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Craig Jackson, MD, MHA

Craig Jackson, MD, MHA


On staff since October 1982

Children's Title: Medical Director, Seattle Children's Hospital NICU

Academic Title: Professor

"It is a great privilege and greater responsibility to be the medical director of the Seattle Children's NICU since 1992. We receive the most difficult and complex infants from Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho for treatment by some of the best medical and surgical specialists in the nation, and to be cared for by the best nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, and physical/occupational therapists anywhere. My job is to keep us working as a team to deliver the best outcomes possible for our young patients and their families."


Board Certification(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Medical/Professional School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Newborn respiratory disease; continuous quality improvement


Primary fascial closure versus staged closure with silo in patients with gastroschisis: a meta-analysis.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2013 Apr: 48(4)845-57
Respiratory Distress in the Preterm Infant
Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 9th ed. , 2012
Improved Perinatal and very low birthweight infant outcomes following neonatal and perinatal regionalization in a rural setting
J Neonatal-Perinatal Med , 2009: 2267-275
Major Medical Problems
Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 3rd ed. , 2009
Multicenter comparative study of conventional mechanical gas ventilation to tidal liquid ventilation in oleic acid injured sheep.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) , 2008 May-Jun: 54(3)256-69
Respiratory Disease in the Newborn
Pediatrics , 2005
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pediatrics , 2005
Aspiration Syndromes
Pediatrics , 2005
Persistant Pulmonary Hypertention of the Newborn
Pediatrics , 2005
Pediatrics , 2005
Diagnosis and Management of Air Leaks
Pediatrics , 2005
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Pediatrics , 2005
Teaching professionalism to residents.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2003 Jan: 78(1)26-34


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathyCommunity Medical CenterMissoula, MTJan. 23, 2012
Management of the Neonate born to a Woman with ChorioamnionitisPeace-Health-St. Joseph's HospitalBellingham, WANov. 2, 2011
Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathyBenefits Medical CenterGreat Falls, MTSept. 27, 2011
Can High-Flow Nasal Cannula Substitute for CPAP in the Neonate with Respiratory Distress?Skagit Valley HospitalMount Vernon, WAMarch 17, 2010

Primary Office

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

Additional Offices

University of Washington
UW Box 356320 - Neonatology
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6320
Franciscan Health System
PO Box 2197
Tacoma, WA 98401

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