Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Doctors and Staff

Faculty are based at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.

Richard Saladino, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Interim Chief, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program, Magee-Womens Hospital, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Beverly S. Brozanski, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Research Faculty, Magee-Womens Research Institute
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Jennifer L Kloesz, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Development Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Associate Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Director, Newborn Nurseries, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Arcangela Lattari Balest, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Newborn Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Michael J. Balsan, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Hamot
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Charles V. Bender, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Carmela Rita Coppola, MD

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Sean Adrian Dwight Frederick, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Carol Huntress Gilmour, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interim Chair of Pediatrics, UPMC Mercy Hospital
Clinical Director, NICU, UPMC Mercy Hospital
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James Robert Kiger, MD, MS

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Liza Konnikova, MD, PhD, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Karena Gildea Lawrence, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

Clinical Director, ECMO Program, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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William J. McCarran, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ifeyinwa Nneka Nwankwor, MD

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Brighid Moran O'Donnell, MD

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Karin Plummer Potoka, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Mohammad Riaz, MD, FAAP

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Melissa Marie Riley, MD

Co-Medical Director, Transport Team, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Richard R Telesco, MD

Associate Clinical Director, Division of Newborn Medicine of UPMC, Hamot NICU Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Amy Michele Urban, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kalyani R. Vats, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jon F. Watchko, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Senior Scientist, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Toby D. Yanowitz, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Investigator, Magee-Womens Research Institute
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Natalie Cekovich, CRNP-BC

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Stefanie DiSilvio, NNP

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Brenda Frankfort, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC

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Marybeth Goldbach, NNP

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Merry Kruger, CRNP

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Michelle Lamary, PA

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Traci Laspina, MSN, NNP-BC

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Kara Marangoni, NNP

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Christina Saggio, PA

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Beth Ann Schaeber, NNP

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Staff

Nanda Sharmilarani, MD
Assistant Professor, Excela Westmoreland