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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital


We are exploring a number of different areas of neonatal research including volume targeted and patient-triggered ventilation, developmental neurochemistry, ECMO, elements of chronic lung disease, nitric oxide therapy, and newer surfactant treatments.  Our B.R.A.I.N. care program focuses on prevention and treatment of neonatal brain injury.

Strong collaborative ties exist with the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, the Department of Radiology, and the Department of Obstetrics. Fellows are exposed to significant research involvement during their training.

Our Faculty members are currently involved in these projects:

John D.E. Barks, M.D. (
Division Director

Mohammed A. Attar, M.D. (

Rachel L. Chapman, M.D. (
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Jennifer R. Dalton, M.D. (

Karl Desch, M.D. (

Steven M. Donn, M.D. (
Editor-in-Chief, Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine and Co-editor, Year Book of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Naomi Laventhal, M.D. (

Subrata Sarkar, M.D. (

Robert E. Schumacher, M.D. (
Medical Director of the Brandon NICU

Kate P. Stanley M.D. ( )

Rebecca J. Vartanian M.D. ( )