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View Dr. Watchko's full list of publications from PubMed.
Jon Watchko, MD, is a member of the UPMC Newborn Medicine Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital. Until November 2004, he was chief of the division. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Watchko is a senior scientist at the Magee-Womens Research Institute.
Dr. Watchko earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and his fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Watchko’s laboratory studies the mechanisms of bilirubin-induced brain injury, novel pharmacologic neuroprotective strategies to prevent kernicterus, and the genetics of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. His laboratory also serves as a physiology core for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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