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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

Helen Christou, MD

Helen Christou, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine

Dr. Christou is the Interim Chair for the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and the Elizabeth G. Nabel Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Newborn Medicine, the highest recognition by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Christou previously served as Vice Chair of Research, Education, and Academic Faculty Affairs for our department. Her clinical research focus is on Pulmonary Hypertension and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the NICU and she directs federally funded research in her lab at the Thorn Research Building of BWH. Dr. Christou is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Mandy Brown Belfort, MD

Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH

Interim Vice Chair of Research

Dr. Belfort provides neonatal intensive care as a member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital core group of neonatologists and serves as a leader of the clinical nutrition working group. She is also active in clinically-oriented research focused on growth and nutrition during infancy. Dr. Belfort is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Elizabeth Flanigan, MD

Elizabeth Flanigan, MD

Chief of Clinical Operations

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Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD, MS, FAAP

Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD, MS, FAAP

NICU Medical Director

Dr. Abdulhayoglu is the medical director of the Brigham and Women's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her clinical interests are improving neonatal care with an emphasis on health communication, ELBW infants, policy and protocol development, medical coding and billing as well as delivery room and ICU management of complex care babies.

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Simon Manning, MD

Simon Manning, MD

NICU Associate Medical Director, 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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Katharine Herrick, MD

Katharine Herrick, MD

Medical Director of Well Newborn Care

Dr. Herrick provides newborn pediatric care, circumcisions, and lingual frenulectomies as a member of the BWH Faculty Newborn Service. She is also a certified lactation consultant and serves as the pediatric liaison to BWH's lactation support service. Dr. Herrick is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Megan Connelly, MD

Megan Connelly, MD

Associate Medical Director of Well Newborn Care

Dr. Connelly provides newborn pediatric care and circumcisions as a member of the BWH Faculty Newborn Service. Dr. Connelly has a particular interest in medical student education.

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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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Silvia Patrizi, MD

Silvia Patrizi, MD

Assistant Chief of Neonatology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr Patrizi is the Assistant Chief of Neonatology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Patrizi provides newborn and family care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and in the Special Care Nursery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She attends high-risk deliveries at both Institutions and provides antenatal consultation to families with risk of preterm deliveries and maternal conditions affecting the health of the fetus. Dr. Patrizi's main interest is neonatal neurology, with emphasis on neonatal neuroprotection, neonatal neurophysiology, and neonatal seizures. In addition, Dr Patrizi is an advocate for health equity and leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the Department of Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine.

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Sule Cataltepe, MD

Sule Cataltepe, MD

Medical Director of Newborn Respiratory Care

Dr. Cataltepe is a staff neonatologist and Medical Director of Newborn Respiratory Care. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her research studies focus on pulmonary biology and immunology investigating the molecular mechanisms of chronic lung disease of prematurity and pulmonary infections. She has received funding from American Heart Association and NIH.

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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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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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Margaret Everett, MD

Margaret Everett, MD

Director of Quality and Safety

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Tanzeema Hossain, MBChB

Tanzeema Hossain, MBChB

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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Katherine Bell, MD

Katherine Bell, MD

Associate Director of Education

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Melissa Woythaler, DO, MS

Melissa Woythaler, DO, MS

Medical Director of the Center for Child Development

As Director of the Center for Child Development, Dr. Woythaler is especially enthusiastic about eliminating barriers to care for patients and families, improving the patient experience, and utilizing innovative technology to improve clinical care. She is excited to expand the ambulatory programs offered within the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine.

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Mollie Warren, MD

Mollie Warren, MD

Director, NICU Transition to Home Program

Dr. Mollie Warren, joined the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2021. Dr. Warren serves as the Medical Director of the Transition to Home Program.

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Sarbattama Sen, MD

Sarbattama Sen, MD

Director of Faculty Development

Dr. Sen is a neonatologist and researcher in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine. Her research focuses on the impact of obesity during pregnancy on maternal and infant health. She utilizes observational and translational studies to understand the underlying mechanisms and clinical trials to devise strategies to improve outcomes.

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Anne (CC) Lee, MD, MPH

Anne (CC) Lee, MD, MPH

Director of Global Health

Dr. Lee is an attending pediatrician in the BWH Faculty Newborn Service and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of Global Newborn Health at BWH and leads the Global Advancement of Infants and Mothers (AIM) Lab. Her research aims to improve the health outcomes of mothers and infants in low-resource settings.

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Cindy Liu, PhD

Cindy Liu, PhD

Director of Developmental Risk & Cultural Disparities Program

Dr. Liu's research focuses on the measurement and mechanisms of stress involved in mental health in families across key developmental time points (perinatal period, college/young adulthood), and the identification of resilience and disparities within mental health.

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Richard Parad, MD, MPH

Richard Parad, MD, MPH

Director, Neonatal Genomic Medicine Program

Dr. Parad is an attending neonatologist, dual trained in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He also received training in clinical trial design at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is an NIH-funded translational scientist with expertise in neonatal respiratory drug development, newborn screening and genomic medicine.

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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.

John McGillivray, MBA

Department Administrator

John brings extensive experience with over 30 years of administrative leadership. His skills include expertise in developing viable business and financial plans, integrating systems across multiple clinical service areas and practices to enable continuous improvement, and leading efforts to streamline and standardize clinical workflows and processes to enhance efficiency, increase productivity, optimize the patient experience, and facilitate the attainment of strategic plans and financial goals.

Faculty Neonatologists

Bushra Afzal, MD

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Laura Bernardini, MD

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Donna J. Brezinski, MD

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Sailaja Ghanta, MD

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Terri Gorman, MD

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Pearl Houghteling, MD

Elisabeth Kaza, MD, DSc

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Stella Kourembanas, MD

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Amy Levingston, MD

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Nisreen Maari, MD

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Alyssa Marshall, DO

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Krysten North, MD, MPH

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Margaret Ong, MD

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Francheyska Silfa Mazara, MD

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Fotios Spyropoulos, MD

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Faculty Pediatricians

Susan A. Beebe, MD

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Jamie Campbell, MD

Amanda Gallant, MD

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Lise Carolyn Johnson, MD

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Anne CC (S.) Lee, MD, MPH

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Kathryn MacMillan, MD, MPH

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Timothy Porter, MD

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Nicole Randazzo-Ahern, MD

Carolyn Rundquist, MD

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Erica Swartz, MD

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Research Faculty

Sara Cherkerzian, PhD
Biostatistician

Pamela Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC
Speech Language Pathologist

Cindy Liu, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Mark Perrella, MD
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Joseph J. Volpe, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief Emeritus, Boston Children's Hospital

Center for Child Development

Kenia Gomez, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Susan Marakovitz, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Newborn Medicine Advanced Practice Team

Emily Blake, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, Well Newborn Nursery 

Corey Boyd, RNC-NIC, MSN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Nicolette Dickerhoff, MSN, NNP-BC, RNC-NIC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Stephanie Garley, PA
Physician Assistant, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Deborah Giambanco, DNP, NNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Growth & Development Unit

Danielle Kassmeier, MSN, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner, Center for Child Development & Transition to Home Program 

Megan Kroger, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Debra Marks, RN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Growth & Development Unit

Rachael McClure, PA
Physician Assistant, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Katrina Miller, MS, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Growth & Development Unit

Berenis Morgado, MSN, FNP 
Nurse Practitioner, Well Newborn Nursery

Kathleen Murphy, DNP, PNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Growth & Development Unit

Leah Prager, PA-C, MPH
Physician Assistant, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Susan Quinn, MS, ARNP, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Intensive Care Unit

BWH NICU Allied Health Professionals

Speech Language Pathology

  • Emily Adams, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC
  • Pamela Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Katherine Gibson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Elizabeth (Lizzy) Kling, MS, CCC-SLP

Occupational Therapy

  • Jessica Pacheco, MOT, OTR/L, CNT

Physical Therapy

  • Jessica Ahonen, PT, DPT, PCS, CNT, NTMTC
  • Patricia Flynn, PT, CNT, NTMTC
  • Sara Tenenholtz, PT, DPT, PCS, NTMTC

Social Work

  • Kara Belinsky, LICSW
  • Maria Conley, Family Support Specialist
  • Kelly Mccann Earls, LICSW, MPH
  • Andrew Piercey, LICSW
  • Mara Sceery, RN Case Manager
  • Abby Takesian, LICSW, Parent Mental Health Program

Nutrition

  • Alyssa Brodsky, MS, RDN, LDN
  • Dierdre Ellard, MS, RDN, LDN
  • Hunter Pepin, MS, RDN, LDN

BWH NICU Respiratory Therapy

Jill Robinson, BS, RRT-NPS
Newborn Respiratory Care Manager

David Beadles, RRT
Day Clinical Coordinator

Jessica Zellmann, BS, RRT-NPS
Night Clinical Coordinator

Respiratory Therapy Team

  • Savannah Beale, RRT
  • Danielle Ben-David, MPH, RRT-NPS
  • Melissa Catino, BS, RRT
  • Breda Devlin, BS, RRT-NPS
  • Carrie Dodge, BS, RRT
  • Saranna Ellis, BS, RRT-NPS
  • Kristin Khang, RRT
  • Kristianna Kingsley, RRT
  • Jess Luca, RRT
  • Victoria Mansfield, BS, RRT
  • Jordan Murphy. BS, RRT
  • Emily Ouelette, RRT
  • Andrea Oulton, RRT
  • Christine Piro, BA, RRT-NPS
  • Tracy Pisani, RRT
  • Amy Serino, RRT
  • Kendra Woo, BS, RRT

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