EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Medical University , 1994 , Lodz , Poland

Internship

Surgery/Obstetrics/Gynecology/Pediatrics
  • Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute , 1995 , Lodz , Poland

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute , 1998 , Lodz , Poland

Residency

Pediatrics
  • St. Barnabas Hospital , 2004 , Bronx , NY

Fellowship

Neonatology
  • Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute , 1999 , Lodz , Poland

Fellowship

Neonatology
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , 2007 , Lebanon , NH

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential. I joined Boston Children’s Hospital Newborn Medicine in 2007, working primarily at South Shore Hospital NICU. It was an opportunity to provide excellent care to our smallest patients in the community and collaborate with the cutting edge team of our colleagues and subspecialists at Children’s Boston Hospital.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Zuzanna Kubicka, MD obtained her medical degree at the Medical University in Lodz, Poland and completed pediatric residency at St. Barnabas Hospital Bronx, New York Presbyterian Hospital Network, followed by neonatal-perinatal fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. She joined Boston Children’s Hospital in 2007. Dr. Kubicka has a special interest in the neonatal quality improvement. She participated in multiple QI projects including prevention of nosocomial infection, optimizing nutrition in very low birth weight infants with exclusive human milk diet, steroids for prevention of chronic lung disease. She led a multidisciplinary project to reduce chronic lung disease in very low birth weight infants, resulting in significant improvement in neonatal care. The outcomes were subsequently published in a peer-reviewed journal: “Quality improvement to reduce chronic lung disease rates in very low birth weight infants: high compliance with a respiratory care bundle in a small NICU.” Dr. Kubicka is also a co-author in a book chapter in AAP Textbook of pediatric care and Neonatology for primary care on transient metabolic disturbances in newborn.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Kubicka Z, Zahr E, Rousseau T, Feldman HA, Fiascone J. Quality improvement to reduce chronic lung disease rates in very-low birth weight infants: high compliance with a respiratory care bundle in a small NICU. J Perinatol. 2018 Mar; 38(3):285-292. View abstract
  2. Mohila CA, Kubicka ZJ, Ornvold KT, Harris BT. Cerebellar loss and brain-stem atrophy associated with neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in a discordant twin. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 13(1):55-62. View abstract
  3. Kubicka ZJ, Limauro J, Darnall RA. Heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula therapy: yet another way to deliver continuous positive airway pressure? Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121(1):82-8. View abstract