We conduct ongoing research in the areas of pulmonary biology,
including study of the pulmonary vasculature, cell and molecular
biologic studies of acute and chronic lung injury of the newborn,
pulmonary hypertension, oxidant lung injury, inflammation and
Clinical research areas of interest include the role of breast
milk in preventing nosocomial infection, varying oxygen
concentrations levels for premature infant resuscitation, post-PPHN
systemic hypertension, the effect of dexamethasone on nitric oxide
pathway metabolites, osteopenia of prematurity, aspiration and
gram-negative pneumonia in the development of bronchopulmonary
dysplasia, booster surfactant during the development of
bronchopulmonary dysplasia and the use of HVAC ultraviolet
germicidal irradiation in decreasing nosocomial infection.
The 64-bed NICU at Women &
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo admits more than 740
babies each year and has an average daily census of 50 babies.
Approximately one-third of admissions are transported from an
outlying hospital by our Neonatal Transport Team. Our team consists
of neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained neonatal
respiratory therapists, readily available to provide stabilization
and transport for any infant in our region.
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is the only
center in the region with pediatric surgery and pediatric surgical
subspecialists, a full complement of pediatric medical
subspecialists, and obstetricians with board certification in
maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk obstetrics). The
hospital’s NICU admits approximately 150 infants each year
who weigh less than 1,500 grams at birth. As the regional referral
center, we provide support to 18 other hospitals in our region,
including our Level I unit at Millard Fillmore Suburban
Our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program provides
training in all aspects of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
including clinical neonatology and research.