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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Doctors and Staff

Our Doctors

Jennifer Kloesz, MD

Interim Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine



Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Abeer Azzuqa, MD

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


Arcangela L. Balest, MD

Arcangela Balest, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 


Greg A. Barretto, Jr., MD, MS

Dr. Barretto

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


Briana Bertoni, MD, MBOE, CPPS

Briana has wavy shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. She is smiling. She wears a lab coat and a black and white striped blouse.

Director, Clinical Improvement and Quality Improvement
Division of Newborn Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Christine Bishop, MD

Christine Bishop, MD

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


Thomas Diacovo, MD

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

Nicole Dobson, MD

Nicole has wavy shoulder length blonde hair. She is wearing a white v-neck blouse with a silver pendant necklace, and a gray striped blazer.

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of Simulation Education, Division of Newborn Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Paris Ekeke, MD

Paris wears a purple blazer with a black blouse. She has straight black hair. She is smiling.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine




Carol H. Gilmour, MD, MPH

Carol Gilmour, MD

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

 


Thomas Hooven, MD

Dr. Hooven

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

 


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

James Kiger, MD, MS

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
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Brian King, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine



Karena G. Lawrence, MD, MS, IBCLC

Karena Lawrence, MD

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


Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

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


Brighid O’Donnell, MD

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

 


Onome Oghifobibi, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 


Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

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


Richard Telesco, MD

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

 


Kalyani Vats, MD

Kalyani Vats, MD

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
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Carey Welsh, MD

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


Andrea Willeitner, MD

Andrea Willeitner, MD

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


Toby Debra Yanowitz, MD, MS

Director of Clinical Research, Division of Newborn Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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