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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Doctors and Staff

Doctors

Thomas Diacovo, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine
Director, Neonatal Cardiovascular Research, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

Jennifer Kloesz, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Chief, Department of Pediatrics, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

 

 

Beverly S. Brozanski, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Research Faculty, UPMC Magee-Women's Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

Abeer Azzuqa, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Associate Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Director, Neonatal Telemedicine Program, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Medical Director, UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Neonatal Residency Program

 

 

Melissa Riley, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Neonatal Transport and Outreach Services, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Arcangela Balest, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Balson, MD

Michael J. Balsan, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Hamot
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UPMC Hamot
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Greg A. Barretto, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Regional Medical Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Wheeling Hospital

 

 

Carmela Coppola, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Mercy
Neonatologist Pediatrix Medical Group, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital
Staff Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group, UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Hospital, Lititz, PA

 

 

 

 

Carol Gilmour, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UPMC Mercy Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Hurley, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

John Ibrahim, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Jackson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

James Kiger, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director of Neonatal Respiratory Therapy and Care (Division of Newborn Medicine), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Co-Medical Director of Respiratory Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Liza Konnikova, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Karena Lawrence, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Bianca LoVerde, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Resident Education, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program, NICU, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

Sharmila Nanda, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ifeyinwa Nwankwor, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Hamot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brighid O’Donnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of Medical Affairs, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

Mohammad Riaz, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Telesco, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Hamot

 

 

 

 

 

Kalyani Vats, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Delivery Room, Triage, and Emergency Antenatal Consult Service (DTAC), UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Co-Director, Center for Advanced Fetal Diagnostics, UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital

 

 

 

Jon F. Watchko, MD
Professor (with Tenure) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Carey Welsh, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider Program

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Willeitner, MD

Andrea Willeitner, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Excela Health System
Associate Regional Director, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine

 

 

 

 

Toby Debra Yanowitz, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Investigator Magee-Womens Research Institute

 

 

Jennifer Zank, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Staff

Roberta Bell
Clinical Nurse Leader

Lynn Cimino, RN, MBA 
Manager, Patient Care Services, NICU

Karen Ewing, MSN, CRNP 
Director, Patient Care Services, NICU

Amy Farren
Clinical Nurse Leader

Katherine Hinch
Clinical Education Specialist

Cheryl Milford, EdS 
Neonatal psychologist

Patricia O'Neil
Clinical Nurse Leader

Lisa Spinneweber
Clinical Nurse Leader

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