Nina Menda, MD

Position title: Associate Professor, Neonatology Director of Quality and Safety

Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 417-6236


BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
MD, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Residency, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Fellowship, Perinatal-Neonatal, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC
MS, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Professional Activities

Dr. Nina Menda is associate professor (CHS) in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery and Director of Quality and Safety.

Clinical Interests

Menda’s clinical interests include improving outcomes for premature and sick neonates through quality improvement methodology. She is committed to implementing systemic and evidence-based approaches to enhance the overall care provided to these vulnerable infants.

Research Interests

Menda focuses on identifying and addressing key factors that contribute to improved outcomes, such as optimizing clinical protocols, streamlining communication among healthcare teams, and refining patient safety measures. Through rigorous data analysis and continuous evaluation of clinical practices, Menda aims to implement targeted interventions that lead to measurable improvements in survival rates, reduced complications, and enhanced long-term outcomes for high-risk babies.