Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University, Canada
Dr. Sant’Anna is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill and a practising pediatrician in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. In addition to her teaching and supervision, she also serves as an Osler Fellow. Prior to joining McGill, Dr. Sant’Anna taught in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she was also Program Director of the Postgraduate GI Pediatric Fellowship Program. Originally from Brazil, she completed her post-MD training at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Université de Montréal. In addition to the numerous students, residents and fellows she has supervised, Dr. Sant’Anna has received numerous fellowships and awards for her own research, and lectures often in North and South America. She is an active member on a number of committees at the national and international levels, and publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals.
Seasoned Registered Nurse with 6 years in Pediatrics and 37 years of experience in fast-paced evolving NICU and have been working closely with Dr. Wung during those years. Core competencies in “Bubble N/P CPAP”, “Deep Suctioning” on our intubated babies, served as international consultant in neonatal respiratory care, specifically with “Bubble N/P CPAP”. Served as resource person for Head Cooling, ECMO, General Surgical patients as well as care and resource nurse for “Epidermolysis Bullosa” babies.
Currently working with an interdisciplinary team from our NICU to incorporate a new developmental care policy for our infants.
Have developed, implemented and maintained 23 practical manuals called “Pod Books” for the bedside nurses (and doctors) for quick easy reference in the unit.
Associate Professor, Staff Neonatologist, McGill University Health Center, Canada
Dr. Sant’Anna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and a staff neonatologist at McGill University Health Center.
Dr. Sant’Anna is a MD from Brazil and completed his clinical and research training at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Sant’Anna obtained his PhD in Physiology in 2002 in a combined PhD program between Brazil and McGill University. He worked as an associated professor at McMaster University from 2005 to 2009 when he finally returned to McGill to purse a clinical researcher career.
Dr. Sant’Anna’s research interests are in neonatal physiology (respiratory and thermoregulation) and invasive & non-invasive ventilation. He is actually investigating the role of heart rate and respiratory variability in the prediction of extubation failure in extreme preterm infants; and differences in respiratory patterns immediately after extubation while babies are on nasal CPAP, non-invasive ventilation or high flow nasal cannula therapy.
Dr Sant’Anna is also involved in research with infants that suffered from hypoxic-ischemic events and have evidence of encephalopathy. His major interests in this field are measurements of blood flow using Doppler ultrasonography and analysis of biological signals.
Dr Sant’Anna is a member of the SPR and he is funded by the CIHR and the Research Institute at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has also developed several research collaborations at national and international levels.
Professor, Director at GW Medical Faculty Associates, USA
Dr. Hany Aly is a neonatologist in Washington, District of Columbia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Aly accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 25 doctors at Children’s National Medical Center and one of 10 at George Washington University Hospital who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Publications (over 25 publications):
1- Medically-graded honey supplementation formula to preterm infants as a prebiotic: A randomized controlled trial. Aly, H.,Said, R. N.,Wali, I. E.,Elwakkad, A.,Soliman, Y.,Awad, A. R.,Shawky, M. A.,Mohamed, M. A.; J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.. 2017 Apr 06.
2- Patent ductus arteriosus in premature infants: to treat or not to treat? Mohamed, M. A.,El-Dib, M.,Alqahtani, S., Alyami, K., Ibrahim, A. N., Aly, H.; J Perinatol. 2017 Feb 17.
3- Maternal juvenile rheumatoid arthritis may be associated with preterm birth but not poor fetal growth. Mohamed, M. A.,Goldman, C.,El-Dib, M., Aly, H.; J Perinatol. 2015 Dec 18.
Dr. Jen-Tien Wung is a neonatologist in New York, New York. He received his medical degree from Taipei Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin) and Taiwanese.
Dr. Wung has directed the well-attended annual conferences on “Respiratory Care of the Newborn – A Practical Approach” at Columbia University Medical Center since 1988. He is often invited for visiting professorships and has delivered more than 200 lectures on neonatal respiratory care in more than 20 countries.
He is also the recipient of several awards. In 2013, Dr. Wung was honored in the “Neonatology Hall of Fame,” which was established to honor remarkable individuals whose efforts have positively impacted the care of critically ill neonates.
Dr. Wung’s major expertises include: Bubble Nasal CPAP therapy, Gentler and kinder mechanical ventilation and NAVA, Management of infants with PPHN. Using continuous nebulization of iloprost for PPHN unresponsive to Inhaled Nitric Oxide, Treatment of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for infant with Pierre Robin sequence, and Technique of one-lung ventilation in neonates.
Publications (more than 40):
1- Non-invasive inhaled nitric oxide in the treatment of hypoxemic respiratory failure in term and preterm infants. Sahni R, Ameer X, Ohira-Kist K, Wung JT. J Perinatol. 2017 Jan;37(1):54-60. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.164. Epub 2016 Oct 6.
2. Neonatal respiratory care. Jeng MJ, Yeh TF, Dargaville PA, Shaffer TH, Wung JT. Int J Pediatr. 2012;2012:213974. doi: 10.1155/2012/213974. Epub 2012 May 15. No abstract available.
3. Factors Affecting the Weaning from Nasal CPAP in Preterm Neonates. Rastogi S, Rajasekhar H, Gupta A, Bhutada A, Rastogi D, Wung JT.
Int J Pediatr. 2012;2012:416073. doi: 10.1155/2012/416073. Epub 2011 Dec 8.
4. Is mechanical ventilation associated with intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants? Aly H, Hammad TA, Essers J, Wung JT. Brain Dev. 2012 Mar;34(3):201-5. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2011.04.006. Epub 2011 Jun 15.
Kathi Salley Randall, RNC-NIC, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC, USA
NeuroNICU Program Coordinator Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Neonatal Critical Care Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master’s Clinical Certificate o Loma Linda University; Loma Linda, CA – June 2006
Master of Science in Nursing – Parent/Child Clinical Nurse Specialist o California State University, Dominguez Hills – June 1999 Bachelor of Science in Nursing o California State University, Fullerton- June 1996
Associate Degree in Nursing o Riverside Community College – June 1994
Work Experience (Clinical, Community & Advanced Practice)
aEEG Coach – Education & Clinical Implementation Various Medical Centers in North America, Brazil, and Asia
NeuroNICU Program Coordinator Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA December 2012 to present
NeuroNICU Program Coordinator Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, CA October 2013 to January 2015
Clinical Research Coordinator/Consultant Online Clinical Education Consultant and CNE Provider Neotech Products, Valencia, CA April 2010 to present
Clinical Education Consultant & Webinar Production Dandle-LION Medical, Danbury, CT September 2009 to present
Director of Education and Clinical Support Creche Innovations, Penguin Warmers August 2008 to December 2009
2016- With the Publisher – “Bedside Nursing Care During Neuromonitoring” – Chapter in Hahn & Wusthoff textbook
2015 – Creating a NeuroNICU: An Interview – Neonatal Network
2013 – Randall, KS. Using Amplitude Integrated EEG for Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Trend in the Right Direction. Newborn and Infant Reviews; 13 (2) June 2013, 76-81.
2013 – California Cooling Trial Results – JAMA – Contributor/Co-Author
2011 – Sattler B, Randall KS, Choinere D. Reducing Hazardous Chemical Exposures in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A new role for nurses (Aug) Critical Care Nursing Quarterly.
Children's Hospital of NY/NY Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Kathleen earned her diploma as Registered Nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in New York, NY in 1970, a Bachelor of Arts degree at Hunter College in New York and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL.
Currently, Kathleen is a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of New York where she has worked since 1995. She is responsible for caring for a variety of sick and premature newborns, including those with congenital heart disease pre- and post-operatively and infants on Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Kathleen regularly precepts new nurses in caring for these patients. She has been a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor since 1993 and certified in High Risk Neonatal Nursing since 1995.
In addition, she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College.
Ohio State University - Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Dr. Pablo is Professor of Pediatrics (with tenure), Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Ohio State University – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH and a member of Collaborative Antiviral Study Group, University of Alabama at Birmingham (NIAID).
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (He has more than 40 articles)
Sánchez PJ, Cooper B: Candida lusitaniae: Sepsis and meningitis in a neonate. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1987;6:758-759.
Sánchez PJ, Regan JA: Vertical transmission of Ureaplasma urealyticum in full term infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1987;6:825-828.
Sánchez PJ, Regan JA: Ureaplasma urealyticum colonization and chronic lung disease in low-birth-weight infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1988;7:542-546.
Sánchez PJ, McCracken GH, Wendel GD, Olsen K, Threlkeld N, Norgard MV: Molecular analysis of the fetal IgM response to Treponema pallidum antigens: implications for improved serodiagnosis of congenital syphilis. J Infect Dis 1989;159:508-517.
Sánchez PJ, Siegel JD, Cushion N, Threlkeld N: Significance of positive urine group B streptococcal latex agglutination test in neonates. J Pediatr 1990;116:601-606.
Sánchez PJ, Regan JA: Vertical transmission of Ureaplasma urealyticum from mothers to preterm infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1990;9:398-401.
Sánchez PJ, Siegel JD, Fishbein J: Candida endocarditis: successful medical management in three preterm infants and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1991;10:239-24
CORPORATE AUTHORSHIP – NATIONAL COMMITTEES
Mofenson LM, Brady MT, Danner SP, Dominguez KL, Hazra R, Handelsman E, Havens P, Nesheim S, Read JS, Serchuck L, Van Dyke R; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health; HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; American Academy of Pediatrics. Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections among HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2009 Sep 4;58(RR-11):1-166. PMID: 19730409
Russell K, Oliver SE, Lewis L, Barfield WD, Cragan J, Meaney-Delman D, Staples JE, Fischer M, Peacock G, Oduyebo T, Petersen EE, Zaki S, Moore CA, Rasmussen SA; Contributors. Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection – United States, August 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Aug 26;65(33):870-878. PMID: 27559830
BOOK CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS: (more than 30)
Sánchez PJ: Nosocomial infections in the nursery. In: Nelson, JD (ed). Current Therapy in Pediatric Infectious Disease. 2nd Edition, Philadelphia; 1988, pp. 307-312.
Departments of Paediatrics and Institute of HPME, University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada
Dr. Prakesh Shah completed his medical and postgraduate training in India and the United Kingdom. Following this, Prakesh undertook a fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at the University of Toronto hospitals, during which he also completed his MSc in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He joined Mount Sinai in 2002 and is currently Professor at the University of Toronto in Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. His major area of research is Maternal and Neonatal Health Services, Patient and Disease oriented research in Neonatology to improve quality of care provision and Knowledge Synthesis. He is the Director of Canadian Neonatal Network and International Network for Evaluation of Outcomes in Neonates. He holds an Applied Research Chair in Maternal and Child Health Services and Policy Research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has conceived, conducted, synthesized, translated and implemented research in areas of Maternal and Neonatal Health. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed publications and several synopsis documents for provincial ministries on maternal-neonatal health.
Consultant Neonatologist, University of Manitoba, Canada
Dr. El-Sayed is the director of the Hemodynamics and targeted neonatal echocardiography program, at Health Sciences Center and St Boniface hospital – Winnipeg, Canada and a registered echo-cardiologist. His responsibilities include:
Neonatologist covering level 2, and 3 neonatal units
Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate resident and fellows
Research and academic responsibilities
Implement Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TNE) into neonatal care
Develop processes of integrated evaluation of neonatal hemodynamics (IENH) into current work flow patterns
1- Manitoba Institute of Child Health Grant (2010): Myocardial performance index and BNP predict HSPDA at 48-72 hours of age in preterm infants.
2- Manitoba Institute of Child Health, University of Manitoba, Department of Pediatrics (Fellow category), 2011; best presentation and manuscript. A new PDA Score and BNP predict a hemodynamically significant PDA.
The field of hemodynamics, tissue oxygenation and end organ performance and physiology, in both animal based and human research.