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
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Melissa Riley, MD

Interim Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neonatal Transport and Outreach Services
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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
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Arcangela Lattari Balest, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Michael Balsan, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Hamot
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Greg Barretto, Jr., MD

Regional Medical Director, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV
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Christine Bishop, 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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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
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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
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James Kiger, MD, MS

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 
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Liza Konnikova, MD, PhD, FAAP

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Bianca LoVerde, DO

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

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Brighid O'Donnell, MD

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

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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
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Kalyani Vats, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jon 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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Carey Welsh, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Andrea Willeitner, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

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
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Toby 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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Krystle Duran, PA-C

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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

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

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