Vivien Carrion MD

Vivien Carrion

Vivien Carrion
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
vcarrion@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (1986)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1984)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1983)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1981)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1980)
  • BS, Barnard College - Columbia University (1975)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Team, Oishei Children's Hospital (1996-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program, Daemen College (1996-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program, D'Youville College (1995-present)
  • Director, Regional Perinatal Outreach Program, Oishei Children's Hospital (1991-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (1986-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994–2001)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1986–1994)
  • Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1983–1984)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2000–January 2003
    Vitamin A Study
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $2,000,000
  • January 1997–January 1999
    Stop-ROP: Supplemental Oxygen for Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Strong Memorial Hospital
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000
  • January 1997–January 1998
    Federal Grant to Bosnia
    American Institute of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,000,000
  • January 1995–December 1995
    Rate Appeals Grant (Outreach Program)
    New York State
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $50,000
  • January 1993–January 1994
    Study Evaluating NEC, Microflora and Endotoxins and Their Relationship to the Incidence of this Disease
    Ross Laboratories
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $60,000
  • January 1990–December 1990
    Prostaglandins, Postmaturity and Persistent Fetal Circulation in Newborns
    BRSG
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $7,000
  • January 1989–December 1989
    Study of Prostaglandin, Postmaturity and PFC
    Mead Johnson Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000

Journal Articles:

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Presentations:

  • "High-Flow Nasal Cannula on Neonatal Transport" Annual Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Is Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Effective in the NICU?" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) with Paralysis and Transient Impairment of Ventilation in Preterm Neonates" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Rescuscitator's Perceptions and Time for Corrective Ventilation Steps during Simulated Neonatal Resuscitation" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "CCHD Screening by Pulse Oximetry in the NICU" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) with Paralysis and Transient Impairment of Ventilation in Preterm Neonates" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2014)
  • "Is Pulse Oximetry (SpO2) Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Applicable Among Low Birth Weight (LBW) in Infants in a NICU Setting?" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2013)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Randomized Trial of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40% and 100%) at Resuscitation in Premature Infants < 32 Weeks GA" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
  • "Randomized Trial of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40% and 100%) at Resuscitation in Premature Infants < 32 Weeks GA" Annual Conference, European Society for Pediatric Research (2012)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Early Fortification of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) Improves Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) Intake and Reduces Peak Alkaline Phosphatase (AlkP) Level in Premature Neonates" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Morbidity and NICU Admissions among Early Term (37-38 wk) and Term (39-41 wk) Neonates in Erie County (NY)" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "The Increase in Neonatal Morbidity Associated with Cesarean Birth Varies with Gestational Age Among Full Term Neonates" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Early Fortification of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) Improves Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) Intake and Reduces Peak Alkaline Phosphatase (AlkP) Level in Premature Neonates" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2011)
  • "Everything Old is New Again" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Mock Code" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "WNY Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "FEN/Surgery" , Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Anemia" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Mock Code" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Anemia" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Mock Code" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Vinyl Bag vs. Thermal Mattress to Prevent Hypothermia in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatology (2008)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Mock Code" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Newborn Screening" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Regionalization" Core Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Neonatal Drug Withdrawal" Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Conference (2007)
  • "What's New in Oxygen Monitoring Devices?" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Effects of SSRIs in the Newborn" Neonatal-Perinatal Conference, University Inn (2006)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Use of Vinyl Bags in the Delivery Room Prevents Hypothermia in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Neurological Disorders of the Newborn" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Neonatal Transport" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "Regionalization in Western New York" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2001)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2001)
  • "Nutritional Care of the Newborn" Neonatal Fellow Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Neurological Disorders of the Newborn" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Hydrops" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Neonatal-Perinatal Care in a Post-War Country: Bosnia: A Two-Year Experience" Annual Clinical Conference, National Perinatal Association (NPA) (1999)
  • "Anemia of Prematurity" Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "Fluids and Electrolytes" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "IDM" Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "Radiology Review of the Newborn" , Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "Radiology Review of the Newborn" , Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "IDM, FEN" , Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "Nutrition Conference" , Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (1999)
  • "Disturbances of the Newborn: Term and Preterm Infants" , Daemen College (1998)
  • "Disturbances of the Newborn: Term and Preterm Infants" , D‘Youville College (1998)
  • "Disturbances of the Newborn" Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1998)
  • "Disturbances of the Newborn: Term and Preterm Infants" Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1997)
  • "Pneumothoraces: Evaluation and Treatment" Neonatal Transport Team, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1997)
  • "Pneumothoraces: Evaluation and Treatment" Nursery Staff, Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital (1997)
  • "Neonatology: An Overview" 3rd Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Group B Streptococcus: Diagnosis and Management in the Newborn" Medical Staff Meeting, Intercommunity Hospital (1997)
  • "Maternal HIV Infection: Effects on the Fetus and the Newborn" House Staff Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1997)
  • "Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Diagnosis, Course and Treatment" House Staff Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "Maternal Substance Abuse: Its Effects on the Fetus and the Newborn" House Staff Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "Calcium Metabolism in Infants" House Staff Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "Bacterial Toxins and Enteral Feeding of Premature Infants at Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1996)
  • "Periventricular Leukomalacia" Rehabilitation Center and Physical/Occupational Therapy Staff, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "HIV in Pregnancy: Maternal and Fetal Effects" Division of Neonatology Physicians, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "Neurological Disorders" Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • "Problems in the Newborn" Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1996)
  • "Substance Abuse During Pregnancy: Maternal and Fetal Effects" Division of Neonatology Physicians, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "New Therapies for Respiratory Disorders in Newborns" Minority Student Research Grant Lecture, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • "NEC: Prevention and Long-term Follow-up of Infants" ICN House Staff and Nurse Practitioners, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1995)
  • "New Therapies for Respiratory Disorders in Newborns" Minority Student Research Grant Lecture, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • "Nutrition of Premature Infants" , Western New York Consortium for Nutrition Support (1994)
  • "Overview of General Neonatology" Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1994)
  • "A Case Control Study of Breast Feeding and NEC in Premature Infants Less than 1500 Grams" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1994)
  • "Amniotic Fluid Prostaglandin Stimulating Substance and Labor" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1994)
  • "Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Newborn" Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1994)
  • "Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Newborn" Neonatal Nurse Program, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • "Perinatal Asphyxia and Its Sequelae" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1994)
  • "Skilled Workshops: An Adjunct to Neonatal Stabilization" Ohio Perinatal Conference, Neonatal-Perinatal Transport Meeting (1994)
  • "Stabilization and Resuscitation of Newborns" Physicians, EMTs and Registered Nurses, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1993)
  • "Prostaglandins and Postmaturity" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1991)
  • "Prostaglandins, Postmaturity and Persistent Fetal Circulation" Young Investigator Conference, Mead Johnson (1990)
  • "Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1989)
  • "Vitamin B-6 Content of Preterm Human Milk and Losses Due to Heart Treatment" Annual Meeting, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) (1989)
  • "Vitamin C Content of Preterm Human Milk and Losses Due to Heart Treatment" Annual Meeting, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) (1989)
  • "Incidence of Nephrolitiasis in Term/Preterm Infants" Annual Meeting, Urological Society (1988)
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Service Activities:

  • Neonatology Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; Invited Participant (2013)
  • Niagara County Board of Health; Member (2007)
  • Niagara County Board of Health; Vice President (2004)
  • Western New York Regional Perinatal Forum; Member (2004–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Quality Care Committee; Chair (2004–present)
  • Niagara County Board of Health; President (2003)
  • Western New York Regional Perinatal Forum; Co-Chair (2002–2004)
  • Legislative Committee to Decrease Infant Mortality in Western New York; Committee Member (2000)
  • Niagara County Board of Health: Quality Assurance Committee; Committee Member (2000)
  • Niagara County Perinatal Task Force to Decrease Infant Mortality in African American Population: Committee for Low Birth Weight; Chair (1999–2000)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Transfusion Committee; Charged with review/QA blood usage; Chair (1996–2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Institutional Review Board; Member (1996–1998)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Quality Performance Committee; Committee Member (1996–1998)
  • West Side Health Clinic (General Pediatrics); Member (1994–2002)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Utilization Review Committee; Chair (1993–1994)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (1991–1993)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Review Committee; Committee Member (1991–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Breast Milk Bank; Director (1990)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Premature Convalescent Unit (P-10); Director (1989–2001)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: ICN; Department Representative (1989–2000)
  • Maternal-Infant Care Clinic; Contributor (1987–1994)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Utilization Review Committee; Committee Member (1987–1994)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Transfusion Committee; Committee Member (1986–2004)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: ICN Parent‘s Group; Advisor (1986–1998)
  • West Side Health Clinic (General Pediatrics); Member (1983–1987)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Antibiotic Review Committee; Committee Member (1983–1984)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Committee Member (1983–1984)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: National Resuscitation Program; Teacher
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Teacher

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
vcarrion@buffalo.edu

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