N Ja Hpa MD

N Ja Hpa

N Ja Hpa
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology

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


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Professional Summary:

I specialize in neonatal-perinatal medicine; as a neonatologist I provide comprehensive care for critically ill premature and full-term infants from birth until discharge from the neonatal intensive care units at Oishei Children’s Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

I treat newborn infants who require medical care due to prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, low birth weight, congenital malformations, sepsis or birth asphyxia.

I focus on providing family-centered medical care to newborn infants and their families, with special attention to helping family members cope with this difficult time for them due to the illness of their newest family members.

My clinical research interests include head deformities in preterm infants. I have conducted basic science research in the effect of maternal e-cigarette use on offspring and exploring potential novel mitochondrial target antioxidant therapies for bronchopulmonary dysplasia and oxygen-induced lung injuries in the neonatal period.

My research has been conducted with colleagues from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as fellow researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In addition to my clinical and research responsibilities, I am passionate about educating future generations of health care professionals and teach neonatology to medical students, pediatrics residents and neonatology fellows.

I teach the essential procedures in neonatology and help my trainees gain a deeper understanding of the diseases in newborns and how to manage them. It gives me great joy to see them master these skill sets during their training.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2020)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Chief Resident, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center (2017)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center (2016)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center (2014)
  • MD, Medicine and Surgery, University of Medicine 1 (2007)

Employment:

  • Attending Neonatologist, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2020-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neonatology, Oishei Children (2020-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2020-present)
  • General Physician, Moe Polyclinic and Pharmacy (2007–2010)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics 44th Northeastern Conference of Perinatal Research: Travel Award (2019)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Travel Award (2019)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Conference: Travel Award (2019)
  • 5th Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigators Forum: Travel Award (2018)

Research Expertise:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD): Worked on neonatal-hyperoxia murine model of BPD to study early lung development and hyperoxic lung injury exploring potential novel mitochondrial targeted antioxidant therapies for BPD
  • Gestational exposure to electronic cigarette aerosol: E-cigarette use is growing among pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Studied impact of gestational exposure to e-cigarette aerosolized nicotine and flavoring on pregnancy success rates, fetal and postnatal growth, and cardiopulmonary development in newborn mice

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • December 2015–December 2016
    Patient Care Trust Fund
    Committee of Interns and Residents
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,500

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Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Pediatric Research (2020–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics; FAAP (2013–present)
  • Myanmar American Medical Education Association (2011–present)

Presentations:

  • "Respiratory Distress Syndrome" Fellow Education Session, Division of Neonatology, JSMBS (2021)
  • "Mode of Ventilation" Fellow Education Session, Division of Neonatology, JSMBS (2021)
  • "Gestational Exposure to Menthol Aerosol Impacts Pregnancy Success Rates but does not Compromise Fetal Growth" 45th Northeastern Conference of Perinatal Research; American Academy of Pediatrics (2020)
  • "A 35-week Preterm infant with polyhydramnios and decreased fetal movement, status post-therapeutic hypothermia for severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2020)
  • "Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidant Therapy Accelerates Recovery of Compromised Alveolarization and Pulmonary Vascular Disease in BPD" 44th Northeastern Conference on Perinatal Research; American Academy of Pediatrics (2019)
  • "Can NICU Workflow Improve without Paper Continuity Books?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; NICU Practices & Procedures: Potpourri (2019)
  • "Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidant Therapy Accelerates Recovery of Compromised Alveolarization and Pulmonary Vascular Disease in BPD" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Neonatology: Molecular Biology of the Developing Lung 1 (2019)
  • "Can NICU Workflow Improve without Paper Continuity Books?" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session II (2019)
  • "Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidant Therapy Accelerates Recovery of Compromised Alveolarization and Pulmonary Vascular Disease in BPD" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2019)
  • "Targeted Antioxidant Therapy for the Treatment of BPD" 5th Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigators Forum (2018)
  • "Quality Improvement Initiative on Medical Documentation to Decrease the Use of Unapproved and Personal Abbreviations" 9th Annual Integrating Quality Meeting; Association of American Medical Colleges (2017)
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Service Activities:

  • ; Attending Neonatologist (2020–present)
  • ; Fellow/Resident Interviewer (2020–present)
  • ; Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Instructor (2020–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program; Administrator (2019–2020)
  • New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center: Committee of Pediatric Interns and Residents Representative (2015–2017)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center Pediatric Residency Program; Delegate (2014–2016)

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Contact Information

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

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