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Faculty Interests

  • Attar, Mohammad Ali M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Neonatal Pulmonology 
    Research Interests: Dr. Attar's research interests include neonatal pulmonology, neonatal pain management and evaluating resident educational interventions.
  • Barks, John Donald E M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Neonatology and neonatal neurology. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Barks' clinical research interests are hypothermic neuroprotection for infants with suspected hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 36 weeks gestation or greater, and neonatal seizures. His laboratory research explores mechanisms of neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury, neuroprotective strategies and enhancing recovery from neonatal brain injury.
  • Carlson, Martha Diane M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders and childhood movement disorders 
    Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Chapman, Rachel Leland M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Term Respiratory Failure ECMO Nosocomial Infection 
    Research Interests: Medical Education
  • Desch, Karl Coe M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Neonatal disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis 
    Research Interests: ADAMTS 13 and Von Willebrand Factor biology.
  • Donn, Steven M M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Neonatology 
    Clinical Interests: High-technology respiratory support; neonatal neurologic problems; hyperammonemia; neonatal transport 
    Research Interests: High-technology respiratory support; meconium aspiration syndrome; hypothermic brain cooling for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Fealy, Jessica Lynne 

  • Specialty: Pediatrics 
    Hospitalist
  • Garton, Hugh James Lauriston M.D., MHSc.

  • Specialty: Neurological Surgery 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery: Hydrocephalus, Pediatric Neurotrauma, Developmental Anomalies of the Central Nervous System, Tethered Spinal Cord, Syrinomyelia, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders, Surgical Management of Epilepsy, Surgical management of Spacticity, Craniofacial Anomalies, Congenital Spinal Anomalies and Spinal Collumn Injuries, Care of Adult Patients with Spina Bifida. 
    Research Interests: Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Trials and Outcomes in Neurosurgery, Prediction of Shunt Malfunction based on Clinical Signs and Symptoms, Outcomes after Mild and Moderate Head Injury. Management of Severe Head Injury, Economic analysis of Endoscopic 3rd ventriculostomy. Cervical spine injury.
  • Hoban, Timothy Francis M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, parasomnias, sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome.
    Research Interests: Epilepsy and sleep disorders.
  • Laventhal, Naomi Tricot M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Care of low and extremely low birthweight infants, care of infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. 
    Research Interests: Clinical research ethics, neonatal ethics
  • Leber, Steven Mark M.D., Ph.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric headaches and migraines. 
    Research Interests: Clinical application of the internet.
  • Maher, Cormac Oliver M.D.

  • Specialty: Neurological Surgery 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Moyamoya, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cavernomas, Chiari, Hydrocephalus
  • Muraszko, Karin Marie M.D.

  • Specialty: Neurological Surgery 
    Pediatric Neurosurgery 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain and central nervous system tumors, pediatric brain tumors, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, craniofacial anomalies, Chiari malformations, tethered cord syndrome, pediatric brain and spine injury, congenital brain and spinal cord anomalies. 
    Research Interests: Immunotoxin therapy for brain tumors, biology of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus.
  • Pipe, Steven Wesley M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Pipe's primary clinical interest is inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders, including hemophilia, vol Willebrand disease, rare coagulation factor deficiencies and thrombophilias. He also manages complicated hemangiomas and vascular anomalies in infants and toddlers. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Pipe's research has focused on several aspects of the structure and function of coagulation factor VIII in an effort to generate a form of recombinant factor VIII with either increased specific activity or longer half-life. He has also investigated the factor VIII secretion pathway, characterizing some of the molecular interactions of factor VIII with protein shcaperones within the endoplasmic reticulum. Insights in this area have lead to interventions that improve the efficiency of factor VIII secretion and may have application to recombinant factor VIII manufacturing and hemophilia gene therapy applications.
  • Robertson, Patricia Lou M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neurological complications of childhood cancer, tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis 
    Research Interests: Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Sarkar, Subrata  M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Care of extremely low birth weight neonates, ventilation, neonatal sepsis, intracranial hemmorhage, and hyperbilirubinemia. 
    Research Interests: Dr. Sarkar's research interests include: neonatal sepsis, intracranial hemmorhage, hypothermic neuroprotection and metabolic problems
  • Schumacher, Robert E M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Extracorporal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Artificial pulmonary surfactant. 
    Research Interests: Evidence based medicine. Anecdotes.
  • Shellhaas, Renee Adele M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Epilepsy; Neonatal Seizures 
    Research Interests: Neonatal Seizures
  • Silverstein, Faye S M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology 
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric movement disorder 
    Research Interests: Neonatal brain injury
  • Smith, Sara Boblick M.D.

  • Specialty: Pediatrics 
    Hospitalist 
    Clinical Interests: Spanish speaking populations 
    Research Interests: optimization of teamwork and communication among multidisciplinary teams during obstetric emergencies
  • Stanley, Kate Peterson 

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Vartanian, Rebecca Jane M.D.

  • Specialty: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Dr. Vartanian's clinical interests include care of very low birth weight infants, neonatal nutrition, and term infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension 
    Research Interests: Dr. Vartanian is involved in implementing and over-seeing quality improvement initiatives in the NICU, including, improvement in neonatal nutrition, nosocomial infection, and discharge management for very low birth weight infants.