My professional activities span the realm of clinical service, administration, research and teaching, all devoted to discovering, implementing and teaching evidence-based clinical care of seriously ill newborns.
As the NICU director, I am responsible for patient care, research endeavors, and educational needs. I have developed numerous important guidelines for our NICU and have collaborated on a wide range of medical improvements. We were the first NICU in New England to provide a specialized hypothermia program for babies with difficult births and now use sophisticated neurologic imaging to assess brain function. I collaborate with engineering laboratories to develop improved medical devices including a catheter with lower risk of infection. I am the course director of a program to teach communication with families.
I also work on projects for resources limited settings. I helped develop a nonelectric infant warmer and collaborated with Rwandan doctors and ministry of health to develop and teach their national newborn medicine standards.
I have authored original research papers and manuals including Manual of Neonatal Mock Codes, Manual of Neonatal Care and Manual of Neonatal Surgical Intensive Care.