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Michael D. Neufeld, MD, MPH

Michael D. Neufeld, MD, MPH

Neonatology

On staff since January 2003

Children's Title: Medical Director, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett NICU

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

"Each child is so precious and full of hope. As an intern in Pediatrics, I remember holding a baby in the NICU and feeling like nothing else in the world mattered but that child at that time. I still feel that way and each child deserves the best care possible. I'm fortunate to work with a team of incredible people that dedicate their lives to helping our most fragile babies and their families through tough times. As medical director of one of our NICUs, I have the opportunity to continuously improve the safety and the quality of the care that we deliver. As an educator, I have the privilege of teaching our Pediatric residents and fellows and passing on this passion to them."

Dr. Neufeld is interested in long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants. His recent research has focused on maternal infection and the risk of cerebral palsy in term and preterm infants, and on markers of inflammation and the risk of severe retinopathy of prematurity.

He manages the division's clinical database, participation in the Vermont Oxford Network, and developed a database of the patients seen in the High-Risk Infant Follow-up clinic. He is mentoring Neonatology fellows in data management and in research projects using the databases. Other interests include quality improvement, eliminating nosocomial infections, and medical education. Dr. Neufeld is the medical director of the NICU at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA and is developing a 3rd year rotation for neonatal fellows at that site.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
University of Washington, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of term and preterm infants

Publications

  • Neufeld MD, Frigon C, Graham AS, Mueller BA
    Maternal infection and risk of cerebral palsy in term and preterm infants.
    Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association , 2005 Feb. : 108-13