W. Alan Hodson, MD, MMSc, was the previous Head of the Division of Neonatal and Respiratory Diseases at the University of Washington and now works part-time mentoring fellows. His interests and activities include assistance and guidance to postdoctoral fellows in their pursuit of excellence as scholars in neonatal medicine.
He is currently working on establishing a post-doctoral training program for obstetricians and pediatricians in global Maternal and Neonatal Medicine; this is in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The overall goal is to train a new generation of emerging obstetricians and pediatricians to prepare them for a life-long career in this area of global health. This training would lead to academic careers or leadership roles focused on reducing maternal and infant death, which continue at unacceptable rates in most underdeveloped countries. He continues a long-standing interest in neonatal respiratory disorders.