Neonatology

Residents spend three rotations total in the two neonatal intensive care units served by the program. The Connecticut Children's Medical Center NICU is a level III-B unit serving a delivery service of approximately 4,000 annually with 32 intensive care beds and is the referral center for the Regional Newborn Cardiac Program. The CCMC NICU is the primary referral hospital for infants requiring surgical and/or sub-specialty care in Northern Connecticut and, along with Hartford Hospital, is the primary campus for the Connecticut Center for Fetal and Neonatal Care (CCFNC).  The CCMC NICU has a follow-up clinic which residents may choose to attend longitudinally. ). The John Dempsey Hospital NICU has 40 beds and serves as the major focus for tertiary referral of high-risk mothers and infants for Northern Connecticut.  The Neonatal Fellowship Program contributes to the teaching at each site, and many residents have elected to pursue their fellowship in this program.

The division has broadly based research programs in both clinical and laboratory research. Clinical areas of interest center in neonatal behavior management, neonatal nutrition, breastfeeding medicine, neonatal immunology and infection, cerebral blood flow measurement, BPD, and Laboratory research interests include surfactant production and cerebral metabolism and nutrient uptake.

A number of residents and neonatology fellows have been involved in neonatal research projects which have resulted in presentations at regional and national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Both NICUs have a rich clinical database available for research projects.  Special elective and research electives in neonatology are encouraged.

Neonatology Faculty

Victor C. Herson, M.D.
Professor and Division Head
vherson@connecticutchildrens.org

Jorge Alba, M.D.
Assistant Professor
jalba@connecticutchildrens.org

Jose Arias-Camison, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Leonard I. Eisenfeld, M.D.
Associate Professor
leisenf@connecticutchildrens.org

James Hagadorn, M.D.
Assistant Professor
jhagadorn@connecticutchildrens.org

Naveed Hussain, M.B.B.S., D.C.H.
Associate Professor
nhussain@connecticutchildrens.org

Carla Jacobson-Kiel, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Shabnam Lainwala, M.D.
Assistant Professor
slainwala@connecticutchildrens.org

Kathleen Marinelli, M.D.
Associate Professor
kmarine@connecticutchildrens.org

Adam Matson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
amatson@connecticutchildrens.org

Mariann Pappagallo, M.D.
Associate Professor

John R. Raye, M.D.
Professor Emeritus

Marilyn Sanders, M.D.
Associate Professor
msander@connecticutchildrens.org

Shikha Sarkar, M.D.
Assistant Professor

David Sink, M.D.
Assistant Professor
dsink@connecticutchildrens.org

Jennifer Trzaski, M.D.
Assistant Professor
jtrzask@connecticutchildrens.org

Leslie Wolkoff, M.D.
Assistant Professor
lwolkof@connecticutchildrens.org

Victor C. Herson, MD
Victor C. Herson, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106