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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 Newborn Medicine Program
Director, Neonatal Cardiovascular Research, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


Jennifer Kloesz, MD

 

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, UPMC Medical Education


Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs/Telehealth, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Neonatal Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Neonatal Telemedicine, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program


Arcangela L. Balest, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Greg A. Barretto, Jr., MD, MS

Dr. Barretto 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Regional Medical Director and Director of Outreach, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program


Christine Bishop, MD

Christine Bishop, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Perinatal Supportive Care, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC OB/GYN Reproductive Services and Pediatric Supportive Care


Paris Ekeke, MD

Dr. Paris 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Carol H. Gilmour, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatology, UPMC Horizon


Thomas Hooven, MD

Dr. Hooven 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
R.K. Mellon Institute Research Scholar, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Edward Hurley, MD

Edward Hurley, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


John Ibrahim, MD, FAAP

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

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Newborn Respiratory Care
Co-Medical Director of Respiratory Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Karena G. Lawrence, MD, MS, IBCLC

Karena Lawrence, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, UPMC Medical Education


Bianca LoVerde, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Resident Education


Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal ECMO Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


Sharmilarani Nanda, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Brighid O’Donnell, MD

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


Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital


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

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, 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-Womens Hospital


Carey Welsh, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Newborn Medicine Advanced Practice Providers
Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Services


Andrea Willeitner, MD

Andrea Willeitner, MD

Clinical 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, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Investigator, Magee-Womens Research Institute


Staff

Roberta Bell
Unit Director

Heather Dawn Cooper
Unit Director

Christina Long
Clinical Education Specialist

Patricia O'Neil
Clinical Nurse Leader 

Amy Farren
Clinical Nurse Leader

Gabriella Boff
Clinical Nurse Leader

Danielle Schumacher
Clinical Nurse Leader

Jordan Grgurich
Clinical Nurse Leader

Alytsa Mefford
Programmatic Nurse Specialist