Anne Marie Reynolds MD, MPH

Anne Marie Reynolds

Anne Marie Reynolds
MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor; Division Chief, Neonatology

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, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
amr1@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Reynolds is the Division Chief of Neonatology with continuous NIH sponsored research since 2009, a busy clinical practice and deep desire to teach the next generation of Pediatricians and Neonatologists. Her research interests focus on common Neonatal lung disease related to prematurity and she has participated as site PI at the University at Buffalo in two previous large multicenter studies related to ways to reduce the risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in extremely premature infants and the more recent Prematurity Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP), which aimed to find biomarkers that may predict patients that are likely to have more severe courses during the first year of life related to their pulmonary disease. We are following patients from the PROP cohort in another large current multicenter NIH trial that focuses on late effects of Neonatal Intensive Care exposures as well.
She is also the Co-Primary Investigator for the University in the Neonatal Research Network (NRN). As part of this prestigious research group, our NICU participates in 5-10 simultaneous clinical studies that investigate novel approaches to common and sometime uncommon Neonatal diseases as well as observational studies that will help us to explore neurodevelopmental outcomes for these infants in a more robust manner.
Quality Improvement has been another important interest and she has been an active participant and subject matter expert with the NYS Department of Health Quality Initiatives to improve NICU outcomes across the state since 2011. The first project aimed to improve growth after premature birth for hospitalized patients during which time our clinical site, The Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, had the lowest percentage of patients discharged below the 10th percentile in NYS.
The second NYS Department of Health Quality Initiative aimed to reduce the number of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections across level III NICUs and RPCs in NYS. As a result of initiatives lead by Dr. Reynolds, our NICU made a number of improvements in our process for central line insertion and maintenance including use of a procedure cart, increased monitoring of best practice and best practice checklists, a sterile tubing change and a standardized line kit designed by our team. CLABSI rate was reduced from 2.68 per 1,000 line days in 2012 to 0.25/1,000 line days in 2015.
While attending in the 64 bed level IV Regional Perinatal Center with full pediatric subspecialty support, Dr. Reynolds enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows and has worked with many of them on their own quality improvement projects with multiple projects winning the University at Buffalo GME Quality Improvement Award.

Education and Training:

  • MPH, Public Health, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2001)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • BS, St. Lawrence University (1994)

Employment:

  • Chief of Service, Neonatology, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2021-present)
  • Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Team, Oishei Children's Hospital (2021-present)
  • Division Chief, Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics (2021-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neonatology, Oishei Children's Hospital (2004-present)
  • Interim Division Chief, Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics (2017–2021)
  • Medical Director, NICU, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2013–2020)
  • Medical Director, NICU Inpatient Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2012–2020)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004–2019)
  • Associate Division Chief, Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics (2016–2017)
  • Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1998–2004)
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Awards and Honors:

  • SUNY SAIL participant (2021)
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development, Selected Participant (2018)
  • GME Quality Improvement Award (2014)
  • GME Quality Improvement Award (2013)
  • St. Lawrence University: Diplomate with Latin Honors
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2019-2022)

Research Expertise:

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Optimization of pulmonary management strategies to minimize risk of chronic lung disease in preterm neonates
  • Neonatal Nutrition: optimization of parenteral and enteral nutrition for best outcomes in low birthweight and extremely low birthweight infants
  • Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: Using eat, sleep and console and non pharmacologic interventions as a strategy to avoid pharmacologic treatment in infants exposed to opioids in utero

Research Centers:

  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2016–August 2023
    Developmental Impact of NICU Exposures (DINE)
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,300,000
  • April 2011–August 2022
    Neonatal Research Network
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • April 2016–July 2022
    Rochester-Buffalo Neonatal Research Group
    National Institute of Heath, Neonatal Research Network
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $300,025
  • May 2011–April 2015
    Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP)
    University of Rochester
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $69,180
  • May 2010–April 2015
    Functional and Lymphocytic Markers of Respiratory Morbidity in Hyperoxic Preemies
    University of Rochester
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $379,288
  • January 2010–January 2015
    Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) - Functional and Lymphocytic Markers of Respiratory Morbidity in Hyperoxic Preemies Studying the Effect of Oxygenation on Lymphocyte Phenotype
    NHLBI
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,797,345
  • September 2009–July 2014
    Trial of Late Surfactant (TOLSURF) for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    NHLBI
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,787,395
  • June 2006–December 2008
    Does Human Milk Reduce the Risk of Nosocomial Infection Compared to Premature Formula?
    Oishei Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $114,000

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Sharp J, Pryhuber G, Reynolds AM, Ryan RM, Ren CL. (2012) Analytic Methods for Assessing Oxyhemoglobin Desaturation while Feeding in Preterm Infants. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, (May) A1813-A1813
  • Heard CM, Reingold JL, Reynolds AM, Fletcher J. (2009) A Randomized Trial of LMX4 Cream for Neonatal Lumbar Punctures in the Emergency Room. Anesthesiology, (Oct) A828-A828
  • El Abiad MT, Reynolds AM, Nader ND, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH, Blessing-Hanagan K, Rich G, Ballow M, Ryan RM. (2006) Tracheal Pepsin Activity in Intubated Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants. Proc Am Thor Soc, (Jan) A679-A679
  • Reynolds AM, Bommaraju M, Blessing-Hanagan K, Ryan RM. (2004) Infants with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) are at Increased Risk for Subsequent Systemic Hypertension. Pediatr Res, (Apr) 555A-555A

Professional Memberships:

  • Eastern Society of Pediatric Research; Member (2021–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2004–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1998–present)

Presentations:

  • "Increased ELBW Admissions During NYS Pause: a Regional Perinatal Center Experience" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Platform Session 4: Basic Science (Neonatology) and COVID-19 (2021)
  • "Ventilator Allocation Strategies" NYS Neonatal-Perinatal Thruway Conference University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2020)
  • "Kangaroo Care: Health Care Personnel‘s Perception 50 Years Later in a Regional Perinatal Center" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; NICU Practices & Procedures: Family-Centered Care 2 (2019)
  • "Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: Should We Focus on Prevention?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Neonatal Epidemiology, Health Services Research: Substance Use (2019)
  • "Kangaroo Care: Health Care Personnel‘s Perception 50 Years Later in a Regional Perinatal Center" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session II (2019)
  • "Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: Should We Focus on Prevention?" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session III (2019)
  • "Does Lactose Reduced Formula (LRF) Decrease the Severity of Symptoms Associated with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; NICU Practices and Procedures 5 (2018)
  • "Toxicology Screening Policies/Practices for Perinatal Substance Use in New York State Birthing Hospitals" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; QI: Misc II (2018)
  • "Does Lactose Reduced Formula (LRF) Decrease the Severity of Symptoms Associated with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • "Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: Changing the Way We Think and Act to Treat this Disease" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "NICU CLABSI Reduction Success" Quality Board Meeting; Kaleida Health (2016)
  • "Oishei Children‘s Hospital Updates: Private Rooms in the New NICU" Media Interview; Kiss 98.5; Janet & Nick in the Morning (2016)
  • "Effects of Maternal Opioid Use on the Newborn" Community Town Hall Meeting; Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. (2016)
  • "Level IV Neonatal Care and NIH Research at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences" Media Interview; WKBW; AM Buffalo (2016)
  • "Importance of Breast Feeding" Media Interview; WECK Radio; Parent Talk (2015)
  • "Perinatal T Cell Dysregulation in Preterm Infants is Associated with Pulmonary Morbidity and Continues Through Infancy" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Moderating the Effect of CPOE on Medical Error Risk in a Level IV NICU" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "The Benefits of Delivering Your Baby at a Regional Perinatal Referral Center" Media Interview; WECK Radio; Parent Talk (2013)
  • "Improving Delivery Room Attendance and Experience for Pediatric Residents" Scholarly Exchange Day; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Improving Patient Handoff in the NICU" Scholarly Exchange Day; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Neonatal Nutrition: Our Experience with the NYS Perinatal Quality Collaborative" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Comparison of Postnatal Steroids (PNS) on Respiratory Severity Score (RSS) in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)" 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 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; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2012)
  • "What‘s New in the NICU: From Room Air Resuscitation to Whole Body Cooling" Physician Outreach Meeting (2011)
  • "What‘s New in the NICU: From Room Air Resuscitation to Whole Body Cooling" Physicians in the Southern Tier of Western New York (2011)
  • "A Randomized Trial of LMX4 Cream for Neonatal Lumbar Punctures in the Emergency Room" Annual Meeting; American Society of Anesthesiologists (2009)
  • "Can Human Milk Protect Premature Infants from Nosocomial Infection?" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Comparison of Nutritional Practices in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants (<1000g): 2002 versus 2006" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2008)
  • "Patient and Family-Centered Care: Learning from Patient and Family Stories" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Advancing the Practice of Family Centered Care in the Neonatal Setting" Perinatal Topics (2007)
  • "Are Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2007)
  • "Are Infants who Receive Breast Milk Protected from Nosocomial Infection?" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Infants with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2004)
  • "Systemic Hypertension After PPHN" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
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Service Activities:

  • Recruitment of 3 Neonatal Faculty, 2 from outside institutions; Division Chief, Neonatology (2021–present)
  • Facilitating rotations for Medical Students; Pediatric, Emergency Medicine, Surgical Residents and Fellows in the Neonatal ICU; Division Chief, Neonatology (2021–present)
  • Maintain education and quality standards for an elite team of APPs transporting Neonates from delivery hospitals in WNY to the Regional Perinatal Center; Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Team (2021–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics Board; Treasurer (2020–present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Annual Meeting Poster Facilitator (2019)
  • Department Chair Search Committee Member, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UB (2019)
  • NICHD Neonatal Research Network; Steering Committee Member, Publications Committee Member (2019–present)
  • Department Chair Search Committee Member, Department of Pediatrics, UB (2018)
  • Residency Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Recruitment Committee (2017–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Invited Participant (2017–present)
  • Save the Michaels of the World Town Hall spoke on "Effects of Maternal Opioid use on the Newborn"; Presenter (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health, Medical Executive Committee; Member (2016–2020)
  • Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology; Reviewer (2016)
  • Sacred Heart Academy High School Career Day; Faculty Speaker (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2008–2012)
  • Breastfeeding Medicine; Reviewer (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Evaluation and Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2004–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2004–present)
  • Educate and support community pediatricians in the 8 counties of Western New York on Neonatal resuscitation, newborn care and safe sleep post discharge; Regional Perinatal Center Neonatal Medical Director
  • New York State Thruway Conference (2009, 2013, 2017); Organizer

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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
amr1@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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