Board certified Neonatologist with expertise in quality improvement. More than 15 years of experience in high-volume Labor and Delivery services and large Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Seeking a position in a private practice compassionately caring for neonates and effectively communicating with their parents.
American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Certification
American Board of Pediatrics Certification
Board of Medical Examiners Licensure
Department of Public Safety Registration for Controlled
Substance Registration (DEA)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider Certification
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Texas Chapter and Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM)
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society
Ventilator management (conventional, high frequency)
NeonatologistMedical Center Neonatal Associates － Houston, TexasPartner in a private, free-standing, 12-person, neonatal group providing 24 hour care. Integral to the growth of The Woman's Hospital of Texas NICU from 60 to over 120 beds and implementation of a Total body cooling program. Available for high risk deliveries from >10,000 deliveries per year L&D specializing in multiples and IUGR infants. Improving quality of neonatal care through these committees: Infection Control, Performance Improvement Council, Feeding All Babies (nutrition), Breathe Easy (respiratory), Vermont Oxford Network iNICQ physician leader for TWHT. Promoting parental involvement through parent group lecture series. Educating nurses through nursing symposiums and lecture series. Physician expert and liaison for computerized charting and order entry system.
03/2005 to 04/2005
NeonatologistDriscoll Neonatology Associates - Pediatrix Medical Group － Corpus Christi, TexasSole neonatal provider for Driscoll Children's Hospital, which is the tertiary referral center for the South Texas Region. Provided teaching lectures to pediatric residents as Clinical Instructor for Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Guided these residents during their NICU rotations at Driscoll. Revised neonatal care and significantly decreased morbidity via these committees: Infection Control, Pharmacy & Therapeutics. Vital in implementing policies and procedures as a integral member of the NICU Committee. Attended high risk deliveries and managed neonates at Christus Spohn Hospitals (South and Memorial) and Corpus Christi Medical Centers (Doctor's and Bay Area).
08/2002 to 02/2004
NeonatologistMedical Center Neonatal Associates － Houston, TexasPrimary neonatology group for The Woman's Hospital of Texas. Provided expectant parents with antenatal consults. Attended high risk deliveries for large delivery service. Our group of 10 neonatologists provided 24 hour coverage for an average of 40-50 neonates in the Level 2 and 3 NICU. Assisted in educating parents about the NICU via parent group forum.
Education and Training
Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine FellowshipBaylor College of Medicine － Houston, Texas
Clinical instructor at Texas Children's Hospital
Clinical instructor at The Methodist Hospital
Clinical instructor at Ben Taub General Hospital
Pediatric ResidencyLoma Linda University Medical Center － Loma Linda, California
Chul Choon Cha Award in Neonatology
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award
M.D.The Chicago Medical School － North Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Science: Biological SciencesUniversity of California, Irvine － Irvine, California
Graduated Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
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