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.

Jennifer Kloesz, MD

Interim Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
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Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs/Telehealth, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Neonatal Telemedicine, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Arcangela Lattari Balest, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Greg Barretto, Jr., MD, MS

Regional Medical Director/Director of Outreach, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Colleen Briana Bertoni, MD

Director of Clinical Improvement and Quality Improvement
Division of Newborn Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Christine Bishop, MD

Director, Perinatal Supportive Care, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC OB/GYN Reproductive Services and Pediatric Supportive Care
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Thomas Diacovo, MD

Director, Neonatal Cardiovascular Research, Heart Institute, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Newborn Medicine Research
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Nicole Radich Dobson, MD

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of Simulation Education, Division of Newborn Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Paris Shardai Ekeke, MD

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

Medical Director, Neonatology, UPMC Horizon
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Thomas Hooven, MD

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

Medical Director, Newborn Respiratory Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Co-Medical Director of Respiratory Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Brian C King, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Karena Lawrence, MD, MS

Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, UPMC Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal ECMO Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Brighid O'Donnell, MD

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Richard Telesco, MD

Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Chair of Pediatrics, UPMC Hamot
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Kalyani Vats, MD

Medical Director, Delivery Room, Triage, and Emergency Antenatal Consult Service (DTAC), UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Co-Director, Center for Advanced Fetal Diagnostics, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Carey Welsh, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Services, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Newborn Medicine Advanced Practice Providers, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Andrea Willeitner, MD

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Excela Health System
Associate Regional Director, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Toby Yanowitz, MD

Director of Clinical Research, Division of Newborn Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Staff

NICU A

Sheila Vasbinder
Unit Director

Courtney Fletcher
Clinician

Brandon Kinest
Clinician

NICU C

Jamie Capone
Unit Director

Joshua Hess
Clinician

Katrina Warner
Clinician

Teresa Mingrone
Programmatic Nurse Specialist

Caitlin Patterson
Clinical Education Specialist