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Division Highlights - Neonatology & Newborn Nursery

The Division of Neonatology promotes the health and well-being of the newborn, whether critically ill, premature, or in need of special observation.

Research interests include genetic contributors to premature birth, nutrition in neonates (with special emphasis on iron metabolism and vitamin supplementation), chronic complications of prematurity including lung and vision problems of prematurity, infection and inflammation, placental biology vascular adaptations in pregnancy, screening for congenital heart disease, and models and methods of maternal-infant health care.

2012 Highlights

  • Frank Greer, MD; Julie Kessel, MD; and Pamela Kling, MD, were named “Top Doctors” by Madison Magazine.
  • Frank Greer, MD, and De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, were named in the “Best Doctors in America” list.
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, received a $2,000 Mirus Research Award for his project, “Inwardly rectifying potassium channel dysfunction in retina.”
  • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, was named a “Top Doctor” by US News & World Report.
  • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, along with Dan Butz from Isomark, LLC, were awarded a 2-year, $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the National Institutes of Health – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH-NICHD) for their project, “A new smart neonatal incubator for real-time detection of sepsis.”


De-Ann M. Pillers, MD, PhD

Professor and Division Chief

Michael A. Porte, MD

Clinical Professor and
Clinical Director

Debra A. Burbach, MD

Assistant Professor

Georgia R. Ditzenberger, NNP, RNC, PhD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Elizabeth M. Goetz, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Frank R. Greer, MD


Julie M. Kessel, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Pamela J. Kling, MD


Jamie J. Limjoco, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Matthew D. Maruna, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

David J. McCulley, MD

Assistant Professor

Paul J. Neary, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Neena D. Shah, MD

Clinical Associate Professor


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Grant Support

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Last updated: 01/04/2016
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