Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Doctors and Staff

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

Thomas Diacovo, MD

Chief, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program
Director of Neonatal Cardiovascular Research, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Director, Neonatal Telemedicine, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, UPMC APP Neonatal Residency Program, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Arcangela Lattari Balest, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Greg Barretto, Jr., MD, MS

Regional Medical Director, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV

Christine Bishop, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

Thomas Hooven, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
R.K. Mellon Institute Research Scholar, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Edward Hurley, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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John Ibrahim, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Laura Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jennifer L Kloesz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, UPMC Medical Education, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

James Kiger, MD

Medical Director for Newborn Respiratory Care
Co-Medical Director of Respiratory Care, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Karena Lawrence, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Bianca LoVerde, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of NICU Resident Education

Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal ECMO Program, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sharmilarani Nanda, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Brighid O'Donnell, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of Medical Affairs, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Richard Telesco, MD

Associate Clinical Director, Hamot NICU
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kalyani Vats, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Carey Welsh, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Andrea Willeitner, MD

Neonatologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, NICU Excela Health System, Greensburg, PA
Associate Regional Director, UPMC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Toby Yanowitz, MD

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

Natalie Cekovich, CRNP

Brenda Frankfort, CRNP

Marybeth Goldbach, CRNP

Merry Kruger, CRNP

Michelle Lamary, PA-C

Traci Laspina, CRNP

Kara Marangoni, CRNP

Beth Ann Schaeber, CRNP

Staff

Diane Ankney, CRNP
Unit Director, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Trishelle Himmelrick, CRNP
Manager, Advance Practice Providers, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh