Undergraduate Degree

  • Cornell University , 2003 , Ithaca , NY

Medical School

  • St. George's University School of Medicine , 2008 , Grenada , BW


  • Goryeb Children's Hospital in New Jersey , 2009 , Morristown , NJ


  • Goryeb Children's Hospital in New Jersey , 2011 , Morristown , NJ


Clinical Medical Ethics; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • University of Chicago , 2013 , Chicago , IL


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • University of Chicago , 2014 , Chicago , IL

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.


Dr. Arzuaga is a physician-scientist with expertise in neonatology and bioethics. Prior to moving to the Boston area, she completed a dual fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine and clinical ethics at the University of Chicago. She primarily cares for critically-ill infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at South Shore Hospital. Her other responsibilities include leading the Perinatal Complex Care Program at South Shore Hospital and she serves as the Course Director for Medical Student Electives and Observer Education in Newborn Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. Her academic pursuits include exploration of medical decision-making at the beginning and end of life, variations in local standards of care, as well as the important interplay of culture and patient values with those of medical staff in decision-making processes.


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