MD

Director of Neonatal Neurocritical Care

Dr. El-Dib is the Director of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program. He is a board certified neonatologist with specialized training in the field of neonatal neurology and brain development. His field of expertise is bedside neuromonitoring.

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Ann Velie, MD

Ann Velie, MD

Medical Director of Well Newborn Care

Dr. Velie provides newborn pediatric care and lingual frenulectomies as a member of the BWH Faculty Newborn Service.  She is the Medical Director of Well Newborn Care.  Dr. Velie is also interested in quality and safety improvement of newborn care, in addition to resident and medical student education.  She is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Carmina Erdei, MD

Carmina Erdei, MD

Director of the Growth and Development Unit

Dr. Erdei is the Director of the Growth and Development Unit, where she works with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team to provide the highest quality of care for infants and families in a way that is family-centered, multidisciplinary, and attentive to all aspects of each baby’s development.

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Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD

Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD

Medical Director of Transport, Medical Director of Finance and Network

Dr. Abdulhayoglu is the Medical Director of Transport and the Medical Director of Finance and Network for the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine.  She is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and has a Master of Science degree in Health Communication.

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Sujatha Ramadurai, MD

Sujatha Ramadurai, MD

Chief of Neonatology, Special Care Nursery – Newton Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Ramadurai is the Chief of Neonatology at NWH. She provides care for newborns in the delivery room and Newborn Intensive Care Unit/Special Care Nursery at both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ramadurai is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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John McGillivray

Department Administrator

Kyle Iacovino, BA

Kyle Iacovino, BA

Research Administrator

As the Research Administrator of the Division of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Mr. Iacovino manages the clinical and research operations of the department. Since graduating from Harvard University in 2007, he has spent his entire career in research and hospital administration.

BWH Neonatologists

BWH Newborn Nursery Pediatricians

BWH Neonatologists at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Amy Levingston, MD

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Nisreen Maari, MD

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Alyssa Marshall, DO

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Francheyska Silfa Mazara, MD

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Silvia Patrizi, MD

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BWH NICU Advanced Practice Team

Deborah Giambanco, NNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Debra Marks, RN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kathleen Murphy, DNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Resiliency Team Lead

Sarah Shulman, MD

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BWH Researchers

Ellice Lieberman, MD, DrPH

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Cindy Liu, PhD

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Mark Perrella, MD

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BWH NICU Allied Health Professionals

Jessica Ahonen, DPT
Physical Therapist

Brittini Allain, PharmD
Pharmacist

Kaitlyn Basile, LICSW
Social Worker

Susan Berliner, LISCW
Social Worker

Pamela Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP
Feeding and Developmental Therapist

Deirdre Ellard, MS, RDN, LDN
Neonatal Dietitian Specialist

Katherine Gibson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Jessica Ironman, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Alicia Katz, MSW, LICSW
Social Work Manager

Anna Kiriakidis, CCRN
Care Coordinator

Hunter Pepin, MS, RDN, LDN
Neonatal Dietitian Specialist

Sara Rostas, PharmD
Pharmacist

Jessi Steinburg Stone, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

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