Russell W. Jennings, MD
|Hospital Title||Director Advanced Fetal Care Center|
|Academic Title||Associate Professor|
300 Longwood Avenue
Dr. Jennings has a special research interest in fetal surgery and the application of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques of fetal therapy. Dr. Jennings is also developing minimally invasive therapies for complex twin placental anomalies including twin-twin transfusion syndrome, the TRAP sequence, and umbilical cord entanglement. Dr. Jennings has a special expertise in the treatment of fetal thoracic masses including cystic adenomatoid malformations and pulmonary sequestrations, fetal tumors including sacroccocygeal teratomas, diaphragmatic hernias, hydrocephalus, myelomeningoceles, cystic hygromas (lymphatic malformations), tracheal and laryngeal atresia, and urinary tract obstruction causing hydronephrosis.
Dr. Jennings is Director of the Esophageal Institute. He has special expertise in treatment of complex esophageal disorders including esophageal atresia, lung gap esophageal atresia, TEF/TE and complications of esophageal atresia treatment. He works closely with Dr. John Foker using the latter's technique for inducing growth of the esophagus with traction. Dr. Foker is senior consultant of the Center for Advanced Reconstruction of the Esophagus (CARE).
About Russell Jennings
Dr. Jennings attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. He received his MD from thec University of California, San Francisco. He wasc a postdoctoral research fellow in the Fetal Treatment Center and Fetal Treatment Laboratory under Michael R. Harrison, M.D. and N. Scott Adzick, M.D. Dr. Jennings completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.
(For a complete list of articles on PubMed.org authored or co-authored by Dr. Jennings, click here.)
Kunisaki SM, Fauza DO, Craig N, Jennings RW. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to definitive tracheal reconstruction in neonates. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 May; 43(5): 800-4.
Kunisaki SM, Fauza DO, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Myers LB, Bulich LA, Wong G, Levine D, Wilkins-Haug LE, Benson CB, Jennings RW. Ex utero intrapartum treatment with placement on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (EXIT-to-ECMO) for fetal thoracic masses. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Feb; 42(2): 420-5.
Kunisaki SM, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Ward VL, Nemes LP, Fauza DO, Jennings RW. Large fetal congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations: growth trends and patient survival. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Feb; 42(2): 404-10.
Barnewolt CE, Kunisaki SM, Fauza DO, Nemes LP, Estroff JA, Jennings RW. Percent predicted lung volumes as measured on fetal magnetic resonance imaging: a useful biometric parameter for risk stratification in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan; 42(1): 193-7.
Kunisaki SM, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Myers LB, Fauza DO, Wilkins-Haug LE, Grable IA, Ringer SA, Benson CB, Nemes LP, Morash D, Buchmiller TL, Wilson JM, Jennings RW. Ex utero intrapartum treatment with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan; 42(1): 98-104; discussion 104-6.
Kunisaki SM, Fauza DO, Nemes LP, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Kozakewich HP, Jennings RW. Bronchial atresia: the hidden pathology within a spectrum of prenatally diagnosed lung masses. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan; 41(1): 61-5; discussion 61-5.
Morof D, Levine D, Grable I, Barnewolt C, Estroff J, Fishman S, Rahbar R, Jennings RW. Oropharyngeal teratoma: prenatal diagnosis and assessment using sonography, MRI, and CT with management by ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. American Journal of Roentgenology 2004; 183(2):493-496.
Downard CD, Jaksic T, Garza JJ, Dzakovic A, Nemes L, Jennings RW, Wilson JM. Analysis of an improved survival rate for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 May; 38(5): 729-32.
Fauza DO, Barnewolt C, Brown SD, Jennings RW. Ultrasound-guided fetal tracheal occlusion. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Mar; 37(3): 300-2.
- Marler JJ, Fishman SJ, Upton J, Burrows PE, Paltiel HJ, Jennings RW, Mulliken JB. Prenatal diagnosis of vascular anomalies. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2002; 37(3): 318-326.