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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 and Dentistry, 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

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
Pain and sedation in the NICU
NeoReviews , 2013: 1422
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
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier , 2012
Maternal substance abuse
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition , 2012
Management of neonatal pain and sedation, in Averys Diseases of the Newborn
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition , 2012
Developmental physiology of the CNS
Averys Diseases of the Newborn. 9th edition , 2012
Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Clinical Decision Support: Pediatrics , 2012
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: 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
Gastroschisis:Embryology, Pathogenesis, Epidemiology
NeoReviews 6 , 2005
Developmental physiology of the central nervous system
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 8th edition. , 2005
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: 85(2)138-44
Cerebrovascular effects of intravenous dopamine infusions in fetal sheep.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2002 Feb: 717-24
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 8th edition
Averys Diseases of the Newborn, 8th edition, Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders ,

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Organizing your CVUW Dept of Medicine Fellow's CourseSeattle, WAJuly 15, 2014
Tough Talks in the NICU: A Neonatologists Perspective" and "Healing You: The Power of WritingThe Gravens ConferenceClearwater, Florida 2014
Caring for Preemies: Then, Now, and in the Future35th Annual Duncan SeminarSeattle, WA 2014
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
Organizing and preparing your CV: Showcasing your professional lifes storyPediatric Academic Societies Annual meetingBoston, MA 2012
Management of the Drug-Exposed Infant: Having a Plan and Executing itSeattle Childrens HospitalSeattle, WA 2011
Almost Home Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the NICUJerry Elliott Memorial Lecture. Western Conference on Perinatal Research. Indian Wells, CA 2010
Calming the Wild: Neonatal Sedation TodayCalifornia Assoc.of Neonatologists (CAN) 16th annual conferenceCoronado, CA 2010
Special Delivery: Taking Care of High-Risk Moms and BabiesUniversity of Washington Mini-Medical SchoolSeattle, WA 2010
Organizing your CVFaculty Development Days. University of Washington School of Medicine. Seattle, WA 2010
Neonatal Sedation: Is there a good, better, bestNeonatal Drug Therapy Conference - University of Washington School of NursingSeattle, WA 2010
Management of the Drug-Affected Newborn7th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses ConferenceSan Francisco, CA 2010
Management of the Drug-Affected Newborn7th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference. San Francisco, CA 2010
Academic Neonatology Career Choices: Are You on the Right Track?Pediatric Academic Societies Meet the ProfessorsVancouver, BC 2010
23. "Pain Management in the NICU: Do We Know What Were Doing?" and "Maternal Depression for Pediatricians: Why Worry?" Polish-American Pediatric ConferenceRzeszow, Poland 2010
Intrauterine Drug Exposure: Whats a Pediatrician to DoAAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE)San Francisco, CA 2010
Increased left ventricular wall thickness in Sprague-Dawley rats: A change of heart? Pediatric Academic SocietiesVancouver, BC 2010
Neonatal morphine treatment stimulates hippocampal astrogliosisPediatric Academic SocietiesVancouver, BC 2010
Effect of Vitamin A supplementation on Vitamin A status in extremely low birth weight neonatesPediatric Academic SocietiesVancouver, BC 2010
Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICUSeattle Town Hall lecture seriesSeattle, WAApril 2009
Treatment of Maternal DepressionNeonatal Pharmacology Nursing ConferenceSeattle, WAMarch 21, 2009
Vitamin A supplementation and incidence of BPD in ELBW infants: A single center experiencePediatric Academic SocietiesBaltimore, MD 2009
Microarray analysis of morphine treatment of stress in neonatal mouse hippocampusPediatric Academic SocietiesBaltimore, MD 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Neuropathology of Prenatal Alcohol ExposureArc of Washington Trust Fund $50,067July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
Cerebrovascular effects of moderate prenatal alcohol exposureUniversity of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute $20,000July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999
Neonatal outcomes after management of meconium-stained amniotic fluidChildrens Miracle Network Telethon Research Fund $10,696Jan. 1, 1997 - Dec. 31, 1997
Dopamine and volume expansion: Fetal cerebral responsesNIH-NINDS $656,601June 1, 1996 - May 31, 2000
Increased level of a hematogenous photo sensitizer with decreased levels of Vitamin A and E may increase retinopathy in premature infantsPediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) Grant $5,000Dec. 1, 1994 - Dec. 1, 1996
Mechanisms of regulation of cerebral blood flow (Project 4 Regulation of cerebral blood flow in the fetus)NIH-NINDS $575,950Dec. 1, 1992 - Nov. 30, 1997
Cocaine and cerebral blood flow: fetus, newborn and adultNIDA $, $570,619Sept. 30, 1990 - Aug. 31, 1994
Mechanisms of regulation of cerebral blood flowNIH-NINDS $2,462,337Dec. 1, 1987 - Nov. 30, 1990

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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