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Our program is actively involved in educating new leaders in fetal and neonatal neurology, including students, residents, fellows, and other practicing physicians. Janet Soul, MD, directs our neonatal clinical care.

For information on training programs and continuing education at Boston Children’s Hospital, please see the For Health Professionals pages for Neurology and for all of Boston Children’s.

The clinicians in the Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Program are constantly working to improve how we can care for young children affected by neurological conditions. We are also engaged in both basic and clinical research. Some recent publications from our group are listed below.

Books and book chapters

Volpe J. Neurology of the newborn. 5th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2008.

Soul JS, Madsen J. Neonatal hydrocephalus. In: Hansen A, Puder M (eds). Manual of Neonatal Surgical Intensive Care. 2nd ed. Hamilton, Ontario: B. C. Decker.

Ment L, Soul JS. Injury to the developing preterm brain: intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter injury. Chapter 19. In: Swaiman KF, Ashwal S, Ferriero DM, Schor N (eds). Pediatric Neurology. 5th ed (in press) Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Soul JS. Intracranial hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia. In: Cloherty JP, Eichenwald EC, Stark AR (eds). Manual of Neonatal Care. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Soul JS, Hansen A. Perinatal asphyxia. In: Cloherty JP, Eichenwald EC, Stark AR (eds). Manual of Neonatal Care. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.


Soul JS, Hammer, PE, Tsuji M, Saul P, Bassan H, Limperopoulos C, DiSalvo DN, Moore M, Akins P, Ringer S, Volpe JJ, Trachtenberg F, du Plessis AJ. Fluctuating pressure-passivity is common in the cerebral circulation of sick premature infants. Pediatric Research. 2007;61(4):467-473.

Khwaja O, Volpe JJ. Pathogenesis of cerebral white matter injury of prematurity. Archive of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal Edition. 2008;93(2):F153-161.

Volpe JJ. Brain injury in premature infants: a complex amalgam of destructive and developmental disturbances. The Lancet Neurology. 2009;8(1):110-124.

Soul JS. Novel Medications for Neonatal Seizures: Bumetanide and Topiramate. Journal of Pediatric Neurology. 2009;7(1):85-93.

Volpe JJ. Cerebellum of the premature infant: rapidly developing, vulnerable, clinically important. Journal of Child Neurology. 2009;24(9):1085-1104.

Soul JS, Robertson RL, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, et al. Subtle hemorrhagic brain injury is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in infants with repaired congenital heart disease. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2009;138(2):374-381.

Beeghly M, Ware J, Soul JS, du Plessis AJ, Khwaja O, Senapati GM, Robson C, Robertson R, Poussaint TY, Barnewolt C, Feldman HA, Estroff J, Levine D. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of fetuses referred for ventriculomegaly. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;35(4):405-416.

Wintermark P, Hansen A, Soul JS, Labrecque M, Robertson R, Warfield S. Early versus late MRI in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia. Archive of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal Edition. Epub 2010 Aug 5.