Aimee Knorr, MD
|Hospital Title||Physician in Medicine|
|Location||Winchester Hospital/Children’s Hospital Boston|
My current project is a pilot study to determine the feasibility and safety of using the cranial cup in premature infants with dolichocephaly. The goal of the proposed research is to investigate if the cranial cup can correct mishapened heads of premature infants who exhibit positional head shape deformity prior to discharge home. Specifically we plan to answer is there an association between length of treatment and correction of head shape in a sample of premature or formerly premature NICU or Special Care Nursery patients. This study will hopefully lead to future studies where we can look at brain development in relation to positional head shape deformity and assess developmental outcomes.
About Aimee Knorr
As a neonatology fellow my research focused on neurodevelopmental and long-term outcomes of extremely-low-birth-weight infants. I performed a prospective clinical study as a neonatal fellow which resulted in an abstract presentation at the 32nd New England Conference on Perinatal Research. I continue to be a very interested and involved in neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature and high risk infants.
I am an active member of the Infant Follow Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. I also have a special interest in new hearing and early detection of hearing loss as early intervention for hearing loss can directly affect developmental outcomes.
At Winchester Hospital, I have remained active with development of protocols and policies. I developed a special order set for Late Preterm Infant and a protocol for evaluation of the well Infant >35 weeks at risk for Sepsis. I am currently working on a new policy and protocol for mothers on methadone that would like to breastfeed their babies.
Positions and Employment
- 2001-2004: Resident, Pediatrics, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- 2004-2007: Fellow, Neonatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- 2007-current: Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- 2007-current: Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital Boston and Winchester Hospital
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
- 2007-current: Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP
- 2007-current: Director, Newborn Hearing Screening Program, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
- 2007-current: Member, Infant Follow Program, Fellow’s Core Curriculum Committee, Children’s Hospital Boston
- 2008: QA/Development of New Order Set: Late Preterm Infant, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
- 2009-2010: Fellow, LEND, Children's Hospital Boston
- 2010-current: Member, Newborn Hearing Screening Committee, MA Department of Public Health
- 2011-current: Member, Breastfeeding Committee, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
- 2011-current: Associate Director, Infant Follow Up Program, Children’s Hospital Boston
- 2006: Best clinical research presentation, 32nd New England Conference on Perinatal Research 2006: 3rd Prize, Annual Yale Pediatrics Fellow Research Day
- 2004: Evidence Based Quality Improvement Award, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Use of Event-Related-Potentials to Assess Language and Developmental Outcome In Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Infants, presented September 28th, 2006 at the 32ND New England Conference on Perinatal Research
NEONATAL MENINGOENCEPHALITIS CAUSED BY BACILLUS CEREUS. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 27(9):843-846, September 2008.
Manickam, Nisha DO *; Knorr, Aimee MD +; Muldrew, Kenneth L. MD, MPH ++
Hearing Loss in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduates. Manual of Neonatal Care 17th Edition. 65:--,2012. Stewart, Jane MD and Knorr, Aimee MD