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Dr. Michelle Dawn David-Hugues M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Clinical Interests: hospital care
Dr. Brian Scott Stone M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Dr. Melissa L. Scala MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 3800 NW Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
Helen Vidali Fountain MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 3001 Hospital Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785
Dr. Lamia Mohamed Soghier M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Aimee M. Barton MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 3800 NW Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
Dr. Karen Levine Kamholz MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 3800 NW Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
Clinical Interests: medical education, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), women's sports medicine ... (Read more)
Arslan Arshad
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Dr. Ngozi Ruth Agwuna M.D.
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology
4.02 Average rating 4.02 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
Address: 10313 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Clinical Interests: sickle cell disease, obesity, newborn care ... (Read more)
Harsh Datta MD
Specializes in Neonatology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Susan J. Dulkerian MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 3001 Hospital Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785
Dr. Brian Huntington Hall M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889
Billie Lou Short MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Clinical Interests: premature babies, sleep apnea, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)
Dr. Robin H. Steinhorn MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Aser M. Kandil MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
Dr. Nickie Niforatos Andescavage MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Address: 111 NW Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010
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What is Neonatology?

Neonatologists are doctors who provide care for newborn babies who need specialized medical help. These babies may be premature, sick, need surgery, or have injuries from birth. Neonatologists work in hospitals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, where they have access to special equipment sized to fit very small babies. Although neonatologists mostly see patients after birth, they may occasionally attend deliveries. In some cases where a problem is diagnosed during pregnancy, a neonatologist may also consult with the OBGYN or perinatologist (high-risk obstetrician).

Many of the problems that neonatologists treat are due to prematurity, where an infant is born before 37 weeks gestation. When infants are born prematurely, their bodies are often not developed enough to be able to cope with the world apart from their mother. Premature infants sometimes struggle with issues such as:
  • Breathing and lung problems, including apnea
  • Temperature regulation
  • Jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin (jaundice is common in newborns but can sometimes lead to serious complications)
  • An underdeveloped digestive system, which poses a nutritional challenge
  • An underdeveloped neurological system, which can lead to problems breathing, sucking, and swallowing

Full-term infants also sometimes require the care of a neonatologist. Problems that might affect a full-term newborn include, among others:
  • Asphyxia, or a lack of oxygen, during birth
  • Congenital birth abnormalities
  • Infections such as pneumonia or meningitis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, or severe jaundice
  • Injuries obtained during the birth process
  • Bradycardia, or an unusually slow heartbeat

Neonatologists spend time with their tiny patients and their families, diagnose and treat any problems, and manage their daily care. They also ensure newborn babies receive adequate nutrition, which is a critical factor in their healing and growth. Having a baby in the NICU can be a scary time for families. Neonatologists have the knowledge and experience in newborn care to provide the best for your baby.
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