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Christine A. Gleason, MD

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Christine A. Gleason, MD

Neonatology

On staff since January 1998

Children's Title: Chief, Division of Neonatology; W. Alan Hodson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics

Academic Title: Professor of Pediatrics

"In 2009, I published a memoir about my early experiences in neonatology (Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU). In the last chapter, I describe what happened when I used an experimental therapy to try and save a very critically ill newborn baby. Miraculously, it worked, and the baby never looked back. I'll never forget that moment. I really feel that I have one of the best jobs in the world. I take care of sick babies and have an incredible team of people who work together to improve their outcomes; I get to teach the next generation of neonatal caregivers; and I've had opportunities to do research to advance neonatal care."

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics
Medical/Professional School
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Secretary-Treasurer of the American Pediatric SocietyAmerican Pediatric SocietyJan. 1, 2014
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012

Publications

Vitamin A Status After a Prophylactic Intramuscular Vitamin A Supplementation in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Nutr Clin Pract , June 2013: 28(3)381-386
Adult responses to an ischemic stroke in a rat model of neonatal stress and morphine treatment.
International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience , Feb. 2013: 31(1)25-9
Evaluating patterns of morphine use in a single NICU after NEOPAIN
Neonatology , 2013
Long-term effects of neonatal stress on adult conditioned place preference (CPP) and hippocampal neurogenesis.
Behavioural brain research , Feb. 2012: 227(1)7-11
Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Clinical Decision Support: Pediatrics , 2012
Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Clinical Decision Support: Pediatrics , 2012
Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition
, 2012
Effects of neonatal stress and morphine on murine hippocampal gene expression.
Pediatric research , April 2011: 69(4)285-92
Rising prevalence of gastroschisis in Washington State.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A , 2011: 74(5)336-45
Left ventricular hypertrophy is prevalent in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Comparative medicine , Oct. 2010: 60(5)357-63
Outcome of term infants using apgar scores at 10 minutes following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Pediatrics , 2009 Dec: 1619-26
Neonatology Chapter (contributing editor)
Oxford American Handbook of Pediatrics , 2009
Effects of neonatal stress and morphine on kappa opioid receptor signaling.
Neonatology , 2009: 235-43
Neonatal stress or morphine treatment alters adult mouse conditioned place preference.
Neonatology , 2009: 230-9
Effects of neonatal stress and morphine on kappa opioid receptor signaling.
Neonatology , 2009: 96(4)235-43
Neonatal stress or morphine treatment alters adult mouse conditioned place preference.
Neonatology , 2009: 95(3)230-9
Outcomes of safety and effectiveness in a multicenter randomized, controlled trial of whole-body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Pediatrics , 2008 Oct: e791-8
Outcomes of safety and effectiveness in a multicenter randomized, controlled trial of whole-body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Pediatrics , 2008 Oct: 122(4)e791-8
The effects of binge alcohol exposure in the 2nd trimester on the estimated density of cerebral microvessels in near-term fetal sheep.
Brain research , 2008 Sep 22: 75-80
The effects of binge alcohol exposure in the 2nd trimester on the estimated density of cerebral microvessels in near-term fetal sheep.
Brain research , 2008 Sep 22: 123175-80
Elevated temperature after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: risk factor for adverse outcomes.
Pediatrics , 2008 Sep: 491-9
Elevated temperature after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: risk factor for adverse outcomes.
Pediatrics , 2008 Sep: 122(3)491-9
Effects of binge alcohol exposure in the second trimester on intracerebral arteriolar function in third trimester fetal sheep.
Brain research , 2008 Aug 21: 111-5
A phase I/II trial of high-dose erythropoietin in extremely low birth weight infants: pharmacokinetics and safety.
Pediatrics , 2008 Aug: 383-91
The effect of binge fetal alcohol exposure on the number of vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing neurons in fetal sheep brain.
Developmental neuroscience , 2008: 276-84
Fetal alcohol exposure alters cerebrovascular reactivity to vasoactive intestinal peptide in adult sheep.
Neonatology , 2008: 45-51
The effect of binge fetal alcohol exposure on the number of vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing neurons in fetal sheep brain.
Developmental neuroscience , 2008: 30(4)276-84
Binge alcohol exposure in the second trimester attenuates fetal cerebral blood flow response to hypoxia.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2007 Mar: 972-7
Dopamine does not limit fetal cerebrovascular responses to hypoxia.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2007 Jan: 130-4
A new model of neonatal stress which produces lasting neurobehavioral effects in adult rats.
Neonatology , 2007: 92(1)33-41
Effects of first trimester binge alcohol exposure on developing white matter in fetal sheep.
Pediatric research , 2006 Apr: 560-4
Effects of first trimester binge alcohol exposure on developing white matter in fetal sheep.
Pediatric research , 2006 Apr: 59(4 Pt 1)560-4
Preliminary evidence that prenatal alcohol damage may be visible in averaged ultrasound images of the neonatal human corpus callosum.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) , 2005 Jul: 151-60
Preliminary evidence that prenatal alcohol damage may be visible in averaged ultrasound images of the neonatal human corpus callosum.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) , 2005 Jul: 36(3)151-60
Cerebrovascular effects of rapid volume expansion in preterm fetal sheep.
Pediatric research , 2004 Mar: 395-9
Erytropoietin concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid of nonhuman primates and fetal sheep following high-dose recombinant erythropoietin.
Biology of the neonate , 2004: 138-44
Erytropoietin concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid of nonhuman primates and fetal sheep following high-dose recombinant erythropoietin.
Biology of the neonate , 2004: 85(2)138-44
Cerebrovascular effects of intravenous dopamine infusions in fetal sheep.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2002 Feb: 717-24

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Current Research in Neonatal Stress and NeurodevelopmentAmerican College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Annual ConferenceSeattle, WA 2013
Clinical Experiences in Human Neonatal Critical Care: Pushing the Limits of ViabilityAmerican College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Annual ConferenceSeattle, WA 2013
Management of Neonatal Pain and DiscomfortRegional Neonatal Grand RoundsSeattle Children's Hospital 2012
Safe Births at Home: Oxymoron or Attainable Goal?Controversies in Neonatal-Perinatal Care Conference SeriesUniversity of Washington, Seattle 2012
Management of Neonatal Pain and Discomfort: Do We Know What We Are Doing?Contemporary Forums Perinatal-Neonatal ConferenceJackson Hole, WY 2012
Telling Our NICU Stories: Reflective Medical WritingContemporary Forums Perinatal-Neonatal ConferenceJackson Hole, WY 2012
Treatment of Maternal DepressionNeonatal Pharmacology Nursing ConferenceSeattle, WAMarch 21, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Neonatal Morphine- Long-term Cerebrovascular EffectsNIH-NICHD $275,000.00May 15, 2008
Long-term behavioral effects of neonatal pain and morphine treatment in miceNIH-NIDA $250,000.00Sept. 15, 2007

Primary Office

University of Washington
UW Box 356320 - Neonatology
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6320
206-543-3200

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
M1-12 - NICU Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2041

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